Q. I heard that the cost of management is a tax write-off. Is this true?
A. Yes, your property management fees can be written off as an expense on your taxes. This effectively lowers the actual amount you are paying. (Please verify this information with your accountant since we are not accounting experts)
Q. Who do my tenants call when there is an emergency?
A. Tenants will be instructed to contact Express Realty for any reason the tenant would normally call a landlord.
Q. What if the tenants don’t water and take care of the yard?
A. Our contract states that if the tenant does not take care of the yard maintenance in a satisfactory manner, lawn care will be hired at the expense of the tenant unless, of course, it has been provided for in the lease.
Q. Can I do my own repairs?
A. Most owners prefer that Express Realty handle all repairs. Because we work with several vendors on a regular basis, we are able to negotiate the best possible price in most situations. In addition, the quality of the work is better assured.
Q. How do you choose a good tenant?
A. We have many tools available to help us choose the best tenant for your property, including credit checks, current and past rental history, and employment verification.
Q. Why do you feel that you could do the best job managing our rental properties?
A. With many years experience in the industry, our staff has a unique ability to attract and qualify tenants, identify “little problems” before they become big problems and handle them in an effective and efficient manner. We believe that a good relationship with the tenant is vital and will benefit you, the owner, in many ways.