Routine repairs and emergency maintenance are not uncommon when you’re renting out a property. You need to have a maintenance plan and a maintenance budget in place, and part of that plan should be the vendors you’re going to use. Keeping a list of preferred vendors will ensure your property is well-maintained and your residents are happy.
When you work with a professional property management company, you’ll either have access to their vendor resources or you’ll use the in-house maintenance team they employ. Some companies will use both in-house maintenance team members and third-party vendors. Before you hire a property manager, find out how they approach maintenance and why it works for their clients. (more…)