The concept of providing a comprehensive property management service is well developed in the Central Algarve.
There are many companies providing this service and owners have a wide choice as whom to entrust their valuable property with.
A first-rate property management company should provide a management service which is tailored to suit your needs, is efficient and cost effective, and manages your property so that when you arrive everything is working perfectly, enabling you to enjoy it from the moment you arrive. Finding the right property manager to suit your needs is important. Trusting someone to look after your investment is an investment in itself. Finding the cheapest management on the market is usually a false economy.
Attention to detail, regular communication, accountability, transparency and honesty are the basics and the least one should expect.
Local knowledge and access to good reliable staff is important, and invaluable to the foreign property owner.
Fortunately there are many professional companies in the area to provide the basics of professional property management:
- Weekly visits to ventilate and ensure the interior is dry, aired, clean and always in a good state of repair;
- Maintenance of gardens and pools;
- Payment of utility bills and taxes;
- Supervise any works and receive deliveries;
- Provide professional maid and laundry services when occupied and when not.
But whether you are a permanent or nonpermanent owner, leading property managers in the region offer their clients so much more when required:
n 24/7 emergency service to owners, family members and rental guests providing owners with a familiar voice in times of need and bilingual to ensure a quick response to any situation;
- Knowledge of new technologies and solutions that modern home designs are incorporating and adopting as standard;
- Preferred supplier programmes to ensure professional services are offered at all times;
- Concierge services for golf, transportation and dining out etc.;
- Childcare with bilingual and trusted personnel;
- For owners wishing to rent – control of the administration and paperwork to ensure tax and legal matters are in order;
- Introduction of your property to some of Europe's leading villa travel agents to secure the highest rental yields and the most discerning guests to stay in your villa.
Property managers recognise that simply handing guests the keys at the start of their holiday is no longer enough in the high-end international travel sector. Therefore they provide a range of value added guest services throughout the holiday to increase the probability of their return next year.
It is this level of attention to detail in all aspects of property ownership that distinguishes the region's leading property management companies from all the rest. We suggest you meet a few before handing over your home and investment into their care.
Recommended property management companies:
Nick Austin – EnQuinta
Tel: + 351 289 350 600
Wendy Davies Management
Tel: + 351 289 392 760
Colin Skinner – CSS Services Ltd
Tel: + 351 289 399 543
Paul Johnstone – JES Property Management
Tel: + 351 289 394 711
For properties in Pinheiros Altos:
Nick Austin – EnQuinta (as above)