If You Reside In BC’s Lower Mainland
For anyone renting out their property, the biggest factors that we, as your Property’s manager, take into account are:
1. Protecting the value of your asset – the property itself.
2. Making sure that property is unoccupied for as little time as possible, second only to making sure you have high-quality tenants.
3. Immunizing you from all the potential headaches associated with letting your property:
- Potential tenants will be screened with credit check and reference checks.
- Rent to be paid, in full, on time, or provide proper legal follow-up. No tolerance for excuses. Finding the right tenants in the first place takes care of this, of course.
- Small maintenance and repair issues will be taken care of, quickly, professionally and economically – including finding the best tradesmen for the job and being as conscientious over their selection as with the selection of tenants; and providing a degree of supervision over their work until they have proven themselves to be of the highest quality. And even then “Trust, but verify, and verify again!” is a sensible approach.
More serious problems – a water tank leaks, flooding the basement; sewers back up during a severe storm – are dealt with promptly, professionally and economically – either directly or in conjunction with your insurance company, as the situation calls for.
You can read in my “Peace of Mind” statement exactly how we manage these issues to give you a worry-free experience.
But if you reside in the Lower Mainland and your rental property is here, you have several advantages when we work together.
First – while visits inside the property must be accompanied by 24 hours’ notice to the tenants, you are of course able to view the property from the outside whenever you want.
Second – We will always make periodic visits to inspect the premises on-site and of course you are welcome to accompany us on these visits.
Third – it’s very easy to meet with us face-to-face, of course; our schedules are flexible so we will always be able to make time if the need arises.
In addition, being local you are also well “tuned in” to a range of local issues – weather, provincial and municipal policies, and taxes – that can have implications for your property.
Naturally we will always inform you first-hand of any such issues that have implications for you but if you live locally, the information we relay to you won’t be emerging from a vacuum.
If this makes sense, email us –
Andy Schiller PREC – [email protected]
… or call us at 604-530-0231 and we will answer any questions you may have.