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 tenants 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.
At Arbors Management, we currently work with third-party vendors. Today, we’re talking about how they help us deliver high-quality and low-cost repair services to our owners and their properties.
Working with Professional Vendors and Contractors
Whether it’s a routine issue or a middle-of-the-night emergency, we are happy with our team of qualified vendors and contractors. Before we agree to work with anyone, we check to be sure that the vendors are insured and properly vetted. We screen our vendors just as thoroughly as we screen our tenants. We check for licenses and insurance coverage. This is important; hiring an unlicensed vendor can put you in a lot of legal risk. If that worker falls off a ladder at your home, you could be held responsible for the medical care he or she requires.
You’re looking for vendors who are experienced in the type of work they’re doing. Certain repairs will require a specialist such as a plumber or an electrician. Make sure they will treat your tenants and your property with respect and care.
Accessing Preferred Maintenance Pricing
One of the major benefits we provide to our clients is discounted pricing. Because of the amount of work we provide our vendors, we get priority service and competitive pricing. The priority service helps when there’s an emergency or it happens to be a busy time of year. We’ll still be at the top of their lists when we need something done. The pricing helps our clients to save money. We do not up-charge for our maintenance services, so when our vendors offer us reduced rates because of volume economics, we pass those savings right onto you.
We would love to tell you more about the vendors we work with, how we choose them, and why it pays to access reliable, affordable maintenance through professional property managers. We have great relationships with vendors and contractors who specialize in a number of different areas, and we’ve worked with them for many years. So whether your property needs a plumber, HVAC tech, roofer, general contractor, or handyman we have you covered.