If you own a home in the Vail Valley that you intend to rent, you owe it to yourself to take a look at a property management service. Managing a rental property yourself is more work than you might imagine. If you’re doing it on your own, you’re going to have your hands full.
But before you make a decision about which way to go, get informed. Take a look at what you can expect from a property management company.
Home and Property Maintenance with Property Management Service
When you have a rental property, you are responsible for repairs and maintenance, anytime, day or night. This includes basic upkeep, such as painting, yard care and snow removal. It also includes repairs when something breaks, replacement of broken or failing appliances, and service for things such as the HVAC system. It can also include emergencies such as frozen pipes, a leak or a broken window, all of which are your responsibility. When you have a property management company on board, however, they handle all this for you.
Security and Oversight of Your Property
Can you ensure the safety of your property? What about keeping an eye on it regularly? Are you willing to do impromptu inspections? These things are all important to the security and oversight of the home. They’re also things a property management service can easily provide.
Contractors, Deals and Networking
As a homeowner, you might know some tricks of the trade when it comes to basic repairs and hiring people. But when it comes to continuous maintenance, it’s best left to the professionals. That’s where having connections and relationships with local contractors and service companies come in handy. A property management service company has spent years networking to make sure they have the best handymen, painters, carpet cleaners, electricians, snow removal companies and more, available to their clients when they need them. This saves you the time and trouble of having to find and hire them yourself.
Concierge Service, at Your Service!
One of the expectations of short-term and vacation renters in a town like Vail is concierge service and other types of VIP treatment. If you offer those services yourself, you would be on call each day to answer the requests of your tenants. This is one of the lesser known benefits of a property manager. They can provide the nice-to-haves for your clients. A concierge handles things like suggesting restaurants, making reservations, calling for tee times and scheduling spa appointments. These services can even make arrangements for jeep tours, fishing excursions, and other activities that make a trip to Vail so amazing.
Don’t get left biting off more than you can chew with your rental property. Contact our pros at Fireside Properties for the property management service you can count on by calling 970-476-4446.