Finding the Right Property Management Company

by | Jun 29, 2023

Importance of Research and Due Diligence

When it comes to entrusting your rental property to a property management company, conducting thorough research and due diligence is paramount. Finding the right company can make a significant difference in the success of your investment. In this chapter, we will explore the key factors to consider when searching for a property management company.

Questions to Ask When Interviewing Property Management Companies

Interviewing potential property management companies is an essential step in the selection process. Asking the right questions can help you gauge their expertise, services, and compatibility with your needs. Here are some important questions to consider:

  • What is your experience in managing properties in Pierce County, Washington?
  • What services do you provide, and how do you tailor them to meet individual property owner’s needs?
  • How do you market and advertise rental properties to attract high-quality tenants?
  • What is your tenant screening process, and how do you ensure reliable and responsible tenants?
  • How do you handle maintenance and repairs? Do you have a network of trusted contractors?
  • What is your approach to rent collection and financial management?
  • How do you handle tenant communication and conflict resolution?
  • What are your fees and how are they structured?

Evaluating the Company’s Reputation and Track Record

When selecting a property management company, it’s crucial to assess their reputation and track record. Here are some ways to evaluate a company’s credibility and reliability:

  • Online Reviews: Check for reviews and testimonials from current or previous clients. Pay attention to feedback regarding communication, responsiveness, and overall satisfaction.
  • References: Request references from the company and contact them to inquire about their experience working with the property management company.
  • Portfolio: Ask for a portfolio of properties the company currently manages or has managed in the past. This can give you an idea of their experience and expertise in handling properties similar to yours.
  • Professional Associations: Determine if the company is a member of professional organizations such as the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) or local real estate associations. Membership can indicate their commitment to professional standards and ongoing education.

The Advantages of Parkside Realty’s 50 Years of Experience

When it comes to choosing a property management company, Parkside Realty stands out with our 50 years of experience in the real estate and property management industry. Our extensive knowledge, expertise, and long-standing presence in Pierce County, Washington, provide numerous advantages for property owners.

With five decades of experience, we have developed a deep understanding of the local market trends, rental laws, and best practices in property management. Our team’s expertise allows us to provide tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of each property owner.

At Parkside Realty, we pride ourselves on our commitment to exceptional service and our dedication to the success of our clients. With our proven track record and positive reputation, we have built lasting relationships with property owners throughout Pierce County. Our clients trust us to deliver reliable, efficient, and transparent property management services.


Learn more about how you can benefit from having Parkside Realty take the stress and worry out of managing your rental property. Get my free Ebook “The Ultimate Guide to Rental Property Management” with this and many other important topics about successfully managing your rental property at our website – or give me, Lisa Racca, a call or text at Parkside Realty (253) 537-0274. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional property management services tailored to your needs. Let us help you maximize the potential of your rental property while enjoying peace of mind.


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