Start the new year off with a smart choice that offers more freedom and less stress.
Along with a new year comes the colossal job of managing rental property. If you’re among the thousands of rental property owners, you know the task ahead is loaded with challenges and, yes, rewards, too.
The question is, are you ready to take on 2022 without the benefits of a professional property manager? Perhaps you don’t really see the need, although the idea of freeing up some time for yourself might sound very tempting.
Here are 5 sound reasons why starting off the new year with Cousin James Management could be the best new year’s resolution you could make.
1. Tenant Management by Qualified Pros
As a rental property owner you naturally want the highest quality tenants, but locating them may be more difficult than it sounds. A professional property manager will have a strong background and knowledge in fair housing policies and the legal issues involved in renting. A thorough, fair vetting procedure will ensure tenants who will stay longer, too.
2. Rent Collection Made Easy
Collecting and managing rental payments can be cumbersome, unless you have a property manager with a proven process. At Cousin James Management, we have a system for collecting and keeping up with records. As a rental property owner, you’ll be glad for this benefit when tax time rolls around each year.
3. Maintenance Requests? No Problem.
Connections to plumbers, painters, carpenters, electricians, and other property maintenance services is something we take pride in at Cousin James. It ensures property owners that when a tenant reports a problem, it will be handled quickly and efficiently. These skilled technicians will determine if the damage is wear and tear or caused by the tenant, and contact the appropriate service. Our contractors are tasked with finding the best prices which are passed along to you, the property owner.
Cousin James Management can keep records on each maintenance request and the billing information. Having this kind of organization and management is important for the upkeep of your property, and for determining if a rental deposit should be returned in the event that the tenant caused the damage. This documentation of maintenance requests and services completed can be used as support in case the tenant challenges a deposit return.
4. Freedom: More or Less?
Most rental property investors look forward to extra revenue generated by their rental properties. It promises extra income for trips, other investments, or family fun. If you’re tied to the management and maintenance of a rental property, it’s unlikely you will have the free time you once anticipated. But if you have partnered with a property management group such as Cousin James, you’ll discover more free time. Being able to trust a qualified property manager to care for the property, find and retain good tenants, and help you make the most of your investment makes being a rental property owner well worth it. No need to worry about emergencies. You’re covered. Unexpected issues with tenants. Cousin James will take care of it and you can enjoy your free time.
5. Live Without the Stress
Your property manager can handle the bulk of responsibility from annual property maintenance to collecting rent. If you’re in business for the long-term, don’t become a burned out property investor. It can happen easily. Let the professionals at Cousin James Management do what they’ve been doing for more than 20 years — comprehensive professional property management. Live without the stress and enjoy your investment. Contact Cousin James Property Management today. We’re here to help.