One of the biggest challenges for any rental property owner is keeping up with maintenance. Not only do you have to make repairs when they’re needed, you have to do regular upkeep on the roof, lawn, and more. That’s a lot of work if you’re trying to do it all on your own!
Whether you have maintenance experience or not, you may decide it’s time to hire someone to help. Just make sure you hire the right person for the job.
Pay a decent wage
It’s easy to try and cut corners by starting your maintenance employee at a low rate, but it’s a bad idea. The lower the wage, the less skilled the labor is likely to be. You’ll save in the long run by hiring a skilled and qualified maintenance tech who really knows their stuff. In order to attract them to your job, and keep them, you have to be willing to pay them a decent wage.
Determine the level of help you need
Hiring a maintenance person for your rental property is not an all or nothing endeavor. You can hire someone full-time or just part-time, depending on your needs and your budget.
Another option is to hire your own contractor. That way, you’re only paying for the extra help when you need it.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of hiring your own maintenance staff for your rental property, there’s another option—hire a property management company! If you’d rather have someone else take care of your maintenance needs, call Mountain View Property Management today!