It’s become critical for Oakland property management companies to invest in technology. Not only does it help with communication, it also provides for more efficient leasing, management, and maintenance. With all of the online platforms and accounting software available, property managers who are willing to work in creative and innovative ways can automate more of their systems and manage homes more effectively.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated this better than anything. More than ever, it’s important to provide contact-free showings and lease signings, and you want to document and prepare for maintenance and repair issues that will protect your property while keeping your residents safe. Technology can help with all of this.
At Prime Property Group, we believe strongly in technology and we use it to market, lease, manage, and maintain your properties. We’re sharing some of the ways that technology helps us help you. With these systems, we save time and money, and that leads to a better investment experience.
Transparency with Accounting and Systems
Our technology allows us to provide accounting statements and reports that include up-to-the-minute information. Owners like you can check in on your owner portal by logging in from anywhere in the world and get clear, detailed, accurate information on how your investment property is performing. It’s easy to see the rent that was collected and the bills that were paid.
All of our systems are transparent thanks to our technology. You can see when rent was collected and when you were paid. You can review maintenance invoices and view lease documents. With everything transparent and available, we’re held accountable for every dollar we spend and action we take.
Communication with Tenants and Owners
Technology makes our communication a lot more streamlined as well. Instead of calling on the phone and waiting to talk to us, we’re more than happy to receive a quick text with a question or read an email that comes in through the online portal.
Our investment in technology has opened the doors for many different methods of communication, and we’re present and available on all of them. Many of our tenants prefer texts and emails to phone calls or in-person meetings. We use our online system to track and document all correspondence, keeping us organized and compliant with all state, local, and federal laws.
This is especially beneficial to our investors who live out of the state or even out of the country. We can respond to questions and get in touch without worrying about time zones, cell signals, and schedules.
Consistent Marketing, Leasing, and Screening
The leasing process is faster and more consistent with our innovative technology. It starts with marketing. We’re able to share your listing with dozens of online rental sites just by loading one advertisement. We can include more pictures and add video tours. Potential applicants can see what our rental criteria are, and schedule showings and fill out applications online. This moves the leasing process along, leaving you with fewer vacancy days.
The lease itself is able to be viewed and signed online. It’s always accessible to tenants and owners, and we can handle lease renewals electronically as well.
Documented Inspections and Maintenance
With the ability to submit maintenance requests online, tenants are more likely to make their repair requests as soon as they see an issue. This protects the condition of your home and helps us avoid larger and more expensive repairs down the road. We’re able to document and track the full work order process, and it provides you with a clear record of work that was done on your property.
Inspection reports and photos are loaded into your portal, giving you an opportunity to see how your property looks before and after a lease period. It provides you with peace of mind and shows you how we’re doing while we expertly manage your Oakland rental property.
We love to talk about technology and how it helps us manage homes like yours. For more information, please contact us at Prime Property Group.