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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Is it worth having a property manager?

While property managers do cost money, they can provide a lot of value to the client. They have marketing know-how and can advertise and perform showings of your property to the rental market. They can collect rent for you and screen potential tenants. They’ll also deal with tenant complaints and repairs, evictions and late rent. Finally, they can manage bill payments to simplify your paperwork and maximize your mental bandwidth.

Chat with top-rated property managers near you to find out if hiring one is worth the cost.

How do I find a good property manager?

You can find the best property manager in your area by starting with an online search. Compare profiles and ratings, and read customer reviews — these tend to give a snapshot of the manager’s quality of work and customer service. Additionally, customers may post photos of their properties that give an idea of the pro’s attention to detail.

Licensing is required in some states, so check to see your state’s policies on licenses and certification.

Finally, compare quotes and prices from at least three property managers.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a property manager when social distancing?

If you're hiring a property manager to look after a property that you own, consider the safety implications of in-person visits. Due to the CDC’s social distancing guidelines, it may be difficult for the property manager to collect rent in person or complete certain maintenance tasks. Check with your local government guidelines and consider implementing extra safety measures -- such as wearing a mask and gloves -- if you have to meet with them in person.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a property manager during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Ask the property manager if they can set up a virtual consultation or remote appointment using a phone or video chat. It’s best to avoid as much in-person contact as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. If they can talk virtually, ask any questions you have about the work that needs to be done. Ask about their system for handling payments, and see what kinds of precautions they have in place to ensure safety and social distancing. 

Does a property manager need to enter my home?

In most cases, a property manager should not have to enter your home or apartment unless there is a maintenance issue that needs attention. If you are hiring a property manager to look after your property, refer to the CDC’s social distancing guidelines and check on your state or local community rules. Ask the property manager whether they can collect rent through digital methods such as PayPal, Zelle or Venmo, and see if they can communicate with residents through video chat or phone call for maintenance issues. 

Why is property management important?

A property management company can be a landlord’s greatest asset. As a neutral third party, the property manager handles the day-to-day operations of a real estate investment, from a single vacation home to a large apartment building or several rental properties. A property management company can be especially helpful to landlords who own several units and can’t manage each of them individually, or those who live too far from their investment properties to meet with renters and oversee maintenance. Property management is particularly important if your rentals are part of an affordable housing program. To receive financial assistance from the government, the landlord must comply with a complicated set of rules; property management companies should have both experience and expertise in complying with the rules specific to each housing program.

Reviews for Oakland property managers
Thumbtack Customer
Don't waste your time or money on this company. Quick summary- Pros: *Managed to get Tenants to pay online instead of checks Cons: *Never Sent Rent payments on time *Collected in correct amount of rent from multiple tenants *Awful coordination with repairs *Did the least amount of work possible *Unprofessional Owner *No Knowledge of Oakland Rent Control CES claims to be a cost effective, highly recommended company but its really a sham. I had to call them every month to find out why the rent was not deposited into my account at our contracted date, the 10th. Each time the response was "Oh I was just about to call you." The company pays little attention to important things like how much rent they should collect from tenants. A rent increase occurred Oct 1st for each unit and CES failed to enforce it. After conducting inspections, the tenants mentioned a few repairs and CES was supposed to coordinate with my handyman. On more then five occasions, they scheduled incorrect times and as a result no repairs were done. In addition to that, CES made no attempt to give the tenant(s) a 48 notice to enter the unit, with or without them being home to make those repairs. Again, this company seeks to do the least amount of work possible. Their idea of checking on the property is doing a monthly driveby ( not kidding, its in the contract). I'd finally had enough and asked to speak with the Owner, Charlotte Saulter. When confronted with the same information , she had a very careless response and attitude. At the end of the call agreed to mutually agreed to end the contract. The termination occurred three weeks ago. CES kept my reserve funds( set aside for repairs) for no reason. All balances owed to the company were paid in full and I had to send CES a demand letter to get them to release funds owed to me. I repeat DO NOT work with this company, you will regret it!
CES Premier Real Estate Services, Inc.CES Premier Real Estate Services, Inc.
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