Post-Spring Break Advice for Property Managers
By Jacob Lundquist
Now that Spring Break is over, spring has officially started, and the local life is bustling again, we need effective strategies for dealing with these new developments. Spring is always a time of high allergens, warming weather, and growth, and your properties must be equipped with the tools to guarantee comfort in these changing months.
Post-Spring Break Tips for Property Managers:
- Complete maintenance. Though you should always be doing efficient and accurate maintenance, preventative strategies are more important than ever. High pollen counts will make your residents go inside; however, their rooms will stop being a safe haven when they no longer protect against the outside. Therefore, begin preventative care by replacing all A/C filters more frequently, and check your HVAC system more generally.
- Test alarms. This should include fire alarms and Carbon Monoxide monitors. See to it that these devices are working properly, and reach out to your residents to report any related problems. Spring cleaning is a wonderful method, even for property managers!
- Perform inspections. Routine inspections are perhaps the best safeguard against potential harms and liabilities, and can ensure that your properties are being effectively managed and taken care of. By dropping in, you can often prevent expensive maintenance costs in the future. Protect yourself from hugely expensive renovations by beginning them now.
- Prepare for move-ins. Though it is a few months out, turn season is quickly approaching. Begin by getting your filing system in order, making lists of all tenants going in and coming out, and coordinating across your team. Starting early and strong can assure a positive and low-stress move-in season. Follow these steps to reduce and prepare for resident turnover and educate your residents about the benefits of renewing their lease.
- Outdoor cleaning should start with trimming and managing the plants on your property. Cut back tree limbs and shrubs that too closely approach the building in order to manage fire hazards and potential ventilation problems. Similarly, check that the roof is unharmed by falling branches and the like, and schedule repairs if needed.
Spring is the best time to check your property’s lasting power and reduce long-term costs. Reach out to residents and begin cleaning and preventative care as soon as possible.