Okay, a moment to get deep. As a property manager, I love my property. I love my residents. I love even the toughest most challenging parts of my job. With that said, my job is to find things wrong. Find that piece of trash on the ground, find that missing signature, find that area that needs touch up paint, find that area that needs cleaning, find all the problems. When I talk to my residents I represent the company, when I talk to my company I represent the residents.
While preparing for budgets one question is fairly consistent no matter how it is asked: "What do you want?"
The answer is also consistent... "Everything."
I'm thinking that if they're going to ask the question, I want to lay it all out there so they know what's going on.
So I guess the question is this, as a property manager do I spill out everything that I need and want, then let them set the priority? Or do I set the priority and only bring up the things that I feel are most important? There are pros and cons to either approach.
How do you do it?