Why You Should Hire a Matthews Professional Property Manager vs. Self Managing

Working with a professional Matthews property management company is always better than self-managing. With a team of professional managers who have local industry experience and a great reputation for outstanding service, you can have a better and more successful investment experience.

We often hear from landlords who think that they can save money by managing their own properties. The truth is, you often spend more as a self-managing landlord. That’s because mistakes are expensive, and so is the loss of your time and peace of mind.

Today, we’re explaining why professional property management makes sense for Matthews rental property owners.

Professional Matthews Property Management and Vacancy

Vacancy will stunt your rental income and minimize your long term return on investment (ROI). If you don’t price your home properly, get to know the local tenant pool, or provide an attractive, well-maintained home, you’re going to have a long and expensive vacancy period. A professional property manager can automate and improve the leasing process with better systems and strategies. We know how to price your property competitively and profitably. We know how to market it strategically and what we need to recommend in order to attract good tenants quickly who are willing to pay top dollar.

Turnover is even more expensive than vacancy. Not only do you miss out on weeks or months of rental income, you also have to pay for maintenance and cleaning. You have to touch up your landscaping and spend time showing the property and screening tenants. A professionally managed property has lower turnover because property managers have the time and the expertise to be responsive to the needs of tenants. When your tenant moves, we can make the repairs and re-rent the home a lot faster than self-managing landlords.

High Quality Tenants Pay Rent on Time

Effectively screening tenants is often a challenge for self-managing landlords. The leasing process also opens you up to a lot of risk. Professional managers understand fair housing laws, and we know how easy it is to make a mistake during the marketing and screening process. We provide written rental criteria, we screen everyone fairly, and we have a consistent and well-documented process. We have resources and screening platforms that are hard for self-managing landlords to access. Professional managers can deliver a well-screened tenant who can be counted on to pay rent on time and take care of your rental home.

Risk Management and Liability Protection

Fair housing laws and security deposit requirements and other details in landlord and tenant laws throughout this market make it easy for landlords to get confused. Do you know how to legally raise the rent? Do you have a legally compliant lease agreement? Do you know that service animals and support animals are not considered pets?

Risk Management and Liability ProtectionThe laws are complex, and they are always changing. A property management company stays up to date and protects your investment.

These are just a few of the reasons you should always consider professional property management when you’re renting out a property in Matthews. We’d love to tell you more, so contact us at RE/MAX Gold.

Photo of Wess CasonWess Cason, Owner/Broker

Wess Cason has over 30 years of residential real estate experience to include property management and associated repair projects. His maintenance team is now expanding their repair & renovation scope beyond property management services to our neighborhood community. We are local and own our offices located in Matthews. We service where we live.

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Photo of Jonathan CasonJonathan Cason, Director of Operations

Jonathan Cason is our Director of Operations. Jonathan brings 20 years+ of top-notch customer service experience to the table that includes mortgage lending, property management, and real estate. He is excited about bringing such a well diverse team to the SE Charlotte area and to your homes!

During his personal time, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and spending as much time as he can outdoors hiking, fishing, and golfing.

Laura Suitor, Team CoordinatorPhoto of Laura Suitor

Laura Suitor is our Office Manager and serves as the Team Coordinator for Handyman Matters of South Charlotte. She is well experienced in residential needs having coordinated the repairs for 160 rental homes in the Charlotte market.

Photo of Bethany MartinBethany Martin, Team Coordinator

Bethany Martin comes to the RE/MAX Gold team with over 10 years of Property Management experience. Bethany is always committed to providing the very best in service and professionalism to all of Wess Cason’s clients!

When she is not at work, greeting everyone with a warm smile, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children, taking day trips to the mountains and attending as many concerts as she can!

Photo of Jason SuitorJason Suitor, Maintenance Operations Manager

Jason Suitor is our Lead Craftsman and has a wide variety of maintenance skills. From tile work, luxury vinyl flooring, drywall work to faucets, fans and disposals, Jason has done it all. With over 10 years of experience, Jason consistently gets 5 Star Reviews for his work

Photo of Alyssa Cason TobinAlyssa Cason Tobin, MBA

Director of Marketing

Alyssa heads the marketing department , bringing over 10 years of experience across a variety of channels. Focused on building and growing RE/MAX Gold, Alyssa ensures that all marketing, advertising and branding activities are on message and bring value to those in our area.  Being the daughter of the owner, Alyssa considers herself truly blessed to work with family every day in this new business adventure.

On her off time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband, two beautiful children, family outings, shopping and traveling when she can!