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10. Bigham & Associates, LLC
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Bigham & Associates LLC is a full-service residential property management company serving the Austin Metropolitan Area (Austin, Round Rock, Hutto, Pflugerville, Manor, Del Valle, Buda, and Kyle). We are focused on providing quality housing to our residents and excellent service to our clients. We provide full management services, including marketing, tenant screening, leasing, maintenance, and accounting. If you own a residential investment property and are looking for professional management, look no further! We specialize in property management of single-family homes, individual condos, and duplex properties. We are not a division of a big real estate sales office. We are a family-owned and operated “small shop”, that knows your property and tenants and can quickly respond to your questions regarding accounting, repairs, etc. When you call our office, you will reach one of us, not an answering service, secretary or complicated list of menu choices. If you want personal service from knowledgeable, friendly professionals, call now, we need to talk. Our mission is to build relationships of trust with clients and residents through care, dedication, teamwork, experience, and technology while delivering professional residential property management services at a reasonable rate to maximize the profit, and potential of our client’s investment. We are in a postilion to help property owners find good residents for their investment properties and to help a lot of people find and rent a properly maintained home to live in.See more
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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 Austin property managers
Thumbtack Customer
We (The Railyard Condominiums HOA) ended up hiring Twelve Rivers Management as our Condo Property Management, and we couldn't be happier with their professionalism and level of service. Twelve Rivers responded to my Thumbtack request within minutes (and it was late on a weeknight).
Twelve Rivers ManagementTwelve Rivers Management
Noel H.
It is left to be seen how the property is managed (just started this month), but the process leading up to it including feedback on the property, setting up walkthroughs and screening applicants has been made very easy by Darwin. They are very competitive with others I talked to.
Darwin Homes Property ManagementDarwin Homes Property Management
Barbara B.
Not cost effective me since I only have 6 properties. My goal was to sell them in a few years but he was not willing to manage at a lower price.
Texas Lone Star RealtyTexas Lone Star Realty
Thumbtack Customer
Though others may have found good luck with using RPM for their property management, as an owner unfortunately I cannot recommend RentSmart Austin. We started renting our property in 2015, used a reputable real estate company to do the listing and leasing, while managing the property ourselves. In August 2016, we hired RPM to take over the property management. They did not have to do anything to advertise the property at that time because one of the previous renters re-leased. The expectation is that they would manage the property, perform their regular checks to make sure it remains in good condition, and notate any interior and exterior issues that may surface so that they can be appropriately addressed in the best interest of the tenant and owner. In August 2017, the tenants decided not to re-sign their lease. They were supposed to be out by September 1st, which would allow the property to be made ready for rental in September, still during prime renting season. RPM allowed the tenants to rent month-to-month until the end of first week of October. We walked the property as soon as the renters left. It was extremely dirty, lawn overgrown, interior and exterior of property damaged due to the tenants and their pets. Jon stated that their security deposit would be used to address the damages. Needless to say, this did not happen. RPM charged the tenants over $460 of their security deposit to clean the interior of the property, which was still dirty after the cleaning. The tenants were also charged $32 for 8 light bulbs, and $40 to mow the yard. The remainder of the security deposit, which included the pet deposit, was returned to the tenant. None of it was used to address the property damage or additional cleanup needed. Jon claimed that the interior damage was wear and tear and that the exterior damage did not appear to be from the tenants pets. As for the re-leasing of the property, I would expect any property management company to be aware of prime leasing times and do what is necessary to term the rental contract appropriately and get new tenants in. I would also expect that the make ready cleanup, repairs, and advertising of the property be better than what was provided by RPM. I mentioned several times to Jon via in person, phone conversations, and through emails since the first week of October that the leasing pictures he had of the property (on the free rental websites) were terrible. He stated on multiple occasions that he would get new pictures when it was "sunny" outside. From October thru the beginning of December, Jon made no apparent effort to address the pictures or condition of the property. There was also no MLS listing of the property. Any owner knows that this is a huge benefit to getting the property visible to prospective renters. There was flooring damage, broken blinds and doors, house siding and fence damage due to pets (there was evidence across the yard and fence of pets at that property plus confirmation from the neighbors), missing and/or broken screens and slider doors, broken shower bar, broken and missing sewer cap next to the garage, all of which I do not consider normal wear and tear. I have also spoken to others about this and this is not normal wear and tear and Jon and RPM should have taken care of these damages immediately with the security deposit. It does not appear that any repairs were done after the tenant moved out. The security deposit should have been used to make these repairs immediately instead of sitting on the property in this condition. Two months of vacancy, security deposit returned to tenant with no repairs done, and no MLS listing for the property. We will not be using RPM again nor will we be able to recommend them to anyone seeking property management services. Needless to say, we hired a new professional property management company.
Real Property Management RentSmartReal Property Management RentSmart
Thumbtack Customer
I'm not using the property management side of the company however they passed me to the leasing side and I had immediate response and they met me at the property within 24 hours of the call. It will be listed within 3 days of initial contact. My leasing specialist is professional and listened well to my specific requests.
Ambassador Property ManagementAmbassador Property Management
Thumbtack Customer
Jon Lovoy was super responsive, and has been a pleasure to work with! In short order, he was able to get us some great tenants, and has made us feel very comfortable that our property will be well managed.
Real Property Management RentSmartReal Property Management RentSmart
Aron V.
Scribe has been excellent to work with - they have a great system in place and helped me transfer from my old property management. Greg and Tracy are great communicators and I feel like they partner with me well so we can do the best for our clients
Scribe Residential ManagementScribe Residential Management
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