Why Should I Hire a Property Manager?

This post is written by Trusted Partner, Real Property Management. To become a contributing editor, please contact our Real Estate Investor Solutions Specialist, David Maxwell at david@reincanada.com.

What is Property Management?

Property Management is the bread and butter of real estate investing. It is the day-to-day processes and operations involved in overseeing a physical “real” property and can include residential, land, and commercial real estate. This can mean a variety of tasks such as the standard rent collection or calling a plumber but can also include strategic plans to further maximize an investment property. 

Property Management companies are in place to relieve investors’ pain points and help with the 3 T’s: Tenants, toilets, and troubles. More often than not, corporate and developing investors are akin to utilizing professional property managers with many new or residential investors unaware that the same services can be made available to them! 

Why Should I Hire a Property Manager?

Property managers ensure their investor’s goals are being met and exceeded. Goals can include, but are not limited to:

·   Reducing tenancy turnover

·   Practicing preventative maintenance processes to reduce long-term costs

·   Advising on local real estate trends and forecasts

.     Screen and qualify new tenants for properties 

·   Budgeting monthly accounts

·   Growing your real estate portfolio!

At Real Property Management, our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Maintenance
  • Compliance
  • Tenant management
  • Improvements
  • Inspecting
  • Showing
  • Screening
  • Evictions
  • Pricing
  • So much more!

What are the Benefits?

We can ramble on and on, but let’s look at some real scenarios that we see often:

Scenario 1: You work a busy 9-5 job, and your tenant calls you out of the blue with an urgent maintenance request. Do you (1) leave work early and potentially lose income to tend to the request, or (2) let a Property Manager deal with the situation?

Scenario 2:  Imagine you are in Hawaii with your family on vacation enjoying the warm sun. It’s the middle of winter and you get a call from your tenant saying the furnace broke down. Canadian winters can be brutal, so the request is urgent! Do you (1) leave your loved ones for a bit to handle the situation, or (2) have your Property Manager fix the situation so that you can spend time with your family?

Scenario 3: You just bought a new rental property – yay! It has come time to list the property online to gain tenant traction. There are so many sites to choose from – how do you know which one will bring in quality (not quantity) tenant leads? Ahhh! It’s overwhelming – and don’t forget about the time it takes to actually screen tenant leads. Property Managers do this every day. We know the tips, tricks, and “know-how” to bring in the highest quality tenant for your property. It’s almost like it’s our day job!

Each scenario above represents a series of trade-offs between time and money. Let’s not forget, time = money. In economic terms, it is the opportunity cost the investor is choosing between time lost and time earned back. That’s why you should hire a Property Manager – to earn time back. The time earned back can be used to (1) learn a new skill, (2) spend time with your friends and family, (3) learn more about real estate to diversify and grow your portfolio, or (4) get to know your community! The options are endless, and we are here to make sure you have time for these options!

You can learn more about the services we provide here: https://www.realpm.ca/what-we-do


Rental property investing is a rollercoaster with unexpected twists and turns along the way. Property Managers are in place to minimize the potential of the unexpected occurring, grow your portfolio, and give you time back in your day! Does time fly when you choose the right Property Manager – isn’t that how the quote goes?

Reach out to us today and let’s schedule a free consultation! Call Michelle Fong at +1604-219-0355 or send your inquiries to info@realpropertymgt.ca

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