How to Be a Better Property Manager in 2019

for rent signGone away is the bluebird, here to stay is the new bird—indeed! We’re almost at the New Year, and one of the best ways to prepare for our new year’s resolutions is by getting started early! They say starting on your resolutions in December rather than in January can help you get on the right track for the new year. If you’re a property manager looking to better your property management skills in 2019, this is the blog for you! Here are some tips on how you can improve your property management skills this new year, so you and your tenants can be happy and content.

Tip #1: Remember to Check-In

Tenants want to know that you remember them. Oftentimes, tenants believe that property managers only care about the property and not their wellbeing, but by checking in throughout the year, you show you care, learn about issues that need to be taken care of, and can also keep a better eye on your property that way. Tenants appreciate it and it makes for peace of mind for you as well.

Tip #2: Be Patient

Your tenants are only human. And while it’s ideal for you to have them sign a contract before they move in, so there’s accountability in situations where things go awry, it’s good to remember that our tenants are only human and are bound to make mistakes, push the limits of their contracts, and the list goes on from here. Be patient and always expect the unexpected.

Tip #3: Get With Technology

If you’re not using technology to manage your rental property, you’re just a bit behind on the times. From allowing your tenants to pay their rent online to being responsive via email and social media, there are many ways technology can help you manage your rental property with ease. If you’re not utilizing it now, 2019 is your year to start!

Tip #4: Work With a Property Management Company

Managing rental property is a lot of work and if you’re wanting to focus on “project you” this year, working with a property management company can help take some of the stress off your shoulders.  If you’re looking for a great property management company to work with, Reliant Property Management can help. We offer comprehensive management services that can assist you with finding tenants, managing repairs, and marketing your property. Call us today to learn more!