AuthorJenn Ryan

Essential Client Management Skills in Property Management

As a property manager, your clients are your first priority (albeit not your only one!). Keeping your clients happy and maintaining a great relationship will reap benefits for your property management business. Happy clients keep business coming, not to mention they build your reputation and can lead to excellent referrals and references. What are the essential client management skills you need...

Time Management Skills for Your Property Management—How to Create Habits that Stick

Your property management business is something that thrives on good time management skills, whether or not you realize it. How much you’re able to get done in a day, how well you do it, and the way you set yourself up for future tasks all affect your property management. Having proper time management skills involves creating habits that will stick with you and ones that you’ll use to help build...

5 Property Management Duties You Need to Know

Some people are under the impression that property management duties consist of maintenance and little else. The truth is that property managers are responsible for so many things! This is why trainings and experience are important for you when you’re looking to get into property management or grow your property management business. Check out these five property management duties you’ll need to...

What Your Clients Are Looking for in a Property Management Contract

As a property manager, the contract you present to your clients is crucial. While your company may boast about certain certifications, standards, and reviews on its website or in person, the property management contract is the piece of information that will tell your clients the most about you. They’ll likely be comparing your contract against other property managers’ contracts to see which one...

5 Ways the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act Protects You

Approved in 1974, the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA) is designed to make the rights of both tenants and landlords fair. In this way, it also provides a set of guidelines for how the relationship should function. This act has been adopted by many states to help protect both tenants and landlords. What are five ways that the URLTA helps protect you as a landlord or property...

How to Be Successful in Enterprise Property Management

Managing several complexes or just one complex with several buildings that house over a thousand units can get complicated. You’ve got to have the right team, the right skills, and excellent customer service to be successful in enterprise property management. If you’re managing multi-family units such as apartments, town-homes, condominiums, or even duplexes, you’re going to need to need the...

The Top 5 Places for Your Property Management Training

With the job market being so competitive today, proving your skills with certifications or licenses is more important than ever. Investing in these titles is worth your money. Whether you’re new to property management or have been in this business for several years, it’s never too late to get certified. Several places offer property management training that will educate you and get you certified...

Should You Pursue a Career in Estate Management?

Estate management is a career of its own. You’ll likely only be able to manage a few properties with this job, and some estate managers just have one property they oversee full time. An estate manager usually works closely with the owner of the property to arrange services, personnel, property management, and even event services for the estate. What does having a career in estate management...

Generic Rental Agreement: What Needs to Be in Place?

If you’re new to property management, you should know that the rental agreement is one of the most important things you’ll be in charge of for your properties. Some landlords may already have an agreement in place, but others will expect you to draw up the contract and ensure that everything is included that needs to be under your state’s regulations. What needs to be in place for generic rental...

How Is Condo Property Management Different?

Condominium property management is a segment of property management that is different from the others. Although sharing some similarities, condo property management is different from managing single-family homes or apartment buildings. If you’re considering condo property management for your next property management endeavor, consider the ways in which it’s different. Consider Community Needs...

Rent to Own Homes: The Basics

The housing market today is still recovering from the housing crash, especially the homeowner part of the housing market. Less people are buying and more are renting. Housing sales, while improving, are still low. This makes a great opportunity for a rent to own setup between you and your buyer. What are the basics of rent to own in the housing market? When You Can’t Sell Your Home Trying to sell...

Housing Trends: The State of the Nation’s Housing 2015

Harvard recently published a study regarding housing the United States. Topics covered included housing markets, demographics, homeownership, the rental market, and housing challenges. What are some trends, opportunities, and challenges that were presented in the study, and what does this mean for owners, investors, and property managers? Housing Trends 01: Homeownership Down, Rentals Up...

Benefits of Online Property Management

If your property management business is getting more time consuming than ever, consider going online for your property management needs. Online property management is simpler than you think. There are many different software options out there and other services that are available for your convenience. What are some other ways you can transfer your property management services and needs online...

Landlord Property Management: Pros and Cons

When you manage your own property, there are ups and downs to the process. Whether you’ve recently acquired a property that needs managing and you think you’re the best person for the job, or you just don’t trust your property to anyone else, here are some pros and cons to consider for landlord property management. Pros and Cons of Landlord Property Management Pro: Get to Handle Everything...

5 True Things for All Property Management Types

All property management types—single-family homes, condos, townhouses, multiplexes, and apartment buildings—may seem really different at first glance. After all, single-family home tenants tend to reside there longer and likely have outside maintenance that needs to be done. With condos and apartment buildings, the tenants can forget about lawn maintenance, but you may have several different...

Easy and Efficient Reliable Property Management

If you manage your own property, chances are reliable property management is something that’s on your mind and takes up a considerable amount of your time. Hiring a property manager may be something you’re interested in so you don’t have to worry so much about your property, or maybe you’d like to stick with doing things yourself. Regardless of your situation, making reliable property management...

Property Management Fee: What to Know.

So you’re researching different property management companies trying to figure out who’s got the best deal. This can take a lot of time: requesting proposals, asking for references, conducting interviews. Maybe your property is hours away and you can’t even meet these people—you just need someone who can take care of your property for a good price. What should you know about the property...

Find the Right Property Managers Association for You

Property managers do well on their own, but they do even better when they can connect, learn, and invest together. A property managers association can provide these types of benefits. By being a member, they have access to the most current skills, professional certifications for their business, and access to continuing education credits. But how can you determine which property managers...

Make the Most of Your Condominium Management

Whether you’re looking for a condominium management company or already have one, your community most likely aims to make the most of the services you’re receiving or looking to receive. How can you make sure you’re making the most of your condominium management? There are a few things you should check out to ensure you’re getting the best service. Make Sure Your Manager Isn’t Overbooked Many...

Starting a Property Management Company? Some Things to Consider.

So you’re thinking about starting a property management company. You have the budget, tools, and resources you need. Maybe you’ve even decided to go into the business with a couple friends or business partners. Have you considered all the aspects of this here? Read on to find some things to consider before starting a property management company. Get Licensed!  When you begin to plan for your new...

6 Tips for Efficient Rental Management

Managing a rental property can be daunting, especially if you have less than perfect tenants or property owners. We all know no one is perfect. Knowing your responsibilities as well as the responsibilities of your tenants and owners can be helpful when it comes to rental management. Follow these tips to keep your tenants safe and comfortable and keep your property owners happy. Know Your...

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