Rent Collection Policies
Residents who lease single-family homes are generally looking for an experience that emulates home ownership, without all the responsibilities and long-term financial obligations. Many residents have lived in apartments previously, and are weary of the constant monthly intrusions into their home for inspections, and scheduled routine maintenance.
We recognize the need for vigilance to make sure your property is being properly cared for and balancing that with the market concerns for less disruption of the residents’ homes. We manage so many properties in our service area that we are able to drive by the exterior multiple times during the year. If we see any issues that cause us concern, we will then schedule an inspection as soon as possible. In addition, the contractors we use to perform maintenance on the house will report back to us any issues that we should check into.
Annual Property Review
In the past, McCreary used to have their agents perform a Property Review once a year. This review was limited to viewing how the residents were caring for the property and looking for obvious deferred maintenance issues like roof leak, exterior painting and such. We discovered that there were many things that our agents were not trained or equipped to look for while on the property. As such, we saw a need for a more comprehensive Property Review for our Owners, but not as extensive or costly as a full blown Home Inspection.
McCreary has partnered with OnSight PROS to perform the Annual Property Condition Review. They produce a 20-40 page report that will include dozens of photos and comments on what they observe at your property and its current condition including but not limited to: Property Code Violations, Insurance Company Risks, Maintenance Issues (Including A/C Filter inspection and changing, if needed), Hazardous Issues, HOA Violations, Unauthorized Pets and, Illegal Activity.
An important service they also perform is to check all Smoke Detectors in the property for proper operation with canned smoke and verify age of the detector. Smoke Detectors are considered by the industry unsafe for use if they are over 10 years old. Should they discover that the smoke detectors are faulty or over 10 years old, they will replace them on the spot to protect you and your asset.
Click Here to view a sample of the report. We are sure you will agree with us that it is well worth the small added cost to you for this service!
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What Sets Us Apart
From Other Management Companies
The professionals at McCreary are just that, Professional Real Estate Managers. If you bought your property as an investment, you want the property to be managed to its highest and best potential to produce income and increase in overall value during your ownership period. If you are converting your personal residence into a rental property, then you need to have a management company with experience in assisting property owners with turning the family home into the family business.
Our staff are trained and educated in the policies, procedures and methods of classical real estate management from the very best industry sources. They then convert this training into results for you that fit your goals and objectives in the ownership of the property we will be managing for you. We are not sales agents that just need to have some income until real estate sales improve. We have decades of experience being professional property managers for thousands of owners just like you and will still be here once the sales market improves!