• Why Free Management Fees Are a Scam | Property Management | Welcome Home Rentals
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    Why Free Management Fees Are a Scam | Property Management | Welcome Home Rentals

    Free is such a great word isn’t it? Getting something for nothing is enough to get many people excited and can be extremely tempting for those investing in property. Between rates and insurance, smoke alarm testing, repairs and interest rate hikes, it’s no wonder that the idea of free property management is appealing. Here’s why you should run away from agents who are dangling the free management carrot: 1. They will rent your property to ANYBODY just to get the job done. The sooner somebody is in the property, the sooner they can turn their attention to one of the dozens of other investors they have lured with their promise…

  • 5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Property Manager | Property Management | Welcome Home Rentals
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    5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Property Manager | Property Management | Welcome Home Rentals

    Selecting a property manager is a very personal choice. You need to find an agent you like and one you can trust however there are 5 questions you simply must ask when deciding. 1. How long have you worked in property management? The enthusiasm level of those new to the industry can be endearing but choosing a newbie will inevitably cost you more money. Why? Because the property manager is still learning. Legislation can be a minefield and knowing whether to call a sparky or a plumber when a hot water system fails is something that only comes from experience. Businesses will generally advertise for property managers with a minimum…