Property management is a 76 billion dollar industry, providing plenty of room for opportunity, with growth, profits and employment all on steadily on the rise. If you’re new to the industry, or are considering making a career change, here’s what being a successful property manager entails.
Part of being a strong, positive leader is caring about the career paths of your employees just as much as you do your own. If you’ve been in leadership for some time, you probably already know the obvious ways you can help: provide growth opportunities, assign stretch assignments and arrange mentorships. But what about the not-so-obvious strategies? Here are four unique and somewhat surprising ways to help your employees get to where they want to go.
Starting a property management business can be stressful. Deciding when to sell that business can be just as agonizing. If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the thought of getting your company sale-worthy, it can be helpful to know what options are available to you. Deciding which option is best for you can make it easier to determine what needs to be done to prepare for the road ahead. Here are the three main courses of action you could take.
We recently went over some pretty compelling reasons why even a small property management company could benefit from having a board of directors. But understanding the advantages and actually making it happen are two different monsters. Where on earth do you even begin? Believe it or not, putting together a trusted board of directors or advisors isn’t as complicated or challenging as you may think. In fact, all you need to do is look for the following three fundamentals.
Ongoing staff education is the lifeblood of any business, particularly in a competitive industry such as property management. The acquisition of new knowledge and skills makes your employees an even more valuable asset and can help position your firm as an industry front-runner. One of the most effective ways to help your team learn and grow is through social engagement. Here are five ways to integrate social into your training strategy.
While offering paid time off isn’t mandatory, time away from work is a critical component of work-life balance. It’s also a perk many top employees value, which means the right policy could help make your property management company a more attractive place for talent. The good news is, there are a lot of different options available to you when it comes to creating and offering a time-off policy. Here are just a few of the many choices you can include.
Did you know that hourly employees make up 59 percent of the workforce? That equates to about seventy-eight million people. There are a number of advantages to hiring hourly vs. salaried workers, including the ability to better control costs and save on benefits. Yet, despite the fact that the pool of candidates is so vast, hiring and retaining quality hourly staff can be a remarkably challenging undertaking. If you’re interested in leveraging an hourly workforce for your property management company, here are a few tips to help make the process easier and more productive.
What happens at your property management company when you hire a new employee? It probably looks something like this: the offer is accepted, then a couple of weeks pass. On day one, the new employee receives a crash course in everything he or she needs to know about the company and his or her role. The experience can be best described as chaotic – both for the newbie as well as for you.