Property Management Tips: Growing Your Sense of Community
Property management is more than just making sure maintenance requests are completed and making sure rent is received; it is also about building a sense of community and home for the residents who live at your property. You want to make sure that your residents are happy and excited that they put their trust in making your property their home, both because it’s the right thing to do and also because it will ultimately help you keep your units full and your costs down.
How do you build that sense of community, you might ask? Here are some quick tips to help you build a community your residents love to call home!
Have An Active Social Media Presence
By having an active social media presence and engaging with your residents on different platforms, you encourage them to see you as a friend instead of a business. You can also encourage residents to send you their content to share on social media (we’re looking at you, Furbaby, Fridays!)
You can never have too many resident events! No matter how big or small, different types of resident events appeal to different renters. We recommend having at least one resident event a month, even if it’s as small as inviting your residents to stop by to say hi and grab a snack! Face to face interaction shows your residents that there is a person who actually cares about them and their home. Some fun resident event ideas include:
- Virtual Trivia Night
- Food Trucks
- Goodie Bags
- Door Decorating Contests
Building a community doesn’t have to take a lot of time and effort. Sometimes the simple act of smiling and saying hi to your residents when you see them and get to know them is the best way to go about it. By building personal relationships with your residents, you’ll brighten their day every time they see you and help them to feel welcome in their community. You should also encourage other employees to do the same!
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