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Potential Risks of Hiring your Own Vendors

When looking for reputable contractors or vendors to perform maintenance and repairs on your condo, apartment, or rental home, who do you trust to do quality work at a fair price? Contractors must perform their job according to industry standards and state and local building codes. Failure to hire certified, dependable vendors can pose health and safety risks to your tenants.

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How to Screen Potential Tenants

A responsible tenant helps establish healthy business relationships with property owners and managers. You can feel confident that the rent will be paid on time and the property will be properly maintained. A lousy tenant, on the other hand, will create a stressful relationship and make you regret your decision.

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How Effective Leaders Manage HOAs

Even the most gifted leaders, however, will face unique challenges when taking the helm in a homeowners association. Like any organization, however, natural born leaders will feel a sense of responsibility for the community in which they live. They’ll do what they need to take the organization from surviving to thriving.

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7 Reasons to Serve on an HOA Board

As a homeowner or renter, you play a vital role in the life and health of an HOA. You are both a member of a thriving community and a beneficiary of a wide range of amenities and facilities. Therefore, you will have lots of opportunities to participate in activities and volunteer in community events.

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How to Deal with the Headache of Debt Collection

One of the biggest headaches you deal with is tenants who don’t pay their rent on time or not at all. Even though your property management company has created a straightforward rent agreement and has set a system in place to ensure timely payments, some renters do not adhere to the guidelines.

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How to Boost Your Reputation as a Property Owner

Your reputation as a business owner hinges on how well you develop your business relationships with your partners, vendors, and the public at large. Although your property management company can take care of aspects of your reputation, a lot of it depends on you.

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6 Cool, Easy-to-Use Apps for Property Owners

Property owners can now take advantage of cool apps that they can use on their personal computers, tablets, or smartphones. Although these apps do not provide comprehensive tools that your Gassen property management company can, they’re still quite useful for your mobile lifestyle.

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5 Design Trends for Rental Properties in 2018

Which design trends are you embracing? Gassen stays current with design rental trends. We can meet with you to help you decide which trends will give the highest ROI. Call us today and let us help you with our comprehensive property management services.

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Why a Property Management Service Should Also Be Your Accountant

To maintain a well-run HOA, you need accurate and timely financial data. When it comes to making decisions for your community, monitoring your income and expenses is critical. At Gassen, we recognize the importance of meticulously-kept finances. That’s why we offer accounting services in addition to our property management solutions.

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What Are Today’s Homeowners Looking for in an HOA?

Nearly 25 percent of today’s homeowners live in some type of managed community. HOA communities are attractive options for buyers because they know they have protection for their real estate investments. In a neighborhood where everyone is subject to rules and regulations, property owners can rest assured that their community will be well-managed. They can also take advantage of conflict mediation services and benefit from regular maintenance that doesn’t exist in unmanaged communities.

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