Calgarypuck Forums - The Unofficial Calgary Flames Fan Community
Old 02-08-2010, 02:30 PM   #1
djwazzy
Backup Goalie
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Europe
Exp:
Default Property Management Firms

I'm looking for recommendations on property management companies. I have a condo I'd like to rent out, and would like to hire a firm to take care of the details of finding tenants, collecting rent, dealing with issues etc rather than having to do this myself.

Any experiences (good or bad) would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
djwazzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 02:55 PM   #2
Bring_Back_Shantz
Franchise Player
 
Bring_Back_Shantz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: In my office, at the Ministry of Awesome!
Exp:
Default

My brother in law runs a company called Magnum Property Management.
If you're only looking for them to run 1 rental proerty it's likely too small.
However they do have a Rental Pool option, where you put your rental into a pool, and they treat it like a larger unit, where the expenses and rent are shared proportionately. I'm not 100% sure how it works, but it might be worth looking into.

http://www.magnumpm.ca/
__________________
THE SHANTZ WILL RISE AGAIN.
<-----Check the Badge bitches. You want some Awesome, you come to me!
Bring_Back_Shantz is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Bring_Back_Shantz For This Useful Post:
Old 02-08-2010, 02:57 PM   #3
troutman
Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer
 
troutman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Winebar Kensington
Exp:
Default

http://powerproperties.net/index.php/welcome.html
__________________
https://www.mergenlaw.com/
http://cjsw.com/program/fossil-records/
twitter/instagram @troutman1966
troutman is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to troutman For This Useful Post:
Old 02-08-2010, 03:12 PM   #4
Flabbibulin
Franchise Player
 
Flabbibulin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Exp:
Default

Hopestreet does a great job. Www.hopestreet.ca
Flabbibulin is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Flabbibulin For This Useful Post:
Old 02-08-2010, 03:27 PM   #5
wooohooo
#1 Goaltender
 
wooohooo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Exp:
Default

My parents deal with Realty Link

http://www.homerent.ca/affiliates/pr...nagement/10953

It's on Center Street right outside downtown. It's run by a Chinese guy and a few people. He comes off a little brash but he does a good job I think. My parents have used him for over a 4 years and are happy with him.
wooohooo is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to wooohooo For This Useful Post:
Old 02-08-2010, 03:37 PM   #6
johnnyrocket03
Crash and Bang Winger
 
johnnyrocket03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Calgary, AB
Exp:
Default

Its all about York West
http://www.yorkwest.com easily the best out there.
johnnyrocket03 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to johnnyrocket03 For This Useful Post:
Old 02-08-2010, 06:40 PM   #7
BlackArcher101
Such a pretty girl!
 
BlackArcher101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flabbibulin View Post
Hopestreet does a great job. Www.hopestreet.ca
Removed
__________________


Last edited by BlackArcher101; 10-12-2010 at 05:45 PM.
BlackArcher101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 08:54 PM   #8
killer_carlson
Franchise Player
 
killer_carlson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Exp:
Default

I'm not a fan of York West these days.
__________________
"OOOOOOHHHHHHH those Russians" - Boney M
killer_carlson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 09:23 PM   #9
Flabbibulin
Franchise Player
 
Flabbibulin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackArcher101 View Post
I beg to differ on this one. He can PM for details if he desires.
Curious why you think that? Don't worry, I don't have any attachment or know anyone there, but I heard some really good stuff about them from my brother about a year ago.
Flabbibulin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 09:37 PM   #10
BlackArcher101
Such a pretty girl!
 
BlackArcher101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flabbibulin View Post
Curious why you think that? Don't worry, I don't have any attachment or know anyone there, but I heard some really good stuff about them from my brother about a year ago.
Removed
__________________


Last edited by BlackArcher101; 10-12-2010 at 05:45 PM.
BlackArcher101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2010, 01:36 PM   #11
CalgaryLawyer
Lifetime Suspension
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Flames Don't Use Emerald

**MOD EDIT: This individual is not who they represent themselves to be, this post should be viewed as an attempt at self promotion**

I own a condo in the Sasso building that I rent out. A realtor recomended Hopestreet property management to me and so did a co-worker in my firm. I called them and left a message, but by the time their guy called me back I had already hired Emerald Management Ltd. Fine...my bad, I'm probably a bit impatient.

Hiring Emerald Management = Big mistake!

