***** Highly likely to recommend
06/13/2016 – lth4844
Sold a home in 2015 in Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737.
I have know Dan and Carol for almost 20 years and have worked in the industry for almost 40. I have never met more professional, hard working and knowledgeable real estate agents They recently helped me buy a home and sell two
Others. All transactions went on time with no problems!!
Highly likely to recommend
06/13/2016 – harvey paxton
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $275K in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
The Kirskseys have been wonderful for our family. They have helped us buy 2 homes and sold one. They are very personable, professional, knowledgable, and get the job done quickly and efficiently. I would recommend them if you want a great experience!
When Should You Hire a Property Management Company?
Although hiring a property management company has many advantages, using one can be expensive. And, even apart from the cost, relying on a property management company is not for everyone. Consider the following factors to determine if hiring a property management company would be a good decision for your business.
You should consider hiring a property management company if:
You have lots of properties or rental units. The more rental properties you own and the more units they contain, the more you’re likely to benefit from a management company.
You don’t live near your rental property. If your rental property is located far from where you live, hiring a property management company can be invaluable in dealing with the many issues that you will not be able to handle from afar.
You’re not interested in hands-on management. Many landlords look forward to the challenge of finding good tenants and the rewards of maintaining a safe and attractive property on their own. But if you view rental property ownership strictly as an investment and want little or nothing to do with the day-to-day management of your properties, consider hiring help to manage your property.
Your time is limited. Even if you enjoy hands-on management, you may not have much time to devote to your business, especially if landlording isn’t your day job. And if you prefer to spend your time growing your business, including searching for new properties, arranging financing for renovations, or changing your business structure, then a management company may be a good way to spend your money.
You can afford the cost. Hiring a property management company is an attractive option if you can afford the fees. When interviewing companies, expect to hear quotes ranging between 5% and 10% of what you collect in rent revenue. If it’s a down market and you’re able to manage things yourself (or with the help of a resident manager or other employees), you may want to keep doing so until the market turns around.
You’re suddenly inundated with management tasks. If your business is growing, at some point you may find that you need a substrantial amount of help to manage everything properly. At that point, it might make sense to hire a management company.
You don’t want to be an employer. If you hire a resident manager or other employees to help with your property, you become an employer. You’ll have to handle payroll and deal with a host of other legal requirements and considerations. But, because a property management company isn’t your employee (it’s an independent contractor), and neither are the people who work for the company, by using one you avoid the hassles of being an employer.
Your property is part of an affordable housing program. If you participate in an affordable housing program, things can get complicated. Usually, in these programs the landlord receives financial assistance, which may be in the form of a grant, low-interest loan, or tax credits, in return for agreeing to rent at least part of the property to tenants earning below a certain income level. In order to continue receiving the assistance, the landlord must comply with a complicated set of rules. With so much at stake, it’s often worth hiring a property management company that has expertise and experience with the particular housing program in question.
How to Find a Good Property Management Company
If you decide to hire a property management company, use caution in selecting one. Here’s how:
Get recommendations from colleagues and your local apartment association.
Search professional directories on the Internet. Visit the website of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) at www.irem.org and click “Find a Professional.” Or visit the National Association of Residential Property Managers’ (NARPM) website atwww.narpm.org and click to search for property managers.”
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For most, selling a home is one of the largest financial transactions they make. Therefore: Interview multiple agents. Select an agent based on his/her ability to provide service and results.
Do not choose based on whoever quotes you the “highest” price, or, the “lowest” commission. Look for the agent who is honest, experienced, and can successfully close your transaction with the least amount of stress, while at the same time getting you the highest net proceeds possible.
Ask about the agent’s history. (Dan and Carol have been in the real estate business for over 20 years. They currently own the Century 21 Experience office in Alta Loma with over 100 agents)
How many homes does the agent sell? (Dan and Carol have sold well over 2000 homes)
Can the agent provide references from the clients they have serviced? (References for the Kirkseys and their staff are readily available from hundreds of clients)
Does the agent have a staff or handle all aspects of transactions themselves?
(Dan and Carol handle the listing, marketing, and contract/escrow negotiations personally, but have buyer specialists and an escrow closing specialist to assist – it is their belief that to provide the customer superior service, it is best to have individuals specifically trained in the different aspects of a transaction so that each one performs the job for the client that they are best equipped for)
How often can I expect communication from the agent? (During the listing period with The Kirkseys, you will be called a minimum of twice a week for showing information/feedback, flyer status, etc., as well as receive mailings on market updates, advertising, etc. During the escrow period, you will be called a minimum of once a week with progress reports)
What avenues does the agent use to expose my home on the internet? (Since 85% of all home buyer/seller searches originate on the internet, the Kirkseys realize the importance of internet exposure. They place all of their listings on Century21.com, Inlandempireneighborhoods.com, Century21experience.com, zillow.com, realtor.com, redfin.com, as well as hundreds of other sites that interact with our MLS systems. They also belong to numerous internet lead generating services that solicit buyers and they utilize those sources to purchase buyer leads for their properties.)
What other types of exposure does the agent provide to help sell their homes?
(They mail flyers in a radius of 200 homes around each listing. They email flyers of their homes to over 3000 realtors both locally and in neighboring Orange and LA counties. Personalized for sale signs with flyer boxes are put on all properties. Open houses are held, when appropriate. And, they solicit their data base of over 700 local past clients for friends, family that may be interested.)
Handling of Offers/Escrow
How much experience does the agent have in negotiating offers? (With over 1000 homes closed, Carol estimates that she has negotiated well over 2000 offers in her career. She has composed an addendum to all offers that is used company wide to require more stringent prequalification of buyers and shorten the buyer contingency time frames to protect the seller and result in more successful closings)
What does the agent do to prequalify the buyer? (Most agents accept a standard “prequalification” letter, which offers little or no assurance. The Kirkseys request copies of the credit report, loan app, and proof of funds to close BEFORE and as a contingency of opening escrow.)
Does the agent have experience in handling offers contingent on the sale or purchase of other properties? (Over 200 of the escrows that the Kirkseys have closed have been “contingent”, and they have specialized verbiage outside of the standard contract to protect their clients)
How do I know how much the offer will net me? (The Kirkseys will provide you with an estimated “net sheet” based on the offer you accept. After a couple thousand times of preparing them, you can count on their accuracy)
How does the agent handle the escrow process? (The Kirkseys keep in constant communication with the clients, advising them on disclosures, inspections, appraisals, buyer’s loan status, etc. Their clients are always well informed)
At what point will I get a final accounting of the transaction? (The Kirkseys provide you with a pre-closing estimate within a few days of closing based on the actual payoff figures received from your lenders for your review to make sure there are no surprises. You then get a final closing statement, as well as your proceeds, within 24 hours of closing escrow!)
We sincerely hope these tips and ideas are of value to you. If there is any way we can be of service, please contact our office…we would consider it a privilege to be of service to you!
Dan & Carol Kirksey
Century 21 Experience
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