In a competitive industry such as property management, chasing after growth can seem like an impossible feat. But with the right approach, a positive outlook and a little bit of creativity, it’s entirely possible to expand and bring your property management company to the next tier. Here are a few smart strategies that will help you achieve your growth goals year over year.
Employee turnover is a fact of life. The truth is, sometimes, despite your best efforts, a top performing team member may eventually move on in pursuit of a better opportunity. Unfortunately, paying top dollar to replace them isn’t always an option. A more cost-effective way to manage staff turnover is to promote from within. The good news is that with the right approach, you can take mediocre workers and turn them into property management superstars. Here’s how.
Almost all successful businesses have one thing in common: order. There is a place for everything and systematic, well-documented business practices to follow for the work that has to be done. Perhaps there is no industry that can benefit more from this type of order than property management. Developing and refining workflow processes for each task can ensure that every aspect of the business operates smoothly and at maximum efficiency. Here are five specific benefits of creating business workflows within your organization.
Managing rental properties takes much more than finding good tenants and handling the occasional maintenance request. Perhaps most important is the task of managing your rental property management company’s cash flow, which can be pretty complex. To achieve this, your business must maintain excellent accounting processes that are in line with your company’s overarching objectives. Here are a few hacks that can make this monumental task a little bit more manageable.
Chances are your communication skills contributed to your climb up the corporate ladder, but now that you’ve officially carved out your own place within the property management C-Suite, you’ve got a whole new set of communication skills to master. Being successful at the executive level requires the ability to encourage open, honest dialogue, reduce confusion and conflict, facilitate collaboration and maintain transparency. The five tips below will help you develop the skills necessary to be highly effective in your role.
Think about all of the data your property management company collects, uses and stores. Now think for a moment about what would happen if an unauthorized party were to gain access to that data. Security breaches occur to businesses of every shape, size and industry, and they can cause much more than just a minor headache. In fact, some companies suffer so much financial and reputational damage, they can never recover. Here’s how can you avoid becoming the next victim.
If you attended business school, one thing you probably noticed once you got into the real world was that there are a lot of things they couldn’t teach you in a classroom. The reality is, great leaders possess certain soft skills that don’t come from a textbook. They come from real world experience and on-the-job lessons that build character and aid in the development of management best practices. Learning these lessons and gaining the unconventional wisdom that comes as a result can help you become a much more effective leader. That being said, here are a few tips that could be the difference-makers in your property management organization.
When it comes to female talent, the stats don’t lie. Not only do companies with an equal proportion of women to men outperform their counterparts, but studies have consistently shown that female executives are much more effective at reducing company expenditure. Better performance and lower costs mean a better bottom line for your property management company. Yet, attracting top female talent isn’t always as easy as it may seem. If you’re looking to balance the scales a bit, particularly in your C-Suite, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
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.
Just a few short weeks into the New Year, you may still be in the process of defining and setting your goals for the coming months. With a stronger economy and much optimism for the future, most property management organizations are striving toward becoming more profitable.