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Effectively Managing Remote Property Management Teams

By Jessica Galeano

Effectively_Managing_Remote_Property_Management_TeamsLet’s face it. We live in an increasingly mobile society. More and more organizations are embracing the concept of flexible work for a variety of reasons, including cost savings and access to global talent. If you’re on the cusp of hiring property managers who will work remotely (i.e. not be based out of your office location), here are a few pointers to help make managing these virtual teams easier and more effective.

Establish a Strategy

You can’t expect all the pieces to fall into place and keep moving smoothly if you don’t have a plan ahead of time. Establish roles and responsibilities as well as expectations and then clearly communicate these to all parties involved. The better game plan you have in place to start, the more likely it’ll be successful.

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Leverage Technology

Keeping everyone in the loop and on task is one of the biggest challenges of managing remote teams. Make sure all of your property managers who are working in the field stay connected via technology. There are many options available to you, including Skype and other free services. You may also want to employ the use of tasking software to ensure everyone understands their roles and expectations.

Plan Regular Meetings

The strongest, most effective virtual teams all have one thing in common: a strong connection - with their organization and with each other. This can be solidified by holding regular meetings, which can be held remotely via phone or video chat. Getting together on a regular basis – once or twice a week – keeps everyone on the same page and provides the opportunity to discuss any issues or challenges your employees are facing. It’s also a great way to ensure that those property managers who aren’t in the office everyday still get to know their co-workers.

Make Communication a Priority

The key to keeping remote employees on the right track is ensuring that they understand what’s expected of them. Communication is essential. Also let your virtual team members know that they’re welcome to reach out to you and other company leadership whenever they have a question, challenge or concern. The more you keep the doors of communication open, the better it will be for everyone.

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The property management industry is becoming increasingly mobile. As such, organizations must find ways to facilitate remote teams. Regardless of whether your property managers are working down the street or across the globe, the tips provided above should help you develop the most effective strategy for success.

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