How to obtain Property Management?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lawnmowingintown, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. lawnmowingintown

    lawnmowingintown LawnSite Member
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    I will like to get into property management for lawn maintenance. Which companies are are available for business starters or hints. I do carry insurance.
     
  2. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
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    What exactly are you trying to do? Are you trying to be a sub-contractor for a property management company and do the lawn maintenance at their properties? Or are you trying to be a property management company, with your focus on lawn mowing/grounds keeping?
     
  3. lawnmowingintown

    lawnmowingintown LawnSite Member
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    Contractor or sub-contractor to do their lawn maintenance.
     
  4. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
    Messages: 620

    Guy's correct me if I'm wrong, but the contractor is the Property Management company and as there lawn mowing company you are the sub-contractor and will receive a 1099 at the end of the season. Make sure you understand this going forward, whether I am right or wrong.
     
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  5. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Jersey
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    Sometimes they are a contractor hired by the property owner. And sometimes the property management company owns the property they are managing, or are a division of a company that owns Real Estate.
     
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  6. lawnmowingintown

    lawnmowingintown LawnSite Member
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    I will make up a name "john homes rental properties". I go to online find the headquarters address, do I send them a intro letter of my business of what we offer? How it works?

    Another example, Apartments complex, do I go introduce myself or send intro letter?
     
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  7. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Jersey
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    That might work. If you know someone who works there, that may help. But almost all will want to see a history of the other properties you maintain. Your letter may be 1 of 30 they get. They are going to go with a history that shows success and can be verified. For me, in my area here, there is not enough profit & too much risk & too much competition keeping prices low to get involved with commercial properties.
     
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  8. Greencuts518

    Greencuts518 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yeah commercial always looking for cheapest quote assuming all companies will give them the same service....
     
  9. LawnAndTurf

    LawnAndTurf LawnSite Member
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    Be optimistic I don't think this would be the case for every property management company or property you come by.
     
  10. Todd73

    Todd73 LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Florida
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    Same here. Commercials are dominated by the giant companies here. That’s a pond I’m not even interested in dipping my toe into.
     

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