St. Petersburg condo management is complex and can cost owners money if not done properly. Fortunately, condo management companies make running the property easier, more efficient, and more cost-effective. Here are several ways St. Petersburg condo management companies save owners money.
Fill Available Condos
One way condo management companies save owners money is by quickly filling empty units. New condo communities may have condos that have not been sold yet. Condo management companies help sell these units, but also perform more due diligence on prospective buyers. This process helps build a community of people that will get along and enjoy living together.
Reduce Maintenance Costs
Another way condo management companies save owners money is by reducing the cost of maintenance. For example, they can schedule more preventative maintenance to catch and correct problems before they become major, expensive issues that require immediate attention. They can also contact vendors for reduced pricing on items such as carpet cleaning and pool services.
By working with vendors to find more affordable options, condo management firms will be able to reduce expenses and keep properties in good condition.
Reduce Insurance Costs
Condo management companies can also streamline insurance procedures. They tend to handle insurance on behalf of the HOA, which can save money in the long run. Condo management companies can apply for group discounts on behalf of the community. When owners go to get insurance, they can receive a better policy because the condo association already negotiated a group discount. Some condo management companies also help owners find and manage their insurance policies with professionals on staff that specialize in insurance.
Improve Property Value
Condo management companies can help improve property value. They do this by maintaining the appearance of the buildings and grounds, keeping residents informed about issues that may have an impact on property value, and enforcing guidelines intended to improve appearance or property value.
Proper maintenance helps prevent accidents such as fires, which can increase insurance costs and decrease property values. By focusing on these three areas (selling condos to fill the community, reducing maintenance costs, and reducing insurance costs), condo management companies can save owners money by preventing unnecessary expenses.
Negotiate Group Deals
Another way condo management companies save owners money is by negotiating group deals.For example, condo communities may have relationships with banks where anyone looking to purchase a condo can receive favorable financing if they need it.
They can also negotiate lower insurance premiums for the entire building in an effort to lower everyone’s individual costs. This has the benefit of keeping property values up and should reduce one expense while helping to decrease others.
Every St. Petersburg condo management company is different, which is why it is important to look closely at what each company can do. Contact Wise Property Management through our proposal request form to discuss how we can help condo owners save money.