Dealing with emergencies in your property management company is not fun, but you have to be prepared for them. Florida has had all sorts of terrible things happen in the last year, and I’m in California where we had awful fires in Santa Rosa. Hawaii just experienced hurricane Lane with disastrous results. Today, it’s pouring down rain and now they’re worried about flooding.
How to Create an Emergency Plan
Do you have a plan in place for emergencies? It’s surprising how many people don’t. But, this is crucial. You need to know what you’re going to do in the event of an emergency. Dealing with natural disasters and other catastrophes is part of the job. You need to have something in writing that all of your employees understand.
Preparing for and Recovering from Emergencies
How are your phones going to be answered, if an emergency occurs? Is your software in the cloud? If not, it should be. Most software packages are in the cloud, and you can work from anywhere. Make sure you have a plan in place if employees need to work remotely. You’ll want to establish how you’ll communicate with tenants, what you’ll do for damaged properties, and how you can access and implement your backup systems if necessary.
If you want more information about this, LandlordSource has a fantastic product that deals with emergencies. This is not a fun topic to discuss, but if an emergency does occur, you’ll be glad you put a plan in place.
Contact us at LandlordSource if you if you need help creating an emergency plan or you’d like to talk about how to make sure you’re prepared for the worst.