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7 Tips for Cultivating a Healthy Workplace Culture

Creating a thriving workplace culture isn’t just a lofty goal — it’s a necessary step for your business’s success. You have the power to cultivate an environment where employees feel valued, engaged, and motivated. As you read on, discover some transformative tips that will help you foster a healthy, vibrant workplace culture, where each team member can truly flourish. Foster Trust and Respect Trust and respect are the cornerstones of a healthy workplace culture. Our friends at Aware Re...

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6 Tips for Effective Commercial Real Estate Maintenance Management

Managing a commercial real estate property is no easy feat. From finding and retaining tenants to dealing with financial matters, there are numerous tasks that demand your attention as a property owner or manager. Among these responsibilities, one that often gets overlooked is maintenance management. Neglecting regular upkeep can lead to costly repairs and even impact the overall value of your investment. When you incorporate these 6 strategies into your management approach, you can ensure your ...

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Important Factors to Keep in Mind When Applying for Commercial Loans

Securing a commercial loan is a critical step for businesses looking to expand, launch new initiatives, or navigate through challenging financial times. However, the process of applying for commercial loans can be complex, and the success of your application hinges on several factors. To ensure a smooth and successful loan application process, it is essential to be well-informed and strategic. In this article, we will delve into some crucial factors that every business owner should keep in mind ...

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From Feedback to Fulfillment: Transforming Properties with Tenant Surveys

One of the best ways that you can strive to improve your properties, customer service and overall community is to get feedback from the residents! Many times, business owners mistakenly think that if their tenants are not saying anything, then everything is going well. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Many tenants will “silently suffer” until they just can’t deal with the frustrations of living in their community, or the little things just keep adding up until they decide that t...

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Snow Solutions: Ensuring Tenant Safety and Convenience with Professional Snow Removal Services 

If you manage properties that are in a part of the world that gets snow and ice, you most likely already have a system in place for snow removal for your properties. If you manage an apartment complex, it is wise to have a company lined up to plow the parking lots and salt it, as well. Usually, this isn’t required for those that manage separate houses as the tenant is typically responsible for their snow removal.  With an apartment complex, it is important to maintain these spaces to prevent ...

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Paying Rent Online and Why it is the Best Option 

Nearly everything we pay for in our day-to-day life now is done with a digital transaction. According to usnews.com, a whopping 93% of Americans receive their paychecks through direct deposit to their bank. With our money already deposited into our bank, it makes it easier than ever to set up bill payments directly from your bank account. With the click of a button, your paycheck is there and ready to pay for your necessities.   One of these necessities is your rent! Arguably, the most importa...

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Frequent Causes of Roof Leaks in Residential Buildings

No property owner or manager wants to get a call from a tenant that their roof is leaking. Especially in the middle of winter, as it tends to happen so often! But alas, if you just take a moment to collect yourself, you can start troubleshooting the issue and what could be causing it. Here are some common reasons:  Old and Damaged Roof Materials  This is a huge reason that your roof could be leaking. Roofs are hard to keep track of because you simply do not see them unless you get on a ladder ...

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Settling into Your New Rental: Unpacking and Getting Acquainted 

It can be overwhelming to think about the monstrous task of packing, moving, and unpacking all your belongings when you move to a new apartment or house. However, if you take the time to sit down and set up an organizational plan for your time and your items, you will be able to focus on the details instead of being overwhelmed by the workload.   Declutter while you Pack   It is a great idea to tackle two things at once while you are packing up your items. You never know how much you have un...

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Tips for Finding a Rental in the Winter Market 

Wintertime is one of the most difficult times to find a rental unit and move. Starting early in the season, such as before the holidays, is recommended. Once the small influx of rentals dies down right before Christmas, likely, there will not be many options until closer to the spring when everyone is ready for a change. This is largely because no one wants to move in the cold and typically at the end of the year everyone is already settled in for the year and will not want to make any moves phy...

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Maintenance Scheduling Systems for Property Management 

Maintaining a large rental portfolio can be very profitable for your business, however remembering that you will have to physically maintain these properties as well is another thing. You must have a dependable maintenance team to be able to service your unit if there is a repair that needs to be made (which is inevitable).  You can either use outside contractors or hire within your company and have them on payroll. The latter will be the least expensive and most reliable option for your proper...

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