Managing your own investment property can quickly become a full-time job. Especially when you’re dealing with bad tenants. However, investment property owners are often very busy people. And they can’t afford to spend extra time dealing with all the tasks of owning a rental property. So what’s the solution?

Darla Andrew explores this topic in a recent post on the Rent Portland Homes YouTube page. In the video, Darla sits down with Vicki Vandehey — a long-time client of Rent Portland Homes by Darla Andrew. During their conversation, Vicki shared her experience self-managing rental properties and why she ultimately chose us as her property management company.    

A Job She Didn’t Want

When Vicki and her husband began their rental journey several years ago, they managed their investment properties themselves. That arrangement worked for a while until Vicki started wading into the legal responsibilities that come with being a landlord.

Rental laws can be very complicated, and that’s especially true here in Portland. At one point, Vicki and her husband had to go through the eviction process with a couple of bad renters. Navigating that legal process quickly became a full-time job Vicki didn’t want. She was forced to take time off from her actual job to deal with the ongoing legal process. Eventually, posting notices and going to court began to take a toll. By the time it was finally over, Vicki and her husband decided it was time to partner with a professional property management company.

It’s Been a Really Good Experience

Vicki is very pleased with how Rent Portland Homes by Darla Andrew has managed her properties. Darla knows the ins-and-outs of tenant law and how to work through what can sometimes be a very complicated process. By partnering with a good property management company, Vicki’s less likely to go through another eviction. However, if it’s necessary, she’s confident Darla knows how to manage that process.

During their conversation, Vicki also mentioned how much she appreciates the flexibility Darla and her team offer their property owners. When they sat down for their first conversation, Darla and Vicki had a great discussion about the management tasks Vicki wanted to retain control of, and those she was comfortable turning over to Darla’s team.

Vicki also appreciates Darla’s clear and consistent communication. When repairs or unexpected expenses come up, Vicki says that Darla and her team always communicate clearly. They give them the option to handle repairs on their own or let Darla’s team of trusted vendors handle the repairs for them. If they do turn over the repairs to the Rent Portland Homes by Darla Andrew team, Vicki knows they’ll “take the ball and run with it.”

That level of service is important to Vicki because she wants to take care of her renters by handling these issues promptly. Vicki knows that Darla and her team take that responsibility seriously and will handle all the details for her. 

Partner with the Property Management Pros

Vicki’s experience isn’t unique. Every day we speak with investment owners who are tired of dealing with all the rental property headaches. After we explain our services and how we can help owners see increased rental revenue, most property owners wonder why they waited so long to partner with the pros.

If you’d like to learn how we can help you, call or text Darla today at (503) 515-3170. Or, you can fill out the contact form on the Rent Portland Homes by Darla Andrew website, and we’ll get back to you right away. You don’t need another full-time job. Let the team at Rent Portland Homes by Darla Andrew handle your property management details, so you don’t have to.

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