Realtors and real estate agents
Realtors and real estate agents utilizing multiple contractors to perform services such as cleaning, maintenance etc in the field are faced with a seemingly insurmountable workload in managing these workers through delivery to completion.
After all, it is extremely difficult to be positive that your contractors are working at 100% and delivering their best all of the time when you’re overseeing them from a central office.
The distance between management and those in charge of actually delivering the results creates opportunities for failure at nearly every turn. Communication can break down in these situations and that failure results in disasters of various sizes.
Managing contractors in charge of providing services for properties you manage can be especially challenging when you’re attempting to do it remotely (from the car or with clients). When contractors don’t arrive when scheduled, or clients change their plans at short notice, or a simple project you’d planned for turns into a complex problem the system breaks down. That breakdown results in frantic phone calls, a flurry of text messages, and a toxic buildup of anxiety in the manager (that’s you!)
On the surface, property management seems like the ideal profession but realtors and real estate agents who has been in the business for any length of time knows that if you’re not on top of every aspect of it at all times the process can quickly become overwhelming, eating into your freedom and consuming much more of your free time than you’d ever imagine.