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6 Reasons You Should Have a Property Management Company Market Your Home

So, you’re planning to move. Maybe you got a new job and the step up means you can move to a bigger home. Or maybe your family is growing and that means you need more room. The opposite may be the case. Your children may be grown now and you want to downsize to something smaller so that it’s less upkeep. Whatever the reasons, it’s always exciting moving to a new home.

You understand that renting out your home is the wisest choice since it gives you a steady stream of income. This offsets your new mortgage – now that’s smart. However, marketing your current home alone is another story. You want to get the best rental amount out of it as possible. The economy is ripe right now. Unemployment is down, consumer confidence is up, surely it’s a good time to get top dollar for rental income. That may be true. However, here are 6 reasons you shouldn’t market your property all on your own but hire a property manager instead.

 

Tools

A property manager has the technological tools to help you rent your property more efficiently. Specialized property management software aids in the speedy rental of your home. In addition, these tools help determine the appropriate price for your rent. That way you don’t undercut yourself. Asking the right amount helps move it fast at the highest rate. Our tools will help determine the best price.

 

Access

As licensed property managers, we have access to hundreds of rental sites. Our network of rental sites means your home is blasted across multiple sites and seen by more people. We can reach more people with less time and hassle. People from across the country who are relocating to the area will see your home for rent before they would if you try to market the home yourself.

 

In-house Copywriters

You know the wonderful aspects of your home, all the work you put into it, and the many special touches that make it a great home to rent. A well-written ad highlighting the beauties of your home will gain the attention of viewers. You need not worry about how to word it, property management copywriters have experience in the business of marketing. They will bring out the hidden features of your home you may have overlooked. They know what renters are looking for and what sells.

 

Experienced Realtors

When it comes time to work a deal, you want top realtors with experience in the field to negotiate the best price for your home. Potential renters tend to take experienced realtors more seriously and are willing to pay what your home is worth. A realtor negotiates the price up whereas when dealing with the homeowner, renters often attempt to get the price down.

 

Less hassle

You have a busy schedule and marketing a home is a job. You have to meet with people, sometimes with little notice. Most homeowners may not have the extra time to devote to the task. When you put your home in the hands of a property management company, it’s less hassle for you. You can rest easy knowing they are on the job.

 

Ongoing relationship

When you start a relationship with a property management company, you can continue the relationship and ease the load of renting your home. A management company will take care of the collection, maintenance, and much more. This frees you up to simply sit back and collect the monthly money. It’s a relationship worth developing.

 

If you are thinking of renting out your home, connect with Property Management Pros. With years of experience, we market your home with ease. 

Top Picks of Where to go for Valentines Day in Columbus

Valentine’s Day is the one day a year that couples celebrate their connection. Dedicating the day to sharing joy and rebuilding connection with your partner in life is a way to celebrate the commitment. Of course, the pressure to make the day memorable adds additional pressure that leads to feeling overwhelmed in planning something amazing. Don’t worry, making Valentine’s Day an amazing adventure that is sure to spark the magic touch is right at your fingertips. Below are some tips to ensure the day shines brightly.

The first stop is JP’s Valentine’s Day dinner and plane ride adventure. Each year, JP’s hosts a Valentine’s BBQ that features dinner, karaoke, and even a plane ride. Cost per couple starts at $179 dollars. They even offer lower rates for couples that just want to join the party atmosphere.

Another adventure to explore is found at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden. The conservatory offers a nature infused adventure to explore and enjoy being a couple. The sights and sounds bring any couple to life with the unexpected. Explore the conservatory and discover the exhibitions, cafe, and hot shop that provides demonstrations by master glass-blowers. In February, the conservatory even offers a hand’s-on cooking demonstration to bring a couple even closer together. Those who cook together, stay together.

German Village is another must see adventure that brings a historic vision to life while strolling hand-in-hand on brick sidewalks. Antique shops, water fountains, and beautiful historic homes will capture your attention. However, German Village also boasts of one of Columbia’s top ten restaurants, Lindsey’s. Enjoy the romantic New York bistro cuisine while sitting among white linen and hardwood floors. Sure to make any Valentine’s Day special.

For those couples looking for an overnight retreat, Ravenwood Castle is a must. Come explore a romantic getaway where every room is a new adventure. At Ravenwood Castle you can stay in King Arthur’s Suite, Rapunzel’s Tower, or even The Duke’s Dungeon. Each room will take your retreat to another level of fun and adventure. They offer an on site dining option; however, many other fine restaurants are also available in the area.

