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Temecula Investment Homeowners: Organizational Tools for Success

Owning a rental propertyA Temecula rental investor working at a computer in Temecula can be a very rewarding journey; however, if you do not utilize organizational tools to help with communication and time management it can easily turn into a less-than-pleasant situation for an owner. When you work with a successful property management team like Realevate Specialists, you are taking the first step in staying organized and on top of your rental property. Once you have made the first step we will help you take the additional ones needed to allow you to sit back and relax as you reap the benefits of investing in rental property.

Communication

You may feel out of the loop if you have not established a primary means of communication with your property management team and residents. You will end up being in a place where you wonder what you could do differently to help make your property a success or if your tenants may be wanting more/ less of a service. Luckily, this issue is easily fixed by establishing good communication habits. Primary modes of communication you may consider using could include:

  • Email
  • Text messaging
  • Phone Calls
  • Messaging Apps

After selecting a primary form of communication, you will have the confidence that you are well informed on your property and its success. Do this at the beginning of your investment property journey helps form good habits, and stay organized over the course of your journey.  Staying ahead of the game ensures that you are less likely to miss important phone calls, or emails, only to have this lead to a frustrating situation for you or your tenants. Avoid the mess that bad communication brings and stay ahead of the game with these tips.

Time Management

One of the most important aspects of staying organized is time management. Management tasks and repair needs can quickly pile up, so utilizing your property management team to stay on top of these is the number one way to keep your residents happy and not let issues fall through the cracks.

While you may not be fixing the leaky sink or handling on-site management tasks, it is up to you to make sure all systems are in place to do so and follow up with your tenants to ensure they were satisfied with the service. It is a good habit to start each morning with customer service on your mind, consider what is a priority for your residents, or what your property management team needs from you to serve your tenants and arrange your schedule as such.

Utilize Technology

We are surrounded by technology with new forms of technology coming out every day, and with that, there is an app, or organizational software, for everything. The best way to stay organized is having all your notes, dates, passwords and reminders in the same area.

This could be a multitude of things like your Gmail or Outlook calendar, or even a separate scheduling app for smartphones and tablets. Take the time to find a software you like so that you can start centralizing your to-do lists.

Some of the top free apps and software for organization include: 

  • DayforceHCM
  • Google Calendar
  • Wunderlist
  • Harvest
  • PocketLifeCalendar
  • Planner Pro
  • And more!

While you may not need a software that is very involved, it is helpful to utilize software that let you add meetings and reminders, make notes, and store important info. Don’t let management and daily tasks overwhelm you, work with Realevate Specialists and start taking advantage of the free organizational tools at your fingertips and see the success that this brings.

If you want to learn more ways to stay organized or would like more information about our property management services then contact us online or call our Mission Valley office at 858-997-2100 or our Temecula office at 951-461-0100 for more information.

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