Bear Property Management is a Values First company.
“Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour ... If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
Here at BPM we believe everything can be boiled down to two things, Honorable and Dishonorable to our Code of Honor. Honor is hard to define and if I were to try here this article would be a book. In order to have some definition our code of honor starts with the rule that EVERYTHING is either right or wrong. We define right and wrong by the laws, guidelines, and rules set forth in the Bible. There is no in between to us, it is sometimes hard to see the line but if you search for it you will find it.
Our role model in this come from various sources but one we think most people would understand is the ancient Samurai. The ancient Samurai lived with the belief it was better to die with honor then to live dishonored. We believe the same thing. How that applies to you is that we intend to run our business honorably, Period, especially when it isn't convenient or profitable. If we can't keep our honor then we don't want to be in business. For some great reading material about honor we highly recommend this page.
Our mission is to do the right thing morally, ethically, and legally the first time. We want to own our mistakes and prevent them from happening again. We want our tenants to feel valued for choosing us, to be taken care of and to have dignity. We want our owners to know how honored we are they chose us to manage such an important asset, to make great money, and have no stress from their real estate investments.
You may note that we are big on making people feel appreciated, in the medical field I was given some advice that has always stuck with me and it resonated with my code. I believe that emotions are what memories truly are and we want your memories working with us to be full of good emotions.
“People will forget the words you said and the actions you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
How we help you become successful:
This at first seems like an impossibility, as depending on if you are the Tenant or the Property Owner your goals seem to conflict. A tenant wants to have the cheapest, nicest property to call home. They want any repairs to be made right away, to feel valued, and to be treated with dignity and respect. As an owner you want to maximize your profit, minimize expenses and be hands off.
How do you find a compromise between those two?
We think those goals can be met by providing both. We require any property we rent to be a unit that we ourselves would live in. We research the entire area and keep records of the rental price to know what is a fair price both for the landlord and the tenant. By charging the tenant the full current market rent we then require that the landlord repairs anything that needs repair as quickly as possible. We minimize the repair costs by performing inspections of the properties annually, performing preventive maintenance, and getting discounts on the work that is performed. By performing all the repairs, inspections, and scheduling with tenants and contractors we are able to provide the stress free portion for our landlords as well. We think we are able to meet the needs for both parties.