Last modified on December 30th, 2015
By Rachel Jefferson
As a property manager, your job isn’t just to fill vacant properties and make money; it’s about helping people. You’re helping renters and their families find safe housing and at the same time helping property owners meet their income goals. The 5 Habits of Successful Property Managers slideshow below outlines five things property managers should consider incorporating into their businesses to be a more successful property manager. It’s not always easy, but making changes to processes—such as using automation tools to save time and improving the lines of communication with renters—is definitely worth it in the long run. Your owners and renters will show their appreciation of your efforts with long-term relationships.
How to Be a More Successful Property Manager
#1 – Automate as many processes as possible.
A property manager’s job is to work with people and properties. Too much time spent on repetitive tasks can take away time from helping your owners and residents.
#2 – Use technology to your advantage.
Harness the simplifying power of technology for the advantage of your renters and owners and to make your job easier.
#3 – Market your properties in a digital world.
Print ads are often outdated a second after they’re printed.
#4 – Make communication a priority.
Whether it’s lease renewal notices or changes to policy and procedure, keep your owners and renters informed so there are no surprises.
#5 – Remember people first.
For owners or renters, the rule is the same: people first.
Technology, systems, and marketing will help you maintain your business. Communicating and treating people well will help you grow your property management business. Highly successful property managers keep all of these things in mind at all times.
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Great slides here! I definitely think there’s a lot to being a property manager, more than people often realize. But it can be very satisfying work if you do your job effectively. Thanks for sharing your advice!
My favorite tip is the last one. It’s so important to remember people first. But overall, these are tips to being an awesome property manager. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Paige. We’re so glad you found these tips helpful. Putting people first is my favorite, too!
Nowadays most of the property owners prefer to hire the services of professional property managers due to lack of time. I read this article and found helpful for property managers. If property managers follow these tips then they will definitely get success.