Nicole Lee, a leading property manager with the Ashford Realty Group / Masters Group, a Colorado Springs property management company specializing in investment properties, says finding quality tenants is a key to keeping low vacancy rates for her real estate investor clients.
Online PR News – 27-April-2010 – Colorado Springs, CO – Professional real estate property manager Nicole Lee of the Ashford Realty Group, a company specializing in Colorado Springs property management, says that finding quality tenants is one of the keys to keeping low vacancy rates for her real estate investor clients. She says that while many property managers shortcut the tenant screening process to save time, it invariably ends up costing both the manager and the owner more time and money down the road.
“We would much rather put the hard work into finding good tenants who are interested in taking good care of our properties up front than have to do two or three times the work in the long run by having to fill more vacancies.”
Lee says that there is a culture of cost-cutting among many management firms because most are only interested in the sales side of their business. That leaves the necessary task of screening tenants and keeping a property occupied underprioritized and understaffed.
“We take the long view with our business. We know that investors who place their properties with us do so to keep their investment property producing positive cash flow. That is impossible to do when you have a high vacancy rate due to insufficient tenant screening.”
She says her tenants have been known to go above and beyond the call of duty to leave a property in better condition than they found it.
David Tanaka, President of Rocksolidpower Solutions (http://rocksolidpowersolutions.com), says that the Ashford Group has saved him thousands of dollars on his four Colorado Springs investment properties, in part through excellent tenant screening.
“Ashford Realty Group is not only an expert in their field but they have an expert staff and vendors who can service our Colorado Springs rentals at the most efficient cost. I have been a property owner for over 20 years and I know how hard it is to find a fantastic property manager.”
While other Colorado Springs property management firms focus on simply adding more properties under management to their rolls, Lee says she works hard to cultivate good relationships with experienced investors who will become lifelong real estate clients.
“Building a relationship based on trust with our investors and renters alike is an essential part of our job description. We’ve found that produces rewarding business relationships in the long term.”
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