How can I team up with property owners for pest management needs, inspections, service etc?

In Property Management - Asked by Larry A. - Sep 15, 2011
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Jay Z.
Broker/Agent
Phoenix, AZ

You say "team up" but most owners of buildings would be "hiring" you. After 2 years of great service, they would think of you as a "team member". Any owner is likely to get tons of advertising for pest control and cleaning and inspections. If you go in person, the receptionist is going to stop you from meeting the owner even if he/she is there. If you email, it might not get read. If you mail a glossy brochure, you have no idea if it was even opened. Start by mailing a simple, handwritten introduction to the owners address found in the County Assessor's tax records. If the owner is a corporation, you can find the contact information at the state Corporation Commission- the owner must be identified. The 44 cent stamp is all you need to spend.
Then ask every current customer and all of your friends to recommend you.

Sep 16, 2011
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Chris R.
Broker/Agent
Denton, TX

Contact property management firms in your area. A good number of properties are under the control of property management firms (residential and commercial) and it is up to the property manager to handle such issues. You may wish to consider becoming an associate or affiliate member of such organizations as the local building manager's association group or real estate association that would put you in touch with owner members as well as property management members. Firms like the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), Building Owners and Manager's Association (BOMA), and your local division of your state REALTOR's association would be a good place to start. Don't overlook your chamber of commerce - great source for contacts of owners and managers as most are members if they are local.

Sep 20, 2011
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