Are you looking for a dependable property manager who is interested more in your interests than in the size of their pocketbook? Here is a helpful checklist to use to find a quality property management company in Santa Cruz.
Determine Expertise of the Property Manager
You are more likely to find a good property manager when you find one that has been in the business for several years and focuses on the local area. At Kendall & Potter, we have been working in real estate since 1969, the year of our inception.
We focus on the Monterey Coast of Santa Cruz County; our specialization allows us to understand property values and track trends with precision, unlike other companies that have a broader focus. We understand the legalities involved in this physical location as it relates to landlords and tenants.
As well, we are proud members of many local and national associations, including the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Residential Property Managers, Property Managers Association, and California Lodging Industry Association.
Have an Initial Interview: Do Your Personalities Click?
Make sure you are comfortable with your property manager. An initial meeting, prior to signing any documents, is what we always recommend to our potential clients.
During the meeting, evaluate whether you will be able to work closely with the individual sitting across from you. By the end of the introductory meeting, you should have a good sense of the answer. Look at how organized the manager appears to be and inquire about policies to determine their dependability. You want to feel confident in the manager’s business abilities.
While you’re in the office, look at interactions between the staff there to see how well they communicate with one another. Ask what properties they manage and drive by some to see how well cared for they appear to be too.
What to Look for On a Property Management Website
Spend at least a day on the property management website, evaluating the company’s services. You will also be able to see how they advertise their properties.
An advantage of using Kendall & Potter’s property management services is that we offer free advertising on our website, as well as on Craigslist and Bay Area Rentals. We also provide you access to our private list of renters, all of whom have positive track records that go back years. These are just two ways we conscientiously find you the best rental for your property.
As well, look on the company website for what types of rentals they manage. Ask yourself if yours will be a good fit. We manage long-term rentals of family homes, condos, apartments, and commercial properties. We also manage vacation rental properties. Not all property management firms do so, however.
Our company gives you the services that best meet your rental needs and property type by providing different property management plans from which you can choose. Whether you have a one-time rental, want us to handle all aspects of property management for your Santa Cruz property, or have a vacation rental that want us to look after, we have a suitable option for you. We work to maximize your property investment!
Are you looking for someone to manage your home or other property in sunny Santa Cruz? If so, we want to be your go-to property manager at Kendall & Potter. Contact our friendly staff at 800.688.0361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see for yourself how our rental services stand apart from the rest. We are happy to answer your questions and provide additional tips, as well.