Pardon my giddy take on an old holiday song, but as I listened to the words “Tis the Season to Be Jolly” my imagination ran wild with technological insights. Great technology can bring jolly good results.
In the spirit of not wanting to be frivolous or flippant, I could see through my “mind’s eye” how much technology has helped me this past year. Both hardware and software has saved time and made money. Let’s begin with hardware. Don’t just run out and spend gabs of money on the latest technology gadgets. Do take an inventory of your desktop, laptop, tablet and cell phone needs to see what’s new.
You don’t have to spend a small fortune either. If you narrow down your focus as well as the choices, sales and deals that are available right now, you can buy only what will help you at the best prices. Great technology saves time and offers brilliant ideas. It’s also about expediting and discovering better ways to make money and cut overhead. Knowing what you need is a science but not rocket science.
Next, let’s dispense with the hack-kneed excuses. Your flip phone or your 2007 desktop computer might still work, but have you really explored the advantages of a smart phone or recent computer advances? Then there’s the all-important topic of software technology. What good is a great computer or tablet if you don’t have the software and storage programs most relevant to the property management field?
An example is the Management Software Solutions available from a technology company like Appfolio.com which specializes in the needs of property managers. You owe it to yourself to learn more. AppFolio Property Manager is a cloud-based software program designed for property managers who want to automate, modernize, and grow their business. It’s a great example of “jolly technology”.
Whether you manage multifamily, single-family, student housing, an HOA, or commercial properties—or maybe you manage a mixed portfolio—their all-in-one, user-friendly program has features built specifically so you can streamline your workday and focus on your bottom line.
Yes, I’ve done my homework on this company, its products and services. I encourage you to do the same and see for yourself how their discounted pricing makes it affordable for property management operations of all sizes. Great technologies, like great tech companies, should have no surprises and hidden agendas. There shouldn’t be a complicated list of features that just happen to cost extra and capsize your budget.
What I’m suggesting is that you use this time of the year to find software solutions that provide virtually everything you need to run a successful property management business. Sounds too good to be true? You’re going to prove it is as good as it sounds when you take the time and do your due diligence. Even if you can’t afford an upgrade to the latest and greatest hardware and software, you’ll learn a lot.
Relevant, efficient, targeted, time-saving technology brings more ease to your professional and personal lives. That gives you more opportunity to enjoy life and reach your goals in the year ahead.
That’s why I refer to it as “jolly technology”. Be happier, smile more, and feel the ease and efficacy it will place at your fingertips whenever you need it.