The Benefits of Working with Atlanta Area Property and Management in Marietta, GA
Atlanta Area Property and Management is a full service company that helps landlords and investors manage their rental properties. Today, we want to talk briefly about professional management versus self-management.
Learning from Experience
When we first started in business, we self-managed our own properties. We made every mistake in the book – from not vetting our tenants to trying to get deadbeat tenants out of our rentals. Our experience taught us, at a great cost, that tenants need to be handled correctly. You need to know tenant and landlord laws in your state, and you have to treat your rental property like a business. We know that rental properties are investments, and the purpose of an investment is profit. Some things to consider that are simple but not easily achieved include:
- How much rent do I charge?
- How do I find the best tenant who will pay on time and take care of my property?
- How do I maintain and manage my property so it increases in value year after year?
The Benefits of Professional Management
Our professionals will evaluate your property so you get the highest rent possible, and advertise your property to get maximum exposure so we can secure the best tenant. We also properly process tenant applications by conducting background checks, credit checks, and verifying employment and rental history. We actually guarantee our tenants. Once a tenant is selected, we handle the move-in and move-out procedures. Our team will also handle all repairs, maintenance, and emergency calls from tenants. You can be sure that rent will be collected on time. We will conduct inspections, identifying and taking corrective action on lease and code violations. Most importantly, we place long term tenants in your property. This is critical because tenant turnover is very expensive to you and your property manager.
A key thing to remember is that tenants have rights. If you don’t handle your tenant relationships properly, your property can be turned into a huge expense, and there could be legal action taken against you. So if you own rental property or you’re thinking about purchasing rental property, consider professional management to protect you and your asset.
If you have any questions, or you’d like to hear more about the services we provide, please contact us at Atlanta Area Property and Management.