Landlords: What a Professional Agent Can Do For You

The smart way to rent your home is through a licensed real estate professional property manager, but you may not realize how much your property manager really does for you.

A real estate practitioner is licensed and regulated by the state of Texas to rent and or sell real estate, but service levels are far from standard. Most agents offer a full-service package, but what does that really mean? Simply put, consider this… You go to your doctor, an internist, with severe symptoms of headaches. Your Doc examines you and comes back and says that he has good and bad news. He advises you that the bad news is that you have a brain tumor. And you say what could the good news possibly be. He advises that he can take the tumor out immediately. Wow, would you consider having a general practicing doctor perform that surgery or do you go to a specialist? The same holds true in real estate. There are general practicing real estate offices and there are offices that specialize in a particular area of real estate. That is where Pyramis Company comes in, we specialize in and basically perform one specialized service, that being property management in the San Antonio area.

A great real estate property manager has a wealth of data and personal experience to share with you about your local real estate market conditions, comparable homes for rent on the market, to occupancy levels. The property manager’s knowledge and experience will help you develop a pricing and marketing strategy that will bring about the quickest lease for the highest amount and best terms possible.

A great residential property manager will help you prepare your home for rent in a critical marketplace. They will offer cleaning and repair suggestions, as well as help you understand what renters are looking for in today’s market.

A great residential property manager will market your home on the MLS, third-party sites and on signs, flyers, blogs and other media. But don’t be surprised if your first showings come from your property manager’s community of contacts such as previous clients, and other personal and professional contacts.

A great residential property manager will qualify tenants to make certain they’re serious and financially able to rent your home. Your property manager can help you evaluate and negotiate leases, with rental terms as likely to meet your goals as possible.

Your property manager knows how to react aggressively and help you solve any problem that may come up. Your property manager also takes preventative measures to keep cooperating agents, contractors, and you on task. The property manager’s goal is to get the property leased meeting all of your objectives.

A great property manager’s job isn’t finished when the home is leased, there’s rent to collect and maintenance issues to deal with. Rent collection isn’t always as easy as it sounds, not everyone pays on time. When someone doesn’t pay on time, late fees must be assessed and an eviction notice may be necessary at some point. Everyone has a reason they can’t pay on time and a great property manager realizes their job is to simply enforce the terms of the lease, not to succumb to the pleas of a non-paying tenant.

Additionally, a great property manager can help you find, and possibly purchase, your next rental home, while providing the same level of service to you when you become the buyer.

For great property manager’s, professionalism is about building relationships that last a lifetime. The only way to do that is to give you the results you want.