Sometimes, you can save time and money doing things yourself—like painting the dining room or changing your own oil. But some tasks are so time-consuming and require such specialized knowledge that you need an expert to help you. A prime example is putting your home or investment property on the rental market.
It seems easy to manage your own property—put a few ads on Craigslist and drop by once a month to collect rent. But not so fast. Here are just a few reasons why you need a professional, experienced property management company like Polaris Property Management on your side:
- Finding the right tenants. Not every tenant who’s interested in your house is the right fit. Maybe they have problems paying their rent on time or have a criminal past. Without a property manager on your side, you’d be left in the dark about what kind of person your new tenant is. But when you work with Polaris Property Management, we conduct the most thorough background checks available, including credit checks, employment verification, criminal history checks and more.
- Maintenance. In any home, things inevitably go wrong: dishwashers back up, furnaces croak. Are you prepared to deal with those frantic calls in the middle of the night, find a trusted contractor and send them to your rental property? Even if you could, would you want to? With a property manager like Polaris, we can deal with those maintenance calls, and you can focus on living your life.
- Rent collection. Hunting down your tenants once a month to pick up a check or finding a way to process a credit card can be a pain, not to mention the hassle of dealing with late payments or even evictions. Again, let Polaris Property Management take care of these details for you.
Sure, you could manage your property on your own, but why would you want to? If you’re interested in renting out your Indianapolis-area home, call us today and let’s talk about how we can help you simplify your life and bring in a steady rental cash flow.