Without question, one of the biggest expenses in property management is the cost of maintenance. While it’s never a good idea to cut corners or skimp on these requests, there are certain things you can do on the up-and-up that will keep these costs to a minimum. If your business could stand to save a few bucks in the area of property maintenance, give the following four expert tips a try.
Working in the property management industry requires wearing many hats and juggling a broad spectrum of duties. Such a chaotic work environment can easily lead property managers to crash and burn. This isn’t good for anyone – not your employees, not their colleagues and certainly not your company. The good news is, there are certain things you can do to stay a step ahead and prevent property manager burnout from occurring in the first place. Let’s take a look.
It’s no secret that the economy is a fickle thing. One year you may be raking in the profits, the next you could be struggling to keep the lights on. While there’s no way to prevent economic downturn, there are things you can do proactively to ensure that if and when the market starts to go south, your property management company will be well prepared to ride out the storm. Here are a few tips for protecting your business so you’ll not only survive, but even thrive despite the grim market conditions.
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.
Ever have one of those days where you just wished there was an extra hour (or three)? We’ve all been there. And in the property management industry in particular, time management is a challenge. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and either procrastinate or drop the ball completely, neither of which are good for business. The good news is, it’s never too late to learn how to better manage your time. The following tips should eliminate the time crunch stress and make you more productive in the process.
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.
As a property manager, maintenance requests are part of daily life. Even the best-kept property will inevitably require some type of attention from time to time, whether it’s a routine service call or an unexpected repair. Having a plan in advance for how you will handle these requests can minimize stress, move things along more efficiently and ensure that your tenants stay happy and loyal. If you haven’t yet done so, here’s a simple strategy to make the property maintenance process a breeze.
The main goal of most property management companies today is to grow and increase revenue year over year. Achieving this requires an “all hands on deck” approach, through which every employee must give it their all. But working efficiently doesn’t necessarily come naturally to everyone. In fact, developing a workplace efficiency plan and training your team is just as important as hiring well and adopting the right technologies. So, how can you boost your team’s productivity without creating a stressful environment in the process? Give the following tips a try.
Let’s face it. We live in a chronically distracted society. These days, it seems everyone has their nose in their smartphone or, at the very least, is constantly checking to make sure they stay connected. This can make it much harder for marketers to reach their target audience because they are just not as tuned in. Thankfully, there are strategies to overcome this modern hurdle and get your property management marketing message in front of even the most inattentive prospects. Let’s take a look.