When you develop or manage a condominium, commercial property maintenance is crucial to building trust and preserving value. In spite of this, many condo managers simply wait until something breaks to call in the local repairman to resolve the issue. This might work for a time, but as complaints build up, so do higher costs that could have easily been avoided with proper maintenance. Protect the property and its owners by taking a more proactive approach.
1. Visual Appeal
Buying a home is no small decision. When people have options, they choose to come home to something beautiful that puts their minds at ease. When you hire a commercial service, these professionals can also complete landscaping to create the right ambience for the property. Here are some additional services aimed at improving visual appeal:
- Mowing the lawn
- Pruning of shrubs and trees
- Edging sidewalks and walkways
- Cultivating flowerbeds
- Blowing debris away from walkways and entrances
2. Increased Pride in Ownership
When homeowners love their condos, they treat them accordingly. They take care of the equipment in the gym and keep an eye out for strange faces on the property. These owners also take good care of their units, which can prevent liabilities. For example, they keep their homes clean, which reduces the risk of pests moving in and spreading throughout the units. You are also more likely to attract buyers if any empty units still remain.
Increased pride in ownership can also make it easier for the COA to raise necessary fees without owners wishing to leave. For example, condo owners might not mind paying an extra $100 per month if they can see the direct effects of their investments. However, if the hot tub is always broken and the front door access control occasionally malfunctions, it’s a tough cost to justify.
3. Improved Safety
The last thing you want is for anyone to suffer injuries on your property, especially in common areas. Snow removal in the winter, getting rid of debris throughout the year and ensuring systems work as they should are just some of the many ways to improve safety. Knowing professionals will arrive regularly or when called to resolve issues that arrive will also give you peace of mind.
Here are common safety issues professionals can spot and fix:
- External lighting that no longer works
- Imperfections in the sidewalk or walkways that could cause a trip-and-fall accident
- Tree branches and vines that stretch into walkways
- Broken outdoor furniture on the verge of failing
4. Increased Property Value
Multi-unit property development and ownership is an excellent way to build an income. If you developed a condo or rebuilt one from a state of disrepair, you might intend to fill the units partially and then sell your shares in the condo corporation to someone else. To get the highest return for your investment, you need a property that attracts a high offer. Professional condo maintenance and landscaping is the easiest way to achieve this.
Even if you have no intentions of selling or the units are already filled, increasing property value will make it a much better investment for buyers. They feel confident that should they intend to sell in the future, it is unlikely that they will do so at a loss. This can do wonders to attract more serious buyers with a long-term focus.
Commercial property maintenance brings more than the obvious immediate benefits to condo properties. This is why smart property managers waste no time in hiring professionals to keep the property in the best possible shape. At Snow Tech Property Maintenance, our experts are eager to help. Contact us to get a free quote for our services.