Choosing an agent to manage your property is never a decision to be taken lightly. You will be putting a lot of trust in them, as they will have ultimate control over looking after your property, the day to day running and maintenance, and looking after your tenants as well. If you have a bad agent, this reflects badly on you – and can make a lot more work for you in the long run.
If you want to make the most of your agent, you need to manage the relationship carefully. There will be a lot to think about. This means you can suggest regular meetings with them, to check everything is ok. You can generally discuss the property and how everything is going with it, so that you don’t appear to be just checking up on the estate agent. Make sure you check that the agent is ok and if they need any support – they will appreciate your interest and input, and this will lead to a better working relationship.