The relationship between landlord and resident has specific lines you do not want to risk crossing. For the security of your business, and your sanity, maintaining an anonymous, professional relationship with your residents is a useful way to keep things running well. By having the Real Property Management Baton Rouge team on your side, we handle the chaotic and often stressful problems, so you don’t have to.
As a landlord, forming relationships with your residents is easy. Appliances need fixing, and the property requires tending; you might be seeing a resident every month or so based on the situation. When you constantly have to visit someone renting your property, a friendship can potentially form. Suddenly you realize your resident has your private phone number and maybe even knows where you live. That kind of information is harmless until a resident becomes bitter over an issue with the property. The risk in this is having too close of a relationship with your tenant, and as a result not wanting to be the “bad guy” if something goes awry, or when the resident is short on rent, etc. You end up in a situation you never wanted to be in just from being a helpful landlord.
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Your resident may also try and take advantage of you. By having a property manager, you prevent these issues completely. We handle everything from background checks to broken rules and rent is past due. We study local and federal laws, so you don’t have to, and we implement them with your residents to make sure there is a clear understanding of the relationship we have, which is strictly professional. This removes you from the conflict completely by being anonymous.
Avoid Conflict of Interest
Perhaps being a landlord is not the only kind of business you are in. Being in politics, running a restaurant, or any kind of public career can lead to conflict with residents trying to rent from you. If they recognize your name from somewhere, then they may already have a predetermined notion of the type of person you are. Whether it is good, or misinterpreted, having a property management team backing you eliminates the risk entirely and guards your identity. Having that protection comes in handy when a resident has to be evicted from a property and wants to take it out on the owner, particularly if you run another business. You don’t want a resident leaving a negative review of your business online because of an issue with a rental property. Why risk having your reputation dismantled if you don’t have to?
There are no regrets in keeping your business anonymous and protected. To learn more about the services that Real Property Management Baton Rouge offers, contact us online or call us at 225-389-6860 today.