Reduce Your Stress with a Property Manager
Whether you are new to owning rental properties or you are a seasoned landlord, there are many benefits of turning over the reins to a property management company. After all, maintaining at least one rental property can bring undue stress and aggravation. This is only multiplied if you are trying to handle more. So, why not reduce your stress and let the professionals get to work?
Do you find that the process of tenant screening frazzling? If you want good tenants, but you are afraid of making a poor choice – or aren’t finding yourself the ideal tenant, you can relax knowing that a property management company is experienced and well-versed in tenant applications and screening. This reduces your chance of dealing with tenant fraud, too.
Do you want the comfort of having a maintenance team ready to go – day or night – so you don’t have to? There are few things worse than receiving a call from a tenant in the middle of the night due to an emergency leak. Using a property management company means that you won’t have to worry about these calls any longer. So you can enjoy your kid's soccer game, date night with your spouse, and a good night’s sleep without tenant interruption.
Do you want the freedom that comes with being your own boss? Many people get into real estate investing hoping to own and rent multiple properties and live off of the income without having to work. Unfortunately, they quickly find that is not the case. All their hopes of being able to travel and be free from restraint come crashing down. Being a landlord is a lot of hard work – and there are some days where you will find minimal downtime. If freedom is what you want, then hire a property manager.
Do you worry about doing everything by the book, including protecting yourself legally and maintaining records? When it comes to be a landlord, there are a lot of laws that you need to learn. If this is not your specialty, then you could easily find yourself in hot water. It is important to dot your i’s and cross your t’s. And, maintaining a careful paper trail is crucial. Property management companies know the ins and outs of the legal areas surrounding rental properties. They are also prepared with top-of-the-line software programs that manage your documents for each property. Perhaps turning your properties over to be managed could reduce your apprehension.
Why are you stressing yourself out when there is help available? If your Atlanta rental property – or properties – are becoming too much to handle, or if you are looking for more freedom, then consider hiring a property management company today!
Marina Shlomov, a managing partner at ALH|Podland Rental Homes Property Management is the author of many articles on Landlording, Property Management, and Real Estate Investing. A residential builder in the state of Georgia since 1999, Marina is an investor herself. Her property management company is intended “For Investors” and “By Investors” for a simple reason – she knows what investors’ goals are and she works hard to reach their goals. In her spare time, Marina likes to spend time with her family, friends, garden, read and travel. Check her out at www.alhpodland.com. You can find Marina’s articles and comments at @rentalhomesatl on Twitter, on Facebook, Google+, Blogger. and YouTube,Bigger Pockets and REI CLubandLinkedIn.