Sustainability is an investment today in order to reap the benefits tomorrow. There are many ways that property management offices can become sustainable, and many ways that properties themselves can become sustainable. Let’s start with the office. (I’ll cover the property in a future article.)
Where do you begin? You’ve made a commitment to become more sustainable, but what are some of the most important things that can be easily implemented today in order to reap the benefits in the future?
Here are just a few suggestions:
· Lose the paper. More and more offices are finding that the key to organization lies in a paperless office. If you can’t bring yourself to cut it all together, at least reduce paper consumption by moving to online applications.
· Consider dropping any concession programs and use that money to shore up your property so that people want to live there, regardless of the incentives offered.
· Begin to create an integrated business solution for your office that you can b...
With spring almost upon us, the real estate market readies for a busy season as leases end and Americans enter back into the rental market. How can property managers ensure they’re competitive, filling vacancies and giving prospects what they want in the apartment search?
AppFolio conducted a survey to uncover what‘s top of mind for today’s renters and what trends modern property managers need to adopt to meet their expectations. As an industry with one of the slowest adoption rates of technology, renters are keen to the tech trend, and online convenience can make or break a signed lease. Property managers need to be thinking about the impact and opportunities of technology to fill vacancies and remain competitive.
All Things Digital, Please
With more and more consumers renting versus buying a home, the rental market has become increasingly crowded. So how can property managers adequately market their available listings? Time to get everything online, folks! Among current renters, nearly...
The article below show how important online portals for tenants is. This is something that Emerald Coast Preferred Properties offers with Appfolio a rental management program that we have implemented.
What do today’s renters want in an apartment building? According to a new survey from AppFolio, today’s renters are increasingly focused on being able to pay their rent and request repairs without having to mail checks or pick up the phone.
The AppFolio survey found that 46 percent of tenants prefer to pay their rents digitally through an app, Web site or automatic withdrawal.
As AppFolio says in a blog post announcing the results of its survey, when property management companies offer these digital services, apartment owners will have a greater chance of attracting a higher number of tenants.
It’s important for apartment owners to have a strong online presence, too, if they wish to attract tenants. According to the AppFolio study, nearly a quarter of renters will eliminate a property from...
Accidental damage is inevitable, but making sure your property is protected is a choice. With an insurance requirement in your lease, you can rest knowing that the property is always covered.
It Can Decrease Your Costs
A claim on your property insurance can be expensive. Between the deductible and out-of-pocket repair expenses, you may be out much more than what a tenant security deposit can cover. On top of that, your premiums may increase due to the incident. If this was to instead be filed on your tenant’s policy, you would not need to worry about your rates being affected.
There Are Tenant Benefits, Too!
Requiring residents to carry insurance can also benefit the resident. Most renters insurance policies cover the renter’s personal belongings, in the event that they are damaged during incident, as well as can cover the living expenses should a renter need to be temporarily housed while repairs are taking place. Not only does requiring insurance benefit you as t...
With the freezing temperatures finally hitting us down in Florida. Please follow the steps below to make sure you’re not replacing parts of your sprinkler system in the spring.
Sprinkler pumps are meant to be used for lawn or garden irrigation or any application that requires high volumes of water to be pumped at a low pressure. Since sprinkler pumps are used primarily during warmer growing seasons like spring and summer, it is necessary to winterize sprinkler pumps in many areas of the country where winter temperatures cause water to freeze. When water freezes, it expands. If temperatures drop below freezing while there is still water in the lines of your sprinkler pump, your sprinkler pump could become damaged from the frozen water inside the pump expanding and possibly breaking the internal components.
Preserve the life of your sprinkler pump by properly winterizing it before the first frost.
You will need the following items to winterize your sprinkler pump:
We know how hard it is to move- sometimes on very short notice, and find a qualified, responsible tenant to occupy your home. We can help. We specialize in property management in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Navarre, and the Santa beach area taking the burden of the property manager role off your shoulders.
Emerald Coast Preferred Properties team is a full-service property management company. Our organization achieves success by consistently exceeding the expectations of our clients in service, attention to detail and our professionalism. We are a highly proactive, results-oriented company. Our goal is to provide superior services in every respect by sweating the details with highly individual and specialized attention.
Our attention to detail will deliver tenants that have been thoroughly screened, top quality professional contractors & vendors to maintain your property and a trained staff ready to field maintena...