If you have a rental home, but want to take the day to day tasks taken out of your hands, consider hiring a property management company.

Make sure the property management company actually manages properties. Several are more focus on property sales than property management.

You want a company that has a process for dealing with situations that often arise with tenants.

A few other things to ask about:

  • How they advertise vacancies?
  • How tenants are screened?
  • How Past Due rent is collected?
  • How they deal with afterhours emergency calls?
  • What accounting is offered to owners?


A deal breaker should be:

Will the company help you build your properties beyond what you have now? If they want to help you be successful, they are the company for you.