Should You Manage Your Property on Your Own?

Investing in real estate in North San Diego can prove quite lucrative if you understand the unique nature of our local rental market. To turn a profit, however, you’ll need to pay close attention to your expenses and your earnings. You also need to put processes in place to increase efficiency whenever possible. If you’re thinking of managing your portfolio without the help of a professional property manager, you’ll need to address the following important issues.

How Much Will You Spend on Maintenance?

Many property owners simply contact a local contractor when a repair becomes necessary in one of their properties. As the landlord, you will be responsible for the repair bill. If you own an older home, you may need to factor in several hundred dollars worth of repair costs over the course of the year.

With a professional manager, maintenance costs are kept in check because they are handled in-house. When one of our clients make a repair request, our Maintenance Supervisor works to address the problem as quickly as possible. If outside assistance becomes necessary,we’ve built trusted business partnerships and receive those services at preferential rates. It’s important to take this information into consideration when making your decision.

Do You Value Your Own Time?

It’s not uncommon for clients to come to us because they’re simply overworked. Managing a rental home can quickly become a full-time job. Before you commit to managing your own portfolio, don’t underestimate the time you’ll spend personally tending to your accounting needs, maintenance calls, marketing efforts, and the many other responsibilities on your plate. Remember, time is money, and the minutes you spend on management quickly add up.

Are You Prepared to Handle the Hard Stuff?

Managing a rental property sometimes means handling tasks that are not enjoyable. How do you anticipate responding to tenant disputes? Are you comfortable following up with your renters and charging late fees when you don’t receive your payments on time?

If things take a turn for the worse, will you be capable of taking the legal steps to evict your tenant? Do you know a good lawyer you can trust to help you resolve the situation at a fair price? These are important questions you need to ask before embarking on the DIY property management journey.

Many property owners instead prefer to take a backseat, letting our capable team handle the hard stuff and reaping the rewards of property ownership. We’ve never lost a single eviction case in our 40 years of experience, and we work with tenants to find mutually beneficial problem resolutions whenever possible. For many landlords, this is simply invaluable.

Think professional property management for your home in San Diego sounds like the right choice? Reach out to our team and schedule a free consultation. We’ll be happy to help you find the right solution for meeting your goals: (760) 434-1791.


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I have been renting a property in Carlsbad managed by RPM for the past two years.  John and the rest of the team have been very good to work with and have been very attentive to issues.

 - James C. |  Tenant


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I am a current resident of [one of RPM's properties] and will say it is one of the best experiences I have had. The property manager has been nothing but helpful and courteous.

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My fiance and I have been renting from RPM for a few years and they have always been fair and quick to remedy any issues we have had.

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I have been enjoying living within one of RPM's properties for just over five years now, and they have been immediately responsive to the comparatively few problems I've had.

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