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The Power Of Technology For Managing Properties in 2024

Property management is a complex industry. When done right, property managers seem unnecessary. Everything will be in working order, the rent will arrive on time, and the interference from the owner/manager will be so minimal that tenants will often feel like it’s their own place.

However, for things to run that smoothly, you need the right system, and in 2024, the bulk of this system relies on property management. With that in mind, here’s how you can leverage the power of technology to push this industry forward. 

Property management software

There are many tools specializing in property management, and using these software has the potential to make a huge difference in your workflow. Centralizing all information regarding portfolios, properties, and assets is the simplest way for a company to do so. While this may not sound like a great deal for smaller companies and those who own only a handful of properties, it can be life-saving for those with major holdings. 

Factors for choosing property management tools are pretty difficult to establish for someone who has never used these tools before. The first thing to consider is your specific needs. You have to consider the number of properties, the nature of properties (residential or commercial), and more.

Then, you have to review the features, as tenant and lease tracking, accounting, and maintenance management may differ slightly (or significantly) between platforms. 

Lastly, you need to remember the importance of beginner-friendliness. Remember that you may have to change your staff or hire new people, and how simple it is to get in the flow of things could make a huge difference. 

Virtual assistants

Even with all the digital tools, property managers are often overworked. This is why they need some help, and the best way to approach this issue is with the use of virtual assistants. A property management assistant can alleviate a lot of stress by taking on menial tasks and allowing you to focus on the responsibilities that a property manager has to do. 

The reason why virtual assistants are so effective in this day and age is because everything is done online. This means that remote collaboration is on a higher level than ever before. 

Moreover, all the other tools for collaborative work can be integrated with major property management platforms. This means you can use a project management and various communication tools in unison. Centralizing your digital arsenal has never been easier.

Lastly, the culture of remote work is stronger than ever before. It’s present in most industries, and more people (bigger talent pool) are interested in working as property management virtual assistants. 

Smart home oversight

The most important aspect of property management is definitely maintenance. Now, maintenance itself heavily depends on the use of the home in question. With smart homes, property managers can check the use and conditions of various appliances and systems in your home (like heating) and develop a more accurate maintenance schedule. 

One of the best ways to reduce vacancy duration is to show potential tenants the state of the home (as a selling proposition boost).

This is especially important for energy efficiency. Many new homeowners are concerned about energy efficiency because different properties have massive discrepancies. 

First, higher energy efficiency means a lower monthly utility cost. With the current price of properties, this could be used as a way to persuade potential buyers that a purchase of a property (even at a higher cost) is justified. It can also be used to justify getting a place with a higher rent (since it costs less monthly). 

Second, you would be surprised at how many potential tenants actually prefer to live in eco-friendly homes, even at a higher rent cost. This is especially true for younger generations. 

Virtual tours

Next, you must consider the future of VR and AR in the real estate industry. This is one of the most important emerging technologies since it gives potential tenants a better chance to see the properties before moving in.

First of all, this saves time and money. They no longer have to spend too much time traveling or too much money on the commute. With a tour like this, they can check out as many places as they want without even leaving the room. 

Second, this more immersive experience will reduce customer turnover. How? By providing them with a more faithful representation of what the place will be like when they move in. This means that the expectations management (which is often a point of contention) will start out on the right foot. 

The biggest challenge here will be preparing material that requires specialists. This will create room for more creatives and IT experts in this field. 

Smart contracts and the future

The future of the real estate industry is tightly intertwined with blockchain and self-executing contracts, which will be especially important in the world of rental property. 

First of all, it will reduce the number of tasks. The contract will be self-executed and implemented when the objective conditions are met. Combined with smart technology, this will unlock the features and functions of rental property. 

This technological trend will also play a huge role in resolving and preventing conflicts. When reviewed by the proper legal team and all ambiguities removed smart and self-executable contracts will automatically eliminate the source of most of these problems.

Wrap up

At the end of the day, each of these tech trends has something new and unique to contribute. The ability to find better talent, alleviate your workload with the right software, and get more insight into the nature of the property was always needed. Still, now there’s the technology to make it simple and effective.

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About the Author

Kaya Wittenburg

Blog Author and CEO

Kaya Wittenburg is the Founder and CEO of Sky Five Properties. Since the age of 10, real estate has been deeply ingrained into his thoughts. With world-class negotiation and deal-making skills, he brings a highly impactful presence into every transaction that he touches.

He is here to help you use real estate as a vehicle to develop your own personal empire and feel deeply satisfied along the way. If you have an interest in buying, selling or renting property in South Florida, contact Kaya today.

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