4 Reasons Why Professional Maintenance Is Worth the Investment

Hiring a property management company means retaining a professional maintenance staff, but what are the benefits of having such a service at your disposal? Renting out a property in Englewood, FL means keeping up appearances as it is one of the highest-ranking neighborhoods in the state.  Trying to maintain your property on your own in this environment can be overwhelming, which is why having a professional team is in your best interest.  

Here, we’ll go over the specific benefits of obtaining a maintenance staff through your property management team rather than trying to go it alone.

On-Call Staff (So You Don’t Have to Be)

Anyone who owns a property in Englewood, FL understands that emergency maintenance repairs can happen at any time.  Whether it’s flooding from a busted pipe or a broken-down appliance it’s these emergencies are inconvenient at best and at worst can cause long-term damage.

With a property management team, your maintenance staff is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  This protects you and your property in three ways:

  1. All maintenance issues are attended to swiftly to stop any long-term damage or angry, inconvenienced tenants.
  2. The best person for the job is contacted and ready to work meaning you’re not scrambling to find someone at the last minute.
  3. You as the property owner doesn’t have to be inconvenienced for something you’re possibly unable to help with anyway.

This last point is just as important as the other two.  Many single-occupancy rental property owners view this as an investment, not a career change.  Even those who have been renting properties for years don’t necessarily have the skills needed or the time to drop everything and attend to their rental property.

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Allowing your property management team to curate a 24/7 on-call maintenance team for you is an investment in both your long-term financial goals as well as an investment in the time you spend with family and friends.  For example, Real Property Management Sarasota and Manatee will keep you in the loop in case of an emergency or details on maintenance, but the updates will be something that’s already being taken care of, not a call in the middle of the night that disrupts your life.

Leave the Job to the Professionals

If you’re a landlord on your own with no property management team, you may resort to do-it-yourself techniques.  This could be to cut costs or possibly because you’ve hired unreliable maintenance workers in the past.  However, this can be dangerous for you, your tenants, and can cause long-term damage to the property.  This is a home you’re providing to others, and you owe it to your renters to do things the right way the first time, but it can be tough to manage without support.

When you partner with a property management company, a vetted, professional team of maintenance workers is at your disposal.  Not only is your maintenance staff on-call 24/7 but you can be guaranteed that they have the education and training necessary to complete the maintenance and repairs efficiently and effectively.

The key phrase here is a “professional team.” A plumber, a contractor, and an electrician have a highly specialized set of skills because that’s what needed to get things done correctly.  A professional property management company will ensure that the right person with the right set of skills is the one evaluating and fixing the problem every time.

The Vetting Process is Complete

One of the biggest challenges you face when trying to hire maintenance workers is finding quality, reliable professionals the fit your budget.  This process can end up being a lot of trial and error, and that can take a toll on both your property and your tenants’ patience.  Nothing makes a renter move out faster than poor maintenance.   Again, you are providing a home for someone else, so taking risks with property maintenance isn’t something you’ll want to do.  When someone moves into your rental the expectation, especially in a location like Englewood, FL, is that they won’t have to worry about much more than mowing the lawn.

With a property management company, the vetting is taken care of for you, well before your first tenant moves in.  Much like the trust your tenant places in you as the property owner that their home will be well maintained, you put your trust in your property management team to execute this maintenance on your behalf.  Real Property Management prides ourselves on staffing their management teams with experts in the field, and our experts will have those best suited to your needs on speed dial, ready to protect your home.

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Best Bang for Your Buck

The ultimate advantage a property management team has over you as a single landlord, besides their focus on property management and years of experience, is that they can provide maintenance workers consistent work across multiple properties.  A maintenance worker’s job is typically contract work, but when a property management company hires them, they are provided with consistency.  With this consistency, a property management team may be able to gain that maintenance worker’s services at a lower cost, or possibly even a flat rate rather than having to hire job-to-job.

Those years of experience mentioned come in handy as well when it comes to maintenance.  Real Property Management has been in the business for over 25 years, managing properties across the country with local staff that is held to a national standard of excellence.  Real Property Management knows what maintenance should cost and when they're being overcharged for less than the best services.  Because of our reputation and ability to provide consistent work, Real Property Management won’t be taken advantage of, making our partnership invaluable.

Quality maintenance is something you and your tenants deserve so download your free Guide to Finding the Best Sarasota Area Property Manager today!

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Tags: Property Management, Professional Maintenance, Investment Property

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