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How to choose the right property manager

There is much to be considered when it comes to your investment property and choosing the right property manager. The job isn’t complete after you’ve finally found and purchased your new property—your next big decision comes with choosing your ideal property manager.

Here at Abode Real Estate in Cottesloe, we are experts in all facets of real estate and we are proud to have a highly skilled and experienced property management team. To help you make the important decision of who will be managing your new investment property, we’ve put together a helpful summary below.

Why does finding the right property manager matter?

Property management is much more than just looking after tedious paperwork. A property manager is essentially looking after one of your most valuable investments and ensuring you get the very most out of it. If your investment property was a business, you’d only want the most competent and experienced people working for you, right? The same should go when it comes to your property. You ultimately want the most suited and reliable individual managing your property to ensure both success as well as saving you both the time and stress of doing it yourself.

Conduct your research

The first place to start is by taking on some independent online research so that you can get a clearer understanding of what the real estate agencies in your area provide. For example, many will have dedicated property management departments, this is always a positive sign when searching for a reliable property manager.

A quick Google search will be very helpful in identifying what local agents in your area provide, along with some online reviews for you to check out. While you’re researching, it’s also a wise idea to ask family and friends if they have any property management recommendations—word of mouth is a very powerful tool.

Ask questions

Now that you’ve narrowed down your property manager options, the next step is to get in contact and ask a few important questions. Some key questions to ask your prospective property manager include:

  • Does your agency have a dedicated property management department and is this an area of expertise?
  • What are your qualifications and how much experience do you have in property management?
  • How many properties does each manager look after?
  • What makes you different from other agencies in the region?

How Abode Real Estate can help

Here at Abode Real Estate in Cottesloe, our property management team specialises in residential property throughout Perth’s Western Suburbs. Backed by many years of experience and expertise in the local area, you’ll be sure to find your ideal property manager at Abode. To learn more, be sure to get in touch today 08 9381 9111.

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