To effectively hire a property management company
in Scappoose, and the greater Portland area, you need to take a look at what’s available in your area, and then narrow down your search. Today we’re discussing how to find out where you should look and what you should be looking for in a great manager once you are able to narrow down your search.
Ask for Referrals
If you’re not sure where to start looking, reach out to friends and family and ask for referrals. Talk to other landlords, ask them about their Portland area property managers and whether they would recommend them. Or you can check with your Broker or Realtor, because they usually know at least one good property manager.
Interview Select Property Managers
After you’ve done some preliminary research on the list of property managers you have heard about, narrow that list to three or four and start the interview process. You can talk to them in person or over the phone. You’re looking for someone who is experienced in the type of property that you want them to manage. It’s also important that your property manager is prompt and responsive. They have to communicate well with you and you want to work with someone who gets back to you quickly. Notice whether the property manager is prepared for the interview. They should have a rental analysis and a Portland / Scappoose property management agreement so you know what the contract looks like. Choose someone who is transparent with fees and willing to answer any and all questions you may have.
Ultimately, you want to choose someone who is smart, resourceful, and someone you feel comfortable with. You need to know your Scappoose or Portland area property manager is well equipped to handle your property and your property’s needs.Once you narrow down your search and find a pm who meets all of these criteria, you should be well on your way to finding a great property manager. We are happy to answer any additional questions you might have, so please contact us at Mirror Property Management
in Scappoose, OR.