If you’re a successful property manager, chances are you have a good mix of hard and soft skills. But whether you’ve been doing it for a long time or you’re new at it and still learning on the job, it doesn’t hurt to remind yourself what property owners are looking for in good property managers. From being dependable, to doing regular maintenance like Oakville, ON windows, to communicating well with tenants, there are things you need to be good at.
Here’s a look at what property owners are looking for – and what you can do to stand out for the right reasons.
Property Owners are …Checking Online
One way that property owners will look for property managers is through online searches. If you’re not listed online, chances are you won’t be found. But you can’t stop at online directories. You also need to get social. Set up profiles on Facebook and LinkedIn, for instance, so that people looking for property managers with your mix of skills won’t have trouble finding you.
Another way that property owners find property managers is through referrals. It’s been said that word-of-mouth advertising is the best kind of advertising. Why is this? People tend to trust the recommendations of their peers more than they would the overt advertising by companies. So if you’re a property manager looking for more business, ask your current clients if they’d offer referrals. One way you can secure such referrals is by being dependable and proactive.
Seeing is Believing
Property owners looking for property managers will also check out the work that property managers have done and are doing for other property owners. When they visit the residential complex you oversee, will they see windows that are the worse for wear or will they see windows in good order. Will they see roofs with shingles that are bent, curling, or just plain missing or will they see roofs that are in good shape. Seeing is believing, so ensure that the work you’re doing for other property owners provides evidence that you’re good at what you do.
These are just some of the things that property owners think about when looking for property managers. It’s good to keep these things in mind whether you’re looking for more contracts or you’re content with your current roster of customers.
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