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10 Property Management Tips to Survive Winter


Extreme winter temperatures and arctic winds can take a major toll on single family homes, residential rentals and condominium buildings.  It is a good idea to take the necessary precautions to minimize heating emergencies and avoid unnecessary insurance claims.

These 10 helpful and basic property management tips can help make sure you can brave the cold during extreme winter conditions:

Want to spend more time on the slopes? Don’t let winter do a number on your rental home.  Follow these 10 simple tips to pre-empt and potentially solve cold weather problems while protecting your property. 

The following are some more useful maintenance and property management tips provided by Emerald Management & Realty Ltd., check out our other useful blog articles:

  1. Protect Your Home From Water Damage
  2. Why Every Condominium Owner Should Have Insurance
  3. Maintenance Request Form
  4. What Qualifies as an Emergency

What Does The Management Fee Cover?

If you are a rental property owner, choosing to work with a property management company is a huge decision to make, both time and money-wise. If you have a packed schedule, additional occupation(s) or multiple properties to juggle, hiring an experienced property management company can be a great way to secure rental income while also saving yourself both stress and time.

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Property managers usually collect fees for their services, which ensures that all areas of your property-related concerns are looked after. This includes some of the tougher work, such as eviction processes, dealing with difficult tenants, hunting down overdue rent payments or answering late-night phone calls. At Emerald Management & Realty Ltd., we also offer 24-hour emergency support to make sure any issues with your property are resolved promptly and efficiently. 

Management fees also cover other processes that are undertaken to ensure the success of your property. At Emerald Management and Realty Ltd, we also provide a value added service with our in-house maintenance department. Emerald’s maintenance team members cover responsibilities that are often beyond the scope of on-site building managers. 

Some of these value added services include: 

Managing Tenants 

When you hire a property management team, one of the main responsibilities they take on is managing your tenants. From finding your tenants to screening tenants to handling evictions, they are experienced with keeping everything in check. 

Financial Reporting

Knowing that the rent has been paid and that your property is being maintained is important.  Every month, Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. will send you an operating statement that includes income, expenses and a detailed ledger. This will keep you informed about how your real estate asset is performing.

Preventive and Routine Maintenance 

Property maintenance doesn’t just involve addressing problems when they arise or on a case-by-case basis. It also involves organized planning of maintenance tasks, which is often best-handled by a professional property management team. When maintenance is regularly handled, tenants are more likely to remain comfortable and happy. 

Preventive maintenance helps keep the property functioning in good condition at all times. This may include regular plumbing and leak checks, extermination checks to keep the property pest-free, regular landscaping, trash removal or snow removal. Routine maintenance involves scheduling specific tasks that need to be done repeatedly and consistently, such as cleaning leaves from the front lawn or changing HVAC filters every few months. 

Renovations and Repairs 

It is the property manager’s responsibility to either fix issues when they arise or take care of hiring another professional to handle them. This means they will be in charge of finding reliable plumbers, contractors, electricians or other professionals to make sure the job gets done right. 

Reach Out To Us 

Overall, as your property manager will be looking after your most important assets, our services have been developed to help ensure peace of mind. To learn more about our property management, maintenance and other services at Emerald Management & Realty Ltd., contact us today!

Building Assessment Winner 2019

And the winner is….Cortese Estates!

Building Assessment Review Contest

Congratulations to Property Manager Glen F. and Resident Manager Gail S. on taking the winning title for Emerald Management & Realty Ltd.s Building Assessment Review 2019! 
This rental property located in Airdrie, Alberta highlights the importance of a positive first impression.  The well cared for lawn, use of flowers, bird baths and garden features create an inviting entry and welcoming feel all around the property and for the residents that call Cortese Estates home.
Thank you and congratulations to both Glen and Gail on your achievement, focused teamwork & dedication to the Emerald Standard of Care!

Building Assessment Review Contest

Building Assessment Review Contest

Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. is in the midst of it’s annual Building Assessment Review for 2019. 

During this time a contest is being held for the Property Managers and their teams.  The contest runs runs all summer long and ends in September. The contest takes into consideration the condition of the exterior of all the multi-unit residential properties and the transformations achieved.

Property Managers will need to engage with the Resident Managers and maintenance team members to achieve the goal of an attractive and clean exterior. 

The rental properties we manage in Calgary and area, help to define our reputation.  With this in mind, we strive to keep the curb appeal top notch for the residence and revenue property owners.

The summer months are an excellent time to make improvements to the landscaped areas.  Simple touches to beautify the grounds  can be achieved by planting flowers, creating plant beds and shrub accents. 

Keeping that in mind, we also want to make sure we are keeping up with the lawn maintenance and exterior repairs to fences, painting, etc.,. A well kept building helps with safety and attracts quality tenants. 

The entire team at Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. looks forward to the success achieved through teamwork and goal setting as they work to improve upon the exteriors of the buildings we provide property management services for in Calgary & Area.   

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