Are you the Road Runner or the Coyote?
When it comes to Chicago property managers, there are two types: the Road Runner, and the Coyote.
Just like 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 of a canyon, or with some other form of punishment. While the failures of the Coyote in the cartoons may be comical, the failures of the Coyote Chicago 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 is 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, responding to maintenance requests from the tenants, and as a result, ends up saving money long term.
If you tend to fall into the Coyote type of Chicago property managers, there is hope for you not to be kept down. If maintaining your property constantly feels like an overwhelming task, delegate your responsibilities to the experts at Real Property Management Chicago Edge in Chicago. 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.