Mcbride property management

Why is property management important?

Caring for a home can be daunting; having a vacation home or summer cottage only amplifies those feelings. By hiring a property management team, you can enjoy your home stress-free. Here are three reasons why property management is vital for homeowners.

Access to the best professionals in the area.

If you don’t live in the area that your home is located in full-time, finding a trustworthy person to come clean, update the HVAC system, or paint your home can be stressful. When you hire property management services, that is all taken care of for you. They will have connections to the best professionals in your area and coordinate with them to get the work you need done.

Increase or maintain the value of your property.

A home is an investment, but the property value will depreciate rapidly if left neglected. According to Better Homes & Gardens, “Like a regular health check-up, a home maintenance schedule is important for every house’s upkeep.” Many things, such as draining ground sprinkler systems, only need to be done seasonally, but other tasks like checking the water softener, testing smoke alarms, and much more should be done as frequently as every month. Having a professional property management team available to come in and complete these tasks while you may be away will significantly benefit the health of your home.

Stress-free vacations.

Imagine arriving at your vacation home and having everything ready and waiting for you; with a property management team, you can! Not having to schedule cleaners to wipe the dust from the winter off or coordinate to get the air conditioning system serviced allows you to slip right into vacation mode. A property management team can enhance your time at your property and away from it by taking care of issues and keeping you updated on the tasks they are completing.


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What are the benefits of property management?

Northern Michigan vacation homes and cottages hold a special place in families’ hearts and are shared throughout generations. One day you are watching your children dip their toes in the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline; the next, they are bringing your grandchildren to do the same. McBride Property Management ensures that your home is cared for while you are away and ready for your arrival when you return to create more memories.

Supervision during the harsh Northern Michigan winters.

Having a home that is special to you can be stressful, especially if you don’t live there year-round. Houses, especially in Northern Michigan, need year-round maintenance and supervision to keep them in tip-top shape. Often, McBride Property Management isn’t fixing problems that have already happened but aiding in preventing future issues. This could include coordinating services such as cleaning, electrical work, painting, plumbing, driveway sealing, pest control, etc. Inspections can also have ice damage monitoring, essential to ensuring your home is protected against the harsh winters of Northern Michigan.

You will be ready for vacation upon arrival.

Who wants to spend their precious time up north worrying about preparing their home… no one! When you work with McBrideProperty Management, our team will sit down with you and develop a fall and spring checklist so that everything gets handled for you. These lists can include everything from checking and cleaning gutters to organizing an A/C system check and start-up. Tailored to you and your home so you can maximize your time.

Peace of mind while you are away.

Overall the most significant benefit of McBride Property Management is having peace of mind; whether you live there full-time or visit seasonally, your home is unique, and we are here to help you take care of that. Our team will strive to understand the ins and outs of your home and learn what you need to feel comfortable and confident in your property management. Knowing that someone is nearby if you get a fire alarm notification is reassuring, and knowing there is someone else to open your home up in the spring for you is relaxing. With inspections comes thorough documentation that will be shared with you in real time so that you are updated on any issues that may arise in your absence and presented with solutions to solve them. These include photos and notes so that you have as much information as you need, and our team is always just a phone call away. Whether you are near or far, McBride Property Management has your back.