COST-EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE FOR RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS
When it comes to rental property management in Sacramento, many owners are concerned about the cost and quality of maintenance—when must a repair be made? How can you save on costs without compromising quality or risking a larger problem down the road?
THE REAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SOLUTION:
With rental property, maintenance needs never come at the most convenient times. While nobody likes the 2 AM call reporting that a pipe is leaking, being proactive and responsive about needed repairs is the biggest way to keep maintenance costs down and keep tenants happy.
At Real Property Management Sac-Metro, our qualified maintenance teams are licensed, insured, and offer cost-effective solutions for all your maintenance needs through our extensive network of partners. We understand which repairs are paid for by the owner, and which are paid for by the tenant. We know what repairs are required by law, and which maintenance items will save you long-term if handled now. Through 30 years of experience in the property management industry, we have learned that being proactive about maintenance saves you time, money, and headache in the long run. Our streamlined process reduces costs, ensures quality work, and frees you from the hassles of taking that late night emergency repair call. All documentation of property needs and work done is available to you through your online owners portal to keep consistent with our policy of transparent communication.
RENTAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE REMINDERS:
Even well-maintained units with a careful tenant will have an appliance that breaks. Systems become worn out and need replacing, and maintenance needs are just part of the business of owning rental property. Just like your home needs careful attention to details, so does your rental. Here are our top tips for keeping things running smoothly at your rental home:
- Be Prepared: No matter how carefully you try to plan, your unit will need fixing. We recommend setting aside 1-3 months worth of rental income for annual maintenance and upkeep of the property.
- Keep the Lines of Communication Open: When tenants have an issue that needs to be repaired, and then they can’t get a hold of you, your tenants can become frustrated. By responding quickly and keeping the home in good condition, you are offering quality customer service to your tenants. Keeping them happy and comfortable in their home means when the lease is up, they will more likely want to renew that lease.
- Don’t Overlook Safety Concerns: The best time to address safety and health concerns at the property is when your unit is vacant. You should also ensure everything at the property is up to code. Our Sacramento residential property management team can help you know what needs to be addressed before placing the home up for a new rent cycle.