3 Mistakes Landlords Should Avoid When Interviewing Sarasota Property Managers
Landlords beware! You could be making crucial mistakes in your efforts to interview and hire a Sarasota property manager. This could place you and your valuable assets in jeopardy.
In this litigious society that we all find ourselves in, it is important that you take steps to ensure that you are limiting your liability exposure by hiring only the best Sarasota property managers. Here are three mistakes that Sarasota rental owners often make when hiring Sarasota property managers:
Failing to Check the B.B.B. Report
Checking with the local Better Business Bureau is a fundamental first step to conducting your due-diligence with respect to Sarasota property managers. These unbiased reports are vetted for credibility and the ultimate resolution, if any is listed. It is a great way to see 1) The types of complaints, if any, that have been lodged against a company, and 2) The way the company responded in it’s attempts (or not) to amicably resolve the issues. Always check with the local BBB.
Failing to “Google” the Company Name
Like it or not, part of living and doing business in the internet age is the rapid availability of data on just about any business out their, including Sarasota property managers. Take ten minutes to google the name of any Sarasota property managers you may be considering doing business with. You will quickly get a feel for the quality and reputation of the business, with from what they are writing about themselves, and what others are writing about them. Always google the names of Sarasota property managers you are considering.
Failing To Listen To Your “Gut”
You’ve been around the block . . . You know whether someone is blowing smoke up your wa-zoo, or being truthful and sincere. You know whether they are professional in returning phone calls and emails. You know if they show-up on time and do what they say they are going to do, when they say they are going to do it.
Find out who else they do business with that you may know. Ask lots of questions. Ask again if something sounds too good to be true. Pay attention to your instincts. Always listen to your gut.
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