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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 Columbus property managers
Andrew M.
I needed a property manager who could tell me what is going on with my property and now I do!
Renting Ohio at ReMax ConnectionRenting Ohio at ReMax Connection
Thumbtack Customer
RL Property Management was extremely helpful as I started my first rental property. They helped me to receive a much better rental rate than I originally estimated, and have been responsive with the questions that I have about the process and maintenance of the property.
RL Property ManagementRL Property Management
Thumbtack Customer
Joshua was quick to respond to my request and offered a fair rate to manage my property. Unfortunately, I was unable to move ahead; however, I will contact him in the future if my situation changes. Thanks Joshua!!
Renting Ohio at ReMax ConnectionRenting Ohio at ReMax Connection
Thumbtack Customer
Jay was very personable and informative as to what was his role as property manager was between myself as well as the renter(s). This was very comforting, after all this is my "home". Unfortunately, my situation changed; however, I would definitely consider Jay should I ever need to rent out one of my properties. Thank you Jay!
Above Board Management LLCAbove Board Management LLC
Ryan G.
Had a great experience with RL Property Management. Peter met with me promptly and explained in detail how his business works, what he can provide, and the costs associated with it. It was great to have such a Service, as I was relocating to the south and needed to find someone trustworthy and responsible enough to take care of my rentals. I would definitely recommend RL Management, they continue to provide a great service for me.
RL Property ManagementRL Property Management
Tricia C.
Finally had enough of being nickeled and dimed to death with my old property management company, and changed to RL. So glad I found them. Professional, respond quickly, and reasonably priced (all laid out up front—no weird surprises).
RL Property ManagementRL Property Management
Thumbtack Customer
It has been a pleasure thus far working thus far with Joshua Hess. He has been very professional in the set-up and execution of the property management. I am looking for an ongoing relationship with Renting Ohio and expect to do further business with his company.
Renting Ohio at ReMax ConnectionRenting Ohio at ReMax Connection
Thumbtack Customer
Josh and Renting Ohio took over management of my 9 unit apartment complex in April. I was previously self-managing with my brother. Josh puts all his energy into management and it shows. Renting Ohio provides many features that should cost a lot of money, like 24 hour phone answering service and internet payment option for the tenants, but he provides them with minimal overhead and he passes the savings on to the owner. Josh takes a personal interest in managing the property properly. He does little things like landscape and pick up trash at the building when necessary. Renting Ohio has its own maintenance people, but allows the owner to stay involved as desired. The most important thing... occupancy: within two months, I went from 6/9 occupied to 8/9 occupied and we have turned away some prospective tenants in favor of waiting for higher quality tenants. I expect to be fully-occupied soon!
Renting Ohio at ReMax ConnectionRenting Ohio at ReMax Connection
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