4 ways to reduce maintenance costs for property managers
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Managing a property attracts several expenses, including maintenance and repair costs. Here are a few tips for reducing maintenance expenses for property managers.

1. Prioritize Prompt Response to Maintenance Requests
Indeed, living in a property that positively impacts one’s quality of life and overall welfare is part of the priorities of every tenant. That means that if such an individual returns home after a hard day’s job only to find a dysfunctional cooling system or shower, it puts them off, which can be bad for customer retention.

So, when a tenant places a maintenance or repair request, taking prompt action is not an option. Otherwise, you will dig deeper into your pockets when repair issues escalate, and dealing with angry tenants whenever you delay will become a norm.

2. Consider Vetting Potential Tenants
Probably, you are into real estate for the money. That is fine, but you may be losing more than you are earning from your rental property. That is what happens if you always brush off the idea of carrying out a full background check on prospective tenants. Remember that some tenants do not mind losing their deposit after trashing a rental.

In that case, requesting credible references or calling a tenant’s previous landlord can save you the cost of repairs in one way or another.

3. Engage A Reputable Vendor
Reducing your property maintenance expenses is paramount, and investing in a reliable vendor can help you achieve this objective. By doing so, you will discover that finding reputable, experienced, and vetted contractors will not be a challenge.​

4. Focus on Preventative Maintenance
The frustration of dealing with issues affecting your property every other time can be draining. For that reason, you need to consider proactive maintenance. That, in turn, will prevent future repair problems and also keeps maintenance costs down. You also need to understand that proactive maintenance can save your tenants and property from the unexpected.

If you want to realize a return on investment from your rentals, you need to make reducing repair and maintenance expenses a deliberate effort. You can achieve that by adopting the tips above. Call Insta Answer now at 877-631-9711 to see how we’ll handle your calls!

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Steve Samuels

A respected contact-service executive and thought-leader, Insta Answer CEO Steve Samuels has over 30 years experience in the industry. Steve posts his insights here on our blog weekly (and sometimes more.)

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