One of the questions people often ask us is how they can change their property manager. If you’re looking for a new Roseville property management company, you need to check your contract with your existing management company first.
Check Your Management Contract
If your current company is like us and uses the California Association of Realtors (CAR) form for your management agreements, you will find an expiration date for that contract within the first quarter on the top of the first page. So, look at that date and you’ll know if you are still locked into a contract or not.
Providing Notice to Your Property Management Company
If you’re past that expiration date, you just have to give 30 days’ notice to your current management company. When people are switching companies, we typically recommend that they copy the current management company and the future management company on all correspondence. If you copy all parties on emails and letters, you can be sure that everyone is included in conversations. This will ensure you have a smoother transition to your next company.
Interviewing New Property Managers
When you are choosing your next property manager, have a face to face interview with them. Most property management companies and really any business will run off a script when they are interviewed over the phone. You really get a good sense of who the person is and what their character is like by having a face to face interaction with them.
There are many understandable reasons to change property management companies, and if you feel like you’re not getting what you need or expect from your current managers, it’s a good idea to move on. If you have any questions about how to change your property management company, please contact us at Results Property Management. We’d be happy to walk you through the process.