The relationship between a landlord and a resident has some fine lines you do not want to risk crossing. For your business’ security, and your sanity, keeping an anonymous, professional relationship with your residents is a practical way to keep things running smoothly. By having the Real Property Management Executives of Greater Atlanta team on your side, we deal with the messy and usually stressful problems you don’t want to handle.
As a landlord, it’s easy to forge relationships with your residents. Appliances require fixing, and the property needs tending; you could be visiting a resident every month or so depending on the situation. When you regularly must visit someone renting your property, a friendship can potentially form. Suddenly you realize your resident has your personal phone number and maybe even knows your home address. Having that kind of information is harmless until a resident becomes bitter over an issue with the property. The risk in this is having too close of a relationship with your tenant and in result not wanting to be the “bad guy” if something goes awry, or when the resident is short on rent, etc. You end up in a situation you never wanted to be in just from being a thoughtful landlord.
How We Can Help
Your resident may also try and take advantage of you. In having a property manager, you avoid these issues entirely. We handle everything from background checks to broken rules and overdue rent. We study local and federal laws, so you don’t have to, and we implement them with your residents to ensure there is always a clear understanding of the relationship we have, which is strictly professional. This removes you from the conflict completely by being anonymous.
Avoid Conflict of Interest
Maybe being a landlord is not the only type of business you are in. Being in politics, owning a restaurant, or any kind of public career can lead to conflict with residents trying to rent from you. If they recognize your name from somewhere, they may already have a preconceived notion of the kind of person you are. Whether it is good, or misinterpreted, having a property management team behind you eliminates the risk completely and protects your identity. Having that protection comes in handy when a resident needs to be evicted from a property and wants to take it out of the owner, especially if you have another business. You don’t want a resident leaving a negative review of your business online because of an issue with a rental property. Why risk getting your reputation dismantled if you don’t have to?
There are no regrets in keeping your business anonymous and safe. To learn more about the services Real Property Management Executives Greater Atlanta offers, contact us online or call us at 678-504-8580 today.
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