On today’s blog, we’re talking about three important ways an Atlanta property manager should be looking after your investment home. Obviously there are a lot more than three things that need to be done, but we’re going to talk about these three specifics today.
Water is your home’s biggest enemy. It’s very important to do whatever you can to keep water away from your house. A property manager should do this for you in a number of different ways. First, by ensuring your gutters are in good shape. Rain gutters should be cleaned out and functional. At DKRentals.net, we send an email to all our property owners every Fall and we offer to clean and inspect the gutters. This ensures water is flowing away from the property. We also check for water during our routine inspections of the property, looking for any places that water might be leaking or puddles.
The mechanical systems in your house will usually be your most costly repairs. Make sure your heating and cooling systems are in good working order. We don’t wait for a system to break. We service them once or twice a year to make sure the heat and the air conditioning are functional. It’s always cheaper to send an HVAC technician out to check the system than it is to call them for an emergency repair. Our company sends a technician to look at an average of 100 systems at a time, so we are able to negotiate the best possible price. We pass those savings onto our property owners.
A property manager should really protect your investment home with a solid lease. It’s very important that you use a lease written for the state of Georgia. We use the GAR lease, which comes from the Georgia Association of Realtors. This has been written by lawyers and proven against all tenancy laws. This assures you that if you do have to go to court; your lease will stand up because it’s accurate and compliant. Your lease should protect you as the owner of the property. The worst After your investment homething you can do is to go to Office Depot or somewhere similar and just buy a generic lease. It won’t protect you or your property, and it probably won’t be enforceable in Georgia.
These are three quick and easy things your property manager should be doing to take care of your property and protect your investment. If you have any questions, please contact us at DKRentals.net.