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How to Choose a Property Management Company in Atlanta

FourandHalf Blog Post - Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Choosing a property manager for your rental home is a big decision. Rental property is all about how it’s managed. Having someone who understands the business is a critical factor when you’re making a choice. You want someone who understands first-hand what it’s like. The best property managers own rental properties themselves. I’m always surprised when I talk to managers or agents who don’t own any property themselves. If they haven’t learned how to be a landlord themselves, it might be difficult for them to manage your property well. 

We also recommend finding out if you’re getting a full time property manager. You want someone who does nothing but management. When you have a sales agent who does property management as a side job between sales, you’re getting a different level of service. When you do something full time, you get really good at it. It’s an important piece of information to find out.

Look for a property manager who is committed to excellence. Designations are nice, but more important than those letters after a name is continuing education. Knowing how a property manager stays current in the field will give you a good idea of who you’re really dealing with. In Georgia, only 24 hours of continuing education are required every four years. That’s not nearly enough. For example, I have about 300 hours in the last three years. It’s so important to have someone who knows what they’re doing. Your property manager should be continuing his or her education on an ongoing basis. 

Interview a couple of property managers so you can find a good fit. Some landlords are very high touch, and they want to be called every week with an update. Other property owners don’t want to be bothered unless the house is burning down. You need a property manager who has a style that complements your own because you’ll be working together. 

Always ask how things are handled by the property manager. When you’re interviewing, find out what they do when they screen tenants, how they handle pets, what they do when there are maintenance issues. Find out what the procedure is when a tenant doesn’t pay. A good property manager will have a proven set of protocols in place. 

Get a feel for how the property manager operates and make sure it’s a good fit so you’re satisfied. If you have any questions about finding a good property manager, or you’d like to talk about our services, please contact us at Title One Management, and we’d be happy to help you.

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