How to Manage Multiple Properties While Enjoying Summer

Written by Posted On Monday, 06 August 2018 10:02

Attempting to juggle management concerns for multiple properties can be quite the undertaking. Overlooking the impact that seasonal changes may have on workload, client relations and even the working conditions that property managers can expect to see throughout the season could be quite the misstep. A few simple tips on how to optimize efficiency, stay organized or improve communication with clients can often go a long ways. There are plenty of ways to ensure the needs of all clients are able to be met while still enjoying everything that the warmer months of summer have to offer.

Superior Organization

Poor organization is not just a seasonal concern, although property management professionals and service providers who are already struggling to stay focused and on-task often find that summer brings with it a number of unique challenges. Warmer weather often means increased landscaping duties, HVAC system inspection and other routine maintenance and upkeep chores, many of which may have been addressed all year. Superior organization makes it much easier to deal with this increased workload and can help to minimize or outright eliminate the backlog, delays and other problems that might otherwise be a source of the summertime blues.

Scheduling Concerns

Professionals who expect everything to be business as usual throughout the season could be in for an unpleasant surprise. The potential disruptions caused when clients relocate to a summer home, the impact that major summer holidays and events may have on a neighborhood as well as the increased need for maintenance or repair services that may have been far less pressing throughout the year can become a real issue. Managers who spend the extra time and effort needed to better juggle their schedule may be able to enjoy a range of benefits. Clients who may be vacationing out of town can provide the perfect opportunity to tackle bigger jobs and more ambitious projects. Knowing where and when to schedule each service call can allow property managers to plan ahead and easily drop by and enjoy any events, specific locations, or seasonal attractions that may be nearby.

Weather and Workload

Summer heat can be a real issue when it comes to being caught outdoors doing any project that involves hard labor and heavy lifting. Making every effort to ensure that major maintenance and upkeep efforts can be completed in either the spring or fall or taking advantage of the warmer summer weather in order to tackle outdoor projects that might be made more difficult in colder conditions can be a smart move. From summer storms to being aware of extreme heat that might pose a health or safety risk, balancing the weather with the workload can go a long way towards ensuring a more enjoyable and issue-free summer.

Improving Client Relations

Poor relations with their property owners can find even the most accomplished property management service providers struggling to maintain their client base. The needs and concerns of any property owners can fluctuate throughout the year and managers who take the time to get to know their clients a little better may be able to avoid any number of seasonal problems. Knowing in advance about any vacation plans, special projects or seasonal lawn care needs can allow property manager to go the extra mile in order to ensure client satisfaction.

Making the Most of the Season

The summer often brings a number of additional concerns as well as a variety of uniquely seasonal opportunities. Management professionals would do well to properly prepare themselves for the season in order to ensure that problems are less likely to develop. Investing in organizational software, spending effort to improve client relations or updating a work schedule in order to better manage workload can be tremendously beneficial. Superior organization and efficiency can help property managers to stay on top of things and helps to ensure that their duties, responsibilities and workload will be less likely to interfere with their summer fun.


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