Residents are a vital part of a property manager’s work; after all, without them, who would live in your buildings? Consider taking the time to let them know how important they are. Here are a few ideas you can use to show some appreciation for your residents this holiday season (or any time of year!).
1) Gifts from a local business — Partnering with a business in your neighborhood to offer a small gift to your residents can be beneficial for everyone involved. You’ll have done something nice for your community, the business gets a chance to promote itself — and the residents get something for free! You might be surprised how many businesses would be excited about the chance to help you out and let people try their products; try asking around near your properties!
2) Breakfast — You’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but you probably also know how hard it can be to make time for it. People are in a hurry in the morning, and breakfast often gets sacrificed all too often. A quick-and-easy, grab-and-go weekday breakfast in a common area of the building will be very popular and much appreciated among your residents.
3) A virtual party — The ongoing pandemic might make an in-person event difficult, but that doesn’t mean the party has to be cancelled. Instead, try hosting a virtual gathering. Your residents will still get a chance to relax, have some fun, and get to know their neighbors. A game night or an art class might be good picks. The world is a stressful place, and your residents will really value the opportunity to forget that for a while and have a good time.