Winter months can wreak havoc... it is vital for a property owner to have a professional property manager in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 18, 2012
As temperatures plummet in the winter months, so does typical activity within the Philadelphia real estate market. However, JG Real Estate, a property management Philadelphia based company, has maintained a steady increase in new Philadelphia property management clients.
There are several factors which may contribute to the increased need for a Philadelphia property manager in the winter. In terms of leasing, the winter months are well known for being just about the worst time to try to find a new tenant. Due to the poor weather, the middle of the academic season and the many holidays that people travel for, renters don’t tend to move around in the winter. It is more difficult to find a well qualified tenant so properties remain vacant for longer and the rents tend to be lower overall, so it is more vital than ever for a property owner to be working with JG Real Estate’s Philadelphia rental agents who are experts in the field and who have a proven track record of filling vacancies even in the slower months.
According to JG Real Estate’s leasing manager, Ariel Morgenstein, “[they] actually haven’t really felt activity begin to slow for [them] like it has for other agencies.” She reports that just this past weekend, she personally qualified new tenants and executed leases for 6 of their vacancies in one day alone.
Additionally, the winter months can wreak havoc on a property’s physical condition, creating endless maintenance requests from tenants. The weight of heavy snow can damage a roof initially and then create flooding or leaking when it begins to melt. Pipes freeze, furnaces require more attention from overuse and all too often homeowner’s insurance will not cover these damages since they would not have happened if preventative measures had been taken ahead of time. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, the risk of residential structure fires increases dramatically in the holiday winter months. Therefore, it is vital for an owner, especially one who doesn’t live nearby their investment property, to have a professional property manager in Philadelphia who can perform monthly inspections and respond to tenants’ maintenance requests expeditiously to ensure their investment is safe.
JG Real Estate takes preventative measures such as coordinating HVAC duct inspections, checking insulation, maintaining steps and handrails and properly caulking the property’s exterior for water tight conditions. When problems do arise, the Philadelphia property management company immediately responds to the tenants and reports that the active plan for maintenance is fully coordinated within the first 12 hours of request submission.
The firm is offering free property management consultations to all potential clients.