The Modern Property Manager: Incorporating The Latest Thinking With Proven Process

2 minutes   |  CAREER ADVICE, REAL ESTATE

In 2018, Property Managers can no longer afford to utilise only traditional processes. The industry is currently booming with new, disruptive tech which promises to change up the industry.

Millennials comprise 56% of the property rental market1 and spend over 3 hours a day on their phones2.These are important statistics for the modern Property Manager to note.

Why does this affect you?

Disruptive tech is booming in the form of mobile apps in the property management sector. It’s important to know what’s out there, and use this knowledge to help make your work more accessible and customer-centric.

Mobile apps are now being utilised in simple yet efficient ways in the property management sector, and it’s important you stay up to date with this trend.

Mobile app examples
 Zillow
Used by prospective homeowners/sellers/renters and Landlords and Property Managers to find and share vital information about homes, real estate, mortgages and home improvement3.
Dotloop
Replaces form creation, e-signing and real estate transaction management systems with a single end-to-end solution4.
RentPayment
Reduces the need for paper cheques and improves the rent payment and collection process by serving as a platform for renters to pay their Property Managers directly.
Realync
Gives virtual house tours and virtual open-houses, negating the need for listing photos and in-person showings5.
Zillow Used by Prospective homeowners/sellers/renters and Landlords and Property Managers to find and share vital information about homes, real estate, mortgages and home improvement3.
Dotloop Replaces form creation, e-signing and real estate transaction management systems with a single end-to-end solution4.
RentPayment Reduces the need for paper cheques and improves the rent payment and collection process by serving as a platform for renters to pay their Property Managers directly.
Realync Gives virtual house tours and virtual open-houses, negating the need for listing photos and in-person showings5.

Michael Monteiro, CEO of Buildium, says it’s necessary for property management firms to figure out how to leverage the technology that’s out there, as there are more tools, technologies and opportunities to automate.6

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You can divide the property sector into different compartments and identify ways in which technology is affecting these sections:

  • Investment sphere: crowdfunding and micro-investments
  • Buying and selling sphere: cutting out the middleman
  • Rental sphere: management of co-working spaces

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It’s important to note the shift in tech disruption doesn’t spell the end of traditional property careers. As long as you’re evolving with the changing proptech times and harnessing the power of disruptive tech in your business, Property Managers will continue to stay relevant and needed.


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