Check with past landlords
This is usually the slowest part of the process because former landlords are not always quick to respond. Part of the process of checking with past landlords is verifying that the phone number provided is actually the landlord's phone. Then we need to verify that the person who claims to be the landlord actually owns the property that the applicant claimed to have rented. Once we've done all this, we talk to the landlord and ask them a series of questions about the applicant. Landlords can be very informative, especially in off-the-record conversations. This is an important window into understanding what sort of applicant we are dealing with.
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Property Management Basics
What is the role of a property manager?The primary role of a property manager is interfacing directly with applicants, tenants, and maintenance personnel. An efficient property manager saves you time and ensures that you about your everyday life without having to worry about the production of income of your property while maintaining the value of your investment. The role of a property manager is to:
- market your rental property,
- collect rent in a timely fashion,
- maintain an accurate record of all income and expense,
- handle maintenance and repair issues,
- respond to tenant complaints,
- know when to draw the line,
- and even pursue evictions.