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5 Useful Property Management Maintenance Resources

I've been browsing the web and researching property management for awhile now, but I've just started actively collecting and storing resources that I find useful. Some I put to use in my day job, others I plan to utilize one day when I'm out on my own.

Today I wanted to share 5 property management maintenance resources that I think are worth checking out.

1. Preventative Maintenance Checklist

This form is approved by the California Apartment Association, but I found it on a website of a property management company. It's really detailed and used by maintenance professionals.

http://pleasantonpropertymanagement.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Preventive-Maintenance-Checklist.pdf

2. Owner Maintenance Checklist

Here is a maintenance checklist for property owners.

http://quailpropertymanagement.com/owner-maintenance-checklist/

3. Quickbooks Compatible Software

I thought this was really neat for Intuit to put together. It's a list of software products for the property management industry that are compatible with Quickbooks. The PropertyWare software that's listed seems to have a lot of features related to maintenance, including work order management.

http://marketplace.intuit.com/v2/f-property-management/software-solutions.aspx

4. Example of Property Management Maintenance On-Call Rotation

Created by a call center, this resource gives a sample maintenance on-call schedule, complete with rotation and dispatch procedures. Pretty useful if you have more than one maintenance person and are putting a rotation together.

http://www.continentalmessage.com/kb/industry/property-management/sample-property-management-maintenance-on-call-rotation

5. Blog Post: "Property Managers, Have a Backup Maintenance Plan"

Recent post on Zillow stressing the importance of having a plan to get repairs made quickly in order to keep tenants happy. Two heating companies, two roofing companies, etc. You get the idea!

http://www.zillow.com/blog/pro/2012-10-19/property-managers-have-a-backup-maintenance-plan-2/

Any other maintenance resources you find worthwhile? Please share in the comments!

 

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