How Can I Evaluate the “Real” Cost of Property Management?

Unquestionably, the largest expenses associated with property management is a result of vacancy rate and quality of tenant performance. Only by comparing the resources and services that address these concerns will one come to an understanding of the cost that may result from choosing one property management company over another. We invite you to consider the following:

The great majority (70%) of perspective tenants now use the web to find a new home. Every management company recognizes this fact, so all have web sites to compete for market share of perspective tenants. It is also important to know that people choose “organic” search results over “paid” placement advertising. Desert Wide Properties absolutely overwhelms all other residential property management companies in ALL of the Phoenix metro cities on ALL of the search engines. Search on the primary key phrases that tenants use to locate homes for rent. (Example: “Phoenix property management”, “Gilbert homes for rent” on Yahoo, MSN, All the Web”, Google, Alta Vista, or any other search engine.) Try the same key words with any of the fifty metro city names such as Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Avondale, etc. We receive over one million hits per month so our top search engine placement gives our owners an overwhelming advantage for having their rental properties “found” by thousands of prospective tenants. That translates into less vacancy cost and a better opportunity to select a qualified tenant.

Also, we have a sizeable leasing staff that allows us to be open for business 7 days a week. We rent about twenty-five percent of our homes while our competitors are taking the weekend off.

Additionally, we have an extensive referral network with other realtors. Our web site has hundreds of inbound links from other real estate companies.

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