FAQ

What do you know about renting properties?

We have been renting our own investment properties for over 15 years.  We have been renting our client’s residential investment properties for 4.5 years.  It’s been a learning experience.  At the start, we knew little about marketing properties, or vetting tenants.  We combined hard knocks learning with professional training to build marketing strategies and vetting protocols which reduced vacancy times and increased the reliability of our tenants.

CDC provides a full suite of services.  If you want to manage your real estate investment yourself, we can give support in finding you excellent tenants (tenant acquisition), in which case CDC charges a one-time leasing fee, a marketing fee, and an administration fee.

We can also manage your property for you as traditional property managers.  We are licensed with RECA and brokered with Maxwell South Star Realty.

We also provide instruction and mentorship if you are looking to learn some of the fundamentals of real estate investing.  Please join our facebook group “The Landlord Knowledge Network” to learn tips and tricks, as well as a lot of the legal aspects of renting your property.  We also offer an 8-week online course – Landlord Fundamentals 101 if you would like a step by step in-depth guide to landlording in Alberta.

As property owners ourselves, we well understand that for each month your property goes unrented, you lose 100% of the revenue.   So no matter what service you ask us to do, we will work hard to minimize vacancy and get turn the property into a good investment.

Will you keep me informed about what’s going on?

We keep records of everything we do with your property, including phone calls and showings.  We can provide  you with a summary of all activity, plus feedback and recommendations.  If you need unscheduled updates, you can always contact us.

For our property management clients  we offer monthly disbursement forms that keep you up to date every month.

How are maintenance issues dealt with? 

For our property management clients, the tenants call/text/email us directly and we dispatch the appropriate tradesperson for the task.   Our tradespeople have been vetted over time and are polite, reliable, cost-effective and do quality work.

Our tenant acquisition clients typically have their own tradespeople, however if you need a quality referral we are happy to help.

What if my question isn’t answered on this page?

Call us! We are good to talk to, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions for you. 587-966-6478