Ah, summer time! It’s warm, sunny, and busy! Your pool most likely gets a LOT of use during July, August, and September. Your pool maintenance schedule probably consists of checking pH levels multiple times per day, adding chlorine by the barrel-full, and sweeping each and every day, sometimes 2 or 3 times per day in the times of heaviest use.
However, all that changes as soon as the kids go back to school. The temperatures drop, the rainy season may follow soon behind, and less people use the pool. It’s a familiar cycle.read more
With Fall come many changes. Not only do the leaves fall, the weather changes, and kids go back to school. One of the things you may notice is that your lush green summer lawn turns a funky color and growth seems to stop. Depending on where you are located, your landscaping—especially your lawns—will undergo significant changes.
In this article, you will learn what to do with an ailing lawn.read more
With record-high temperatures ravaging the United States, air conditioning units across the land are buzzing. In some places, like Phoenix, Arizona, this is not uncommon in late June and early July. However, AC running almost 24 hours a day in unlikely places like Chicago or New York is not typical.
Wild fires have also been featured prominently in the news. They have decimated places like Colorado Springs, driving people from their homes as they watch them burn to the ground. As people flee their homes, they inevitably take residence in hotels and rental apartments, as it takes months to re-build a burned-down house.read more
Even though it may still be raining where you live, it is time to begin thinking about and planning for summer. There is no better time to do so than the spring time! There are a few things that you can do as a property manager to prepare now for a smooth-running summer.
Now is a great time to begin formulating a newsletter for your tenants that describes all of the things that you will be doing for them as well as what they can do to make their summers as cool and uneventful as possible. Communication is key to setting expectations about what your tenant is expected to do, so get that letter out there in the next couple of weeks.read more
Now that we are knee-deep in Winter, it may not seem like the right time to be thinking of Spring. However, it is the perfect time. As you know, managing a property takes a lot of hard work and planning. It is far superior to plan far in advance than it is to “fly by the seat of your pants.” So let’s use this opportunity to begin the early stages of Spring readiness planning.
Depending on where you are, winters can range from fairly mild, as in the Bay Area of California, to pretty extreme, like in Fargo North Dakota. So keep in mind the location of the properties you manage while reading through this.read more