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Enhancing Curb Appeal: Landscaping Tips For Grounds Management

As an apartment property manager, there are several aspects you have to keep in mind on a day-to-day basis. With so much to deal with, it can be easy to overlook some of the general maintenance tasks on your plate. However, landscaping is one task you want to stay on top of because it is what preserves curb appeal and keeps the building looking its best.

Here are some landscaping tips for grounds management you should consider while looking for the right company to service the grounds regularly:

Lawn Maintenance Services

Most apartment managers use lawn maintenance services to keep outdoor spaces in tip-top shape. However, when it comes to choosing which contractor to go with, you want to make sure you understand a few things.

  • The Proposal - Choose a contractor based on the price of their services and the company's reputation. See to it that everything you need is covered, including mowing, edging, and trimming. If you manage large grounds, it would be in your best interest to get a few quotes from different companies to compare.
  • The Crew - Next, you will want to meet with the crew and establish accountability. The contract needs to be clearly understood so that everyone knows what is expected of them.
  • Damage Protocol - You also want to inquire about damage protocol. If the contractor trims too close to the building and cuts or damages the siding, you may have costly repairs on your hands. Photo documentation at the beginning of the season should be done to avoid hassles later on.

Weather Delays

Most contractors will put the properties they service on a schedule. For example, one client’s grounds might be taken care of every Monday while the grounds of another may be done later in the week. So what if there is a delay in service due to weather conditions? You need to communicate with the contractor to find out what the billing cycle is and whether you have to per month or per cut.

There are many considerations to make as you find the best company to take care of all your landscaping needs. Grounds maintenance is a crucial investment that will allow you to keep everything looking its best and enhance the apartment’s curb appeal to attract new residents.

Looking for complete property management solutions to grow your occupancy? Contact the professionals at Occupancy Solutions, LLC today to get started on the right path.

Key to Finding the Best Residents for Your Community

As a property manager, you may find the notion of renting a space quickly favorable because it means you are putting money in the bank faster. While you don't want any space to remain vacant, you also don't want to have to evict a resident in the near future. For this reason, it makes more sense to take your time and find a good resident for your community.

The Importance Of Resident Testimonials In Marketing Your Apartment

There is nothing more convincing than the testimonies of people who have actually experienced the best things about your apartment. You would be surprised at how much other people value these opinions when looking for a new home! That is why if you have not gathered any resident testimionials yet, now is the time to start. To help you, here are some things to keep in mind.

Training Your Team To Handle Challenging Community Members

Many different personalities will make up a community, and not all of these will be easy. Training your team to be able to handle conflict or more challenging personalities effectively and positively is important to maintaining that authentic and harmonious community feel. A few points to include in your employee training are:

Simple Ways To Create A Personalized Guest Experience

A personalized guest experience is a major want for many travelers today. Whether traveling for business or leisure, they want to feel like they’ve stepped into a home away from home even if it’s their first visit to a particular hotel. They want that comfort, relaxation, and attention that shows that they’re being well cared for.

How to Onboard Employees for Your Small Hotel

Since the start of the pandemic, the hospitality industry has definitely gone through a few changes. Cutbacks and layoffs were common, and now that things are going back to normal, smaller hotels are finding it hard to reopen as they have problems finding people to hire.

How Recaps Can Fill Out a Team Meeting Agenda

For more effective management, you should provide team members with a recap of the day at the beginning and end of each day. This can go a long way in improving effectiveness and efficiency. Let's take a closer look at the value of these team meeting agendas and how they can help.
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