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.
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.
With buzzwords like IoT, Mobility, Business Intelligence, End-to-End Integration, Sustainability and Proactive Management flying around almost every industry these days — including property management — it’s getting a whole lot easier to argue the case for why you need property management software.
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.
In last week’s blog post, we reviewed the challenges that existing condo and multifamily communities face in their efforts to accommodate the growing number of electric vehicles on the road, while looking ahead to these challenges being compounded once autonomous vehicles hit the mainstream.
It’s clear that the landscape of personal transportation is rapidly evolving in most major urban centers from coast to coast. This is largely driven by the Millennial generation, who place less importance on car ownership and are looking for ways to be both fiscally and environmentally responsible — which includes turning to such transportation alternatives as:
1. Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
2. Bicycles & Scooters
3. Car & Bike Sharing Services
4. Walking & Public Transit
You might think that you misread the title of this blog post OR that we must be completely off our rockers. Because it’s pretty much a universal truth that no one in any industry enjoys filling out time sheets. However, we believe that the majority of workers loathe documenting their time spent on various jobs because historically it has been a tremendously daunting paper-based task. Imagine at the end of a busy day (or week) trying to accurately recall where you spent your time, what you did there, how long it took and what items were used from inventory.
Web-ready INFO-Tracker™ TimesheetLink™ makes it easy for your property maintenance staff to document time spent, materials used and any issues encountered as they complete each work order. Not only is it a lot less painful for them, but it gives you a more accurate view of the real-time status of each work order, how much resources are required for various jobs and the performance of individual maintenance employees.
It’s important to note that INFO-Tracker™ TimesheetLink™ is more than just a tool for your staff to submit their time sheets remotely. It’s a complete Work Order management system that organizes the scheduling and completion of jobs, provides relevant job details, sends alerts for urgent tasks and keeps property managers up to date on the current status of all work orders.
Related Post: How to Persuade Your Property Maintenance Staff to Embrace Time Sheets
Here are 5 specific ways that this time sheet completion and work order management system can help boost the morale of your property maintenance staff.
In today’s digital age, gaining the trust of your prospects and customers isn’t always easy. Complicating matters is the fact that nameless, faceless individuals have the ability to influence others – people they don’t know and have never met – simply by posting about their experiences online. What this means for your property management company is that you have the opportunity to leverage the positive nature of this so-called “social proof” to spark relationships and nurture leads. Here’s how.
Did you know that there are more than 150,000 property management companies out there? That makes competition pretty fierce when trying to sell your property management services to prospective customers like condominium corporations and HOA’s or perhaps individual investor landlords. And the title of this post is purposely somewhat of a contradiction, because “selling” your services isn’t really being authentic, is it? That being said, when trying to beat out the competition to win new business, our first piece of advice is not to sell, but to solve.