We’ve all heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. It’s the old cliché way to say that we can gather a lot of information by looking at something. I can’t think of anywhere this is more true than in the context of property management. I like to think of it this way; if a picture is worth a thousand words, a well-maintained property is worth several thousand dollars - really. It’s no secret that well-maintained properties are much more valuable, but here at Monte Davis Property Management, proper maintenance is also a point of pride. 

Those who know me well will say that I’m a very easy-going guy, but if there’s one thing that really bothers me it’s neglected property. It kills me to see a property with great potential left to deteriorate.  Last year, a Bizjournals article reported that many rental facilities were found to be in violation of the codes set by the Austin Code Department. The number of offenders had actually doubled, and, as a result, the Austin Code Department created a program to discipline those in violation. 

I commend the Austin Code Department for taking action, and I agree that property management should be a high priority of any realty group, but we agree for reasons beyond the necessity of ensuring safety and security. Yes, properties must be maintained under the law. However, this shouldn’t be the primary motivation for property upkeep. By the time the Austin Code Department has to step in, things have been let go for way, way too long. 

When properties are well cared for and managed effectively, they are able to show their true value. Well maintained properties keep our city beautiful and create a positive atmosphere for all who visit and reside here.

At Monte Davis Property Management, we aspire to develop and maintain an aesthetic atmosphere and add to Austin’s appearance for our city’s residents and visitors to enjoy. In order to do so, we make it a priority to ensure each of our properties at least four times each year. During site visits, we photograph and record the properties to ensure that they are being properly maintained. Our loyal clients and their happiness is our first priority and it’s a personal point of pride to add to the visual appeal of Austin. 

If you have any questions regarding specifics of proper management protocols, please don’t hesitate to contact our knowledgeable staff. We’re always available to assist with any questions or discuss best practices. 

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Great job Monte it's good to see good management teams out there. I care for people's homes on a subscription basis. Their homes will show best because of a clean inspection report. The minute your home becomes a rental it becomes an asset not a liability and good care for the home will pay in the long run, not to mention a well-kept home will bring in more revenue especially when managed buy a great team like Monte's.

Posted by HandyCheck Home Maintenance on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 3:54pm

Thank you Jeffrey! You are absolutely correct. And when it comes time to sell, building buyer's confidence in the property with good documentation and a clean inspection report also means higher revenue.

Posted by Monte Davis on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 4:22pm

It has always been important to me to only offer a unit that I myself would live in. Every dollar spent on repairs and renovations has been well worth it (especially for the peace of mind). We are now capturing some of the highest rental rates in the area and our cap rate is excellent! We are proud to associate our name with our units and feel confident that we are offering a quality property. I don't mind saying that we could not have done any of it without the help of Monte's amazing team.

Posted by Heather O. on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 5:09pm

Heather, you guys are the perfect example! Nicer units = higher rents and in most cases longer term tenants. I'm very proud of how well you both have taken care of your property. Keep up the good work!

Posted by Monte Davis on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 5:30pm

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