I want to give you some information on how to find a residential property manager here in the San Antonio region. Hopefully, this will help you take a look at different resources that are available online and in the community so you can pick a great property manager for your San Antonio rental home.
Are they a member of NARPM?
Find out if the property manager is a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). The organization has a website: narpm.org. This is a great organization that legitimate property managers belong to. If you access the group’s website and search for a property manager in the San Antonio area, you will be provided with a list of local professionals who you can reach out to and interview. This should be your first stop when you go looking for a property manager.
Do a thorough background check on your own
Check out any property management companies you are considering. Look at their websites, talk to references and access their information with the Better Business Bureau. See if there is any feedback from current or former customers on Google or other online reviews you can tap into.
One very important key point I would like to make is that you must ask to see their current inventory. Once you see the types of properties they manage, ask to see the marketing being done on that inventory. You want to see what they are doing to market the homes they have for rent. You don’t want to consider what they say they’re going to do; you want to take a look at the actual proof and check out what they’re doing now. You want to see marketing that includes a lot of pictures, a strong property description and a video.
Interview property managers
Have a brief chat over the phone or set up a meeting so you can get together in person. This is a good opportunity for you to talk about your property and share your needs. A good property manager will provide feedback on how to best take care of your property and advertise it. You should know from this interview whether the property manager is a good fit for you and your property.
At Larsen Properties, we consider ourselves one of the best when it comes to our pricing model. We are innovative and we change with the times. You’ll see this when you explore the way we use the Internet and online banking to facilitate management that charges our owners less than they would pay with other property management companies.
If you have any question, or you’d like to discuss other ways to find a top notch property manager for your home, please contact us at Larsen Properties.