Property Management While On Vacation?

Dec 23 2011 / 7:22 am Was written by Atwell & Co. Comments Off
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Landlord Vacation?

As a landlord, the holiday season may bring vacations for you and your family.  What happens to your properties while you are away?  If you are traveling out of the country, being available for your tenants may become a concern for your tenants and for you if you’re always on the phone handling problems.

Property management is all about planning for the best, but preparing for the worst.  With this in mind, being organised and planning in advance of potential problems can keep you relaxing during your vacation.

First, let you tenants know your vacation schedule and provide them with a temporary contact person/number they can use in case they can not immediately get a hold of you.  This is a great time to find out your tenants vacation plans and to ask for a “In Case of Emergency” number should something come up.

Make sure you have all your vendors/contractors (i.e. plumbers, electricians, etc.) contact information correct and bring that information with you on vacation.  Any information you may need to address issues; policy numbers, insurance contact information, etc.  Utilize a global email address such as gmail.com or yahoo.com to make sure you have access to any emails via web when needed.

Keep up with your payments.  If payments are due during your vacation – be able to verify receipt.  Keeping up on this is very important, even when you are on vacation. Be sure to take the appropriate steps to contact your tenant, even on vacation.   Depending on the length of time you are out of the country … you may want to outsource this to someone who can keep up on the bookkeeping.

Of course the real way to have a great vacation is to let a property management company handle your properties.  We are offering a free 3 month trial.  We’ll make sure the above is taken care of so you can enjoy your vacation!  To start your FREE 3 month property management trial today click here: Free 3 month property management trial

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