I have been renting in San Clemente here in Orange County for around 10 years now, with varying levels of success in terms of the landlords that I have had. Two years ago however, the housing company which I rent with decided that they would look to an association management company called Ammcor. Naturally once we found out this news, my neighbors and myself were worried that the quality of our administration would diminish. After checking out the however, I was quietly confident that they could bring about positive change, and that is exactly what they have done. If you are in a rental agreement, be it in Orange County or anywhere else, here are some of the benefits of using a great association management company.
The biggest things that I’ve noticed since Ammcor took over are the simple things such as calling up when there is an issue. In the past we used to have to call up and speak to an answer machine, and then wait an eternity until someone got back to us, usually by which time we’d have resolved the issue. With Ammcor however, there is a live receptionist 24 hours per day, 7 days a week who will answer calls and deal with issues in a heartbeat.
Contracts and Details
Whilst this wasn’t something that affected me personally, there were many tenants in the complex where I live who had outdated contacts, tenant agreements with misinformation and a generally disorganized paper trail which ultimately protects them. As soon as the new association management company came in, they sent an official around each flat with the intention of clearing up the administration stuff like that. This made people feel more secure and ultimately, that the person who they are renting from actually had their best interests at heart.
Fixing and Improving
In pretty much every apartment block that I have lived in there have been public spaces which needed to be improved and maintenance issues throughout the building. As soon as Ammcor came in however, they went from door to door and made a list of all of these small and large issues. Admittedly we thought that this was simply an exercise to keep the tenants happy, but soon enough we began to see lights being fixed, gardens cleaned, walls painted and more fire alarms systems around the complex.
The overall benefit of an association management company is that they generally bring about positive change. These guys are experts in what they do so it makes sense that you will see a very quick and incredibly positive change in terms of your landlord association. Whether this is something small which has been bothering you or something bigger, they are always on hand to fix issues, and make you feel comfortable in your own home.