We hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Now that everyone is getting back into a normal schedule, it is time to think about what you want to achieve for 2020. For us, that means looking to improve our property management systems so that we are more efficient. We want to ensure that our property management services focus on not only property maintenance but also property enhancement.
Property enhancement? We have come to recognize that by taking care of the simple stuff on a periodic basis, we set the stage for how the home will be treated but also helps improve the overall appearance and value. Simple items include light tree trimming (keeps the trees off the roof), changing out aerators (helps avoid plumbing repairs), painting the front doors a nice contracting color ( gives your home character and improves curb appeal) and more.
We are investigating a new subscription method as well so that air filters are delivered to the home on a monthly basis so we can ensure filters are being changed out. This would be a tenant expense so we are doing our due diligence to be respectful of budgets but so far the feedback we have gotten has been positive.
We are also looking at marketing exposure. We continue to lease properties quickly because of our focus on using pro photos for marketing. We also are still showing 7 days a week and evenings to increase our chances of finding a great tenant. As of this blog, we have one vacant unit but are averaging a showing a day. Not bad for the first week of January.
Overall, we are excited about the opportunities for 2020 and will keep you posted on the progress!