Written by David Lowrey
As an owner of a Gibsonton Property Management company, I deal with all sorts of owners/clients. They can range from the frustrating to serene and everything in between. The most difficult challenge in owning a property management company is dealing with owner complaints and requests.
As a Gibsonton Property Manager, we are far from perfect and make mistakes all the time. There are so many balls that we are juggling that dropping a few here and there is normal. My personal mission is developing my own software database to help us drop far less than our competition, but that is a story for another day.
Today or tomorrow, I’ll be letting go a client with an incredible rental home. The home rents for $2500 a month and in a lovely location, but the owner is killing us. He is wonderfully nice person but so detailed oriented and questioning every event and decision, that we are losing money every month managing his property.
Typically, I can figure out a way to get clients like this to relax after we find a tenant. However, this client just renovated this home and has a lot of issues with it that need to be addressed. It looks lovely, but there is a flooding situation in the backyard, sewage backup, special landscape needs, and the owner has been managing several other properties on this own.
When I have an owner that manages himself and lives locally, I typically start to worry. My fear is they