If you live in your home, that's manageable. But if you live in a different city, it can become a little more challenging. A property manager's first role is to save you the headache of trying to manage your property from the other side of the country - or the world. We know that your home is more than an asset - whether it's the one you live in or the one you holiday in. It's somewhere you should feel safe and relaxed; it's your space away from the world. That's why you should have it looked after.
Here are five reasons you should consider a property manager if you have a home away from home:
On your doorstep
A Cape Town property manager lives on your doorstep (so to speak) and can sort out any issues as they happen. Our job is to be that person on the ground who can attend to issues as they arise, in a professional and trustworthy manner. This will minimise the potential of unexpected and costly outlays.
Coastal home challenges
Having a home at the coast can cost you more in the long run. That said, if it's maintained consistently then that won't be a problem. A professional property manager is the person who will keep a close eye on challenges that might arise through wet winters and windy summers. Another reason to think about hiring one? Year-round check-ups and attention to detail that might be missed or overlooked otherwise.
No nonsense neighbourhood
You may not be the only home owner that has vacated your property for the winter. Imagine an entire street of homes that are empty; with no-one present to keep an eye on the neighbourhood's assets. Your Cape Town property manager can function as the eyes and ears of the neighbourhood.
Too close to home
Changes in the community can occur while you are away. Often there are changes to a nearby road or structures in and around the area. Or your neighbour could build another story that affects your view. All these could impact the value of your home. Sometimes the only sign of this communication about changes is a small note in your post box. A Cape Town property manager can make sure none of these notices go under the radar.
Long arm of the law
A Cape Town property manager will ensure your home remains legally compliant. For example, Cape Town currently has water restrictions. Homeowners may not use municipal water to fill their pools or use irrigation systems. If you left your home for the winter and forgot to turn off the irrigation, you could land up with a fine from the council. A Cape Town property manager addresses these requirements.
Ready to hire a property manager for your Cape Town home? Our management services cover all the bases - so you can enjoy your home without the hassle. Contact us today to find out exactly what we can do for you. Call us on 021 801 3946 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.