For some St. Louis rental property owners, the turnover process between tenants can take as little as 24 hours. For others, there are weeks and even months of repairs and renovations necessary in order to return the property to rent-ready condition.
Most St. Louis real estate investors know that vacancy can cost a lot of money. When your property isn’t occupied, you’re not earning any rent. You’re also paying for maintenance, upgrades, cleaning, landscaping, and extra security.
There are dozens of excellent reasons to hire a professional St. Louis property manager. One of the best reasons is when you’re living outside of the area. It’s difficult and stressful to manage an out-of-state investment property. You can’t run over there to respond to an emergency maintenance issue. You can’t drive by once in a while to ensure everything looks okay. Showing the home when it’s vacant is complex, and you’ll find it difficult to keep up with all the local and state laws that pertain to rental property.
We have often advised St. Louis rental property owners about the importance of inspections. By conducting routine property inspections, you can save money on maintenance costs. You can also document the condition of your property and ensure your tenants are following the terms of your lease agreement.