Everywhere you go, there are rules. Whether you’re at home or school or the mall, there are guidelines in place that people are expected to follow when present. Our society is structured around rules, and, without them, it wouldn’t be able to function. Your property is no different; when you allow a tenant to fill your vacancy, you expect them to pay the rent on time and respect your property in return. Everyone has their own rules for their rental, but consider these three popular rules.
Fake reviews are becoming a growing problem within the multifamily housing industry. Online, it’s terribly easy to leave a fake positive or negative review, and extremely difficult to get any reviews erased. Whether the apartment review is from a lying, former tenant or a professional fake reviewer, here’s why you should be responding to them all.
As a property manager you work hard to look after your community and make it the best that it can be, so it would make sense for you to want applicants to like it as well. Many question what attracts residents to a property, and what one may lack in times of vacancy. With so many competitors out there, it makes you wonder what it is that pulls a potential renter to one property over another. Maybe it’s the types of incentives you offer that residents are looking for?
In this day and age, pets are just as much a part of the family as anyone else. People understandably love their pets everyday of the year, but, every April 11th, we set aside a day to really go above and beyond to show our furry friends just how much we care. National Pet Day is a day to turn your attention to your pets, as well as other animals in need or extra care or attention. You love your pets, just as your residents love theirs. Take advantage of this holiday to appreciate your furry friends and encourage your renters to do the same.
Managing a rental property is tough work. Not only do you handle the entire leasing and vetting process, but you routinely work on maintaining your property and reputation as well. This April marks National Apartment Housing Month, and to commemorate all the hard work you do within the rental housing industry, we’ll be offering up all of our downloadable rental resources for free!
Consider how every time there is the threat of snowfall, people flock to the store to buy milk and bread. If you postpone your own trip, you arrive to find barren shelves and typically go home with some sort of makeshift meal that will help you wait out the storm. For smaller occurrences this may be a method be work for you, but natural disasters don’t always leave you time to prepare at the last minute.
As a property manager, you need a variety of tools in your arsenal to ensure you’re placing the best residents in your properties. You work hard to make sure that residences are maintained, and you want to find a renter who cares about keeping it in that same condition. Tenant screening can be an important tool in supporting these initiatives and safeguarding your profits, as well as finding the most qualified renters.
On Sunday, March 11th, the world will spring forward, sacrificing an hour in pursuit of days with more sunlight. As spring is ushered in, Daylight Savings Time is a great opportunity to do some more tedious maintenance on your properties. Take advantage of the slightly warmer weather and make up for that lost hour by safeguarding your property with these simple tasks.
As a property manager, you’re understandably very busy. With so much going on with your properties, the key to successfully running your rental business is staying organized and efficient. But how exactly do you do that? Property management software acts as a means to streamline productivity and manage your properties with ease.
Property management software, especially cloud-based software, can revolutionize a rental property’s success. Not only does the software connect long-distance managers and owners with their community, but the built-in management tools can significantly boost efficiency and resident happiness. While the specific features and price point can vary based on which property management software service you choose, these four benefits still hold true.