Property Management in Las Vegas Running Rampant
When I decided to get into the business of Property Management in Las Vegas, I knew I needed someone that had experience to teach me the ropes. After interviewing a few property managers, I decided that JoAnn Davis was the right one to teach me. JoAnn has been a licensed real estate agent since the mid 1970s and has been doing property management for the last 5 years. When we first began to talk, she told me crazy stories about what she has experienced in her years and I chuckled and thought to myself, “business just isn’t done that way anymore.”
Boy was I wrong. Some of our recent Landlord clients have told me some crazy stories of what their previous property managers were doing which just blew my mind. One client advised they were no longer receiving rent checks and he called his property manager. She advised that the tenant moved out last month and he asked why didn’t you tell me and she said she forgot (are you kidding me). He then asked if she was going to get it rented and she said she would work on it. After 3 months and no contact, he called his property manager and asked for an update and she advised that she rented it a month ago but the tenant needed some time to get the rent but yet the tenant was living in the property. When he told me this, I was in shock that this Las Vegas Property Manager was in business.
I had another client advise they noticed their monthly deposit for rent had changed so she called the property manager. The property manager advised the last tenant broker their lease and moved out so she rented it to someone else for a lower amount. My client was very upset that the Propety Manager never contacted her to let her know what was going on and then to top it off she rented it for less without consulting with her.
I have heard many other stories and I am sure other property managers have as well. I just can’t believe that there are property managers in Las Vegas that operate like this and are still in business? My advice for any landlords looking to hire a Property Manager in Las Vegas, ask lots of questions and request to speak with some of their current clients.
About the Author
Tony Sena is broker/owner of Shelter Realty in Las Vegas Nevada. For more than a decade Tony and his partners have provided residential real estate and property management services to sellers, buyers, investors, and property owners in the Las Vegas Valley. A Las Vegas native and former police officer for the City of Henderson, Tony brings to the table a unique local perspective that continues to serve his clients well.