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Five Essential Steps to Get Your Property Ready for the Holiday Season (+FREE TEMPLATE)

Five Essential Steps to Get Your Property Ready for the Holiday Season (+FREE TEMPLATE)

Managing an apartment community is rarely straightforward, but your job can get a lot more complicated during the holiday season with changing weather, increased deliveries, and overnight guests. This blog will cover a list of the top five winter property management tips to help you make sure your staff and residents have the best experience possible this holiday season. And don't forget to download the free resident holiday email template!    1. Send a holiday newsletter to residents Your residents started making their holiday plans as early as September, so it’s best to send your holiday newsletter ASAP. While your newsletter can be as creative as you want, make sure to cover a few key points that your residents need to know.  Holiday business hours: Many businesses have different hours to allow employees time at home with their loved ones during the holiday season. If your staff is taking time off or adjusting their schedules, include that information in the newsletter. Your residents will want to know if the doorman is gone for a week or the front desk will be closing early.  Fire safety warnings: Did you know that Christmas trees are one of the most common causes of residential fires? And more cooking fires happen on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. So, include apartment safety tips for residents like using non-flammable decorations and turning lights off when unattended.   Guest policy: Many residents have family and friends coming to visit during the holidays. So, if you h......
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Top 3 Things to Budget for in 2022

Top 3 Things to Budget for in 2022
Fall is fast approaching and you know what that means. Budget season! As you carefully calculate your property management budget for 2022, it’s a perfect time to consider ways to improve your property and resident experience.   To help you be strategic with your finances, we’ve compiled a list of the top three things to budget for in your 2022 plan:  1. Amenities2. Resident Retention3. Property Technology   Amenities Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your residents are spending more time at home than ever before. As a result, residents are prioritizing different amenities for 2022. This is a unique opportunity for your property to stand out by including more of what today’s renter is looking for.  Desirable community amenities include: • Coworking space: Accommodate the growing work-from-home trend and foster community at your property by adding a coworking space. • Onsite storage: Over 31% of Americans say they wish they had more storage space. Capitalize on this by turning any underutilized space into storage for rent.• Outdoor amenities: Appeal to renters with upgraded outdoor amenities like rooftop patios, dog parks, and community gardens.• Guest parking: Improve the day-to-day lives of your residents by renovating or expanding your parking to accommodate visitors.    You can also increase your property value with in-unit amenities such as: • Onsite laundry: In-unit washers and dryers are a top priority to renters. Although it requires an upfront investment, your rent revenue can increase up to 20 percent!• Heating and cooling: Improvements to your units such as central air conditioning ......
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