Last month Emerald charged me $1125 for a new toilet and refuses to explain why the cost was so high. My office assistant has called them at least 5 times since the begining of the month trying to get info. 6 or so months ago, they charged me about the same amount for "unclogging" the toilet. They are lousy at returning calls, I get the impression they are overworked.

They seem okay at managing condo boards tho (which was why I hired them in the first place).

Hope this helps.
CalgaryLawyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2010, 01:43 PM   #12
photon
The new goggles also do nothing.
 
photon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CalgaryLawyer View Post
I own a condo in the Sasso building that I rent out. A realtor recomended Hopestreet property management to me...
Do you have anything else you'd like to disclose?
__________________
Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position.
But certainty is an absurd one.
photon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2010, 01:47 PM   #13
VladtheImpaler
Franchise Player
 
VladtheImpaler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackArcher101 View Post
I'm a renter with them. I won't divulge on the net as I am currently still renting from them, but I'll say this; If I didn't care about my property, I would let them manage it.
But we don't care what the renters think - we just want our rent every month and no phone calls...

__________________
Cordially as always,
Vlad the Impaler

Please check out http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthr...94#post3726494

VladtheImpaler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2010, 01:59 PM   #14
mykalberta
Franchise Player
 
mykalberta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CalgaryLawyer View Post
I own a condo in the Sasso building that I rent out. A realtor recomended Hopestreet property management to me and so did a co-worker in my firm. I called them and left a message, but by the time their guy called me back I had already hired Emerald Management Ltd. Fine...my bad, I'm probably a bit impatient.

Hiring Emerald Management = Big mistake!

Last month Emerald charged me $1125 for a new toilet and refuses to explain why the cost was so high. My office assistant has called them at least 5 times since the begining of the month trying to get info. 6 or so months ago, they charged me about the same amount for "unclogging" the toilet. They are lousy at returning calls, I get the impression they are overworked.

They seem okay at managing condo boards tho (which was why I hired them in the first place).

Hope this helps.
The condo I live in uses Emerald and they do seem very dodgy imo.
__________________
MYK - Supports Arizona to democtratically pass laws for the state of Arizona
Rudy was the only hope in 08
2011 Election: Cons 40% - Nanos 38% Ekos 34%
mykalberta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2010, 02:16 PM   #15
johnnyrocket03
Crash and Bang Winger
 
johnnyrocket03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Calgary, AB
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by killer_carlson View Post
I'm not a fan of York West these days.
why is that? i have always found them to be very helpful and easy to approach with issues. I would almost have to say if i moved i would try to look for a York West building.
johnnyrocket03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2010, 02:19 PM   #16
Bertuzzied
Lifetime Suspension
 
Bertuzzied's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Market Mall Food Court
Exp:
Default

Emerald is horrible. My dad's condo initially used them. At least they got smart and dumped their ass. HORRIBLE!

So with these property managment companies how much do they charge a month? Is it a % or a flat fee?
Bertuzzied is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2010, 11:23 AM   #17
photon
The new goggles also do nothing.
 
photon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

FYI I've given "CalgaryLawyer" an opportunity to fess up, and he hasn't.

Let's just say that I wouldn't use a management company run by someone would come to a forum, registering and saying they are a "Lawyer", and pretend to be a property owner to promote their own management company while at the same time slagging the competition.

I've also deleted the other post in this thread where a property manager registered for the sole purpose of coming online and promoting their own business.

Jeez what is it with property managers? Guys, if you want to buy advertising, do so, rather than trying to get free advertising by registering and breaking the rules with your first post, or even worse pretending to be someone else. Sheesh.
__________________
Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position.
But certainty is an absurd one.
photon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2010, 04:17 PM   #18
pylon
NOT Chris Butler
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by killer_carlson View Post
I'm not a fan of York West these days.
+1

Horrible company. I sat on a condo board and these guys were our management company. They damn near bankrupt our reserve fund. We ended up replacing them.

Last edited by pylon; 02-11-2010 at 04:26 PM. Reason: decontented post. don't need more aggravation from them
pylon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2010, 01:26 PM   #19
Robbob
Franchise Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Exp:
Default

Just wanted to bump this to see if anyone has/had any more experiences they would like to share. I have a single condo unit I plan on renting out. I have contacted a couple companies already but just wanted to double check to cover my bases.
Robbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
condo , property management , rent

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:54 PM.

Calgary Flames
2021-22




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Calgarypuck 2021