We all love a good centralization story, don't we? In the world of residential real estate, the ultimate dream is to centralize the big three: leasing, property management, and maintenance. But hold up, we've hit a snag. Centralizing maintenance isn't as smooth sailing as the other two. Why? Because maintenance skills aren't as easily transferable between properties, and let's face it, virtual maintenance teams can't fix a leaky faucet through a screen.
Centralizing maintenance is like trying to force a square peg into a round hole - it's just not gonna work. Each property in a portfolio is as unique as a snowflake, with its own style, vintage, and equipment that require a plethora of maintenance skills. So what's the answer to this conundrum, you ask? Brace yourselves, because it's time for a plot twist.
You don't have to centralize maintenance entirely to reap the benefits of centralization. Instead, focus on centralizing the inputs. That's where choosing the right software or process can save you. The best software in this space can streamline the maintenance ticketing process. Imagine having automated solutions to handle conversations, answer questions, get permission to enter, and create AI-powered diagnosis and summaries. Add in a chat history sent straight to your maintenance team, and you've got a centralized, standardized system that saves time and money. Lastly, the right software shouldn't create another thing for you to log into and your teams to learn, or it's dead in the water. All of this great data should flow directly into your existing PMS and create ZERO change management for you.
How much can this save you? Think about eliminating 3 round trips per ticket—that's a potential cost saving of tens of thousands per year for the average building. Now that's a centralization story worth telling!
ResiDesk offers all these AI-powered solutions, providing a more efficient way to handle maintenance centralization in residential real estate. We invite you to try our services and experience the benefits for yourself. Contact us today to sign up for a free trial, and let's work together to revolutionize maintenance in residential real estate using the power of AI and centralization.