Property managers that handle community associations (HOAs, COAs and Co-ops) often end up feeling as if they’re nothing more than the middleman. For example, owners may come to you to report certain maintenance issues, which you must then turn around and report to the board. The board may then advise you to contact maintenance workers and arrange for their services. Upon resolution, it’s up to you yet again to communicate that plan back to the owners.
Whether you’re just starting out in property management or your company is well established, funding is always a top priority. So, what happens when you’ve poured countless hours – never mind your blood, sweat and tears – into a proposal and all you hear from potential backers is…*crickets*? If you’re struggling to get more investors, it might be helpful to understand some of the reasons why they’re not biting.
Ever have one of those days where you just wished there was an extra hour (or three)? We’ve all been there. And in the property management industry in particular, time management is a challenge. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and either procrastinate or drop the ball completely, neither of which are good for business. The good news is, it’s never too late to learn how to better manage your time. The following tips should eliminate the time crunch stress and make you more productive in the process.
It’s a common misconception that salary is at the root of employee satisfaction. Naturally, many managers believe that the more money they offer to a worker, the happier and more loyal they’ll become. In reality, it’s typically things like work environment, peers, culture and leadership that drive satisfaction. If you’re looking for ways to improve morale within your property management company, here are five non-monetary things you can do.
But since creating an app requires a pretty significant investment of time and money, doing so just for the heck of it may not be worth it. If you’re on the fence about whether your firm needs an app of its own, here are a few points that may make the decision a bit easier.
Employee turnover is a part of doing business, but it comes at a cost. And if it’s happening too much, you’re losing much more than just time and money. The process of recruiting, hiring and training new employees can seriously hinder the productivity of your entire property management company. Whether you’ve struggled in this area or you’re just looking to be more proactive about employee retention, here are four strategies that will help you keep your team happy and engaged.
How prepared is your property management company for tax time? It’s important, because just one single error could cause infinite and costly headaches down the road. This, coupled with the fact that others are relying on you for timely, accurate records, and this time of year can seem like a nightmare to some. The good news is, with the right strategy, you should be able to get organized enough to make tax season a smooth, stress-free experience for everyone. Here are a few expert tips to get you started.
The year is in full swing and we’ve already seen a number of changes occur in the property management industry, with more inevitably to come. One area that is poised to see significant evolution is that of home owners associations. Being aware of what’s new and exciting in the HOA world can help you better respond and position your company for a strong, profitable future. Here are four main HOA trends to watch for over the coming months.
Using email is a no-brainer for most property management C-Suite executives. Problems come into play, however, when it comes to wording those emails so that they deliver the right message in the right tone and effectively get the point across.
Ever wish you had a GPS to help you navigate the rapidly evolving business realm? That way you’d know that every turn you took, every decision you made and every direction you headed would be correct. Unfortunately, it’s not this easy. In fact, without a navigational tool, finding your way in a world that is ever-changing can seem like a never-ending battle. Today’s property management leaders must develop and routinely re-calibrate their own internal compasses to help guide their decisions and enable them to keep their teams moving in the right direction.