SMIPO Survey We want to know more about SMIPOs and why they choose to manage their own properties, and what it would take to have them have someone else do this chore. 1. Which type of property(ies) do you own? Choose at least one.* Single Family Townhome/Condo 2-4 Units 5-15 Units 16+ Units 2. Do you pay a company to manage your property(ies)?*YesNo3. If yes to number 2, what were the reasons for using a property management company? Please circle your response, from strongly disagree (1) to strongly agree (5):I don’t have the time.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI don’t have the skills.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeThey can find better tenants.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeThe cost is reasonableStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI don’t like interacting with tenantsStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI don’t know the tenant lawsStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeThey handle the tax reportingStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeThey are just better at itStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI am too far away to do itStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree4. With regards to your current property management companyOverall, I am happy with them.Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI have not thought about changing recentlyStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI consider them a necessary evilStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeIt is too hard to change companiesStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeIf I could find better I would leave themStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree5. If you answered “No”, and you manage your property yourself, what were your reasons for not using a property management company?Management companies charge too muchStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeThey don’t provide great customer serviceStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI enjoy managing my own property(ies)Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeManagement companies have hidden feesStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeThe contracts are too longStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI don’t trust management companiesStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeThey don’t care about my propertyStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeI can do it betterStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree6. What would it take for you to hire a property management company?If one charged 5% or lessStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeIf their contract was less than 1 yearStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeIf they were more highly ratedStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeIf they guaranteed their serviceStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeIf they guaranteed the tenant would payStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeNo matter what, I will always manage my own investment propertiesStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree7. No matter what, I will always manage my own investment propertiesOffer screened vendors for freeStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeHave an “Ask the Expert” sectionStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeVarious rental formsStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreePut your property on the MLS for a low feeStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeTenant screening and contract executionStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeTips on selecting tenantsStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeTips on selecting tenantsStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeMonthly rent collection and disbursementStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agreeComparison charts for management companiesStrongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree8. Is there anything you would like to add to your responses (how you feel about the property management business, any information you would like to share with the property management industry)?9. What is your age?* 25-35 36-45 46-55 56-65 66-75 75+ 10. What is your annual gross household income? $50k to $100k $101k to $150k $151k to $250k $251k + 11. What is your highest level of education? High School Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Degree PhD, Law or MD Name First Last Email Are you Human? This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms.