It’s not always easy dealing with the tenants who live in your properties. Beyond just maintaining the property and finding quality tenants, there are often a lot of issues around move-in and move-out periods. Tenants can take their time moving. They might damage the property accidentally. They could even become overwhelmed or short on time and leave the job half-finished.
While you can’t be responsible for the job of packing and toting boxes, you can make tenant’s lives and your life easier by recommending a good mover.
Why bother suggesting a moving and storage company?
There are multiple places where tenants can find local movers, such as Google Business or Angie’s List. But, even the highly rated and reviewed moving companies suggested by these online sites still have an air of the unknown.
By vetting a local moving and storage company you can ensure that potential and existing tenants have someone they can trust to handle their belongings.
Imagine how difficult it is for potential tenants, especially those making a long-distance move, to find a good mover with fair rates. There may be dozens of positive reviews online, but until you’ve actually worked with a company, it’s hard to know what to expect.
Your property management company can research a go-to mover for all tenants who will provide a great service. In fact, the property manager can create a list of recommended service providers to oversee a variety of needs for tenants, including:
- Landscaping (if needed)
- Utility Providers
Benefits for Your Tenants
Moving is a pretty stressful process for anyone. It’s even more of a challenge for renters who usually have to deal with tight move-in/move-out deadlines. By developing a partnership with a local mover, you can help ease the stress for tenants.
They get a professional mover who is already vetted and dependable. Plus, you get extra credibility with the tenant when the move is successful.
There are also other great benefits for your tenants:
- Packing is a cinch – Moving companies usually offer full-service packing and unpacking as an option for customers.
- Moving is faster – The average moving company can get a household moved out in just a few hours.
- Less stress on the road – Tenants won’t have to drive the moving van when headed to their new home.
- Scheduling is easier – A good moving company can usually arrange appointments when they are convenient for tenants.
When your potential tenants have access to a professional moving and storage company, they’ll feel better about moving into the property you own. There will also be fewer challenges when they are moving out as the relocation will go smoothly and swiftly.
Benefits to the Property Owner
You can also relax knowing that moving experts are overseeing the tenant’s relocation. All too often there are delays and interruptions when tenants DIY their moves.
For instance, they may end up leaving a bulky moving van in a parking lot overnight, garnering complaints from other tenants. It’s not uncommon for accidents to occur too. Tenants may not be used to driving such large vehicles, which means they might run into another vehicle, hit a sign, hit a building, or simply drive over the grass when pulling into the driveway.
The tenant could also damage the property inadvertently when moving their furniture. Or else, a poorly trained mover could cause the damage. It’s never easy getting a call from the property manager to let you know the finish on newly painted walls is already scratched, or the drywall has a hole through it.
With a moving company that is ProMover certified by the American Moving and Storage Association, you don’t have to worry as much about this happening. If it does, a qualified moving company should also carry the insurance needed to cover repair costs.
Did we also mention having a mover improves your standing with the tenant?
It’s always a good idea to have information about other service providers ready for tenants. Being able to recommend a good mover when a tenant needs it shows that you are a reliable font of information. Tenants will realize that they can count on you to deal with any other related move-in/move-out challenges. Plus, you’ll be happy to know that things are going smoothly and that the tenants are happy.
What else does a moving and storage company bring you?
Many moving companies in the East Bay area also provide storage services. There are tons of situations where that could be beneficial for tenants, a property owner, and a property management company too. This includes:
- Helping tenants find local storage for their belongings during a move.
- Keeping extra furniture in storage for furnished apartments.
- Moving furniture out of an apartment/home during the eviction process.
- Keeping your own office furniture and equipment in storage until needed.
Lastly, a professional property management company can help their tenants by providing a list of vetted moving companies.
Be sure to bring the question of finding trustworthy service providers like a Stockton moving company up with your property manager.