Long Distance Landlords
Taking care of your property while thousands of miles away is challenging. After all, you have to consider what happens when tenants vacate or transfer early with their jobs. How do you know what condition your property is in? How will you know how much security deposit to charge the tenant for repairs? How will you know what maintenance needs to be done? You could use a friend or your Realtor quite possibly. However great these folks may be, they are not property managers and they do not do this every day.
You want to be confident that your home is being cared for the way you would care for it (or maybe better in some situations!). You want someone who is going to do detailed inspections before and after a tenancy as well as periodic walk-throughs making sure the property is being maintained. You want a property manager who lets you know what is going on and when they have been in the property. You want a property manager who lets you know what maintenance to expect when a tenant moves out in order to prepare for that.
Communication with the property management company taking care of your home is absolutely critical when you are thousands of miles away. We understand that firsthand at Command Property Management.
If you are already overseas and you need property management help, we are happy to set up a Skype interview or Facetime. Please let us know what you need and we will work something out. Contact us at 703.677.6902 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.