Today we are discussing the advantage of using a real estate agent to manage your rental property. Private landlords often feel like agents don’t offer good value for money. They might have had a bad experience with an agent, and feel they are better off doing it themselves.
As agents we are often called to assist private landlords when things turn sour between tenants and themselves. The tenant might have fallen behind with rent and the landlord doesn’t know how to address the issue, or the tenant is not maintaining the property. Quite often we step in as the third party, negotiate, and find solutions. This is where our experience and knowledge of appropriate legislation pays off. We are used to handling all kinds of tenancy related matters, and have the time and energy to commit to it.
We aim to minimise costs for the landlord with professional management and avoid costly bills that they may incur if things go wrong. At Century 21 Central West, we have an experienced team dedicated to the fields of leasing, managing, and maintaining rental properties.
Leasing is the initial letting of the property, from advertising to qualifying tenants prior to letting them have the keys. Managing includes collecting rent on time, ensuring all required documents are completed and keeping up to date with legislation. We also have a routine inspection manager and are proactive regarding repairs and maintenance required.
If you are considering using the services of an agent, contact us at Century 21 Central West for our Landlord Information Package. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0418 465 407.