3 Tips For Managing A Property When You Lead A Very Busy Life

3 Tips For Managing A Property When You Lead A Very Busy Life

If you want to be making money every month without having to get a new job, owning a property that you then rent out to other people is a great way to have a passive revenue stream coming in. But in many cases, this passive revenue stream isn’t always as passive as you might like it to be. Especially if you’re already very busy, it can be hard to manage your property in addition to your full-time job, familial responsibilities, and other obligations. But luckily, there are things that you can do to make this easier on you.

To help you see how this can be done, here are three tips for managing a property when you lead a very busy life. 

Keep Yourself Close

Something that can make property management extremely taxing on you when you have very little time to devote to it is if you live far away from the property that you own. Every minute that you’re having to spend driving to the property is time that you can’t spend doing anything more valuable to you. 

To keep this from being the case for you, you should try to find a rental property that is close to where you already live. On the flip side, if you want to hold onto your rental property, you might want to consider moving closer so that, when something does come up, you can quickly and easily run over there to get things taken care of. 

Find Time To Devote To Property Management

If you’re finding that the tasks you have to do as a property manager are taking up more and more of your time, it might be a sign that you need to find a way to devote more of your time to this rather than just trying to fit it in where you can. 

For some people, this might mean cutting back on other responsibilities so that you can have a certain time each day or week to handle property management tasks. And if the time ever comes that you don’t have to do anything for your properties or tenants during this time, at least you know that you had time available. For instance, if you own a commercial property, this may need more attention than a residential one. If the time comes when you need commercial remodeling done, you need to know that you are available and can oversee the construction to ensure your property is being handled correctly, and that the changes are what you’ve asked for. Seeing it first-hand will help put your mind at ease. 

Hire Help To Fill In The Gaps

Depending on your experience as a property manager, there might be parts of this job that tend to take up a lot of your time but could be quickly and easily done by someone else with more expertise in this area.

If this is the case, you may want to hire property management help to fill in the gaps for you. This could include things like legal help, financial management help, cleaning or maintenance assistance, marketing and more. By getting this type of property management help, you can let go of the tasks you don’t like or aren’t good at while still holding onto your property. 

If you’re very busy but still want to have property management be a part of your life, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you iron things out. 

David Robertson