Aiming to hire an Austin property manager for your rental property(s)? If you’re someone who can’t drop everything you're doing at the ring of your phone for your tenant you are making a great choice! Be sure to keep the following points in mind so when choosing your Austin property manager you’ll know what to look for.
Tip #1 – Verify the manager’s experience
When looking for an Austin property manager you need to look for one with experience in the market. Your property(s) are investments that you intend on a having for years to come and hiring a manager with the right experience can help ensure the longevity of your property. You can screen your property manager in a couple of ways. You can always check the Texas Real Estate Commission to check their licenses & certifications. Asking the company for references can help you get in touch with the people they currently work for and let you get an idea of how they’ll treat you as the property owner. Another good way to get an idea of how an Austin property manager operates is to read the reviews left for the company online. This helps you see how both owners AND tenants view the prospective property management company.
Tip #2 – Inquire about the properties they manage and if what they specialize in works for you
Before hiring any property manager to handle your Austin, Texas rental home you’ll want to make sure they are setup to manage a property like yours. Some property managers specialize in multi-family properties while some only focus on single-family or even HOA accounts.
Once you have an idea of the types of properties your ideal company manages you should get a few addresses of the homes they manage and drive by them to have a look at them. Are they in rent-able condition? Is the property being treated properly? Doing so will give you an idea of how well they care for the properties they manage and whether or not you’d be comfortable having them manage your home.
Tip #3 – Are you hiring a team or a single party?
The last thing you’ll want to be sure of when exploring the idea of property management is that you are hiring a full property management team for your home and not just a ‘do-it-all’ single-party. Great property management companies in Austin will have their companies compartmentalized into different departments that are readily available to handle every aspect of your home – accounting, leasing, customer service, maintenance, etc. Having a team behind your back can help ensure any issues are addressed in a timely manner and all parties involved remain satisfied.
To learn what a leader in Austin property management can provide you and your rental properties give Stone Oak Property Management a call today at 512.617.6766. If you’re interested in renting out your home in Austin, Texas we’d be happy to show you how much rent you can earn!