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.
As a busy property manager, you don’t have time to waste hours, days or weeks trying to research and compare the many options for property management software. What if there was a way that you could systematically and strategically pinpoint the precise solution you need without wasting valuable man hours in the process? Our goal at Netintegrity is to help others in the industry find ways to make their lives easier and their businesses more profitable. As such, we’ve put together a simple, 4 step process for choosing the best software for your needs (even if it’s not ours).
As a property manager, you’re probably well aware of the many things that are out of your control. You may have tenants who decide not to pay or make poor decisions. Or, you may have accidents happen at one or more of your properties. Either way, when these things happen, revenue inevitably takes a hit. But while it’s not possible to avoid all of the risks you face as a property manager, there are certain things you can do to manage that risk in a way that mitigates damages and improves debt recovery. To follow are a few such strategies.
Many property managers today rely solely on a prospective tenant’s credit score to determine suitability. Unfortunately, most learn the hard way that this practice often comes back to bite them in the long run. At the end of the day, a person’s credit score is just a number and it doesn’t necessarily reflect other important factors, such as how they behave behind closed doors. And since this individual is going to potentially be living in the property you manage, that last part is pretty important. Let’s take a look at a few tenant screening policies that will help you better assess a prospect’s rent-worthiness.
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.