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Covina Investment Homeowners Organizational Tools for Success

West Covina landlord managing her property from her tabletInvesting in a rental property in Covina is an exciting and rewarding endeavor, but if you do not utilize organizational tools to help with communicating and time management then it can turn out to be a stressful venture. By partnering with a successful property management team like Real Property Management Fairmate, you will be on your way to staying organized. Once you have decided to get organized, you will reap the benefits of getting to sit back and relax.


Owners can easily feel out of the loop if they have not determined what their primary mode of communication will be with their property management team and tenants. Without good communication, it makes it more difficult to identify what can be done differently to help make your property a success. Luckily, this is not a problem when you choose a primary mode of communication and let your property management team and tenants know. You may consider using:

  • Email
  • Text messaging
  • Phone Calls
  • Messaging Apps

You will feel much more informed once you have decided on a mode of communication that works for you and the ability it gives you to reach out to make changes if you desire. It is important that you establish this at the beginning of your investment property journey to help form good habits, and stay organized over the course of your journey.  This will ensure that you do not miss important phone calls, or emails, which can lead to frustrating situations. Avoid the mess that bad communication brings and stay ahead of the game with these tips.

Time Management

Time management is one of the most important aspects of staying organized. It is easy for management tasks and repair needs to add up, so utilizing your property management team to stay on top of these is the best way to keep your residents satisfied. While you may not be actually fixing the leaky sink, or handling potential resident screenings, it is up to you to make sure all systems are in place to do so and follow up with your tenants to ensure they were satisfied with the service.

It is a good idea to begin each morning with customer service on your mind. Ponder what would be the primary concern for your residents, or what your property management team needs from you to serve your tenants and arrange your schedule as such. You can check off all your daily goals by utilizing proper time management strategies, making tenants happy and letting you sit back and relax.

 Utilize Technology

There is no shortage of technology in today’s world, and with that, there is an app, or organizational software, for everything. Staying organized is easy if all of your notes, dates, passwords, and reminders are in the same area.  This could be your Gmail or Outlook calendar, or even a different scheduling app for smartphones and tablets. Take the time to find a software you like so that you can start centralizing your to-do lists.

Some of the top free apps and software for organization include:

  • DayforceHCM
  • Google Calendar
  • Wunderlist
  • Harvest
  • PocketLifeCalendar
  • Planner Pro
  • And more!

While you may not need an expensive or high-tech organizer, it is helpful to utilize software that let you add meetings and reminders, make notes, and store important info. Don’t let management and daily tasks overwhelm you. Work with Real Property Management Fairmate, start taking advantage of the free organizational tools at your fingertips, and see the success that this brings.

If you want to learn more ways to stay organized or would like more information about our property management services, then contact us online or call us at 626-691-9749 today.

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