It seems like just about everyone reaches a point in their life when they need to be a landlord. From reality TV shows to glamorous stories of how a few stand-out people went from working fulltime to making thousands and thousands of dollars off their rental properties, there is really no wonder why folks think being a landlord is so lucrative and enjoyable. After all, at first thoughtit seems like owning a whole lot of properties and waiting for the lease checks to come in each month could be so carefree and easy. Not to mention you could make a lot of money by just making a bank-run each month.
Needless to say, in reality, life as a landlord is by no means simple.
Landlords have to manage everything from small hiccups from the pipes to electrical problems, house updates, damage caused by tenants, and much more. In many cases, they also have to give lawn care for their properties, schedule maintenance check-ins, and cover for all kinds of repairs–most of that is likely caused by tenants who were on their way out. Staying on top of due dates and deadlines is still another problem, and when you begin taking a look at the long list of responsibilities a landlord is expected to handle, it becomes apparent that it may not be such an incredible option after all.
But, despite all of the headache, it remains very lucrative. And, if you get in the right tenants, you can save yourself plenty of trouble. However, in spite of these things in mind, landlords still have to be sure the lawn is cared for, the house is preserved, that repairs are fixed in a timely fashion, and that issues tenants bring up are looked after. This means taking a great deal of phone calls, scheduling a lot of handyman visits, and even fronting money for these things out-of-pocket. Normally, the rent checks are enough to keep landlords inspired to keep going since this hard-work surely pays off at the end of the money, but in-between paychecks, it can be difficult to handle everything.
Whether you have one property or many, a home maintenance company can help you make sure everything is taken care of quickly, easily, and with a smile. Instead of you spending countless hours talking to tenants, scheduling repairs, and meeting with the people you employ, a property maintenance company will take over that job and basically deal with all of the headache of being a landlord.
The business will then be responsible for handling all needed repairs and maintenance, and then giving you a summary of what’s going on every week. To put it differently, their job is to ease your stress and assure you that everything is taken care of.