As part of your planning and preparation for the year ahead, it can be helpful to get an idea of what things are expected to occur over the coming months. We’ve done some digging and come up with four specific trends that we believe will come to pass over the next year. So, without further ado, here’s what we can expect on the property management front in 2017.
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 it comes to the topic of employee benefits, one might automatically think about things like health care, retirement plans and vacation time. In reality, more and more organizations across the globe are beginning to recognize the importance of extending those benefits to include more value-added options, such as free lunches, discounted gym memberships and other unique perks. If your property management company is only offering the bare basics, here are some real reasons you may want to rethink your approach.
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.
Now that Halloween is behind us and the holidays are on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about something that’s even more frightening than creepy clowns and the walking dead — and that’s the impending onslaught of parcels being delivered to your properties.
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” ~Abraham Lincoln
Without question, when you put people in positions of power there will inevitably be conflict. When strong, confident leaders get together, it’s entirely common for disagreements to occur and even for tempers to flare. While there’s virtually no way to eliminate conflict in the workplace, there are things that can be done to manage it in a way that can actually be productive. If your property management c-suite is teeming with tension, here are a few tips to get things under control and moving in a positive direction.
The trend towards urbanization is still going strong in most major cities across the country, driven by a high number of young, talented people migrating to city cores for both employment and entertainment opportunities. And residential developers are fiercely competing for these buyers by giving them what they love — convenience and community. This takes the form of blending residential and commercial components in the latest condominium developments, with commercial spaces that include retail services such as food markets, restaurants/cafés, salons and more.
One of the most important components of running a successful business is establishing and solidifying your company brand. This will demonstrate to everyone – your customers, your prospects and your employees – who your property management company is, what you stand for, what your mission is and most importantly, what they can expect when they interact with you. If you haven’t invested in branding or you feel like your current brand isn’t quite as solid as it should be, here are 5 fundamental steps to start turning things around.
Being a successful property manager can be very rewarding, but it’s no easy feat. The list of tasks you’re responsible for seems to never stop growing and sometimes it can feel like there are never enough hours in the day. As a result, managers must find ways to proactively prevent burnout amongst their teams so they can avoid costly turnover. If it feels like your employees are running on empty and about to crash and burn, here are a few things you can do to turn things around.
For most successful property management firms, growth is at the top of the list of long-term, strategic goals. Whether that growth involves expanding your portfolio, developing partnerships, opening additional offices or something else, there are certain constants that are present in every successful growth projection plan. Without them, achieving the desired end-result will be much more difficult, if not impossible. To make sure your company is on the right track, let’s take a look at these common elements of effective growth forecasting.