Do they Walk the Talk?

Whilst some landlords may prefer to self-manage their investment property or at least are tempted to do so, there may come a time when every landlord considers employing the services a Property Manager.

From the very first time an owner calls an agent, they are interviewing them!  How prompt are they in returning a call should they not be available when you call?  Are they knowledgeable about how the market is performing, rent prices, area, legislation, procedures, etc.

How do you know that the agent will perform as well as they claim to?  Ask for some additional information that requires them to action! Request a copy of a lease agreement or management agreement, a copy of extra conditions that they may include in a lease, documentation on how they induct tenants.  You should be asking questions relevant to these things anyway, but receiving these things in a timely manner, whether by post or email speaks volumes.

Where possible meet with your potential new agent. Remember that you may be dealing with this person for a long time.  It is important that you feel comfortable with them and assured that they will not only work hard for you but deal with your tenant courteously and professionally.

Whether you are a first time investor or a multiple property owner, we can cater to your needs.

Contact the team at Living Here South Yarra – (03) 9826 1399 or