We’ve been managing homes for well over ten years in the Birmingham area and currently manage almost 2,000 homes for others in six cities (as of 4/2019).
We meet with hundreds of people every year. Many more read our blog and watch our videos and trust our opinion on all things rental.
Because of this, people ask us,
Other than gkhouses, who are the best property managers in Birmingham?
In the past, we might attempt to avoid this question because it required us to be “uncomfortably transparent” about our competitors!
Well, we’ve decided to change our approach and be uncomfortably transparent with you in this blog.
So here goes nothing . . .
The owner of AHI Properties, Bryan Jenkins, is one of the most honest men I know. I’d have to put him at #1, because of the length of time he has been managing homes in Birmingham.
He is also a trusted member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) with me. AHI Properties office is in Shelby County, off of Valleydale Road.
ARM is also found down in Shelby County and specializes in Shelby County rental properties. They manage a lot of houses and have a very good collection of rental homes – mostly in the A and B class neighborhoods.
Probably the youngest company in my list, Decas was started by J. Benoit and has grown very big, very quickly. They have good, knowledgeable, people who manage for them.
Many of these people have been in the business for a long time and have managed in a number of different cities. Decas manages a lot of houses for local and out of state investors and seem to do a good job.
Located down 280, Mega Agent Rental Management, much like Alabama Rental Managers, manages a lot of very desirable homes. The owners are very smart people and have done a great job marketing their services to owners.
Red Rock has been around forever. Their previous name was The Property Managers but new ownership brought a new name.
They manage single family homes, multifamily properties, and commercial properties. Red Rock has a solid reputation in the Birmingham market.
Ok, I said five, but I couldn’t leave this one out because this company has been a staple in Birmingham as long as I can remember…and who hasn’t seen their bright yellow signs?
When people think of Birmingham management, this is the name that has the “top of mind” awareness. John Rudulph has really built quite a business and is an excellent manager.
So you’ve asked and now you know. I’d consider speaking with some or all of these. While you are speaking with them, keep in mind two things that we’ve found Owners are interested in – once they sign with a manager – Trust and Communication.
And if you’re wondering what questions to ask a manager once you speak with them, we’ve given you a list of valuable questions to ask any manager.
We hope this helps give you some valuable information on who are the best property managers in Birmingham!
Matthew is the CEO of Evernest. He is a student of the book Good to Great and is passionate about building the best property management company on the planet (and maybe even the universe if Elon Musk will hurry up). You can usually find Matthew at the baseball field with his son, at a dance recital with his daughter, or at his favorite restaurant with his wife, when he’s not in the office. And if you can’t find him in any of those places, it probably means he’s traveling.