Minimizing turnover in your rental units does more than just keep money flowing on a consistent basis. It also helps to reduce the other costs associated with vacancies, including cleaning, repairs, advertising and showings. But renting out your units is only half the battle. It’s finding those good tenants and keeping them for the long term that’s the real key to success. Whether you’ve struggled in this area or would just like to make sure you’re maximizing your efforts, here are five pro tenant retention tips.
In a perfect world, every tenant would happily pay their rent on time, in full, month after month. Of course, any experienced property manager will tell you, there is no such thing as a perfect world. The reality is, people are late on their payments for a variety of reasons, and when they are, it can cause all kinds of issues on your end, not the least of which is cash flow. Add multiple properties with several late payers and you’ve got quite the financial headache on your hands.
Real estate investment is always a bit of a gamble. Sometimes you make out like a bandit. Other times, not so much. While there’s no way to eliminate risk completely, there are certain things you can look for that may indicate whether or not a property would be likely to produce sustainable returns. To improve your odds of a profitable transaction, here are a few key requirements to add to your list.
Handling evictions can be tough under normal circumstances. Add in a global pandemic and all kinds of new regulations and moratoriums, and you’ve got quite the challenge on your hands. In light of all the COVID shut downs, job losses and subsequent financial impact, legislation was passed preventing landlords from evicting certain tenants.
Good financial practices are a critical component of success in any business, including property management. Accurate numbers enable timely and data-driven decision-making. The more soundly you run your business, the more your clients will grow to trust you, which means greater longevity and a better bottom line. Let’s take a look at five best practices to not only keep your books in the black, but also maximize profits as much as possible.
Any good marketer will tell you that not every prospect is worth pursuing. This is certainly true in the property management industry. Not every landlord or property owner will be worth investing your time and energy. To optimize your efforts, you should focus on the demographic that is both most likely to avail themselves of your services, as well as most likely to be a good, long-term client. Here’s how to identify and target these high-quality prospects.
When it comes to managing an HOA successfully, good communication is essential. An open line of ongoing communication ensures that owners and stakeholders all remain in the loop and prevents confusion and misinformation. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of different HOA communication tools and tactics to choose from. Here are a few of the options we recommend.
Property management can be a very lucrative field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals in the property, real estate and community association management professions earn an average annual salary of just under $60k, with potential to make far more. If you’re considering a career in this industry, the best way to set yourself up for success is to plan ahead. Here are a few tips from our experienced team.
It’s a question that many property managers ponder – especially those just starting out with a limited budget: is property management software really worth the investment? To truly answer that question, it’s important to dig deeper than the basic overview of what this type of technology can do for your business. If you’re weighing whether or not to invest in a property management solution, here are a few surprising benefits that just might sway your decision.
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.