property management emergency call

Decreasing Emergency Calls

Prevent Emergency Calls in the First Place

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” I think Benjamin Franklin must have been a property manager. This famous phrase from 1736 was about fire awareness and prevention. It also holds true for many other things that we, as property managers, encounter each day.

The best way to handle emergency situations is to be proactive in trying to prevent them in the first place. Many state, county, and city guidelines will address some of these situations. But, just in case, here are some ideas for how to decrease your emergency maintenance calls. Continue reading

Collaborate with Realtors

Collaborate with REALTORS

Looking for More Contacts?

Ask any owner of a property management company what their goals are, and chances are good, you’re going to hear something about growth. We all desire to grow our business, increase our number of doors, and meet more landlords!

There are various strategies we use to make these connections. There is direct mail, cold calling, online ads; and many more. The one thing some property managers (PMs) miss out on is REALTORS®! Like it or not, property management is a relationship business. We work to build strong relationships with our landlords and tenants, but have you considered the relationships you are building (or not building) with the real estate community around you? Continue reading

Barbecue Safety for Property Managers
Rental Home Maintenance Person and Landlord
Peace of Mind Property Management Service Area Howard County Maryland
Peace of Mind Property Management at Howard County Association of Realtors Expo 2022
Howard County Association of Realtors expo logo
Maryland Lead Paint Inspection

Maryland Lead Inspections

A Maryland lead inspection can play a crucial role in ensuring your property is safe for renters. Lead paint was commonly used in houses until the late 1950s. Even after that, people tended to keep it stored it in their basements because lead paint was the most durable paint you could get, as long as it was maintained.

The major concern with lead paint is that it can cause health problems for children. Lead dust tends to accumulate in places like the windowsills or on the floor, where children are often playing. It is easy for children to unknowingly ingest lead paint dust because they often put their fingers or their toys in their mouths, and those fingers or toys could have become contaminated with lead.  Continue reading

Howard County Inspections

If your rental property is located in Howard County, then you are required to have it inspected by a Howard County inspector. Howard County does not allow independent inspectors to perform the inspections.

Peace of Mind Property Management helps arrange this inspection for you as part of our landlord services. Here is some basic information to help you prepare your property for Howard County inspections. Continue reading

Baltimore County Inspections

If your rental property is located in Baltimore County, then you are required to have it inspected according to the county’s criteria, in order to obtain the necessary license. Peace of Mind Property Management helps arrange this inspection for you as part of our landlord services. Here is some basic information to help you prepare your property for Baltimore County inspections. Continue reading