What Does A Phoenix Property Manager Offer You?

 

Do you own one or more rental properties and are thinking about hiring a Phoenix Property Manager?

In this post we will provide you with tips on how to choose the right property management company and what professional management of your rental can offer you.

Before choosing a property management company make sure you do the following:

  1. Check the background of the property management company.
  2. Confirm that they offer good customer service.
  3. Meet with the property management company personally to see if you will feel comfortable with them and confident that they are going to listen to you.

Some of the benefits you will enjoy from choosing a property management company include the following:

  • Peace of mind – You won’t have to be concerned about potential legal issues surrounding your property, and you can have confidence that your property will be rented by a professional who knows and understands every facet of the law.
  • Expert tenant screening – Another benefit of hiring a property management company is that you can have confidence that your tenants will be professionally screened and the most qualified occupants will be living in your Phoenix Rental Property.
  • Always occupied – It doesn’t matter if the economy is up or down, with a property management company working for you, you can have confidence that your rental property will always be occupied.
  • Your middleman – When you hire a Phoenix Property Management company you will enjoy the benefit of having us be the “middleman” between you and your tenants so if an issue should arise you can have confidence that it will be handled without you having any interaction with the tenants at your property.
  • Expert maintenance – Your property management company will also handle all maintenance for your rental property so you won’t have to worry about landscaping, plumbing, electrical or any of the general maintenance which property managers have to traditionally perform on their properties.

Get Started With Property Management

To speak with the team of expert property managers at Golden West Management, Inc contact us today by calling (602) 765-4750 or CLICK HERE to connect with us online.

GoldenWest Management Holiday Hours: Christmas and New Year’s Day

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As we approach Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, we would like to wish all of our property owners and tenants a joyous and safe holiday.  Please note that if you do run into an issue with your property, you can use the traditional channels for requesting a repair.  Our offices in San Diego, Phoenix, and Las Vegas will remain open all week except for Christmas Day (12/25) and New Year’s Day (1/1).  Thank you for your patronage, and we hope these holidays find you well!

Happy Thanksgiving from Goldenwest Management

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Tomorrow, Thursday, November 27th, 2014, we celebrate Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, family, and gratitude for the many blessings we have as Americans.  We will not forget all of the sacrifice required to bring the many freedoms and privileges we enjoy today.

As a property management company, we are very thankful to be able to serve our landlord and tenant customers in the Phoenix, San Diego, and Las Vegas areas.  Thank you for your loyalty and patronage.  We look forward to a peaceful and happy holiday season.  Please let us know if there is anything we can do to serve you better.

Please note that in observance of Thanksgiving, our offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.

Happy Birthday Marine Corps and Happy Veteran’s Day

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We want to take this moment to say “Happy Birthday” to the United States Marine Corps. Today, they turn 239 years old.

Tomorrow is Veteran’s day.  The Goldenwest Management offices will be closed in observance of this day and out of respect for all those who have ever put on a uniform in defense of this great nation. Whether it be a fellow employee, a loved one, a sister/brother, parent or grandparent, we want to say thank you to you and your family.

Many gave some, some gave all.

Happy Halloween from Goldenwest Management

Vegas Halloween 2014-2From your friends at Goldenwest Management, we hope you have a happy and safe Halloween this year.  For those of you that have stopped by the office, you may have noticed something spooky.  For the rest of you, here are some office pictures from Phoenix and Las Vegas.  Enjoy and HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Continue reading “Happy Halloween from Goldenwest Management”

Mountain Shadows Foundation: Raising Awareness (and Money) for a Great Cause

Mountain Shadows Foundation LogoAt Goldenwest Management, we pride ourselves on running a values-based property management service.  Two of the values of GWM are community and charity.  We believe in helping to make our communities stronger, and to support our favorite charities on a regular basis.  Our upcoming charity event, The Mountain Shadows Foundation annual “Fall Classic Golf Tournament” is the perfect event to put both of these values in action.  Held at the Santaluz Club in San Diego, this tournament supports the Mountain Shadows Support Group of San Diego County.  The mission of this group is best described in the statement below taken from the MSF website. Continue reading “Mountain Shadows Foundation: Raising Awareness (and Money) for a Great Cause”

Review Sites: Don’t Choose a Property Manager in Phoenix or Las Vegas based on Yelp

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Let me open this post by highlighting the recent news coverage for Yelp.  The most recent lawsuit against Yelp alleges fraudulent reviews and extortion practices by Yelp.  This is on top of a class action lawsuit brought against Yelp in 2013 by a group claiming, among other things, that Yelp was pushing them to produce more reviews in order to maintain Elite status.  Before going on, let me level set for those not familiar with Yelp.  Founded in 2004 Yelp is an online community of business reviewers.  The idea behind it is that any customer of a business can find a forum for expressing their views on a business, and have those reviews go public in real-time.  The concept is great, and in an idealistic setting, seems like a very democratic and just system.  However, in reality it is anything but.

Money could be Affecting Yelp’s Reviews

Yelp is a business, and like any business, needs to make money.  The main driver behind the business, now, is in business accounts.  Through these accounts, Yelp offers enhanced business profiles, more photos, more videos, and better search rankings – all at a fairly substantial price for a small business.  Regardless of the cost, this seems like a fairly obvious business offering.  However, after that the value proposition dips into a very gray, if not black area, when it comes to ethical business practice.  There are many that allege that Yelp is requiring these business accounts in order to suppress negative reviews (or even get positive reviews “recommended”).  Others allege that the minute a business stops paying Yelp, that some of the reviews they earned through their payments to Yelp disappear.  Others allege that people having nothing to do with a company have the ability to post “recommended” reviews on a company, having never actually done business with the company.  Thus, competitors, or even paid agents could post poor reviews on the competition.  All of these are very valid reasons to treat Yelp reviews with a grain of salt.

Is Yelp even Accurate?

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Property Management Value in Phoenix

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It’s no secret that real estate can be a great investment.  A property, over time, will gain value as debt is paid down.  This leads to a nice sum of money owed to the owner when he or she chooses to cash out on it.  Of course, there are some deviations from this formula, like the real estate bubble of the previous decade.  Which, if one purchased property at the peak of the bubble (2005-2006), and then had to sell after the bubble burst, they likely didn’t garner a great return on their investment.  Property owners in Phoenix, especially, took a big hit during this time with the huge volume of properties that flooded the market from rapid new development.  This left a sour taste in many property owners’ mouths when their nest eggs lost more than half the value of just a few years before.  Fast forward several years, and it’s become more clear that long term trend of gaining value is still holding.  Property owners/investors are back to realizing their investments. Continue reading “Property Management Value in Phoenix”

The Spotlight is on Goldenwest Management

GWM Office PhotoGoldenwest Management’s Phoenix office was recently featured as a Spotlight on Thumbtack’s page for the top Property Managers in Phoenix and Scottsdale.   The team is thrilled and honored to have earned this distinction, but is back to work trying to earn those great reviews that we’ve been seeing on our Thumbtack review page for the Phoenix GWM office.
If you have had a great experience with one of your Phoenix Goldenwest Management representatives, please let them know by posting onto the website.  If you are new to Goldenwest Management, feel free to learn more about our property management services on our contact page.  thumbtack-logoThank you for all of your support, and come back and visit us soon!

GWM Offices will be Closed on Monday in Honor of Dr. King

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Regarding Martin Luther King (MLK) Day – Our offices will be closed in celebration of Dr. King.  However, as always, GWM phone lines are open 24-7 and our staff will be able to respond to Emergency Repair Requests and Property Inquiries. GWM will re-open on Tuesday morning at 8am.