In today’s world, maintenance managers and their team members are spending a significant amount of time managing the turn process. Everything from sourcing vendors to update and fix issues with the unit, to scheduling work orders, to completing final walk-throughs, each of these steps take up quite a bit of time for these already-busy property management teams.
By utilizing Rent Ready’s complete turn management solution, these critical team members can free up more time in their workday to focus on perennial projects that typically go untouched, specifically capital expenditure projects.
Here’s What a Typical Day Looks Like for Maintenance Teams
Property maintenance supers wear a lot of hats every single day — in fact, it’s rare that two days ever look alike when it comes to their schedule! Most start their days out by checking in on existing work orders, clearing out completed work orders, and following up with on-call requests from the previous night. Then, the supervisor may check in to see what apartments have officially moved out and returned keys to the office. Once they know which units have entered the turn process, they will walk these units to evaluate what work orders need to be started and schedule vendors to turn the unit. Then, it’s time to update the make-ready board for the rest of the team to see any new updates and ensure nothing was missed for the turn.
Importance of Cap-Ex Projects
CapEx projects are major budgetary and time investments that are used to upgrade, restore, and regularly maintain a property’s physical, operational, and technological assets. These are longer term projects that property management teams must budget time for outside of their normal day-to-day business functions. This could be anything from replacing roofs, resealing the parking lot, redesigning a community space, upgrading on-site technology, etc. These projects are typically budgeted for on an annual basis, but are essential to a property’s continual success in attracting and retaining new and existing residents.
Rent Ready Frees Up Maintenance Teams to Focus on Cap-Ex Projects
As the industry’s only single-source turn provider, Rent Ready has developed a comprehensive, digital solution that streamlines and clarifies the apartment turn process, all with a few clicks of a button in either their mobile or desktop portals! Now, property maintenance teams can spend less time manually checking in on the turn process and dedicate this additional time towards those all-important Cap-Ex projects!
Maintenance teams have more time built into their days to:
- Conduct annual maintenance inspections on buildings to develop repair plans and timelines.
- Schedule annual unit walks to identify new potential projects for future years.
- Take time to pre-emptively schedule preventative maintenance plans for the property as a whole.
- Find time to do preventative HVAC cleaning, including draining the A/C lines before the summer season to cut down on future A/C work orders and issues during the warmer months.
- Handle seasonal maintenance upkeep such as painting, pressure washing, and groundskeeping tasks, all of which help give the property a quick and easy “face lift” and approve curb appeal all around.
Get Started with Rent Ready
It’s simple to get going with Rent Ready — don’t wait until your maintenance team is overwhelmed with the turn process. Contact our team today to get started!