Should I Hire a Property Management Company?

Nov 4, 2022

Property Management

If you are a landlord, you’ve undoubtedly heard about how a property management company can help you with your job. But, you could be wondering whether or not you should hire them. Do you really need their help?

Just because you are used to managing your properties yourself doesn’t mean it’s the best option for you. A well-trained property manager can help you with everything from rent collection to understanding your local laws.

Of course, you should never hire someone before doing your research. This article will explain why every landlord should consider hiring a reputable property management company, so keep reading to learn more.

How Do I Really Know If I Need A Property Manager’s Help?

First, you are probably wondering if you really need a property manager’s help. Consider the following questions as you wonder if a property manager would suit your work:

How big is your workload, and is it manageable for you in the long run? It’s normal to occasionally have a big workload that you have to get through, but it’s not normal for every day’s work to feel overwhelming. Too much stress, work and tiresome tasks can negatively affect your mind and body. 

A fantastic part about hiring a property management company is that they’ll take your workload and help you out, making it far more manageable. Instead of being tired, you’ll find that you can put more effort into what you have, which will be good for you and your tenants. 

What your property manager does may depend on the services the company offers, so you should always check out what they are willing to do before you hire them.

Are there other things you want to do? Chances are, you don’t want your entire life to be managing a property. Do you have any hobbies or passions you want to pursue? If you are spending too much time at work, you’ll most likely not have time for things you care about.

A property manager’s help can seriously free up lots of time for you. So whether you want to spend more time on your hobbies or just need a good long break, a property management company can help you enhance your quality of life. 

Are you having trouble finding and renting out to trustworthy tenants? It is difficult to determine if someone is trustworthy when you first meet them. And, as you probably already know, a bad tenant can be an absolute nightmare. Being a landlord would be far easier if you had a process to tell whether or not a potential tenant seems reliable. 

Skilled property managers will have a good vetting process that allows them to examine a potential renter’s details and figure out if they seem trustworthy or not. This can save you lots of stress in the future. 

Would you like to learn more about your area’s local laws? Do you know about every law in your area that affects your job as a landlord? There’re a few laws and regulations that could affect your job, and if you cross any of them – even by accident – you could face serious trouble. 

Good property management companies will always do their best to stay on top of the local laws to ensure that all of your operations are good and legal. This will protect yourself and your tenants and will give everyone peace of mind.

How Do I Figure Out Which Company Is Ideal For Me?

So, you know that a great property manager can seriously improve your life, but the journey doesn’t end there – you still need to figure out who’s best for you. While a good manager can make your life better, a bad manager can make it worse, so finding a good company is always a must.

As you look, think about the following:

  • Experience. How much experience does this company have? Look for a company with a good team of managers who know what they are doing.
  • Reviews. Check out their reviews and feedback. Seeing what their clients have to say is a great way to see how reputable they are. 
  • Communication. A property manager who doesn’t communicate well isn’t going to be much help. When you contact them directly, try to pay attention to how they speak to you. Do they clearly and effectively talk to you and care about what you have to say?

Looking For Help Managing Your New Zealand Properties? Come To Us For Excellent Service!

Look to our At Home Property Management team for fantastic service in New Zealand! We help NZ landlords just like you make their jobs easier and more manageable. With us, you may see happier tenants, cleaner properties and even more profit. 

For more helpful information, we encourage you to visit our contact page or give us a call at 022 303 3449.

Don’t hesitate, make your job and your life better with At Home Property Management, because it’s just better At Home.

Contact us today to discuss how we can maximise your returns and save you more!

To save you more we only charge a flat rate of 7% with no additional costs for vetting, inspections, maintenance management or admin fees, Plus you will get:

NO hidden charges

NO tenant placement fees ( old letting fee )

NO maintenance management fees

NO yearly admin fees


NO credit check fees


NO inspection fees

Thorough tenant selection process


Regular rent reviews

NO Tribunal Hearing charges

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Gregory Young

NZQF Residential Property management Level 4 / Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Phone: 022 303 3449


Monica Young

NZQF Residential Property management Level 4 / Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Phone: 022 453 2019