How To Reduce Maintenance Costs On Your Rental Home

Maintenance is a large budget item for every home, whether it is your personal residence or investment property. Many landlords think if they can cut down on the frequency of maintenance tasks, or put off regular maintenance, they can reduce their overhead costs. However, the experienced property managers Ft Worth landlords trust at Specialized RPM are here to show you how that can be more costly in the long run.

Specialized RPM Recommends Proactive Maintenance

With Specialized RPM property managers, Ft. Worth landlords know their property is undergoing proactive maintenance to extend the life of their home’s systems and save them money. Failing to perform simple maintenance tasks such as changing AC filters will put strain on your home’s systems and you will need to repair or replace them more often. Specialized RPM recommends creating a schedule of known and needed maintenance tasks so you can keep up with your home’s needs.

Proactive Maintenance Tips

To be proactive about your home’s maintenance needs use these tried and true tips:

  1. Set a budget: set aside at least 10% of the monthly rent to take care of maintenance issues. You may need more based on the age and condition of your home, your Fort Worth property management company can help you determine a good amount to set aside.
  2. Create a schedule and protocol: plan for known maintenance tasks, such as gutter cleaning, which will extend the life of your home. Create a protocol for when to repair or replace the systems and appliances you own.
  3. Respond to tenant requests: be respectful and respond promptly to tenant maintenance requests. This will signal to your tenants how much you care for the home, which in turn will spur them to take care of it too.
  4. Stay up to code: health and safety code violations can be costly, but code rules can also change frequently. Make sure you stay up to date on your knowledge of housing codes and inspect the home periodically to make sure it is not violating any codes.

Your Fort Worth property management team can help you keep your property looking good, and up to code, all while keeping your costs down. For more information, or to hear about all our services, call Specialized RPM today.

How Realtors Can Partner With Fort Worth Property Management

As a realtor, you are in the business of selling properties. What if you have a client who cannot, or doesn’t want to sell their property? Renting out a single family home is a good investment, but it doesn’t bring you money as a realtor. That is, unless you send them to Specialized Fort Worth, the property managers Ft Worth landlords have trusted for almost 30 years. We understand how important referrals can be to both realtors and property managers. That is why we have a Realtor Referral Program.

How You Can Earn Money with Our Realtor Referral Program

Getting a referral as a realtor leads to sales and commissions. But with Specialized Fort Worth even your clients who decide not to sell can earn you money. If your client decides to rent out their home instead of selling, simply send them our way. For every referral that results in a management agreement we will pay you cash. If your referred client decides to sell, we will send them right back to you for that sale. In addition, if you become one of our recognized partners we will send other property owners your way when they are ready to sell.

Get Rewarded by the Property Managers Fort Worth Loves

It really is as easy as it sounds. Send us referrals and you get rewarded with cash and listings. You won’t regret referring your clients to the industry leading team of property managers. Ft Worth landlords have trusted us for almost 30 years because we get them the best return on their investments. Call us today to learn more about our services and our Realtor Referral Program.

FORT WORTH PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ANSWERS TOP TEN QUESTIONS

Who do you turn to when you have questions about your property? What questions should you ask before you hire property managers? Fort Worth landlords turn to Specialized RPM for answers because we have been in the business for over three decades, and we know a thing or two about running successful investment properties. To help you get your questions answered we’ve created a list of the top 10 property management questions we receive.

  1. How do I get my property rented more quickly?
    Make sure your property is rent-ready and market aggressively.
  2. What can I do to make sure my property gets and stays rented?
    Keep your property well maintained and have a proactive tenant retention program will keep your home occupied.
  3. How can I make rent collection faster and less stressful?
    Automated rent collection ensures less waiting and worrying.
  4. How can I protect myself legally as a landlord?
    Strong legal counsel with regulatory expertise puts you ahead of any legal issues.
  5. How can I keep maintenance costs down on my property?
    24/7 response and proactive inspections leads to more cost effective maintenance.
  6. Should I manage my own rental property to save money?
    Many clients find self-management ends up costing more in legal fees and making up for avoidable mistakes.
  7. Won’t professional management fees hurt my cash flow?
    Our clients find that they save money because of fewer costly mistakes and faster leasing.
  8. How will I know what is happening with my property?
    Specialized RPM offers an online portal that tracks all activity at your property as well as 24/7 support and transparency.
  9. How do I choose the best property manager?
    Ask the right questions! Ask us for a checklist to compare us to other Fort Worth property management.
  10. Why should I trust Real Property Management?
    With over 30 years as residential property managers we are the property managers Fort Worth landlords turn to for peace of mind with their rentals.

SHOULD I HIRE FORT WORTH PROPERTY MANAGEMENT?

Managing your own property can quickly become complicated and expensive. When you hire the experienced professionals at Specialized Fort Worth, you know you are getting property managers who are held to the highest standards. We offer affordable fees and never have hidden charges that surprise you. For more answers to your property management questions call Specialized RPM today!