If a couple is looking forward to stepping away from life for a moment to just enjoy being together, Hideaway Country Inn is the perfect spot. Imagine playing a life-sized game of chess or relaxing in a hammock built for two. They offer romantic packages guaranteed to bring back a spark to your relationship. Many of these packages offer couples massage therapy, romantic meals, roses, and extended check-out hours so you can linger in your retreat. If your goal is to completely infuse a relationship with romance and playful banter, then Hideaway Country Inn is a great choice.

For the wine connoisseur couple, Columbus Ohio offers a wide range of wineries that offer venues for couples to enjoy relaxing together while sharing their passion for wine. You can either find your favorite winery and linger or explore the many options nearby. Some of the wineries even offer dining options.

Now perhaps enjoying an exquisite steak in a fine atmosphere is more appealing to your Valentine’s Day pallet. Columbus offers an excellent range of fine dining to fulfill that need. The Top Steak House, The Claremont, Eddie’s Merlot, and Mitchell’s Steakhouse offer an amazing range of steaks guaranteed to meet the expectations of most steak connoisseurs. However, be sure to make plans because these restaurants are always in high demand.

For the nature enthusiastic couple, the Grange Insurance Audubon Center offers a unique adventure to explore the outdoors. Bring a romantic lunch to share and spend the day looking for birds and walking along trails designed to relax.

Many options are available in Columbus to make your Valentine’s Day memorial and enjoyable. Be creative, think about what you most want to achieve during your special day, then dazzle your significant other with your thoughtfulness in finding a memorable, romantic way to spend the day. For more tips contact us.

5 Upgrades to Make Your Rental Property Worth More

Upgrading Your Rental Properties:

Renting can be a tricky business. In today’s market, people have more options than ever of who they rent from and how much they pay each month. When a renter is deciding which property to rent they simply want the best value for their money.  They want something clean, modern, and up-to-date, and attractive that suits their lifestyle. While you can’t change the size of the property you are renting or how much yard space is provided, there are many things you can control that will up what you can charge a tenant each month. 

5 of those top things that can really help up the price you rent the property for each month:

  • Landscaping: Potential renters will receive their first impressions of the property before they even walk through the front door. That’s what they call “curb appeal”. You would be amazed what a simple new fresh, layer of mulch or some new flowers being planted outside as a landscaping upgrade can perk up the look of the home making it look more appealing, welcoming, and friendly for just a small investment of as little as a few hundred dollars per property.
  • Upgrade Appliances: The appliances in a rental property are vital to being able to demand top dollar. Having appliances that are reliable and easy to use are important to help ensure that the property is a comfortable place for your client to rent. This means ensuring that all appliances are in good working order and are modern in their ability to deliver top-of-the-line effective experiences to the tenant. Your appliances will include everything from the microwave to the oven or dishwasher to the washer and dryer units and back again. Ensuring you have quality appliances ensure that you are getting the money your rental property is worth.
  • Counter, Cabinet & Flooring Upgrades: Upgrading the interior of the property can help raise the value of what you can ask someone to pay the property. Wooden floors, granite counter tops, and dark oak woodwork can all upgrade the look and the asking price for rental of the property. These might be somewhat costly upgrades but they will pay off in the long run. Moreover, when choosing cabinetry to make sure there is plenty of storage as that is also a hot commodity in a rental property that can allow you to demand more for your property.
  • Fixtures: Upgrading the “little stuff” like door knobs, cabinet handles, faucet fixtures, etc. will help make the property look more “top end” and inviting. Adding any little additions to the property that makes it look more luxurious and lavish will help potential tenants be impressed with the finishings and will be willing to pay more for the property than they would for a property with outdated fixtures that make the property look old and unkempt.
  •  Clean Clean Clean the Property: Hiring cleaning professionals to come in between tenants to ensure that the property is clean and pristine before showing it to the next potential tenant. Tenants want to live in a sanitary environment and will be willing to pay a premium price to do so. Hiring someone to get the place in top shape and someone who will ensure the place is in good repair can help ensure you are showing your property at its best to help demand top dollar for those wanting to rent the property out. The cleaner the property is the more money you can demand from a tenant wanting to rent the property. 

For more information on how to ensure that you are getting top dollar for your rental property please be sure to contact us.


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