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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.

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. 

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. 

Do property managers need to be licensed?

The licensing requirements for property managers vary from state to state, but many states require property managers to have a real estate broker’s license and in some cases be a legal resident of a state.

Property management may not be specified in a state real estate statute, but according to the Institute of Real Estate Management their activities may include advertising the availability of a rental property, discussing a property management agreement with an owner, negotiating leases, showing a rental property and collecting rents.

Reviews for Kettering property managers
Sam K.
The Bradfield Group is amongst the very best property management/real estate companies with which I've had the pleasure to work. Jon B. is communicative, professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and thorough. When my property needed the right attention and a guiding hand, Jon was there to lend his experience and veteran insight. Thanks to his focus and expedience, my rental property was able to be assessed, rehabbed, and rented out within short order. That fact is made all the more impressive when considering the neglect imprinted upon the property by the former tenant and the timing being out-of-season. Needless to say, I thank my lucky stars--and Thumbtack--for finding such an awesome and reputable company. I highly recommend Jon and The Bradfield Group. I will certainly be using them for all of my real estate needs from now on, and you should, too.
The Bradfield Group, LLC/Homesmart Homekind RealtyThe Bradfield Group, LLC/Homesmart Homekind Realty
Brighten M.
The good (Written immediately) Shelley was proactive in attempting to get in touch with me when I first posted this project 6 months ago. But then I decided to stay with my existing property manager a little longer. When I decided to re-start my search for a replacement property manager there were some snags. However, Shelley responded to my email and things progressed beautifully. She's been very responsive to all of my questions. She seems motivated to gain my business and all indications are that she'll be a vast improvement over my previous property manager. I'm giving her 5 stars based on initial impressions. I recently learned that thumbtack only allows a single update. Therefore, I will not be updating this (unless something TERRIBLE happens) for a year so I can give a complete update. UPDATE: I could have updated this sooner but was distracted. Shelley accepted my job knowing that it was a "challenging" case (previous property manager did nothing, tenant abandoned property leaving $1000s in damages/cleaning, needed new paint and new carpeting) and assured me that she had sufficient crews to empty, repair, paint, and clean the place easily, cheaply, and quickly. I arranged for painters, cleaners and was working on finding carpeters when she contacted me that she had tenants?! What! The place isn't going to be ready for at least 2 weeks and I told you that two days ago. "Well, my guys can do it in 1 week." Loooong story... here are some highlights It turns out that the weekend after I hired her half the staff went to california for a wedding and was unable to facilitate anything. I believe her to be dishonest (specifically lying to me about not being able to smell the horrible dog odor in the basement and then suggesting we temporarily mask the smell until after tenants have moved in and are 'stuck with it.') Ultimately, I came to the conclusion that I would rather eat the $500 'penalty' and terminate my contract after about a month than have her as my property manager. She repaired nothing, 'couldn't see' glaring flaws in the "new paint", "couldn't smell" the horrible dog odor, did not place any tenants, created misleading adds that "magically" ended up in zillow (we don't use zillow so it wasn't us) that I demanded they fix.... only to have them fixed with another misleading add that I had to have fixed as well.
NCDG Realty & Property ManagementNCDG Realty & Property Management
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