A few years back, I put together a post called Things to Consider when Interviewing Property Management Companies. While this has been a great reference for myself and others, I thought it would be helpful to turn it into a usable form that everyone could use. I guess I’d have to say that I was inspired by my recent property management situation.
With that in mind, I’ve been using the form over the past few days in my interviews with property managers in St. Louis, and it has been a HUGE help.
Here it is:
Here are a few more tips for finding the right manager:
- Be sure to be as detailed as possible when conducting your interviews.
- Call local investors and realtors and ask them for manager referrals.
Interview as many local companies / managers as possible.
- Visit the manager’s office – you can get a very good idea of how people do business from seeing their office.
- Ask for references – If they don’t give you any, you’ve got a red flag! Be sure to screen these references and ask them enough questions to get a good idea what it is like working with the manager