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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 Alexandria property managers
Thumbtack Customer
Engaged and responsive maintenance resolution for our property in Alexandria VA. Mars Hill Realty Group has been an outstanding partner in managing our property in Alexandria. Considering we are military and are thousands of miles away from our property, it is a comfort knowing that a professional property management company is overseeing our home. I view Edward and his team as a partner because they have responded to our needs as if the property was their very own. From maintenance request to monthly accounting, Mars Hill Realty Group is professional, engaged, and efficient. If you want a professional property management company looking after your property, Edward and his team are the folks you want to contact.
Mars Hill Realty Group - VirginiaMars Hill Realty Group - Virginia
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted Edward through Thumbtack about managing a rental property and am really glad that I did!! He and his staff did a great job in advising me about repairs, taking care of the logistics, and getting the place ready for new renters. I don't worry about anything anymore regarding the property!
Mars Hill Realty Group - VirginiaMars Hill Realty Group - Virginia
Thumbtack Customer
I am deciding how to manage my Dad's house now that he is in assisted living. No one in my family is in the Northern Virginia area. Mr. Nesbitt was the first to respond to my Thumbtack request. He did an excellent job of reviewing options, strategies, alternatives and the pit falls of each course of action. He also provided me with an estimated value of the property by email. I found Mr. Nesbitt to be very knowledgeable and helpful without concern for his own gain. Many thanks!
Nesbitt RealtyNesbitt Realty
Brighten M.
Tom impressed me right off with his lightning fast response time to my inquiry and his proactive provision of rental comps and the documentation required for hiring. It took me a few days to make my decision from among the 5 prospects that Thumbtack provided, each of whom I interviewed. I was able to relatively easily narrow my choice down to one of three and ultimately picked Tom after thorough review of Yelp, Facebook, and Google reviews. It was really difficult to choose from the three really strong candidates and after making my choice I was a little disappointed with the next step in the hiring process but I'll assume it is probably just poor understanding and poor expectation management on my part. Tom came over and looked at the property and gave me some advice concerning whether or not I needed to make additional updates. I'll update again once the property is advertised.
TMKenny Property ServicesTMKenny Property Services
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