Prescreening prospective tenants is a critical task of property managers and landlords. Done correctly, it’ll help you weed out individuals who are not good candidates and improve your odds of signing someone who is reliable and long-term. One mistake many property owners make, however, is not starting the screening process early enough. By screening over the phone, before showing your vacancies, you can save yourself a ton of time. That said, here’s what we recommend.
Keeping your rental properties is tip-top shape is the key to running a successful and profitable property management business. Not only does ongoing maintenance keep your tenants happy, but it can also help to prevent costly repair bills. As the old adage goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In terms of rental property management, a few dollars in preventative maintenance can save you hundreds or even thousands down the road. It’ll also help you maintain a stellar reputation.
One of the biggest challenges landlords and property managers face is getting good tenants to stay. After all, you’ve likely invested a good deal of time, energy and funds into filling your vacancies. The last thing you want is to have to do it all over again in a few months’ time. But you can’t effectively encourage them to stay unless and until you know what’s driving them away. Let’s take a look at a few of the biggest reasons good tenants leave so you’ll know what to avoid in your own properties.
It doesn’t take much to destroy the trust of a tenant. Not only is the right to adequate privacy something that your residents want and deserve, but it’s also something that is regulated by law. To avoid accidentally crossing any boundaries and ending up in potential hot water legally, keep the following five tips in mind.
If you’ve ever had the (dis)pleasure of experiencing a real estate audit, you know what a massive headache it can turn out to be. Thankfully, there are ways that you can be proactive in planning and preparing in advance so that when that time inevitably comes, you’ll have all your ducks in a row. Here are a few tips from our property management experts on how to make your business audit-proof.
Any savvy business professional understands the importance of maximizing deductions come tax time. Preparing well in advance and making sure to take advantage of every available opportunity to save will help you stay in compliance and keep as much money in your pocket as possible. As that time of year rolls around once again, we thought it might be helpful to provide a few tips and tricks for property managers during tax time. Take a look to see if there’s anything you might benefit from below.
Whether you’re a landlord, property manager or community manager, chances are, you’re in constant contact with your network, whether it’s scheduling walk-throughs, answering questions, responding to complaints or scheduling maintenance appointments. Every interaction you have is an opportunity to increase trust, foster loyalty and build your reputation. That’s why honing your communication skills is so critical. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Nobody’s perfect, and property management professionals are no exception. Making mistakes is something that happens in business. Thankfully, those mistakes don’t have to be yours to make. By identifying and understanding some of the most common blunders made by property managers, you can hopefully sidestep them in your own career. Check out our list of the top five property management mistakes to avoid below.
Rental property ownership can be a very lucrative investment, but as your business expands, finding additional properties that fit with your long-term goals can become increasingly challenging. To improve your odds of landing the best properties before your competitors do, here are five resources you can leverage.
Being successful in the property management industry is no easy feat. It takes commitment, dedication, time and yes, sometimes blood, sweat and tears. Property management software is designed to make juggling the day-to-day tasks of a property manager or landlord infinitely easier and more efficient.