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How to Prepare Your Community for Spring

Digested from AppFolio

When the weather turns warmer and the prospects start returning, your community needs to be ready.

In winter, it is hard to improve your community if you are in a cold climate. But when prospective residents begin to return come spring, your property needs to be ready.

A good starting point is to complete unfinished autumn projects, writes Christina Burch for AppFolio. 

“Make a good list, take inventory of any resident complaints or questions that have gone unresolved, and address those first,” Burch writes.

“While you might not be able to complete those things until the snow melts, you can certainly focus on creating a timeline, processing any proper paperwork, and gathering the necessary tools.”

It is also important to check for winter damage to determine if anything needs to be fixed immediately. Make sure you have the right tools and supplies and then make a plan with your team.

“Take stock of what you have to do and who you will need to get the job done,” Burch writes. “That way, you can hire new people, if necessary, and get in touch with the right people who may work part-time or on a seasonal basis. By having them available and ready when the snow melts, you won’t spend a lot of extra time trying to get people and things organized. Set a date to get started, and your team will be able to hit the ground running.”

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