The Property Management Mastermind Show
About This Show
The Property Management Mastermind Show and Property Management Productions was formed to provide information and products BY Property Managers FOR Property Managers looking to grow and run their business.
The podcast show is an interview discussion conducted by Brad Larsen – a Property Manager in San Antonio, TX. In this Podcast show, Brad will interview some of the biggest and brightest stars in the Property Management industry to include National Association of Residential Property Management (NARPM) members, Leading Property Managers of Australia (LPMA) members, and key vendors in the property management industry with the goal of being able to gain insight for best practices, new trends, and exciting information to help you grow and run your business more successfully.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Chrysztyna Rowak – A Conversation on Property Managers Best Practices
2 days ago
I love offering listeners fantastic benefits, such as some great discounts for products, with new offers coming all the time! You can see a complete list at propertymanagementmastermind.com. For all of these offers, use the discount code “Brad” to secure your discount. One more announcement before we get started! Our newest product at Property Management Mastermind is the Business Development Toolkit. In 2017, RentWerx organically grew by over 360 homes. In 2018, we’re on pace to grow another 500 homes. And best of all, we’ve done all of this without going out to meet the people and earn the business one door at a time. Tune in to learn more, or check out the toolkit online! If you aren’t completely satisfied with the product, we’ll give you a 100% refund. Chrysztyna Rowek is a regional vice president for NARPM, in addition to what she’s doing in a management company in western Washington. Chrysztyna studied to become a Spanish teacher, but instead, started a cleaning company. Her company was hired to do the cleaning for a property management company, and after several years, the property management company’s owner offered Chrysztyna a job there. She got her real estate license, then bought the property management company. In the 12 years since then, Chrysztyna has bought several other property management companies. In hindsight, she would have made these acquisitions differently, and offers words of wisdom to listeners who are interested in acquiring a company. Regardless of these difficulties, Chrysztyna is still torn on whether she prefers organic growth or acquisitions. In addition to property management, Chrysztyna has also started an in-house maintenance company, Athena Property Services. She’s passionate about finding affordable housing for people who are living on fixed incomes, and keeping people in their houses whenever she can. If you have any questions about how to do tenant screenings, this is a fantastic episode for you as well. Chrysztyna and I will take a deep dive into how to do tenant screening successfully and productively by relying on the criteria you’ve set instead of basing your decision on factors that may be unreliable. Factors that shouldn’t make your decision for you include things like your intuition, car cleanliness, and sometimes even lack of rental history or criminal history. If this surprises you, listen in to learn why! Tune in to this episode to learn how Chrysztyna found the property management companies that she acquired, the top few things you need to know and do when you’re buying a property management company, her thoughts on tenant screening, best practices and some challenges for dealing with insurance, and much more. Here’s where you can find Chrysztyna: Chrysztyna Rowek on LinkedIn Athena Property Services Lighthouse Cove Show Notes [02:06] - Brad introduces today’s guest and the topics of conversation. [03:19] - This morning, Chrysztyna offered a communication class for the San Antonio chapter, she explains. [05:05] - Chrysztyna talks about her background and her management company in Washington. [07:44] - How did Chrysztyna find the various property management companies that she acquired? [10:04] - We hear more about how the process of buying a company takes, and what to expect from the experience. [13:16] - Does Chrysztyna prefer organic growth or acquisitions as a growth model? [16:34] - Chrysztyna shares her thoughts on how different (and better) her acquisitions would have been if they had been on a NARPM standard of accounting. [19:30] - We go back to the topic of Chrysztyna’s presentations, with her talking more about the tenant screening process. [22:45] - Chrysztyna has heard property managers say that if they see someone has a dirty car, they know that that person won’t be a good tenant. She and Brad then discuss how they screen and approve tenants. [27:28] - Brad emphasizes a key point from this episode: you set the screening criteria, and then you live by it. [28:18] - What software platform does Chrysztyna use to get tenant screening done? [31:21] - Chrysztyna shares her best practices when it comes to notifying applicants that they were declined. [36:24] - Let’s talk about move-outs! Chrysztyna is doing particularly bad move-outs on Facebook Live, she explains. [40:13] - We hear Chrysztyna’s thoughts on the option of publicly shaming bad tenants on Facebook. [42:28] - How have things changed in Washington since the legalization of marijuana? [47:04] - Brad recommends the podcast Built to Sell, hosted by John Warrillow. Links and Resources: email@example.com (619) 988-6708 (Allison DiSarro from Seacoast Commerce Bank) Seacoast Commerce Bank RentWerx Chrysztyna Rowek on LinkedIn Athena Property Services Lighthouse Cove NARPM LandlordSolutions Facebook Live Built to SellRead more »