4 Signs You Need a New Property Manager for Your Geelong Rental
Tenants in Geelong have many choices when looking for houses for rent, which is why it is so important to have the best of the best when it comes to choosing a property manager. At Fresh Property Management, our real estate agents are on the top of their game. If you have an investment property on the market, here are four things to ensure that your property manager is working in your best interests. If your investment dream is turning into a nightmare, it might be time to find a new agent to manage your property.
They don’t inspect the property regularly
It’s simple, you’ve hired a property manager to take all the hard work out of being a Geelong property owner. So, it’s only fitting that you expect them to be on top of their game and know the current condition of your property. Your property should be inspected every 6 months internally and externally to ensure it is being well cared for. This should include a detailed report with photos provided to you including any maintenance reported by the tenants, or suggested by the agent – this should be standard practise for all real estate agents.
They don’t attract quality tenants
Having the best quality tenants in your investment property is a key aspect of having a great experience. It’s important to have a property manager that you trust, and whether it is paying rent late, hosting parties or being a general inconvenience, you can assume that your property manager isn’t properly screening applicants, or taking the time to make the best choices to fill your property. Geelong real estate agents should have your best interests at heart, and that means not just putting any applicants into the property, but those who are the best fit.
They are quiet…. too quiet
There’s nothing worse than being bombarded with calls, texts and emails from your property manager, but the opposite can be just as damaging. When choosing Geelong real estate agents, the best choice is Fresh Property Management. We’re happy to report back regularly to owners and give you updates as regularly as you would like. If you are hearing more of their voicemail than them, it may be time to reassess your choice. Managing the property is their job— and part of that job is regularly communicating with owners.
They charge unreasonable rates
It is no secret that having a property manager is an inevitable part of having an investment property in Geelong, but the cost should not be excessive or become a burden. If your property manager is taking advantage of you, it may be time to start looking elsewhere. Don’t be fooled into paying too much for this expertise— especially if they fall into any of the categories we have already mentioned.
Remember— a good property manager can make having houses for rent seem like a walk in the park, don’t settle for poor management. Read some more about us, and learn what we can do for you.