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.
What does it take to run a successful property management company? While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, there are certain similarities that can be drawn from those firms that have established themselves as industry leaders. If you want to know the secrets to achieving the same degree of success for your own business, here are a few areas where you may want to focus your efforts.
“We become what we repeatedly do.” ~ Sean Covey
Few things sabotage a person’s productivity more than bad habits. They slow you down, get in the way of other important tasks, rob you over your focus, impact creativity and performance and cause any number of other negative effects. The worse part about bad habits is that, in many cases, the person practicing them isn’t even cognitive of the problem. Meanwhile they’re left wondering at the end of the day why they never seem to get much done. Could this be happening to you in your property management career? Here are five common productivity-killing habits to watch for.
With Gmail alone boasting over one billion users worldwide and experts predicting this number will climb to 3 billion by the year 2020, it’s quite obvious that email is still one of, if not the most effective tool for reaching and connecting with customers. Of course, using email effectively for your property management business involves much more than just drafting up a message and clicking the send button.
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.
Property managers wear a lot of hats. Some days it can seem like you’re being pulled in a dozen or more different directions, which can make getting things done quite challenging. If you feel as though you’re always chasing your tail or you just could use a little improvement in this area, here are seven hacks that should help bring your productivity to the next level.
It’s no secret that there is a lot of competition in the property management field. But as they say, a little competition can be healthy. It keeps you striving to perform at your best. However, when it comes to winning over new property management clients, the key is to convince them that you are the best. Here are a few ways that you can do just that.
Without question, employees who are happy and engaged are much more productive, which means a better bottom line for your business. But what happens when it seems your team just isn’t plugged in? In many cases, qualified and highly valuable talent ends up disengaged, which can lead to higher turnover and an overall drop in morale. If you’ve noticed the mood around your office hasn’t exactly been uplifting, here are five things that might be at the root of the problem.
Whether you’ve built your property management company from the ground up or you’ve stepped into an executive leadership role at an existing thriving enterprise, chances are there’s something you and your team are always striving for, and that’s growth. There are a number of different strategies for expanding your business, but for the purpose of this article, we are going to focus on rapid, aggressive or intensive growth. If you are interested in pursuing this type of strategy, here’s what you need to keep in mind.
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.
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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.