Property Management Reviews

Discussion in 'Real Estate General Discussions' started by golfer727272, May 27, 2015.

  1. golfer727272

    golfer727272 New Member

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    Hi Folks

    Thought it would be interesting to get some opinion's or reviews on various property management companies

    Here's two I'm aware of..

    1) First Service
    2) 360 Community Management.

    Any thoughts?
     
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  2. DSC

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    There are several comparisons of PM companies on UT already and the bottom line is that you need BOTH a good company (for the back-office stuff) plus a good Manager.
     
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    I've heard horror stories of boards who either interfere heavily with the property management staff or are completely absent. The working relationship between a condo board and the property management company is just as, if not more, important than the property management company itself.
     
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    golfer727272 New Member

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    Hey DSC....Looked but could not find the comparisons you reference . If you can be more specific its appreciated.
     
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    Yes, the UT search engine is ghastly! There was a discussion last year but I can't find it but did find http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/showthread.php/21007
     
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    Thanks...I was hoping for some specific items of feedback on various management companies.
     
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    PinkLucy Moderator Staff Member

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    Really depends what you're looking for. We recently switched and got proposals from eight different companies; we then interviewed four. Make a list of your "must haves" and see who matches that. Look at the qualifications of the people they hire. Look at the support they provide those people.
     
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    I am not a fan of First service ( formally Simerra), if found them extremely lacking in experienced managers as well as service.

    I also found all the contracts they pushed us into, we could usually find a better solution much cheaper.
     
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