Third Party Relationships


When owners connect with property managers they bring preexisting relationships with them (third parties they have already established a relationship with where the owner is the customer). Examples might include relationships like mortgage companies, insurance carriers, pest control companies, weed control providers, HOA relationships, builder/home/appliance warranties, tax assessors, code enforcement officers, and many more. The problem is, the owner doesn’t know that you can’t take over those relationships because they are the owner’s pre-existing third party relationship.

Owners love to bully managers into taking on the management of those relationships because they are time consuming and often aggravating to deal with. They naturally think you are supposed to pick up the management of these relationships. After all, aren’t you the property manager? Isn’t that what they are paying for? They aren’t being mean, they just don’t know what a property manager does (and doesn’t do) for their fee so you need to educate them.