Hiring a property manager is difficult. Hiring a stellar property manager is near impossible.

Asking the right questions and getting the answers that make sense for your needs is paramount to the long-term success of your property and sanity. Like any good relationship, communication and trust are the hallmarks for a successful partnership. Following is a list of twenty questions to help you on the road to selecting your best property manager:

  1. Why should I use a property manager?
  2. What are some benefits of hiring a property manager?
  3. What professional property management designations have you worked with? 
  4. What makes Advent Properties, Inc. different from other companies?
  5. Should I allow pets in my rental? Can I get more rent? How am I protected? 
  6. How quickly do you respond to maintenance requests?
  7. How long will it take to lease my home/apartment?
  8. Can I cancel my contract if I am unhappy with your services?
  9. What geographic areas do you cover? 
  10. How many employees do  you have? Does one person only handle my property?
  11. How much money should I be setting aside for repairs/maintenance?
  12. Do you make me keep a reserve fund with your company?
  13. What happens if a resident doesn’t pay rent?
  14. Do you do 3-day notices?
  15. Do you know about rent control?
  16. What is rent control?
  17. What is eviction control?
  18. Do you manage commercial property?
  19. Do you manage multi-family property?
  20. How do you handle roommate move outs?

If you have any questions, please call us at 510.500.7531 or email at pm@adventpropertiesinc.com to discuss and answer these questions. The Advent Properties, Inc Team looks forward to working with you.



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