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How to end pushback on property management fees

By Community Management, Inspection and Maintenance Management, Rental Asset Management No Comments
There’s nothing worse than working day and night to deliver a quality service to your customers only to receive constant pushback over fees that barely cover your overheads. It’s an all-too-common occurrence in the property management industry, and one that stems from a very simple, yet pervasive problem. Property managers don’t typically communicate their value very well. It’s a universal...
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Take the easy road with anytime, anywhere maintenance management

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What’s your favourite part of being a property manager? We’re willing to bet it’s not maintenance. Let’s face it: Good maintenance management may be essential if you want to keep your investors and tenants happy, but it’s fiddly, time consuming and brings in little or no extra income. But maintenance doesn’t have to be a huge pain in the… portfolio....
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Inspections and Maintenance Management myths and misconceptions

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The unpopular truth is that, by working in rental portfolio management, you’re going to be working in inspections and maintenance management too. Few property managers rejoice in this element of their role – particularly since it brings no additional income – and many neglect it to their detriment. Let’s take a look at a few of the myths and misconceptions...
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Essential prep for a more successful 2022

By Community Management, Inspection and Maintenance Management, Rental Asset Management
  Planning for the year ahead is an increasingly important task for property management business owners and senior management. Without a firm plan of action in place, it’s only too easy to fall into the same old patterns and achieve the same old results. No change means no growth, no improvement, and no hope of staying ahead of the competitive...
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WeconnectU celebrates a key milestone

By Community Management, Inspection and Maintenance Management, Rental Asset Management
This August – just over four years since our inception – WeconnectU officially reached half a million property units under management on our cloud-based platforms. The last 18 months have seen us onboarding over 30 customers every month – a good sign that property managers are actively looking to become more compliant, manageable, scalable and profitable. We’ve also added over...
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WeconnectU’s Role Regarding POPIA Compliance

By Community Management, Inspection and Maintenance Management, Rental Asset Management

WeconnectU and POPIA compliance The Protection of Personal Information Act, or POPIA as it is more commonly referred to, has been well documented and discussed for quite some time now. The reality is that as of 1 July 2021, any business or legal entity that is not compliant with the POPI Act is risking prosecution and a high fine. The…

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Manage these KPIs to grow your business in 2022

By Community Management, Inspection and Maintenance Management, Rental Asset Management

Are you that Property Manager who struggles to manage the performance and service delivery of your staff – whether operational, financial or otherwise? Here is the thing: We are in a people-driven industry. That creates a lot of challenges. The more the stakeholders, and there are many, the harder it becomes to keep you finger of the pulse and ensure…

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Building a scalable Property Management Business through an Integrated Property Ecosystem

By Community Management, Inspection and Maintenance Management, Rental Asset Management

Your Property Management business and the technology it uses are inseparable – especially in the “new normal”. You want to be profitable, relevant, and competitive in the long run, but you need the right combination of tools. Ideally, the sum total of the software or platforms you use to manage your business should create an integrated “ecosystem” that directly supports…

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12 daily challenges that affects the growth and scalability of your Property Business

By Community Management, Inspection and Maintenance Management, Rental Asset Management

Many Managing Agents today try to overcome day-to-day challenges and issues by using typical property management tools to manage and grow their businesses. It is becoming increasingly difficult and almost impossible. This world is changing fast and property managers are waking up to the fact that technology can enhance their services, value offering, and save them time and money. But…

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Overcome these four challenges to build a stronger business in 2022

By Community Management, Inspection and Maintenance Management, Rental Asset Management

2021 has brought about quite a number of challenges, but it has also created opportunities. The Sectional Title and HOA industry is growing, but it is critical that managing agents adapt from being a basic secretarial service to professional asset management service with insights into accounting, legal and key business indicators. Your clients no longer expect basic administrative tasks to…

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