Property Management Apps & Software

Did you know there is an app for almost anything you need, that can help you manage properties? It probably comes as no surprise that, in the high-tech age we enjoy(?) today, some great mobile apps and software have been developed for property managers. What may be at least somewhat surprising though, is just howContinue reading “Property Management Apps & Software”

How to Build an Effective Custom RFP

Knowing what you want to achieve in a project is important of course, but ensuring that your vendors and contractors know your expected outcomes and goals is, even more, important. A well-thought out, well-written RFP (Request for Proposal) prior to beginning your project will not only accomplish this for you, but it can also protectContinue reading “How to Build an Effective Custom RFP”

Vendor Challenges – Dealing with Decision Makers and Influencers

As a vendor, one of the most important challenges you’ll face when bidding on a project for any property will be figuring out exactly who will make the decision to hire you – PLUS – who else might influence that decision. Who is the “Decider” and who is the “Influencer”? Answering this question, in everyContinue reading “Vendor Challenges – Dealing with Decision Makers and Influencers”

New Year’s Resolution – Create More Professional Relationships

Did you know that 80% of people who make a New Year’s Resolution give up it within the first 30 days? If you read on, I’ll explain why this is important to you as a property manager in just a couple of minutes. A quick Google search of the phrase “property management pain points (orContinue reading “New Year’s Resolution – Create More Professional Relationships”

5 Tips to Working with the Best Vendors

Creating a trusting, honest, mutually beneficial relationship with your vendors is easier said than done. These relationships tend to be somewhat confrontational by nature yet, in the long run, creating a partnership with your service providers will be of great benefit to you, as well as to them. By overcoming the “Us vs. Them” mentalityContinue reading “5 Tips to Working with the Best Vendors”

Relations are a Two-Way Street. Property Managers Who “Get Fired” by Vendors

Have you ever had a vendor “fire” you? Were you shocked, or did you expect it? Was the vendor easy to replace, or did you struggle to find someone new that you could trust? While it may not happen often, having a supplier bail on a property manager is not all that unusual. Even thoughContinue reading “Relations are a Two-Way Street. Property Managers Who “Get Fired” by Vendors”

Property Manager vs. Vendor – Why It’s Not a Battle, But a Partnership

Why are so many relationships between property managers and vendors confrontational? While controlling costs is important to successfully managing properties, whether for yourself or for clients, the long-term benefits of building good relationships with your vendors cannot be overstated – or underestimated. If you seem to be in perpetual conflict with your service providers, someoneContinue reading “Property Manager vs. Vendor – Why It’s Not a Battle, But a Partnership”

Stay tuned!

You asked – we are listening! We are excited to announce new services launching in 2016. To kick things off, look for our “did you know series?” and calendar launch pad, both by popular request. Plus, something exciting for our Marketing Execs. – All about you! Keep your requests coming, we read them all. lyoung@MultifamilyZone.com.

Good Things Happen When You’re in the Zone

When was the last time you said “yes” to listen to a sales pitch? Then viewed a demo and were amazed at what it could do for your business? The challenge is taking the time to meet with potential vendor partners to discover new products and services. If you pass on too many, you mayContinue reading “Good Things Happen When You’re in the Zone”

Simple Points to Vendor and Document Management

Protect your property and your company. Most all management companies and independent property owners require their potential vendors to have certain documents, insurance, positive references and more, in order to work on your property. Many times this can be exhausting for all parties. You find the right vendor partner that has just the right productContinue reading “Simple Points to Vendor and Document Management”