Archive for the ‘Hiring Property Manager’ Category

Know When To Start Hiring A Property Management Company

If you’re growing your property rental business, a time will come when it gets too much for you to handle all by yourself. The extra expense of a property management company may be...

Personnel Tales from a Detroit Property Manager: HR Edition

In the past, we’ve written posts about the challenges of dealing with owners, tenants, vendors, contractors, city inspectors and more. Well, we also have to deal with our own workers. So,...

Hiring Practices for the Modern Property Manager

You will never regret hiring someone who has all the characteristics you need — and only few of the “Essential Requirements” listed in the job ad. 47345894 – young...

Information Overload in Property Management, Part IV

A positive attitude is contagious. It’s time for our final post on how to deal with information overload within your property management company. In our last few posts, we’ve covered the...

Information Overload in Property Management, Part II

You know that you managed your priorities well when you’ve set aside a “ready to be interrupted” time in your work schedule. So last time, we talked about what ‘information...

Information Overload in Property Management, Part I

Have you ever suffered from the dreaded business disease called “infobesity? The single biggest challenge of our collective jobs in property management is dealing with the raw amount of...

Everyone at a Property Management Company is a Detective

Property managers have a particular set of skills…. Here are a couple of short anecdotes of times when someone at our property management company had to do some genuine detective work in order...

Property Management from 10,000 Feet: The Big Picture

What does a property management company do? The answer is simple: more than most people realize. What does a property management company do all day?  It’s a legitimate question – and here’s...

The Yin and Yang of Metro Detroit Rentals

Most cities in Metro Detroit are worlds apart. The Metro Detroit area is one of the most polarized areas in the nation. One part is populated with people who tend strongly to be low-income,...

The ‘Emergency Marketing’ Dilemma

Yes, we’re doing more much more than put a “for rent” sign on your property. Recently, our Marketing Department had an interesting interaction with an owner whose rental unit just...