As a Property Manager, you need to juggle many things successfully – and if you manage different kinds of property, those things can vary greatly. Being organized is critical to keeping all your balls in the air and staying ahead of the game. In fact, it’s a professional skill set. Whether you have one property or one hundred, the good news is there are more online resources and tools to help you than ever before, and AHRN.com has complied a short list to get you started.
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Whatever the job, there comes a time you are looking for people to take care of it. There are several sites out there to help, and below is a sampling. Look through each carefully to determine which ones you think is right for you.
Angie’s List – you are certainly no stranger to this site, but it is worth listing as they offer iPhone, Android and iPad Apps, guarantee quality service, and help resolve issues. where you can find prospective Services.
Porch.Com – High-end site like Angies List. Whether you need a house keeper, lawn care, a painter, roofer, pool installation, or full remodeling, post your project and they claim to match you with the best handyman based on local recommendations, pricing, and past work history
Home Advisor – Look on the PRO FINDER tab to find help through their site’s many connections.
LocalHandymenPros.com -This FREE service offers quotes from local handymen. Fill out their form and receive quotes via email or phone calls from trained and licensed contractors and handymen. They claim to have resources locally, regionally and nationally.
Homeblue.com – A small site that offers prescreened matches with Pros. Might be for you if your depending on your property size and location.
Handyman.com – Another potential source for smaller jobs. Post your projects for FREE and get quotes from “verified, qualified contractors within minutes.”
Appfolio – A cloud-based management software “built for the modern manager” that helps you to do everything from filling vacancies faster, and attract more property owners to doing your tasks 5x faster and save money doing it. Whether you’re an owner, managing residents and leasing, marketing or doing maintenance, it offers the below:
There are several prompts on the site to speak with their sales department to do this affordably.
Concierge Plus – A cloud-based software for managing condos that offers the following:
PropertyManagerTools.com — A site which introduces a variety of software good for those managing bed and breakfasts, short terms clients and rentals. They also offer them in various bundles. Look at the site for all the details, but some of their main offerings are:
- Rate Chaser – A comprehensive overview of your market’s rate and occupancy levels is vital to the success of your vacation rental revenue strategy.
- Smart Responder – makes your response time to emails from clients faster by adding intelligence to your auto quote responder.
- GoVacationmobi – a portal that allows your guests to engage with you and your site from any device they own.
- Track and Monitor – allows you to document all cleaning and maintenance on your properties.
RentPost.com — Claims to be the most user-friendly software anywhere for managing your PM accounting, online rent collection and work orders. They offer a free trial and you can take a full tour of the software to get an idea if it’s right for you.
Meet Your Contributor:
Rochelle Joseph is a Writer and Image Consultant who has had experience marketing, renting and buying/selling her properties for over 20 years. She has written and edited for several publications, including the Boston Book Review, The Emerson Review, ZooBorns.com, WildLife Magazine, the Houston Zoo, The Wildlife Center of Texas, One Spirit Interfaith Seminary as well as AHRN.com. She currently writes at her great gifts blog at https://lookyhereu.blogspot.com and her animal blog at https://naturegirrrl.blogspot.com