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Are you preparing for leasing season? A new competitive edge for your property management business? Are you an environmentally aware property manager? Look no further! Property managers from all over are finding that a good way to attract new tenants is by going green with their business. Here are a few ways that you can go green and give your business a more unique competitive advantage to attract millennials
First thing to know when considering going green is that it’s more of a state of mind than just a few occasional fix ups. A good way to start is to look for opportunities to implement more environmentally friendly resources. It typically starts of with some small things. For instance replacing old light bulbs with new energy efficient bulbs.
Next would be to take on the bigger upgrades like appliances. Investing in energy efficient appliances like a refrigerator or dishwasher will initially cost more, but will pay off over time in water and energy conservation. The idea is to take on more long term commitments.
Some major environmentally friendly steps you can take is to re-insulate your properties. Any type of insulation update is environmentally friendly, but there are also some good green alternatives for insulation as well. You may want to consider replacing your windows, doors, and plugging up the cracks in-between to keep air conditioning inside.
On a budget? That’s fine, one easy way to implement green methods is to provide a system to recycle at all your properties. Keeping up with a recycling schedule isn’t on everyone’s minds, but we all know it’s better for the environment. Taking the time and investing in recycling services for your tenants will not go unnoticed. Not only that, but it’s a great way to attract new tenants.
Still on a budget? Try taking paperless options with your property management business! With more tech-savvy millennials looking for properties every year, digital service is becoming an expected standard to meet instead of an option. One easy way to cut pack on paper consumption in your business is to email newsletters instead of printing them. It engages your tenants, promotes your business’ online presence, and saves money!