Property Maintenance

By on Mar 27, 2017 in News

Spring is here and you know what that means… it’s time to clean! Knocking down cobwebs, patching paint and completing other spring cleaning chores will get your properties readSpringChecklist_Arty for the busy leasing season ahead.

Keeping your properties in top condition will help you attract and convert more prospects. In fact, one renter preferences study showed that two of the top five factors influencing leasing decisions are “property appearance” and “community amenities.” And another study by SatisFacts showed that “quality of maintenance service provided” is one of the highest-ranking factors for an apartment resident’s lease renewal decision.

Use the checklist we’ve created to make sure you don’t miss anything important. If you do, it could cost you more money (and leases) in the long run!

See the 27 things you should be reviewing each spring. Download our free property maintenance checklist.

Plan Ahead

Well-maintained properties improve retention and are easier to lease. With a preventative maintenance program, you may also be able to avoid breakdowns and keep your equipment and appliances working longer. Making early repairs can stop small issues from growing into more serious problems. Each building is different, but if you take the time to do a complete walk through of your properties, you can create a seasonal action plan that helps your team plan ahead for the entire year.

Save Time & Money

Maintenance takes both time and money, but the good news is that you can make everything a little more efficient using modern property management software. Online and mobile work orders make submitting and completing maintenance requests faster for everyone. With Genesis2, even small to mid-size property managers can speed up processes with electronic work orders.

Allow residents to submit maintenance requests online or from their phones and they will thank you for making the process so easy. Quickly route your work orders to maintenance techs using a mobile device so they can get to work, upload progress photos and complete tasks without delay. You can also approve and process electronic requests without a lengthy conversation, allowing you to cut down on interruptions and get more work done.

Spring cleaning that makes your office more effective too? Now that’s a win for everyone.

Want to take a deeper dive into spring cleaning? Learn how to transform basic seasonal care into value-added improvements that will set your properties apart from the competition.