Google Portland property management, and you’ll see it’s a competitive field. If you’re a property owner, however, you don’t want to trust your investment with just anyone. So how do you sift through the search results to find a genuinely excellent property management company to partner with?
In a recent post on the Rent Portland Homes YouTube channel, Darla Andrew walked viewers through the Rent Portland Homes process and explained why it sets us apart from other Portland property management companies.
So, with that in mind, here are five reasons to choose Rent Portland Homes by Darla Andrew as your next property management company.
1. We’ll Find Great Tenants for Your Home
As Darla explains it, Rent Portland Homes uses a very progressive approach to advertising. Not only do we professionally photograph every available property. We also create full video tours, which many renters expect to see these days. Then, we market all our properties on our YouTube channel as well as our Instagram and Facebook pages.
Once a potential tenant applies to rent one of our homes, we conduct a thorough screening and work verification. We also conduct a national background check, which other management companies don’t do. These additional steps help ensure your turnaround time between renters is as short as possible, and your new renters will be well-qualified and trustworthy.
2. We Pay Attention to the Details
As a Rent Portland Homes by Darla Andrew client, you’ll benefit from our deep experience in the local rental market. You’ll also gain a team of professionals who will assist in handling all the essential details that come with owning a rental home. That begins at the showing.
We organize every property showings through our self-registering calendar software. That way we’ll know who’s touring your property and when. During these open houses, we’ll also have one of our experienced property managers on-site who’ll deliver accurate info to your potential tenants.
Detailed Inclusion/Exclusion Lists
Once we’ve found a qualified tenant, we’ll sit down together and go over your inclusion/exclusion list. This list covers items like who’s responsible for maintaining the yard, or who’s going to pay the utilities, or whether you’ll leave the washer and dryer. By itemizing these details, we’re ensuring that everyone is on the same page, and nothing falls through the cracks.
Complete Move-In Facilitation
Rent Portland Homes by Darla Andrews will also completely facilitate tenant move-in. On move-in day, one of our superintendents will meet your new tenant at the property and thoroughly document your home’s condition by taking 200-800 photos. That way, when your tenant’s lease is up, there’ll be no disputing who’s responsible for any damage that might occur.
Online Owner Tools
As your rental income begin coming in, you’ll be able to track them using our Appfolio software, which tracks payments just like a credit card statement. By using the portal, you’ll also have access to your 12-month cash flow report, owner statements, work order records, as well as your end-of-year 1099 statement. We also have two accountants and a bookkeeper in-house who can assist with paying your HOA fees and other bills.
Complimentary Annual Home Inspections
As part of your service, we also include a complimentary annual home inspection, including photos and a full narrative of your home’s condition, which we’ll upload to your homeowner portal. At that time, our superintendents will also recommend any needed repairs.
3. Superior Communication & Counsel
Investment property owners must comply with several rental-protection regulations, and navigating these guidelines on your own can be challenging. Fortunately, we employ a number of senior property managers who understand the law very well and can provide professional and experienced advice when you need it.
Our property managers will also help with your renewals each year, by making sure you give tenants advance notice of their renewal options and setting the appropriate rental rates for your zip code. When your lease comes to an end, our property managers will also help with the move-out process and preparing the final disposition in the event of any necessary tenant charges. This added expertise gives our property owners the peace-of-mind that their tenants are treated fairly while at the same time protecting their interests.
4. We’re a Flexible Partner
Over the years, we’ve built partnerships with over 100 different vendors you can call on for your repair and maintenance needs. We also employ two in-house handymen who can handle day-to-day issues as well. You can also handle repairs yourself, if you prefer, so long as you complete them within 48 hours. We can structure our management agreement the way you’d like it done. After all, it’s your property!
5. Website Resources
Of course, you don’t have to take Darla’s word for it. We recently launched a brand-new website containing resources you can use to check our credentials for yourself. When you browse the site, you’ll find owner testimonials sharing our client’s experience using Rent Portland Homes by Darla Andrew. You’ll also find a vendor resource page with information on some of the critical people we partner with to manage your investment.
Contact Darla Today to Learn More
Rent Portland Homes by Darla Andrew manages homes throughout the metro area, including Forest Grove, Saint Helens, Gresham, Hillsboro, and Beaverton. If you’re a property owner looking for a property management company, we can be an excellent resource for you.
If you’d like to learn more, contact Darla today at (503) 515-3170 or fill out the contact page on our website. Let’s talk about how we can partner to make this a great year for both of us!