Property Management & Consulting Blog

Improving Your Time Management As A Community Manager

Community managers have a lot going on in their everyday professional lives. Managing properties, residents, events, marketing, and more can take up quite a few hours of the day. In order to achieve a healthy work/life balance, community managers need to learn how to prioritize their own time management. Improving your time management skills will allow you to save time while doing a better job as you save quality time for yourself. A few tips to improve your time management strategies as a community manager are:

•  Start with lists – Lists might seem like a “no-brainer”, but you may be surprised by how many community managers forego daily or weekly lists altogether. At the beginning of each week, give yourself some time to lay out all of the things you need to do that week. As you write these things down, group together similar tasks that you can get done during the same time period. Once you have your weekly tasks written out, assign these tasks to days of the week and award them their own time slots. This will help you to keep on track, save time, and make sure you get everything done.

•  Always check in with your teams – Many community managers can feel like the world is on their shoulders, forgetting that they have a team behind them. Allowing your team to take on the tasks they’re trained to do can free up a great deal of time for community managers. Check in with your team about once a week, assign weekly tasks, and trust your team to do their thing.

• Stick to one thing at a time – It might seem like multitasking gets more done, but in truth it often leads to mistakes, missed tasks, and mix ups. Stick to one task at a time and dedicate all of your attention on that task before moving onto the next thing.

• Don’t let the unexpected derail you – Sometimes things will pop up that are unexpected. Big maintenance issues, resident conflicts, and missed appointments can really take you off of your game. Rather than letting these instances derail you, take them as learning experiences and stick to your list, your schedule, and your strategy to get the week done right.

At, we want to make the lives of today’s community management teams easier, not harder. To learn more about effective planning and time management, contact us at today.

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.
Page: 123456789 - All