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What’s So Difficult About Managing My Own Rental Property?

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You own your property — so why is managing so difficult?

Think About Logistics

No matter how long you’ve been taking care of a home, mowing the grass, making small repairs, and working through the endless to-do list — We know that managing a rental property on your own is no easy feat. As professional property managers in Anaheim, CA we ask landlords this:  Yes, you probably can manage your rental, but should you?

Think about the car you own. You clean it, change the oil and give it gas. But you wouldn’t try to tear down and rebuild the engine, would you? Nope, you would take it to a mechanic; a professional who has experience to do the job.

Choosing to manage your own rental property is really quite similar.  You own the home, but you may not be knowledgeable on how to manage it, especially when it comes to the seemingly endless legal, clerical, and accounting tasks involved.

Property Managers Take Care of All the Details

There are many aspects to property management. Some are big, some are small — but all of them are important.

For instance, you need to be a marketing and advertising specialist if you’re going to find great tenants. And when you do find tenants, you’ll need to do credit and criminal background checks on the applicants.

But wait, there’s more!

Those little repairs you’re used to doing at home in your spare time? When you’re a property owner they’ll need to be done immediately: Are you available 24/7?

Your rental property must also have curb appeal, because the next tenants are always looking for a nice place to call home. Do you have the time to keep it looking fresh?

Are you ready to handle any rent collection issues that may arise?

There are so many things to keep track of, you can end up spending more time and money than you planned.

Why Take The Risk?

In the complicated world of real estate management, trying to manage the property yourself could expose you to unnecessary liability, not to mention an inefficient use of your time and resources. Hiring professional property managers such as APG Properties will give you the specialists you need to handle the details, and more.

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