Your home is your life (besides family, friends work, and outings). Deciding where to live is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. If affects your daily commute. It affects your activity options. It affects the teams you’ll root for, people you’ll hang out with, and the memories you’ll make. It’s a BIG decision. Finding the right place is a difficult task. Tons of factors go into making a choice you won’t regret. That’s why there are property management companies that specialize in customizing recommendations based on your preferences.
DJCRE always puts the client first. That’s why we’re writing this free tutorial including quick tips to find the right property management company for you.
- Do your homework – Research, research, research. It’s imperative to find a trustworthy, reputable company [like us] when making a move. Ask for references. Review testimonials. Professionalism is key. You want somebody who cares and who will respond quickly. This sets the tone and gets the relationship started on the right foot.
- Browse the website – A company’s website is an important first impression. Make sure it’s informative, legible, and modern (check on your smartphone to make sure it’s mobile-friendly… if they are current with their technology, you can expect a company that keeps up with the times like DJCRE!)
Also, make sure they have an online portal associated with their online platform. Setting up online payments and work orders makes life super easy and will help keep you current with bills and updated on maintenance service calls. BONUS – Look for the lock icon in the address bar to make sure their server system is secure and encrypted (like ours – we use AppFolio’s online application.)
- Meet them – Texts, emails, and phone calls are great communication tools, but an in-person encounter can quickly give you a good impression on what time of person/firm you are dealing with. Personally, DJCRE prides ourself on being friendly, patient, and down to earth. We are honest, transparent, and our pricing is straightforward.
Always go to a few showings before settling on your final decision. Make sure the property is as advertising and the amenities are in working condition. Take a walk around the neighborhood to get a feel for your potential surroundings. Make sure you’re a good fit. Make sure there’s adequate parking, a nearby food store, and other places you may need (i.e. gas stations, public transit, gyms, dog parks, etc.)
Our Service Area:
- Center City Philadelphia
- South Philadelphia
- South West Philadelphia
- Art Museum Area
- West Philadelphia
- Northern Liberties
- University City
- Temple University
- Northeast Philadelphia
- and many other communities in the Philly area!