Puget Sound Rental Living – Tacoma News Tribune
When you hire a professional property manager you eliminate the headaches. Professional property managers are committed to maximizing the benefits of your property; thus freeing you from management problems while providing the most professional real estate services. Professional property managers are dedicated to keeping your investment in good repair with minimal cost; leasing it at fair market rates while carefully screening and selecting residents.
A licensed property manager takes current classes in the Landlord/Tenant Law, screening tenants, state and federal fair housing laws, Americans with Disabilities Act, discrimination, the impact of bankruptcy on leases, drug labs, fire and building codes, and many more.
If you are a private owner managing your own property, you probably have found that keeping up on the current laws is staggering. And not knowing the law is risky. Experience is the key. A professional property manager makes it his/her business to keep up and abide by these laws. Part of that business is staying aware of current market conditions and minimizing your rent loss by utilizing a broad range of advertising media.
When screening a prospective tenant, do you know what you can or cannot ask? Do you know the key questions to ask? A professional property manage does. Looking at many screening reports gives that property manager some valuable experience and foresight. Working with many work requests affords that property manager the experience to get the repair done at an affordable cost. And hiring competent contractors gets the owners a good price on repairs.
A professional property manager provides you with protection through proper lease agreements, rent receipts and deposit forms, proper addenda, legally served notices, and other legal documents. They provide key control procedures to protect the owner and the tenant against unauthorized entry.
What can a professional property manager do for you?
- Make sure that one of the biggest investments you make in a lifetime is
still the most valuable investment you own when you come back to the home or decide to sell.
- Get the best rent rate for your home and expose it to many advertising venues.
- Find you a contractor that will do the work right the first time and keep your tenants happy.
- Keep an eye on your property while you are gone and follow all current laws.
- Get your rent on time.
R. Gail Brian
Gail received her Real Estate Brokers License in 1994 and has been a real estate agent in the State of Washington since 1985. She specializes in property management of single-family homes and small multi-units.
Gail’s interest continues to be in the area of property management. Her goal is to aggressively manage and maintain the homes in the care of Evergreen Residential Management, with the highest quality of standards.