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Are you the Road Runner or the Coyote?

USA postage stamp with an illustration of the Looney Tunes cartoon character The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote.When it comes to property managers, there are two types: the Road Runner, and the Coyote.

In the old Looney Tunes cartoons, the Road Runner is always one step ahead, constantly outsmarting the Coyote. While the Coyote spends hours coming up with elaborate schemes to finally catch the bird, they usually backfire and leave him squished, knocked out, falling off a canyon wall or suffering some other form of punishment. While the failures of the Coyote in the cartoons may seem comical, the failures of the Coyote property managers are not.

A Coyote property manager is one to whom property maintenance is no big deal. The Coyote will get there when he gets there and when he does, will use elaborate schemes like cheap materials, discounted labor, and temporary “fixes” to make the problem disappear temporarily. However, just like in the cartoon, these “fixes” will often backfire and cost more money out of pocket in the long run. These extra expenses can add up quickly, leaving the Coyote property manager feeling squished, knocked out, or beaten to a pulp.

Then, there’s the Roadrunner. The Roadrunner property manager is clever and always looking to outsmart any of the pitfalls that may stand in the way of being successful. This type of property manager is proactive when it comes to maintenance and gets things repaired in a timely manner before things get worse. The Roadrunner performs regular inspections to both the inside and outside of the property and responds to maintenance requests from the residents. As a result, this ends up saving significant amounts of money in the long run.

If you tend to fall into the Coyote type of property managers, know that there is still time to change. If maintaining your property constantly feels like an overwhelming task, delegate your responsibilities to the experts at Real Property Management Investment Solutions. We can help turn your maintenance costs around and help you be more proactive about repairs. Just like it would have been in the cartoon, the Coyote property manager who pairs with our team of Roadrunners really does win in the end.

If you are interested in having your property managed by Real Property Management Investment Solutions, have more questions, or just want to speak to one of our team members, then contact us online or call us directly at 616-419-8880 today!

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