Nobody Weathers Storms Like Property Managers
Nobody Knows How To Weather A Storm Like A Property Manager.
Property management jobs come with a great deal of responsibility. Nothing happens without their approval. Everything that does happen follows the manager’s plan. One important procedure in any manager’s playbook involves storm preparedness. Storms come in all shapes and sizes:
- Tropical storms
The Emergency Procedures Handbook Is at the Center of the Storm Plan
All property managers should have a storm preparedness plan. Any who don’t should publish one quickly. What should be in this book? Imagine the following situation after the storm:
- There is no office
- There are no files or computers
- There is no phone service
- There is no electricity
The recovery needs to start immediately. The book has all the information required. It has all the contact information. Keep a printed copy in the vehicle along with a satellite phone. Keep another copy in a smartphone. Senior staff members should also have copies. What’s in the book? The following steps will help set it up:
- Write down everything imaginable. Then write down everything else.
- Meet with the staff. The employees will have plenty to add. Perhaps some teams, like maintenance, will their own section in the book.
- Meet with the owners. Address their concerns. Also, make sure the owners get the complete picture in writing. Don’t ever give them the opportunity to say that they didn’t know about something important.
Keep the Handbook Current
Periodically, the manager and senior staff should review and republish the handbook. One good time to do this would be when a slow-moving hurricane threatens the community.
Storm preparedness planning is essential for any managed community. So is storm recovery. Don’t forget an important contact entry in the Emergency Procedures Handbook. Reach out to the storm damage restoration experts who are Faster to Any Size Disaster. They are nearby in the Bonita Springs, FL, area and are only a phone call away.