Fifty to sixty-hour work weeks. Over one hundred emails per day. You spend almost all of your time putting out fires and keeping your business from failing. You don’t have the time to improve your processes because it takes everything you have to stay afloat.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
What you need is a Game Plan. A strategy to get out from behind and start scoring points where you need them.
Ready? Let’s get started.
Knowing where you are in relation to the competition is incredibly valuable. It is impossible to create a strategy for success without identifying market trends, researching your competitors, and knowing the demographics of the area in which you operate. A thorough property management market analysis should include:
A deep dive into performing a combined SWOT and Market Analysis for your company. Identify your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and how they relate to your place in the property management marketplace.Continue Reading
You know what is in your bank account, but when was the last time you took the time to dig deeper and analyze your financial health? A financial review will give you a better understanding of what is working for you, and what areas are threatening your success. Your financial review should include:
Learn about the importance of tracking monthly properties under management, revenue per property managed, expenses per property managed, and customer acquisition cost.Continue Reading
Do you have a system of checks and balances for your property management fees? Are you waiving fees due to owner pressure? Are you over or understaffed? We identify areas our property management clients are commonly leaving money on the table in this blog.Continue Reading
Does your technology work in concert, or is it a technology rat’s nest that hinders efficiency? Too many programs can cause you to duplicate work, or miss essential data entirely.
Selecting the right software will not only help you improve your operational efficiency, but it will also increase your leads as well as your sales. Automating lead management leads to a 10% bump in revenue within 6 to 9 months, and businesses who nurture leads see a 50% increase in their closing ratio at a 33% lower cost.
When Rent Bridge creates a Game Plan for our partners, our technology review looks at all of the technology in play and we devise a plan to maximize your technology spend. We review your:
Technology can be a help or hindrance depending on your mix of software. These are our tips for selecting the right combination of technology for your property management company.Continue Reading
Make your technology work for you instead of against you by leveraging a task management or ticketing system, using your property management software for email communications, and using a CRM program for lead management.Continue Reading
You know your competition, you have a better understanding of your finances, and you’ve identified areas of improvement in your technology. After thoroughly understanding these aspects of your business, you are ready to conduct a review of your operations.
We recommend that you don’t skip to this step, as tempting as it may be. Completing the first three reviews in your Game Plan you will give you the tools you need to make the most of these next two steps.
Your operational review should include:
Workflows are also useful as training and accountability tools that help you manage and train your staff more effectively.Continue Reading
The final piece of the Game Plan is creating a marketing strategy. Inbound marketing and marketing automation is the key to optimal ROI for your marketing spend. To improve upon or create a new marketing strategy, use the following steps.
Establishing a realtor referral program will amp up your marketing game. Instead of working harder to find new leads, you should use the opportunities you already have at your disposal to bring in new leads and grow your doors through creating a Realtor Referral Program.Continue Reading
In the definitive guide to property management marketing we outline the 10 most important elements of a comprehensive property management marketing program.Continue Reading
Use the definitive guide to marketing automation for property management to start learning about about how marketing automation can work for your property management business.Continue Reading
All of the elements of a Game Plan are helpful alone. As a package, you have a complete strategy for sales enablement, operations automation, marketing automation, and inbound marketing. Creating a gameplan based on these steps will provide everything you need to increase your property management company’s efficiency, increase your revenue, and do it with less work.
Start now to create a Game Plan like this on your own. To make it easier for you, we’ve packaged all of the tools and recommendations from our plan into a downloadable document that you can keep to reference over and over again. Remember, by following these steps and investing in your plan, you are 30 days away from transforming your business and running a more efficient, effective, and profitable Property Management Company.