Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose Ally Property Management, Inc.?
The main reason why anyone would want to have us look after their property is because of our personal approach. First of all, we have about double the staff in our firm as the industry norms say we should have. This allows us to be proactive rather than reactive in taking care of problems. It also allows us to spend more time with people; You almost always get to talk to us rather than a machine, during office hours; Your tenants will find a friendlier reception with someone who is not so pushed for time. We feel that in the long run, everyone comes out a winner when the personal touch is used in the everyday management of your asset. We still have things like systematic procedures and state of the art computer programs, but we like to treat people like people and property like homes.
How do you choose the tenants?
We consider this one of our most important tasks. We feel that a bad tenant is worse than no tenant at all, so we apply stringent screening processes in our tenant selection.
Should I provide for gardening services on my property?
That depends mostly on the property and can best be determined when we preview your property. However, you should provide services to the tenant for things like fertilizing, lawn aeration, pest control, and tree trimming. If the lawn never receives any "weed and feed" it will start looking like a rental. And a tenant may not know what they are doing when they trim your trees, and you do not want a tenant climbing a ladder for liability reasons.
What do we do for the money?
We provide you with the peace of mind in knowing that you have the best possible management available for your property. We will treat your property like it is our own. For instance, we will not forget about your property once it is rented. We will do regular inspections, and if you wish, a general contractor can go through your property once a year and make a written report on the general condition of the property as well as any recommendations for work that needs to be done. If it is neglected, a little job can turn into a very big, expensive job in a short period of time.
Are you the Cheapest company in town?
Probably not. Today it seems there is a new property management company starting out every other day, trying to beat everyone else's prices. At Ally, our management fees are very competitive, and we certainly are not the most expensive. On the other hand, we charge a fair fee for a tremendous service. And when all other fees and services are considered, we are very competitive.
You do not pay extra for:
- No Rent up fees
- "For Rent" signs at your property
- Coordination of daily maintenance
- Serving notices to tenants
- Paying your recurring bills
- Inspecting your property
- Stringent tenant screening
- Listing your property on the Internet
- Our "personal touch"
- Direct deposits