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6 Tips For Starting A Successful Property Maintenance Business


Do you happen to be someone who is contemplating the idea of starting a property maintenance business? Well if you do, then chances are you’re already in a state of chaos. A lot of companies have drowned overnight due to the lack of careful planning. It is imperative for you to precisely curate your business plan to ensure no aspects of your model go overlooked.

Here are 6 tips to help you start your own property maintenance business:

1. Research 

This is without a doubt, the most critical aspect that you need to attend. In fact, research is the single most important thing that you need to do before you pick up that piece of paper to implement your business idea. Visit properties near the location where you are planning to set up your business. Meet the tenants and see what their primary concerns regarding the properties are.


2. Investigate the competition

Your research does not end at tenants. You will also need to spend significant time learning about your competition. Study their business plan and find out what made them successful. See what services they offer and how the consumers have been benefiting from their solutions. This will help you understand the market well so you can set your business apart from the competition.


3. Seek advice from other entrepreneurs

Another great way to seek inside information of the business is by talking to people with similar trades. However, do not confuse your competitors to be your well-wishers. A business owner in the same city is unlikely to root for your best interests. Try looking for someone who runs the same business in a different city. These entrepreneurs can suggest some tips and tricks that can help you run the business smoothly.


4. Consider buying an existing business

When you’re contemplating the idea of starting a Property Maintenance Business, you probably want more control over the firm. However, the risks of investing in a startup are significantly high. You need to curate the plan, consider what facilities you will provide and hire men for your firm. An alternative to this can be buying a business that has already established itself in the market. Although it can demand some significant cash, the risks will be considerably lower than that in a startup. 


5. Is franchising the solution?

Another alternative solution to business ownership like we discussed above is seeking a Franchise. There are a plethora of businesses that have successfully struck a chord with the masses. The ‘brand name’ will help you connect with a broader customer base and establish trust with them. People are more likely to seek your services if you represent a name that is synonymous with Property Maintenance in other parts of the world.


6. Embrace technology

Are you keeping up with the technology to compete with other business owners? There are hundreds of tools on the web that can help you monitor your business and even streamline your purchase processes. Online platforms like Bricks+Agent can help you keep a tab on potential customers and offer them your services.

Before you put your money into the business, ensure that all these points mentioned above are taken care of. A lot of businesses enter the market with game plans just as everybody else’s. This leaves them little room to breathe since they did not focus on a USP.

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Topics: Insider, Tradie Advice

Rafael Niesten

Written by Rafael Niesten

In his early 20s, Perth local Rafael Niesten, won a scholarship to study in Canada, with that came the opportunity to volunteer at a local radio station. That spawned his entrepreneurial streak, returning to Perth in 2001 he set up community radio Groove FM. More by luck than design, they became successful, too successful as they took a significant chunk of the Perth Market. This sent up the red flag with his commercial competitors who saw to it that he came before the Australian Broadcasting Authority and on technicalities such as the number of volunteers he was forced to move on. He received the citizen of the year award for Western Australia (youth) and was a finalist in the Australian of the year awards (Youth). Falling on his sword he turned to running small and large scale events, all the while buying, renovating and selling properties. Buying and selling land and renovated houses provided a grounding in the property industry. He founded a cloud based medical grade voice recognition company, followed by co founding the first true cloud application for private practice in the health sector. He successfully exited these ventures at the end of 2016 and began building Bricks+Agent.

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