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Is being a Landlord really that hard?

So, you think you want to be a landlord in Frederick Md. Sure, it sounds like a great idea and the prospect is simple enough, purchase an investment property, remodel and rent. Instant income.

The reality is that while the process sounds easy , the steps in this scenario are not so easy.

Let’s start at the beginning: Investment. Any property purchase is an investment into your future. There are some things to look at; Where is your property located? How much work does it need to be ready to rent?  Do you need to obtain a business license in Frederick Md? Will the return amount each month (rent) be the amount that you were looking for based on the amount of time and money you are putting into the property? Frederick Md is divided into several different areas and in each one you will find that rents vary as well. So how do you know which investment property is right for you? I always recommend working with someone who knows these areas well, your realtor will be able to help direct you to the best properties to fit your budget and the profit plan that you are hoping to meet.

Remodel: You have to find a contractor. Where to look? Ask your friends, family in the area and neighbors who they have used, who they had a good experience with and who they didn’t. Ask for an idea on prices based on the work that they had performed, and also get multiple estimate or bids on any job. This process can be very time consuming and stressful. This step in the process is when people start to wonder if this is all worthwhile. Meeting contractors, deciding on a realistic construction budget and trying to negotiate prices can seem as foreign to some as moving to a new country. This is where a trusted company like Real Property Management in Frederick Md comes in handy. We handle complete remodels, rental turnovers, and getting properties up to code for inspections on a regular basis. We have a list of in-house vendors who are trustworthy, dependable and stand behind their work. We will help you decide a budget, obtain estimates and then negotiate prices. We will meet the contractors at the property, attend walk thru’s of the property before, during and after work. We will approve all work before your contractor is given final payment.

Rent: You just purchased an investment property, remodeled it and are ready to find a tenant and make some return on your investment. Do you have all of your documents in order to rent in Frederick Md? To rent in other counties and location like Washington, DC you must obtain a Basic Business License, or BBL.  Remember that Real Property Management is available to help you. We can go through this process for you and even attend the inspection on your behalf. No time missed from work or with your family. Let us deal with the scheduling and stress and you can relax and enjoy being a property owner in Frederick Md.

The final step is to find a tenant. How do I market my property? How will I know that this person is a quality tenant and that I won’t need to evict them in a month? What should be included in the lease? What information can I legally request about a potential tenant? How often do I need to show the property?

All of those problems have a simple solution, consult an experienced Frederick Property Management company like Real Property Management Prime and let the experts handle the problems while you collect the money from your investment.

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