“Hooray! It’s almost tax season again!” – said no one, ever.
One of the keys to success in an industry that’s as fast-paced as commercial property management is staying abreast of the latest trends. Things evolve at a rapid rate, so the ability to shift gears and address the changing demands is essential to remaining competitive. To make things a little easier for you, we’ve done some of the legwork and uncovered four commercial property management trends that we think should be on your radar. Take a look below.
Your HOA board plays a key role in both the short and long term planning within your property management business. In order to fulfill their responsibilities, board members must have access to certain information. In particular, they need details on company financials.
These days, it’s all about the data. And boy, is there a lot of it. In fact, there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each and every day. The problem with that volume of information is that it’s hard to narrow it down to what’s important. And this is a big deal, because if you’re not working with clean, reliable data, it could be costing you money.
Any seasoned executive knows that staying on top of debt collection is critical. Letting accounts go past due and allowing invoices to go unpaid is counterproductive to the success of your property management business. Part of the problem is that many otherwise savvy business professionals fall victim to certain myths and mistruths surrounding accounts receivables. Let’s take a look at a few of these myths and the truth behind them so you can start turning things around ASAP.
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.
According to a recent survey, one of the biggest challenges property management professionals face on an ongoing basis is keeping operating costs at a minimum. Obviously, the less you spend to run your business, the more profitable it will be, but knowing that and actually accomplishing it are two entirely different things. Thankfully, we’ve been at this for quite some time and have picked up a few expert tips and tricks along the way. Let’s take a look at a few areas where you can start cutting costs and run a leaner operation moving forward.
It may seem pretty straightforward, but making sure your property management company has more money coming in than going out is the fundamental foundation for success. As simple a concept as this may seem, however, it’s often easier said than done – especially when it comes to newer companies. Keeping tabs on income and expenses is the key to ensuring your business has the resources it needs to grow. That said, here are three specific tips for managing cashflow and reaching your goals.
Being in property management involves a good deal of record keeping, including the sensitive data of your employees and clients. What would happen if a hacker were to gain access to your network? Could your organization survive the monetary and reputational impact of a security breach? If you are operating under any of the following cybersecurity myths, you may have to learn this the hard way. Here’s what you need to know to keep your data safe from falling into the wrong hands.