Monthly Archives: October 2013

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Property Management Gem: Build Tenant Relationships

The task of managing Chico property is challenging and ongoing. There is nothing more discouraging than some unhappy residents due to bad property management. There are some things that Chico property managers can do to make the property more resident friendly and create a homelike atmosphere.

Respect and Value Your Tenants!
First of all, talk to the residents. Ask them what would create a better home for them. Then, do an honest survey of the property. Add some plants that require little care, but would make the property more attractive.

Have Pride in Your Properties
You want tenants who care about your place. To do this, set a good example! Residents feel more at home when the property where they live is attractive. Colorful flower pots and decorative low maintenance plants could do a lot to improve moral of the residents. Next, examine the resident areas. We know painting the property or painting the house can be expensive but not if you make it an investment in keeping good tenants and making them inclusive in the upkeep of the property.

Cultivate Relationships
Have a gathering to boost resident morale. Events like a barbecue or a cookout offering free hot dogs or a marshmallow roast for the residents will let them know that you care about where they live, you care about their input regarding where they live and in most cases events like this will instill confidence in the residents about the property management.

Ask for Input
Get their ideas about contractors that do repairs in addition to your own ideas for contractors that do repairs for the property. There’s nothing wrong with having more than one source of information so that repairs for the property get done fast, accurately and as inexpensively as possible. Last, put yourself in the place of the residents. Think about what would please you on and in your property. Even if you can’t provide the things the residents desire, just knowing that you are considering them in your process for property maintenance and management will make them feel better.

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