Weigh the value of your time and energy, along with your plans for growing your ROI, then decide if you need a professional property manager.
That’s a question that experienced property investors can answer without hesitation. They’ve ‘been there and done that’ and learned early on how incredibly time consuming and demanding DIY residential property management can be. Managing rental property is not just about a fresh coat of paint and clean carpet. Both are important, for sure, but, what about finding top notch tenants and answering those calls in the wee hours of morning when a hot water heater breaks or an A/C unit stops working?
Probably the first priority of any rental property investor is securing quality tenants. Without reliable tenants you can trust, you will encounter trouble down the road. Bad tenants can cause you to lose so much more than just the rent. They can destroy your property and even take you to court.
Cousin James Management thoroughly screens tenants so you don’t have to worry about making a wrong decision or overlooking a red flag. Every tenant we vet goes through each of these steps in our screening process:
- Nationwide Credit Checks
- Nationwide Background and Criminal History Check.
- Current and Prior Rental Verification
- Reference Checks.
- Employer Verification
When it comes to maintenance, leave it to the professionals. If you’re a serious investor, you may not have time to also be an experienced handyman. Weekends might mean more to you than plugging leaks or repairing windows. Partnering with a project management team such as Cousin James Management means more free time to do what you want. And the best part is, we can handle maintenance issues at all hours and weekends, too.
Managing the financial side of property investing can be challenging unless you happen to be a CPA. There are payments to process, bills to pay, expenses to track, all while keeping a close eye on your portfolio. It can be overwhelming. If you request it, we can handle all of that, in addition to managing security deposits, documenting all tax deductible expenses, and work to secure payment from tenants behind on their rent.
You can save yourself major headaches and keep track of your investment.
Of course, not everyone needs a property management company. If you enjoy marketing your property, screening tenants, handling maintenance issues (no matter what the hours are), managing your finances, following up on late payments, and juggling the legal responsibilities, then you probably don’t need us.
On the other hand, if you want to see your property make money for you without doing the heavy lifting to keep it profitable, then let us help. We provide an affordable, uncomplicated way to efficiently manage and maintain your property wo you will have more time to increase your ROI across the board.
Cousin James Management is not just a new kid on the block. We’ve been helping property investors throughout the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex for more than 20 years. It’s what we know and it’s what we do well. Contact us today and we can help you have more time to invest in what you enjoy.