How to Select the Right Property Management Company in Pacific Grove
There are many property management companies on the Monterey Peninsula. How does an owner of a rental home or apartment building select the right one? The short answer is that you should select a company that articulates a management philosophy that aligns with yours. What is a management philosophy and what does it mean?
What is a Management Philosophy?
Some management companies, even on the relatively rural Monterey Peninsula, deal in large volumes of properties and they often prefer apartment buildings. They may not even manage single family homes. These companies have a large-scale business model. They have several employees and employ several property managers. Some of these companies are not particularly engaged in making sure the properties are properly maintained, as they are doing business on a volume basis. To be fair to our competitors, not ALL larger property businesses have these shortcomings.
Gorman Real Estate has a small-scale business model. The owner of the business, Steve Gorman, has been a broker since 1978 and is actively engaged in the business. He is the only property manager in the company, he oversees all of the maintenance and he personally does all of the move-outs. In addition, there are two employees in our office, Gayle and Merrie, who have worked with us for 20+ and 10+ years, respectively. Gayle and Merrie have seen all of the properties we manage and can talk intelligently about them to any prospective applicants or to you, the owner.
Gorman Real Estate specializes in the management of single-family homes in Pacific Grove, Monterey, Pebble Beach and Carmel. We are very concerned about the maintenance of the properties we manage, for the benefit of both our owners and our residents. We are selective about the properties we manage so that we can be selective about the residents to whom we rent. We do annual inspections of the interior of your rental home or apartment on the Monterey Peninsula. We like to treat our management properties as if we owned them.
We may be a little biased, but if you want personal service from a small-scale business, we think Gorman Real Estate is the best choice for you!