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”