Ten or 20 years ago, Alhambra property management with sharp technology tools was a rarity.
Recently, it has become critical for property management companies to invest in technology. Not only does it help with communication, but it also provides for more efficient leasing, management, and maintenance. With all of the online platforms and accounting software available, property managers who are willing to work in creative and innovative ways can automate more of their systems and manage homes more effectively.
At ZenPro Property Management, we have always believed strongly in technology. We use it to market, lease, manage, and maintain properties for our landlord and investor clients in a way that’s efficient and cost-effective. We’re sharing some of the ways that technology helps you have a better rental experience.
Marketing and Leasing Alhambra Rental Homes with Technology
The leasing process is faster and more consistent when you invest in good technology.
This starts with marketing. After you’ve created an engaging listing with professional-level photos and concise descriptions, you’ll want to share your listing with dozens of online rental sites just by loading one advertisement. This requires software that allows for instant syndication. If you don’t have that software, there are services you can contract with. You can also have your leasing process managed by a professional property manager.
When we use technology to market properties, we can include more pictures and add video tours. Potential applicants can see what our rental criteria are, schedule showings, and fill out applications online. This moves the leasing process along, leaving you with fewer vacancy days.
Technology and Your Rental Property Accounting
As property managers, our technology allows us to provide accounting statements and reports that include up-to-the-minute information. Owners like you can check in on your owner portal by logging in from anywhere in the world and get clear, detailed, accurate information on how your investment property is performing. It’s easy to see the rent that was collected and the bills that were paid.
As an independent rental property owner, you may not have access to accounting technology like ours. But, you can access platforms and software that help you track your income and your expenses. You can document when rent was paid, track maintenance invoices, and keep yourself organized for tax time. If you’re still managing your books on a legal pad or in a paper ledger, it may be time to upgrade.
Communication with Tenants
Technology makes your communication a lot more streamlined as well. Instead of calling on the phone and waiting to talk to you, tenants will likely want to text or email. In-person meetings are nearly unnecessary. Lease agreements can be discussed over email and signed electronically.
Technology gives you options when it comes to how you communicate with tenants, and the relationship you have with your tenants depends on the transparent and responsive communication.
Technology is also helpful to you when you’re managing maintenance requests, conducting inspections, and networking with other investors in the local real estate market. Use it to your advantage and allow yourself to have a better and more profitable investment experience.
If you’d like to talk about this further, please contact us at ZenPro Property Management. We would be happy to serve as your Alhambra property management resource.