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Protect Yourself From Scams

Scams are out there and around every corner these days. As a property manager, it is important to know how to protect yourself and your business from falling victim to one of these scams. Scams are not just for renters, but can also affect property managers as well. Check out these things to be aware of when trying to avoid a scam situation.

Are You Green?

Being energy efficient is all the rage these days. Not only does it make your building more functional, but it also reduces your bills and saves you money. Sounds like a winning combination! Here are some ways that you can make your property more green and environmentally friendly.

How Will You Handle Complaints?

You should have a system in place for when you receive a complaint. This is an important part of managing a property. You may not always know or realize that your property is in need of repairs, so being able to resort to your system is the best way to handle any incoming complaints.

Attract New Residents With Bold Interior Designs

When potential renters come to view your building, they want to see themselves living in the space. A lot of building managers think of that as making the space as plain as possible so a wide variety of people will be able to move in and decorate it.

Avoid Patio Clutter This Summer

If you ever drive by an apartment building where the patios are a cluttered mess, you can see why it is a bad reflection of your property and how your apartment should look. Clutter does not do anything for aesthetics, so help your residents understand that they need to keep their balconies clutter free. Here are some ways to do that.

Keep Your Model Apartments In Top Shape

If you have a bunch of apartments for rent, you might have a model apartment that you keep to show potential residents what the apartments look like. This model is an important part of your business because it draws in your customers, showing them what life could be like in your property. It is important to keep this apartment in tip-top shape with all the latest upgrades.

Keeping Security Tight In The Summer

Summer days bring with them lots of fun, but they can also invite trouble to the neighborhood. Kids are sometimes looking for things to do, and might not always make the right decisions. It is important to keep your security tight during the relaxed summer months to avoid welcoming any bad decisions to your property or buildings.

Summer Pool Safety

One of the classic ways to enjoy the summer is in or near a pool. If you are lucky enough to have a swimming pool in your complex for your renters to enjoy, there are a few safety tips you should keep in mind for the summer. While pools can bring lots of fun memories, disaster can also strike in a heartbeat. As a property manager, you want to do everything in your power to keep this from happening.

Summer Event Ideas

If you have been thinking about hosting an event for your residents, now is the time. Summer is in full swing, and school are about to go back into session. There are tons of ideas you can use to throw your residents a summer event right in your property. Here’s a list of a few ideas to get you started.

What You Wish Your Residents Knew

Being a property manager can be hard. Your residents expect a lot out of you, and it can get rather demanding at times. There are a few things that we all wish we could tell our residents, but we haven’t quite found the right way. Here’s a list of a few:

Using Facebook For Property Management

Facebook is a great tool for your business. If you plan on using it to promote your business, there are a few tips and tricks that you should know about. Check out this list of ten tips to get you started.

The Top Qualities In Customer Service And Property Management

What makes a good property manager? You may have wondered to yourself if you are a good property manager or customer service employee. We’ve come up with a list of a few characteristics that will help you determine what your residents think of you, and how you can improve on what you are already doing.

Marketing In Walking Distance

Depending on where your rental is located, you may be in an area where most of your traffic is walking by your building. Millennials are often choosing this type of housing over other types because of its eco-friendly components and the ease of being within walking distance from the night life.

Lease Ups

If you are a new community or a new construction, you will face some different marketing challenges. Sometimes it is easier for you because people want to know about the newest building in the area and how they can live in a brand new apartment. Other times there is no word of mouth or past reviews to back up your new property, so people skip right over you. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can help to promote your new business in your area.

How To Build Lasting Relationships With Your Residents

Building relationships is an important part of having residents in your building. They need to trust you, and you need to trust them. Talking with them on a regular basis will help build your relationship. The more positive interactions you can have, the better it will go if you ever have to get serious. Here are three tips for building positive relationships with your residents.

Customer Satisfaction Survey

If you can’t figure out what your residents are looking for, it might be time for a satisfaction survey. Survey data can tell you a lot about what is happening in your building and how you can help your residents to feel more at home. Check out these tips for creating a customer survey to help improve your business.

Do You Know About Authentic Marketing?

Integrity is a very important piece for any business owner. Without integrity, you are just left looking like a fool. People can quickly see through a ruse, but they appreciate a business that maintains integrity and can make them feel important. Here are some ways that you can market to your clients without leaving your integrity behind.

How To Keep Your Residents

Residents are an important part of the rental process. The way to keep them around is by keeping them happy and responding to their needs. We’ve compiled a list of 10 tricks to help you keep your residents satisfied.