Selecting a Licensed Property Manager
Whether you’re renting as a tenant or buying an investment home, your success hinges upon the expert advice and services provided by your Licensed Property Manager.
I’m committed to providing my clients with professional services based on my experience, knowledge and skills.
I’ve filled this website with answers to some questions you may have to understand what you need to know and how I deliver the services designed to meet your needs.
I’m the Property Manager who specializes in the Kelowna and Okanagan market – and has the reputation for putting you, the client, first. Any time you want information on the market or are ready to buy or sell a property – contact me. There’s no obligation.
I’m looking forward to learning more about your needs and goals.
Do You Have a Licensed Property Manager?
If you’re planning on buying an investment home, you may have already done some shopping around on your own. Perhaps your agent has shown you a few options. Now you’ve decided to buy and make the move into investment property management, but wait…
You can do all of this on your own, if you have the time and expertise. However, statistics prove that you’ll be more successful in managing that investment by utilizing a Licensed Property Manager.
A Licensed Property Manager Works for The Home Owner
A property manager needs to be able to listen and communicate, as well as be proactive and involved, current and knowledgeable. He or she should also be levelheaded and resourceful, personable and articulate. For all the property managers diligently trying to excel, the list of “and’s” goes on and on.
At the end of the day however, most people working in property management agree that the most fundamentally important trait for a good property manager to possess is the ability to communicate and relate to people.
Communication is Essential
Good communication is the grease in a building’s wheels. It is the property manager’s duty to make sure everything runs smoothly, and that requires everyone involved in the building to understand one another. Conflict is generally a result of misunderstanding, often precipitated by a lack of or breakdown in communication. Like a good foreign diplomat, a property manager needs to be able to see other peoples’ perspectives, to hear what they are saying, and to solve problems.
The property manager needs to understand and balance the views of multiple interested parties. It’s very important that a property manager is a good listener, who is detail-oriented and follows up. Furthermore, a property manager must be able to listen, then understand and interpret what he or she is being told by the unit owners, the super, the board of directors, and so forth.
This, That, and People First.
The job of a property manager is a balancing act that requires the agent to anticipate and handle the logistical issues of the building without losing sight of the responsibilities to all the people of the building. With PDAs, cell phones, and e-mail, a property manager is accessible nearly all of the time—for better or worse.
One of the biggest complaints about property managers today is that they do not return phone calls. They are in charge of supplies, finances, employees, professionals, boilers, and a whole slew of responsibilities that require incredible organizational and multi-tasking abilities, but ultimately, they must be adept at answering questions and dealing with people.
A good property manager has to be able to communicate and interact with a variety of different people and personalities, while keeping all logistics in order. It is a difficult job keeping a building’s engine running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So, if your property manager is a keeper, let him or her know.