These days no business is safe from falling victim to a cyber-attack. With growing threats of things like ransomware and other activities of malicious intent, there’s never been a more critical time to invest in keeping your data and network secure. Not only could a successful security breach cost your property management company financially, but it could also do irreparable damage to your hard-earned reputation.Are you taking the right steps to prevent a potential breach? Here are a few things you can implement today to help fortify your defense.
“We become what we repeatedly do.” ~ Sean Covey
Few things sabotage a person’s productivity more than bad habits. They slow you down, get in the way of other important tasks, rob you over your focus, impact creativity and performance and cause any number of other negative effects. The worse part about bad habits is that, in many cases, the person practicing them isn’t even cognitive of the problem. Meanwhile they’re left wondering at the end of the day why they never seem to get much done. Could this be happening to you in your property management career? Here are five common productivity-killing habits to watch for.
With Gmail alone boasting over one billion users worldwide and experts predicting this number will climb to 3 billion by the year 2020, it’s quite obvious that email is still one of, if not the most effective tool for reaching and connecting with customers. Of course, using email effectively for your property management business involves much more than just drafting up a message and clicking the send button.
Whether you are just starting out in the property management industry or you’ve been in the business for decades, there are plenty of ways to get up to speed on how to successfully run a company in today’s digital age. Thanks to the many available tools and ever-improving technology, optimizing your organization so that it runs like a well-oiled machine and remains as competitive as possible has never been easier. It’s really just about knowing how to approach things and which direction to focus your efforts.
Loyal clients are the lifeblood of your property management business. Not only do they ensure that your company stays profitable by enlisting your services, but they’re also a valuable resource for obtaining more word-of-mouth referrals. In addition to making sure your customers are always well taken care of, it’s nice to take additional steps to show them how much you appreciate them and how thankful you are for their business. Let’s take a look at a few things you can start doing today to show your gratitude.
Property managers wear a lot of hats. Some days it can seem like you’re being pulled in a dozen or more different directions, which can make getting things done quite challenging. If you feel as though you’re always chasing your tail or you just could use a little improvement in this area, here are seven hacks that should help bring your productivity to the next level.
It’s a brand new year, which means it’s a great time to take a look back at what we’ve achieved over the past 12 months and determine what things we’d like to accomplish during the coming year. Beyond the obvious, like business growth and increasing profits, property management leaders should also be looking at ways to stretch, grow and improve on how they lead their teams. That being said, here are seven actionable leadership goals to help make 2017 your most successful year yet.
Running a successful property management organization is only possible when the team at the helm is qualified, motivated and engaged. Of course, knowing this fact and actually locating, recruiting and retaining this caliber of staff are two entirely different things. The good news is there are certain things that you can start doing today that will help you hone in on those candidates who would be the best fit for your company and your needs. That said, here are a few expert tips to point you in the right direction.
When a business is just starting out, it’s all about landing as many new clients as possible. Over time, however, as the business continues to grow and thrive, more weight should be given to retaining the customers you’ve already won. Why? Well, for starters, it’s actually less expensive to retain an existing client than to attract new ones. Not to mention loyal customers tend to spend more. So, what can you do to keep the existing clientele of your property management business happy? Here are five steps to start implementing today.
Whether you’re just starting out in the property management industry or you’ve been working your way up for years, it is, without question, one of the most competitive industries out there. As such, it can be challenging for smaller to mid-sized companies to compete with larger organizations. The good news is this doesn’t necessarily mean you’re doomed to always be at the bottom of the pack. To the contrary, if you employ the following strategies, you just might find yourself pulling up the lead.