Does it really cost too much for a property manager?

Managing Real Estate Broker with Full Circle Property Management

So I went to dinner at a local restaurant last night, and I tend to check prices so I can get a good deal and keep my expenses low - like my clients I believe in value - and with 2 entrees, 2 drinks, and a tip I spent $52.00, and I was done in about 2 hours.


Sounds like a decent price, yes? Today I am putting a proposal together for a property owner and his cost for professional property management for a month per unit is less than the cost of my dinner!


So for the cost of what I consumed in about 2 hours they will get full service for a month including rent collection, property inspections, dealing with the tenant, 24 hour emergency phone call answering, monthly expense reports, questions and answers with staff, full screening/showing//advertising if the unit is vacant, and repair handling.


So doesn't it seem to be a good value for a property manager?


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Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Of course it does.  Sadly, managing their own property is something owner/landlords believe they can do themselves. 

Well, of course they can.  They can also lose big $$$$$$  when they experience arrears, evictions, etc. because they don't have the ability to properly vet tenant applicants.

Jan 17, 2015 08:42 PM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dennis- We spend much more money on dinners and coffee during the week and then when it comes to something like managing our investments, we  start pinching pennies. Go figure. 

Mar 14, 2015 04:30 AM #2
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Absolutely, Dennis.  And, I hope this owner realizes the value of a professional.

Mar 19, 2015 08:32 PM #3
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