Ayone know of any managing company that will manage e cleveland?

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Does anybody know any company that will manage in east cleveland? Its ****ed up that no company wants to manage in east cleveland. Im in need of a property manager now!

Please be sure because Im tired of hearing "no, we dont manage east cleveland" after wasting your time with them.

But, Ill be happy with any help.

have you tried Holton-Wise they are a large management company in Cleveland and are active on BP?

Thanks Steve. I sent them an email. 

Thanks for the shout out but no Holton-Wise doesn't manage in East Cleveland. Not enough money in it for a property management company to deal with all the risks & headaches involved in a property in such a distressed area. It's a loose loose anytime an out of state investor buys a property in East Cleveland. My advice to Account Closed would be to liquidate it. Never going to be able to turn a profit renting it out. I have seen many try. Few if any, have succeed.

Originally posted by Account Closed:

Does anybody know any company that will manage in east cleveland? Its ****ed up that no company wants to manage in east cleveland. Im in need of a property manager now!

Please be sure because Im tired of hearing "no, we dont manage east cleveland" after wasting your time with them.

But, Ill be happy with any help.

I think James has the ultimate answer. If management companies won't take it on there would be good reasons for that. You maybe don't want to be the next OOS guy who learns why that is the hard way. Sword meet limb. 

Good luck!

Updated 8 months ago

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Updated about 1 year ago

As a future PM tool, one can check the chances and the ablities of any PM to manage any location rentfaxpro. They will rate that risk with a comparable score. Many have no clue on what their properties rate but one really needs to know this score just like some lenders do.

If you're wasting your time with them, you mright want to make that the first question you ask them. I don't blame PMs for staying out of there. Property managers don't necessarily have a fun job to begin with, but I couldn't imagine having to deal with tenants there. Not that I have a solution, though. I'd think about selling if you're having such a problem finding someone to look after your property there. 

Go to www.narpm.org and search their directory.

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3. Review their lease agreement and addendums.

4. Interview them about how they handle maintenance, late rent, unpaid rent, lease violations, evictions, etc.

5. Ask to speak to some of their current owners and tenants.

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Just curious why did you by in East Cleveland?

When on the phone the first question would be " DO you manage in East cleveland?"

When I say they waste my time, they do it even after I told them first off that my houses are in E cleveland. One had me go to the office, fill out papers, sign papers, took $100 start up fee from me then told me "we ll drive to the addresses and let you know if we can do it" SMH. 

Then after 3 days told me they wouldnt do it. Took more than 1 month to receive my money back.

I invest in E cleveland coz banks are hard to deal with specially when ur self employed. I can buy cheap with cash and/or buy with owner financing in e cleveland easier.

I thought that would be obvious as to why someone would invest in E cleveland but things are changing fast in E cleveland. Many bad houses are being taken down by the city. Ugly houses are going out. Road constructions etc.... Homes values are going up. Im optimistic about E cleveland. I have no remorse investing here. It only takes a few great tenants. 

I will soon take all my equity out and maybe invest somewhere else or keep re investing here.

@Account Closed you say your like East Cleveland and you think the area will improve but if the local people who live their on a daily basis and have a pulse of what is going on will not touch the area I doubt it is improving that much. These harder areas are better for locals who self manage and stay on top of their investments.

Management of your property is the most aspect of owning investment property. Yes you may have bought at a great price and with great terms but if you do not find a good manager you will lose money month after month. Their is another thread going right now of someone being sued by city code enforcement and he is out of state and the property manager never told him he had active violations.

I fear you will find a manager who will take on these properties and it will be a bad manager who you will lose money with and waste 2-3 years of your time.

Originally posted by Account Closed:

Does anybody know any company that will manage in east cleveland? Its ****ed up that no company wants to manage in east cleveland. Im in need of a property manager now!

Please be sure because Im tired of hearing "no, we dont manage east cleveland" after wasting your time with them.

But, Ill be happy with any help.

 That's odd. It is a pretty rough area so many might not want to be involved with that kind of a mess. I may know a few if you want to send me a message.

You guys are right. It is a rough area but the opportunity is there for local investors. Therefore, I gave this a lot of thought from my experience of non paying tenants and ive decided to move here for couple years, make 500k and move back to CT. 

I am buying duplexes at 10 to 15k with value of 40k in good condition with tenants in place. I have over 100k in equity now with only 3 houses. I couldnt do that anywhere else.

From my experience, once tenant finds that ur out of state they dont care to pay. They think they ll score 3 to 4 months free of rent. Its a shame but its true. 

But, The state of Oh dont play with non paying tenants. They kick them out quickly no questions asked- I like that.

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