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Find a property manager near Boston, MA

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Find a property manager near Boston, MA

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find a good property manager in Boston?

You’ll need to do a bit of online research (including cost research) to find a good property management company in Boston. For example, you should always compare customer ratings and reviews, paying close attention to reviews that mention the property manager’s quality of work, professionalism, punctuality, communication and pricing. 

Speaking of pricing, you should ask many questions about the fees (management fees, maintenance fees, setup fees, etc.) they charge. Get several cost estimates for your property so you can figure out which property manager offers the best price for high-quality services. 

One last thing: look into the pros’ credentials. For example, find out if they have a broker or real estate license in Massachusetts. You can learn more about property management licenses by visiting the state’s Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development website. 

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. 

Reviews for Boston property managers
Thumbtack Customer
Pietro is AMAZING! He has made my life so much easier. He is professional, reliable and easy to work with. I am so happy to have him managing my property--I don't have to worry about a thing! Your property will be well managed if you choose to go with Pietro. Thanks, Pietro!
C Property ManagementC Property Management
Elena G.
Skyline Realty has been a wonderful property management partner to me as I relocated to Europe for work. I own a few condos in the Boston area and Skyline did a wonderful job locating tenants for me as well as preparing the units for new occupants by painting, patching and cleaning the units before the new tenants moved in! Now all my units are managed by Skyline while I am out of the country focusing on work. Thank you Skyline for all your help! Keep up the amazing work!
Skyline Property ManagementSkyline Property Management
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