Monthly Archives: October 2016

Property Management Checklist for Fall

Now that fall is upon us, it’s important to do some seasonal maintenance. Performing routine fall maintenance, cleaning and repairs will prepare your property for winter, helping to prevent harsh environmental conditions from causing damage. The fall is the best time to perform these routine maintenance projects before it gets too cold to work outside. Here is a helpful property management checklist for fall.

Animal Proofing

As soon as the temperatures start to drop, animals start looking for warm and dry places to nest for the winter. Many of these creatures, including rats, mice, and racoons, can burrow into small cracks and crevices in your property, disrupting the lives of all the residents and causing health and safety concerns. Sealing up any cracks or exposed entry points is a good way to prevent animals from infesting your property. Animal control experts can have the area around your property sprayed for extra protection.

Roof Protection

Your building’s roof is the premier barrier between your property and the elements. It’s important to make sure that your roof is cleaned and structurally sound before ice and snow can do any damage. Have any cracks or dents repaired to prevent leaks and flooding during the winter.

Insulation Inspection

Insulation is especially necessary during the winter. Not only does proper insulation keep your property temperature regulated, it also saves residents money on utility bills and prevent pipes from freezing, bursting and causing flooding. Have your insulation inspected and repaired to ensure that your property stays as warm and secure as possible this winter.

Getting your building prepared for winter can be a challenge as a property manager. For comprehensive property management you can trust, choose T.R.A.M.S Property Management. Our team of professional experts can make sure your property is prepared for winter with detailed cleaning and organizational assistance. Contact us today for more information about our property management services.

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Why Invest in Property Management?

As an owner of commercial or residential real estate, you need to get the most value out of your investment. To effectively achieve this, an experienced property manager can operate and oversee the building to make sure it is continually running optimally. Property management is also concerned with system processes known as the ‘life cycle’ of all acquired property. It covers acquisition, control, accountability, responsibility, maintenance, utilization and disposition. Overall, there are many reasons to invest in a property management company – here are a few of them.

Better Return on Investment

In many cases, having a strong property manager or management team on your side will increase the value of your property in the long run and help you earn more from your property. A property manager will:

  • Always keep your rental property rented
  • Strive to meet the expectations of tenants
  • Take care of maintenance requests
  • Report problems, damages in a timely manner (before they become too expensive to fix)
  • Increase the likelihood of your tenants renewing their leases (to create a low turnover rate situation)
  • Market your property
  • Screen prospective tenants (credit, criminal and eviction checks)
  • Get units ready for new tenants
  • Take care of billing

Having a property manager take care of these things will help you see a nice return on your property. The consistency a property manager will give to your building and tenants will lower your chance of damages and provide a solid system of operation within your property, increasing its value.

Attract Reputable Tenants

A property manager who knows what it takes to be a quality tenant does the best prospective tenant screenings. Screenings protect your property from abuse, damage and poor treatment that can not only cost you repairs but also cost you your reputation. While you can evict a bad tenant or two – it’s best you avoid it all together. Hiring a property manager will ensure that:

  • The people renting your property have good backgrounds
  • That rent is paid on time
  • That your property is respected

Fewer Legal Problems

It only takes one problem tenant to make a lot of legal problems for a property owner.  Property managers have the most up-to-date knowledge of tenant-landlord laws and will make sure your rights are protected.

Property management is simply the smarter way of organizing the care of your property to keep it in good condition for years to come.  Contact us at T.R.A.M.S Property Management to see how we can help you make owning and renting out property that much easier.