Monthly Services of a Property Manager

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Homepointe Property Management

Throughout the month a property manager wears different many hats. I often times feel like the Police officer in a small town in rural Wyoming that plays the role of the police officer laying down the law. I have to verify rent being paid, and when its not, I post notices of non payment. I track down the rent and use the power of the law. Secondly I put on the hat of the volunteer fireman in this small town. I manage maintenance calls and put of the flame. Damage control is very important in this business because you cannot always prevent a disaster from happening, but it is how you control the flame that sets you apart from other managers. The next hat we use is a financial advisor. Not in the sense of a real advisor dealing with stocks, bonds, mutual funds, but one that understands your investment in a rental property, and works to protect your investment as if it was my own rental property.

The final hat I wear is that much like a mediator in a court room hearing. Where as, before any matters are seen by a judge and create a trial, I try to mediate between owner and tenant. This process starts by being a good trustworthy property manager. The truth always will prevail, and so if I can prevent a trickling rain from becoming a flood by being a decent manager with the right morals and knowledge to prevent disasters, then maybe this small town will only need a property manager, not a policeman or fireman.

 

For more information please visit our website at www.homepointe.com or call 916-429-1205 Ext. 700.

Comments (4)

Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

...I've got my inspector's had in my car...end of the month means move-ins/move-outs and property showings!!!  I need to wash my car MORE and spend more time on the phone!!!

Jun 01, 2010 06:06 AM
Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

What I do know is that it is never easy work dealing with rentals and renters.

Ralph Gorgoglione

Los Angeles Real Estate

Jun 01, 2010 06:14 AM
Michael Delaware
North Sky Realty LLC - Battle Creek, MI
REALTORĀ®, CRS, GRI

It is the duty I do not look forward to every month with my few properties.  I cannot imagine having a job that covers as many as you probably handle.

Jun 02, 2010 02:25 AM
Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease

Andy, 

Great way to share our job description.  It's never boring in the day of a life in a property manager:-)

All the best, Michelle

Jun 02, 2010 01:38 PM