When looking for a property manager, qualities like being trustworthy, knowledge of the property, awareness of the various types of animals, and a good understanding of the customers’ needs should all come to mind. More specifically, to be a great property manager It’ important to know the individual animals that reside on the managed farm, a working knowledge of the area, and know the local people. The perfect property manager knows who should be there, who shouldn't, the behavior of the animals and the nuances of each individual property including things like boundary fence lines.
Since some property owners aren't from the area, and may only visit the property every so often, finding a quality property manager that can properly care for the animals and take care of the condition of the property is vital. There are people in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and other big cities that own property but can’t make it in very often to take care of their investment that is where a good property manager comes in.
Once you find a good property manager you should understand that pricing is dictated by what they do. For instance when the property manager goes out the property, if they get a head check on the cattle, drive the perimeter, and make sure all your fences are in order that would be a base price, however if they have cattle and they need hay then it would be the base price plus the cost of the hay. Notably, the more cost. Depending on the property manager they may only cover certain things.
There are times where property owners will hire offsite manager just to do visual checks to make sure that things aren't out of order and check to make sure there isn’t damage to the property even if there is an onsite property manager.
For Hay Bellville, we take property management seriously. We can help you with anything from making sure your pasture animals are fed to visual checks on the property. If we can’t help you typically we know someone trustworthy that can. Call (979) 627-5125 for more information on how we can help you.