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5 Tips To Build Powerful Property Management Team


There’s nothing worse than offering a stressful work environment that your employees don’t enjoy!

As an effective business leader, your top priority should be keeping those who work with you and who report to you happy, engaged and motivated.

Further, employees play a very important role in the success of every job, and for this reason, they deserve rewards and recognition of their work. But keeping people motivated who belong to different backgrounds, personalities, and have a different skill set is quite challenging.

Thankfully there are tried and tested methods, some of them are:

Open communication 

If you are communicating with your team on emails and messages, don’t expect much engagement from your employees. Have open, face to face and comfortable conversations with the team to keep them motivated. Tell them what you want and how you want to work. Organize team meetings, have brainstorming sessions and ask your team to come up with ideas. After all prioritizing your team’s ideas will make you a successful property manager.


Be a coach

Just being in the cabin and commanding things will not make employees happy. Instead, coach your team, teach them new things, share ideas and work.

Coaching employees prevents the bad and negative behavior. Also, spend one-on-one time with your teammates; take follow-ups regarding their input and listen to their queries and doubts.


Stay positive and be someone they want to work with

Most of you must have work with a manager or team leader that had made work life a nightmare? Even if you are willing to learn things and love your job, a miserable senior can spoil the job life in few days. Thus, it is very important to be someone with whom your staff would love to work. 

Stay positive so that your employees will follow your lead. Be passionate about the work your employees are doing and keep on encouraging them to do better. If your staff short of expectations, be polite and understand that they are humans, not robots. Create a happy environment in which your employees are not afraid of committing their mistakes.    


Incentivise the work

Praising employees, providing incentives or rewards after completion of goals is a perfect way to motivate your staff to push their limits. Some employees need an extra push and external drivers to achieve more so, make your job gratifying and fun to ensure motivation. Offer perks like an extra day off for personal work, longer lunch breaks, free coffee and snacks to let employees work with ease.

Never undervalue the power of praise as most employees value encouragement from their boss. If your employee is doing good at the job, they should know that their boss thinks they are doing great. When possible, make the praise public


Respect your employee's personal life

Your employee too has a life outside the workplace, so respect that. Your staff will feel happy if they will be given a day off to attend their child’s school meeting, or if they know that their boss will understand that they have some emergency at home.

Employee motivation is a must! It is also an indispensable part to high productivity and success at workplace. So, cultivate a happy and motivated environment in the workplace, use property management software and let your business skyrocket.

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Topics: Insider, Property Management Advice

Jon Stul

Written by Jon Stul

Having spent over 12 years in the real estate industry covering all facets from residential through to commercial, established and off plan properties and sub-divisions, he has an in depth knowledge of the industry. Stepping out of the industry four years ago and moving interstate to expand a frozen yoghurt chain that has gone from 1 to 4 stores in the time he has been involved. This was recently sold to Made Group. Real estate has always been in his blood and it was a natural fit to start Bricks + Agent given the amount of insight he has into the industry as a whole. Having seen how all different forms of traditional marketing was used to the direction that it is now heading today, we think we have come up with a truly unique proposition that fits into the current state of the property maintenance market.

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