Beyond Maintenance: Is Internal Maintenance the Answer to Maximizing NOI?

We hope you were able to attend part 2 of our Beyond Maintenance webinar and knowledge series on August 23, 2021, about internal maintenance. Unfortunately, we had a video malfunction in the recording of the webinar. It was full of valuable information and insights from industry leaders, which we will share below. Don’t miss our […]

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Checklist: Fall Maintenance for Your Rental Properties

Summer is speeding by. The cool air is coming. ‘Tis the season for scheduling maintenance inspections and preparing your units for fall… and (dare we say?) winter months.  You’re expected to handle your day-to-day operations in addition to tracking down technicians to winterize equipment, line up snow removal, and check HVAC systems. We can already […]

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4 Tips to Become the Best Property Management Company in the Industry

Why should a resident or property owner choose you as the best property management company to work with? For your business to be successful, you need to work on incorporating these critical tips. Tip #1: Communication is Key As a property manager, having positive and consistent contact with your residents, internal techs, vendors, and property […]

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Top 3 Ways Software Can Make Your Maintenance Process and Rental Turnovers Easier

In the era of technology, software use and digital communication are growing rapidly and becoming the norm in today’s society. The property management industry is no exception. As a property manager, you must evolve and accept that technology continues to transform the world. Many property management companies look to technology to improve their day-to-day operations […]

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Checklist: A Quick Guide for Maintenance Coordination

What does your traditional maintenance process look like this time of year? Are you manually scheduling maintenance requests and assuming your residents and vendors communicate efficiently?  Is this how you’ve always done it? We’ll bear with you, it’s hard to break the cycle. That’s why we created this checklist — to help you manually keep […]

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The Secret Sauce to a Successful Maintenance Process

Running a profitable, successful property management business isn’t an easy task. When you analyze your bottom line, is maintenance the most significant challenge? Your traditional maintenance process is “mild” compared to this hot market. The spreadsheets, constant phone calls, and the back and forth scheduling are overwhelming and bland. We’ll let you in on a […]

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3 Types of Maintenance Strategies: What Type is Yours?

What is the importance of efficient maintenance? A maintenance strategy is the preservation of work involving the identity, resource, and execution of repairing, replacing, and inspecting. As you scale your property management company or simply maintain it, efficient maintenance is critical. In an effort to expand the production of your property management business, you will […]

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Property Meld Awards Excellence in Maintenance Award at PMMCON

South Dakota property maintenance software company awards property manager customer Excellence in Maintenance Award at PMMCON, an annual national property management conference, on Friday, May 21 at The Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Property Meld, a smart maintenance property management start-up company located in Rapid City, SD, awarded their annual Excellence […]

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The Connection Between Repair Speed and Reviews

One of the best ways to create happy residents is to fix maintenance issues quickly and effectively.   In the property management industry, the primary reason for negative reviews is maintenance issues. Even more striking, 31% of residents reported that maintenance issues were the primary reason they left a property. Second, rent price was the […]

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Leverage Our Data and Kick Some Maintenance Ass This Year!

You may have heard us touting the importance of the correlation between the speed of completion and resident satisfaction. We’ve also preached about how resident satisfaction is essential to growth and how a healthy utilization rate is key to having a profitable property management business. But have you stopped and given much thought to what […]

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How to Set Up a Successful Remote Maintenance Division

Talk to any property manager and the conversation will eventually shift towards maintenance and all of the challenges that come with it.  Our property managers would report that over 50% of their time was dealing with maintenance and the time studies we had them do prove it.   Our managers were not able to manage additional […]

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How to Ensure Maintenance Issues Don’t Stunt Your Company’s Growth

When growth is the ultimate goal, it’s easy to just focus your attention on sales, revenue, and profit. But stable and sustainable growth isn’t only about the bottom line. It’s about growing each facet of your operation methodically so the entire business moves in rhythm with its constituent parts. In the property management business, it’s […]

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How Maintenance Affects Your Business’s Bottom Line, Part 2

In our previous post, we stressed the importance of understanding the basic mathematics of your company’s maintenance operation. In other words, you must know how much money your maintenance program is costing your business, and how much money it is bringing in, to begin understanding how it affects your business’s bottom line. But the dollars […]

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How Maintenance Affects Your Business’s Bottom Line, Part 1

Running a profitable, successful property management business is no small feat. There are housing units to be cleaned, shown, filled with new residents and turned over at the end of leases. There are lease agreements to craft, rent payments to collect, and utility and property tax bills to pay. And that’s just when business is […]

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What KPI’s Matter in Property Maintenance?

For many, success in business can be defined as ever-increasing revenues and profits. Yet such a rudimentary definition comes with a catch: revenue and profits are lagging indicators, meaning that by the time you notice something is awry, you’re already feeling the heat.  Rate Your Current Maintenance Process Here  Enter the concept of key performance […]

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What Maintenance Satisfaction Says About Your Operation

At Property Meld, we believe that if you want your property management business to be successful, there’s perhaps nothing more vital than ensuring your tenants are satisfied with the condition and upkeep of the space they ultimately call home.  Find your score. What has us so convinced? We have the numbers to back it up. […]

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Tech Industry Impacts in Property Management

The intensity and rate at which technology disrupts the world and its systems is exponential. In other words, we’ve only touched the surface of its effects and they’ll likely arrive much quicker than any of us anticipate. In the property management industry, technology is only just beginning to extend its tentacles. Yet there is a […]

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Maintenance Satisfaction Program 

A quality maintenance process means happier residents. Happier residents translate to better reviews and higher resident retention. Positive reviews and resident retention lead to increased revenue and fewer resident turnover responsibilities. It’s rather simple mathematics. The Challenge Confidently knowing your process is up to snuff. To that end, we took a look at how maintenance […]

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Turnover Time: What’s Average?

In evaluating the time it takes to turn a property, there is a wide range of variables that all property management companies juggle. There are some commonalities that come into play when determining the average time for a turn.

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The Reality of HVAC Seasons in Your Region

HVAC issues have two target seasons for residents needing maintenance. Residents needing air conditioning repair in the hot summer months of June through August, and residents needing heating repairs in winter, primarily November and December.

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