Broker of Sunshine Realtors in North Dallas
Mr. Sachdev is actively turning the perception of public housing around among people within his profession. As a broker, he says simply, “it’s numbers,” and he highly recommends investors to get involved in the community and invest in DHA properties. For the past 15 years, Amit has been helping first time home buyers purchase property, and he is committed to helping investors lease to DHA clients.
While DHA is his primary housing agency, he also works with Grand Prairie, Plano, and Denton housing agencies. His strategic decision to switch to do more leasing to DHA has provided more knowledge about the benefits of leasing to DHA. He assures investors that he is “the eyes on the ground,” and manages the properties with a thorough system.
TO LANDLORDS, HE PROVIDES FOUR TIPS FOR RISK MANAGEMENT BASED ON THE SYSTEM HE HAS CREATED:
- Be proactive in managing the property—screen your tenants;
- Stay in communication with the tenants. Be open and approachable. Otherwise, they will be afraid to report problems;
- Be flexible on co-pay for repairs; and
- Provide lawn care and outdoor maintenance through your own connections.
He explains that you must be able to navigate issues—including those that may be out of your control concerning possible governmental changes like a shutdown.
While Mr. Sachdev works in North Dallas, he clarifies that the areas he manages are diverse and there have been no complaints, as DHA clients have been blending in well. Overall, he speaks positively about his experience with DHA. He is happy that most of the residents stay in housing longer—two years compared to one—essentially giving residents time to build the foundation they need to exit housing. Though Amit works with investors all around the country, he recommends that other landlords also work with DHA.
Thank you, Mr. Sachdev for your partnership in ensuring affordable housing for our community! We appreciate your leadership and guidance for our other landlords.