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How to Interview a Property Manager in Salem, Oregon – Landlord Education

Mendell Gosnell - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Today we are sharing some of the most important questions you should ask when you’re looking for a professional management company for your rental property. Start by looking for accreditations or designations. Find out what associations the property management company belongs to. National and local organizations can provide great industry resources, so you want a property management company that’s well connected. Other questions you might ask are about the company’s experience and background. Find out what kind of training they have had, how much time they have spent in the industry, what sort of staffing plan is in place and what kinds of properties they manage.

Always ask about a company’s access to resources, and inquire about the services they offer. You’ll need to know what is included in their fee and what might cost you extra. Do a thorough interview and don’t let cost be your sole determining factor. Ask yourself how someone can offer the best service for the lowest price. We like to encourage our owners to not be so hasty to offer their biggest investment to the lowest cost bidder. Instead, you want to hire the best. When you’re interviewing property management companies, you want to look for results.

Again, it’s not the top line but the bottom line that matters. What a company delivers is more important than what they cost. If you have any questions about how to find an outstanding property management company, please contact us at Centurion Real Estate Management.


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