Jeff Feller → Michael Stroud: Yes.What do you currently offer new/potential tenants? I have a few ideas that could help. E-mail me and lets talk and see if it would br a good fit for your organization. [email protected] . To your success,Jeff
Dee Allomong: Hi Jeff and welcome! I see that you have been posting already. How great! It is great to see your contributions!
Tell Us About Yourself.
Currently developing my team of Representatives see their need to help PM's get more than rent from tenants. Instead of a Landlord/Tenant relationship build it into a customer for life relationship.
How Many Units Do You Own Or Manage?
1-3 unit apartment
That's great since you have a PM company,but I was addressing the issue to keep owners of properties that dont have a PM company to educate rather than wait til a serious problem does occur,ie, replace a furnace(big $$) versus a filter(little$). In this economy any savings would be a big help.
Without "giving" your tenants any money,try using a little incentive. Example, Joe Tenant is looking for a little relief from the heat, install a ceiling fan, Sally Renter hasn't been out at the popular restraunt with her friends because of the economy, give her a gift card. Before you "gift" to them ask them to fill out their Census questionaire and get at least 3 other households in their neighborhood to do the same. Also have them give you proof that they did their part before you do yours. The Entertainment books for 2010 are at a very low price now so you could call them and ask for special pricing and give them as an incentive. If you need tax writeoffs for 2010 keep receipts. The possibilities are endless!
A good way to get your tenants to change the furnace filter is at the first of the month when they pay their rent. A letter can be drawn up by saying something to this effect. Dear _____
with the early arrival of cooler weather, let this letter be a freindly reminder that when you pay your rent please do yourself and furnace a great service and change the filter on the same day you pay your rent from now until April. This will keep your furnace functioning properly and help with heating costs. If we have to change the filter the cost will be $25.00 for each month we provide this service. Thank You so muchin this area. Property Management.
The cost of providing filters is less than $20.00 at Lowe's or Home Depot. I changed a filter last week on a friends tenant furnace and found tinsel from a previous Christmas in the filter along with it being plugged with dust and dirt. By the way the tenant complained to the gas company about smelling gas. I tightened up all the gas line fittings and changed the filter and haven't had any issues since. Also this is a Section 8 property, not saying all Sec.8 are that way, we just need to educate all tenants how to take care of the house they call home.