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Gassen Company Recognized as a Star Tribune Top Workplaces 2017!

Star Tribune Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from over 69,000 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

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Proactive Strategies That Improve HOA Management

Investment property owners, who serve as landlords for their properties and/or managers of their own Home Owner’s Association (HOA), have the natural tendency to become trapped in a “reactive” mode. There just always seems to be too much to do in order to deal with the maintenance work, handle tenant problems, and make sure the properties get repaired, cleaned, and quickly rented out when vacant.  This work is important to have an overall occupancy rate that is decent.

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5 Benefits of Local Management for Your Property

When you buy a property, you likely have every intention of making that property your own. But unless you're planning to quit your job and devote yourself completely to screening tenants, responding to requests, and handling your finances, you may realize that you're in over your head fairly quickly. Learn more about how local management like Gassen can increase your property portfolio faster than you think.

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Improving Your Property Profits Through Improved Accounting Accuracy

Whether you are a real estate and rental company or a single property owner, the investment in property management and accounting services makes solid financial sense. There are many benefits to having this type of management service in place. It can reduce the amount of time you spend handling tenant contracts or managing maintenance tasks. Yet, there’s another benefit. It can actually improve your accounting accuracy.

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The Summer Real Estate Market is HOT

The temperatures are on fire in the summer of 2017 — both outside and in the housing industry. The median home price across the country is now above $250,000, and the shortage of available property is driving people to act quickly. There were 11% fewer homes available in May compared to the previous May. If you are in the market to own or acquire a property that will require an HOA check out how Gassen can make your life easier by providing you an easy summer in the real estate market.

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The Invisible Aspects of Property Management

Some of the aspects of property management are quite visible. You can notice them in manicured green space and well-maintained properties. You can see them in clean, refreshing pools and tidy streets or common areas. Other, perhaps even more important aspects of property management, are invisible. These are the parts of an excellent property management team that you may not notice when they are performed well, but can be problematic when not taken care of properly. At Gassen, we pride ourselves on expertly handling all aspects of property management, including the invisible ones.

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The Importance of Responsiveness in Property Management

There are many aspects to consider when selecting a property manager for either an investment property or a Homeowners Association. You'll want to know that a property manager has the experience and capabilities to manage your particular property portfolio. You will want to make sure they'll keep you compliant with accounting and state regulations. It is extremely helpful if they are a local management company. But you'll also want to ensure that any HOA management and property management you choose has another critical, sometimes overlooked quality. You want to make sure they are responsive. Responsiveness is an indication or work ethic, attention to detail and customer service.

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Hiring A Property Management Firm Instead of Managing Property Yourself

Many people attempt to manage their properties themselves. This holds true whether you're talking about property owners of homeowner's associations. However, this is not a good idea in the long run. Hiring a professional property management firm will help you save in the long run, both with regards to money and time. Property management companies have the skills and experience to manage properties more efficiently and effectively. The biggest benefits of hiring a property management company include having the company manage maintenance needs, process paperwork, and take care of taxes. To learn more about the benefits of hiring a property management company, read on.

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Gassen's Property Management Can Save You Valuable Time

A good property management company can save their clients a great deal of valuable time, and Gassen is the best in the Twin Cities area. Gassen has always put a high priority on establishing a relationship with our clients. This approach, combined with our commitment to saving our customers time and stress, has helped main a healthy and happy relationship with a variety of clients over the years. Working with Gassen has it’s many perks, check them out below:

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How Can Owners Maximize Rental Income?

Rental property can provide a favorable rate of return and steady cash flows, but only if you have the right strategy in place, including the services of a property management company. Some of the steps for maximizing rental income involve thoroughly screening tenants, establishing longer lease periods and collecting on late fees when applicable. These steps enhance the potential for better outcomes.

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