It takes more than a mediocre website and a local phone number in the business world to get the average person to take action when a product is marketed or sold. The same theory is alive and well in the housing industry. There are literally hundreds of companies selling what are marketed as low-cost turnkey investments. Choosing wisely when it comes to a company will definitely pay off financially.
1. Perform Plenty of Research
All it takes is knowing the name of a company and plenty of research can be conducted on the web. There are likely positive and negative reviews of most companies regardless of where the agencies are located. No investor will be 100% happy at every stage when dealing with a company providing turnkey homes for sale.
Checking out popular review sites like Yelp or others found in major search engines can be one way to obtain information before contact is ever initiated with a property provider.
2. Never Wait for Communication
A clear sign of a company that is paying attention to potential clients is when responses are nearly immediate. Requests and inquiries that are submitted to various companies should be answered within one business day or sooner. Growing companies that appreciate new clients will be more than happy to return phone calls and e-mails quickly to potential investors.
Companies that take too long to respond or do not provide sufficient information when asked should be avoided. A company should always have more than one method of contact that is available if questions need to be answered. Companies that provide merely a web contact form and not a real phone number, Facebook page, YouTube page or Twitter account should be skipped.
3. Establish Professionalism
It takes a lot of trust and loyalty with a turnkey company to make big investments like buying real estate. The level of trust is important and should be established during the first point of contact. The CEO of a company should never be too busy to take phone calls. No company owner is too busy to skip calls from potential clients. Trusting a company happens little by little during each point of contact.
Most companies that have a good reputation will be willing to share success stories of current clients not just really successful ones. Every person will likely have a different background and will have invested a different sum of money in a turnkey home. Evaluating this information can be helpful during the initial selection process.
Free Turnkey Properties Guide
Right on this page, one of the definitive guides for beginners is available to learn more about investment homes in high earning markets. This complementary guide is available in PDF format and is written in easy to understand words to make learning how the rental industry works simpler.