Property management vendors around the nation attended the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) Florida State Conference in Orlando, Florida this month to showcase to new technologies and software, maintenance services, and strategies for marketing and operations. Hosted annually by the NARPM Florida State Chapter, the 9th Annual Florida State NARPM Conference featured national speakers, local experts, a casino night and a mock trial. Over the course of the 2 day conference, property managers took the opportunity to network with their peers and learn about exciting services that can help drive resident satisfaction and create efficiencies in their daily operations.
Here is our roundup of five property management vendors that housing providers should consider from this year's NARPM Florida State conference in Orlando.
1. ACUTRAQ - www.acutraq.com
Acutraq is home to the original Full Verification (Premium Package) for property managers. Along with a credit, criminal, and eviction report you can receive landlord verifications for the current and prior landlords. Acutraq also offers an online application that helps streamline the onboarding process. Their criminal reports are viewed by a specialist to help reduce outdated records and false positives. Acutraq offers competitive pricing and the value to back it up. With over 20 years of experience, they are knowledgeable when it comes to compliance and best practices. Let them help you reduce liabilities and headaches with the application and tenant screening process.
2. Citizen Home Solutions - www.citizenhomesolutions.com
Citizen Home Solutions is a fast, easy and free service that helps eliminate the hassle of utility connection to provide the BEST move-in experience for tenants and streamline operations for property managers.
Designed to help eliminate the stress and pain of moving from home to the next, their mission is to help their clients make the best decision for them when choosing certain providers. Whether a person is leasing, renting or buying Citizen Home Solutions is able to assist with connecting utilities, cable, internet, satellite, security, pest control, lawn maintenance and much more. They have partnerships with all the main utility providers and do extensive screening on other trades and vendors to insure their clients will get the best treatment, service and work every time.
3. Second Nature - www.secondnature.com
Raleigh-based Second Nature, formerly FilterEasy, empowers its members to achieve long-lasting, sustainable home wellness with convenient subscription plans, including high-quality home air filters. They exist to simplify home wellness, to make it so easy and convenient that it becomes second nature.
Second Nature offers a smart and simple subscription service for home air filters. All you do is choose the size and type of filters for your home, then tell their team how often you want them delivered. Second Nature ships your filters directly to your door on the date they need to be replaced. When they arrive, all you have to do is pop those in and discard the old ones! Voila! The filters are the same quality or better than you’ll find at your local hardware store, often at a lower price!
4. Property Meld - www.propertymeld.com
Property Meld reduces the time required to coordinate
maintenance and increases resident satisfaction. Their maintenance automation tool allows property managers to automatically schedule, track, and communicate in one place, with residents, technicians, vendors, and owners in their preferred method of contact. This includes e-mail, texting, and in-app notifications.
Property Meld will document all conversations regardless of the communication mediums used by everyone involved, giving property managers the opportunity to focus on growing and improving their business all while increasing efficiency.
5. PetScreening - www.petscreening.com
PetScreening™ helps property managers and housing providers manage residents' pets and assistance animals for free while generating more opportunities for pet-related revenue. The proprietary screening platform adds an additional layer of liability protection by having a standardized process when dealing with household pets and assistance animals. It also helps with assistance animal accommodation request validation through our comprehensive legal and FHAct/HUD guideline review process. The end result for each pet application is a Pet Profile with FIDO Score™ based on pet specific information such as breed, pictures, weight, vaccination records, and behaviors.
In summary, these five vendors at the NARPM Florida State Conference should help property managers improve daily workflows, increase resident satisfaction, and benefit their bottom line. When the time comes to choose a service vendor for your property management company, take time to determine your needs and consider all of your options. Until then, we'll see you at the next conference!