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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

What does a property management company do?

Property management companies manage the rental of residential homes, apartments, condos, commercial spaces and retail spaces. Property managers can oversee just a single unit or many properties, whether those sites are inhabited full-time or are vacation rentals. A property management company helps a property owner or landlord find tenants; collects rent; takes care of accounting, property maintenance and repairs; handles on-site management; and manages vacation rental check-in and checkout tasks. Although many property owners or landlords successfully manage their own rental real estate, a property management company can help you handle tenant issues and maintenance problems, especially if you are not located in the same city or state. Most property management companies deal with tenants directly, and their tasks include:

  • Marketing the rental property
  • Collecting rent
  • Handling repair problems
  • Responding to tenant complaints
  • Evicting tenants  

A property management company may be a good choice for property owners who have several investment properties, live far away from the rental property, or don’t have time for hands-on management.

Reviews for San Diego property managers
Thumbtack Customer
Mike was responsive, amicable and easy to work with. Looking forward to developing a relationship with him to manage my property.
Sunny Coast Property ManagementSunny Coast Property Management
Thumbtack Customer
Helped me contact several property managers, got bids, references and ended up with (hopefully) a good one
Durante & Rich Real EstateDurante & Rich Real Estate
Thumbtack Customer
Mark has been managing our rental for the past year. He has been handling everything from listing, screening, collecting rent, tenant contact, and fulfillment of maintenance/repairs. We highly recommend his property management services to others in San Diego!
Team WightmanTeam Wightman
John V.
I love Shannon who is very responsive and who go above and beyond. The Board of Directors hired her company to take over as our new Property Management company. So far so good.
PMI San DiegoPMI San Diego
Thumbtack Customer
We needed a new management co for a 4 plex in PB. Our, at the time, manager/president needed to step down and we needed to tighten up things all around. Jennifer was able to walk us through the transition and get us on track smoothly. She is a great communicator, educated, experienced and with great follow through. I also appreciate Total Property Management's online approach. It makes payments easier to do and track, it also keeps the HOA associations spending transparent which eliminates any owners concerns. I highly recommend TPM.
Total Property ManagementTotal Property Management
Farshad A.
A quick conversation with David Diehl after he reached out showed his different way of property management. He is meticulous in digging out information before they are needed, always ready for engaging and accommodating specific needs. His fees are very fair and competitive. Looking forward working with him.
Thumbtack Customer
My husband and I hired Mark to work as our property manager. We had limited time to get things in order. Mark came in with a positive attitude and put things in motion almost instantly. He has kept us in the loop with everything he's doing. He is a straight shooter. My family appreciates that!
Team WightmanTeam Wightman
Thumbtack Customer
Jayson and his team are managing a rental property of mine out of state. I no longer have the time to manage remotely with my contact person there. I had some concerns going with someone I hadn't ever met, but I could not be happier about the result. Jayson and his staff have been very responsive to my emails and I haven't had to worry about anything in regards to my rental, the tenants or anything else. Everything is done in a professional manner and I can see all of my transactional history online.
GoldenWest Management, Inc.GoldenWest Management, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
I was having some problems with a troublesome tenant that was breaking her lease early and decided to hire a Property Management Company to make my life easier. I am very pleased with Casey at The Ralston Team. He has helped me quickly find a new qualified tenant and smoothed things out with my former tenant. Casey has been very responsive and professional and I would highly recommend The Ralston Team.
The Ralston Team Property ManagementThe Ralston Team Property Management
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Veronica Martin as a property manger for our San Diego home. Veronica was fine to work with, knowledgeable, easy to reach, and very kind. We were not impressed with the effort she put into our listing however. The pictures posted online for our rental were SAD!!!!! It looked nothing like our house and certainly didn't show of its strong points(awesome kitchen and yard) I didn't feel she was all the motivated to rent out our home. In the end we ended up not needing to rent out our home, so I can't speak to the ongoing management. Again, she seemed VERY knowledge and plenty capable. I just expected a bit more effort in getting tenants INTO the home.
D&M Realty & ManagementD&M Realty & Management
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