August 6, 2018 | Allison Ables
In a rapidly expanding community like Gainesville, there is no shortage of options when it comes to property management services. Our town continues to grow and develop more and more each year, and new companies are emerging to meet the needs of the community.

How can a savvy property owner find the right property manager to meet their specific needs?

Every homeowner is unique, as is every home. The trick is to find a Gainesville property management company that understands your particular situation, one who can deal with you on yourterms, not on theirs.

Fees are an essential part of the property management process, but they can vary wildly from company to company. Find out specifics of what fees each company charges, and what sort of fee structure they have in place. Administrative fees? Tenant placement fees? Leasing renewal fees? Minimum monthly fees? Maintenance fees?

By assessing the amount you will need to pay, and the services you will get for these fees, you can form an apples-to-apples comparison between local property managers.

There are online reviews for most businesses, but these can be unreliable or even misleading. It is easier to criticize than to praise, especially when it comes to a landlord or a property manager. Be sure to read good and bad and pay more attention to recent reviews.

You can also ask the property manager to provide you with referrals of clients they have worked with before. There is no better way to find the information you need then by going straight to the source and talk to people who have previously hired this property manager.

If the company is reluctant to give you referrals, you might want to consider talking to another company who will.

Stability and Reliability
A property management service does not simply collect rent checks on your behalf, they take responsibility for your home for you by vetting tenants, recommending maintenance on the property, and so much more.

For that reason, you want someone stable and reliable to manage your property. A company or service that has local experience and roots in the Gainesville community brings with it better peace of mind.

And that is something you can’t put a price on.

The First Step 
But maybe the keenest insight you can acquire is also the simplest: just give them a call. You can learn a lot about a company from that first point of contact.
  • How long did it take them to answer the phone?
  • Were they friendly and professional?
  • Is this the kind of business you want representing you?
Take that first step today and call Allison Ables Property Management services at 352-371-1828. It will be the only call you need to make.


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