How to Use Technology to Improve Relations with Your Tenants

Managing one or more properties as a landlord can be stressful. Between making sure that you keep up with repairs, filling vacancies, and collecting rent, you have enough on your plate. Fortunately, there is plenty of technology available to help landlords manage relations with their tenants. By using these more efficient methods of collecting data, responding to requests, and organizing information, you can cut down on the time you spend doing paperwork and streamline all your processes. What Technologies Are Available for Landlords? There are dozens of mobile apps, web apps, and programs that have been specifically designed with landlords in mind. Good apps and programs will be user friendly, which means that you won’t have to spend very much time learning how to use the program. Here are some examples of how you could successfully use technology to improve tenant-landlord relations: • Provide online tenant applications forms for a quicker response time • Use an online work order form to organize repair requests • Install an app on a mobile device that saves photos and information regarding previous damage done to the apartment or home • Create online lease agreements to fill vacancies more quickly There is an abundance of technology at your fingertips. All you have to do is find the apps that have already been created or find a web or app developer who would be able to construct what you need. Other Ways to Make Being a Landlord Easier If you are just tired of the administrative work involved with being a landlord altogether, there are other options available to you. For instance, you could...