10 Reasons Why You Need a Tech-Savvy Property Manager

The Joseph Group Jun 2020

Ian Joseph

“Clients first!” – is a huge part of the DNA that Ian Joseph and his Team have established at The Joseph Group. This motto helps them focus on striving for the highest level of customer experience, for their clients (landlords) and customers (tenants). In fact, Ian strongly believes that in life, family and business, you must strive to give more than you receive. “You can have everything in life you want if you help enough other people get what they want." - Zig Ziglar

10 Reasons Why You Need a Tech-Savvy Property Manager

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Choosing a property manager  can be the difference between solving all your rental property problems and adding one more headache in your already stressful life. While there are many ways to suss out problematic property managers, one absolutely essential trait is that they be tech-savvy. 

1. You Can Pay All Your Property Management Fees Online

Gone are the days of sending checks in the mail.   Owner portals  make it easy to pay—and even automate—your property management fees. 

2. You’ll Attract Better Tenants

Tech-savvy property managers are more adept at   running thorough background checks  on prospective tenants. They’ll be able to flag any issues that may interfere with  rental payments, or give concern for whether they’ll take good care of your property.

3. You’ll Retain More Tenants

Today’s tenants  expect the ease and convenience of paying their rent and submitting maintenance requests online.   Happier tenants are less likely to move, which means fewer vacancies and missed rent payments.

4. Your Property Inspections Will Be More Thorough & Consistent

Apps like   zInspector  allow tech-savvy property managers to thoroughly inspect properties before and after occupancy. By running and submitting inspections through a consistent template, using visual evidence like photos and videos, and allowing digital signatures, tech-savvy property managers can more easily address damages and keep you and your property compliant. 

5. Your Property Will Have Better Security

Keeping your property and tenants safe is much easier with a tech-savvy property manager. From installing security cameras to helping tenants activate alarm systems, you can rest easy knowing your property manager is keeping everything secure. 

6. They’ll Warn You Against Trends That Could Damage Your Property

Tech-savvy property managers also know when technology isn’t up to snuff yet. With so many trends in technology, it can be hard to know   when is the right time to embrace the latest upgrades, and when it’s best to wait until the technology is more sophisticated. 

7. They’re Better for the Environment

Tech-savvy property managers are less likely to print things out unnecessarily when a digital copy is preferred. Less paper means fewer trees cut down in the name of compliance. 

8. You Can Get Documents On-Demand

Should you ever need documentation, tech-savvy managers can send it electronically. This is a huge time saver compared to sending documents through the mail or in person. 

9. They’re Easier to Contact When You Need Them

Whether it’s an emergency or you just have a to-do list item for them to handle, tech-savvy managers are more likely to be available via phone and email at a moment’s notice. They’re also more likely to follow up with you once an issue has been resolved.  

10. They Can Provide You with Helpful Tools & Resources

If you would like to be a more informed property owner, tech-savvy managers can guide you to helpful tools and resources to get you started, and answer any questions you may have. 

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