The Meridian Chamber currently has 650 member businesses and is growing weekly. The Meridian Chamber exists to support and enhance the Meridian community’s thriving business sector by providing events to help grow businesses and network with other Meridian business members as well as providing an important voice for businesses large and small regarding legislation and economic development through the work of our ongoing committees. The Government Affairs Committee formulates a list of Legislative Positions based on issues that the committee feels are important to local Meridian businesses and presents this list to the local Idaho Legislators prior to the Legislative Session each year. Friday morning meetings are held every other week during the session where Chamber members can meet with the Legislators to discuss how the session is moving forward with these issues. Our Economic Development Committee meets monthly to hear and report on development projects in the works in Meridian.
Our speaker luncheons are held on the first Tuesday of each month, and there is always a timely and informative presentation. We also have quarterly Vendor and Networking Luncheons where we have activities to engage you with other Chamber members and learn about 10 of our business members at their vendor booths. First Friday networking and Business After Hours networking allow one of our business members to host and spotlight their business while providing a fun atmosphere to network and mingle over refreshments.
The Leads Groups promote business referrals to the member businesses and have been very successful. Ribbon Cuttings occur each week to welcome new members or celebrate a business relocation or milestone anniversary. Our annual events include our Job Shadow Day, Golf Tournament, Softball for Scholarships tournament, and annual Gala. Visit our website at meridianchamber.org for more information. You can contact Valerie Garrett, Membership Director, at email@example.com if you are interested in becoming a member or learning more about membership!
We’d also like to invite you to stop by the Meridian Chamber office at 215 E Franklin Road located right by the Meridian Pool in Storey Park. Our Visitor Center has often-requested maps of Meridian and the state of Idaho, as well as many publications with points of interest to check out in Meridian and our surrounding areas.
Technology has changed the world we live in – and the property management industry is no different. If you own a rental property, or if you’re considering turning a current home into an investment property, you need to be aware of how tech is making the property management more efficient. You also need to make sure that your property manager is making the most of these opportunities to help you maximize your investment.
With the proliferation of online platforms like Zillow, Trulia, Hotpads, and many more – it has become exponentially easier (and cheaper) to market available properties to keep your vacancy rates low. An easy to navigate website and an active social media profile also goes a long way toward effectively marketing properties for rent.
Technology has made reporting property earnings and making projections easier and more accurate. This in turn makes it easier for property managers to make proactive recommendations based on market trends to maximize your earning potential on your property. This technology has allowed our industry to create an accurate and real time story line of your investment property from the moment you purchase it to the day you sell it.
Online billing makes collecting rent and distributing funds to your accounts much more efficient than the traditional paper billing option. Digital invoicing is easier for tenants too – making the whole process convenient and easy to track for everyone involved.
Online leasing documentation also streamlines the process of placing quality tenants. These things have revolutionized the way we do business, cut our vacancy times down to a fraction of what they used to be, increased the security of information received and sent, made way for unlimited amounts of documentation, information and resources.
One key element to a successful rental property is tenant retention. It is better for the longevity of your investment to keep quality tenants happy on your properties. The ease of making repair requests online is one added convenience property managers can offer your tenants.
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Once you’ve made the decision to invest in a rental property, you’ll want to find a qualified, professional property manager to help you make the most of your investment. Here are five things you should check before hiring a property manager in the Treasure Valley.
For most, a website is the first impression when searching for a property manager. If it’s difficult to get the information you want on the website, it might be difficult to get the information you want after you hire them. The website should typically be able to answer any questions you might have as a landlord – barring a few special circumstances – but you should be able to get a pretty good idea of how efficient a company is by their website.
We are all going 100 miles an hour most of the time, from work to kids to school to vacations – it’s a busy world out there. Having the technology and proper resources online for applicants, tenants, clients is an essential part of running a smooth ship when it comes to your investment property. Not only is it convenient, but it time stamps and creates a communication trail which is the most important aspect of our industry.
Frankly, it’s rude to not return someone’s call. Not having an appropriate turn-around time in returning a call or replying to an inquiry of some kind typically means that either they don’t have the proper staff to assist them with their daily duties as a property manager or it might also mean that their priorities are elsewhere.
Take the time to read the reviews on your prospective property manager’s Google profile and social media accounts. Weigh the negative reviews with the positive reviews, and make an informed decision on whether to move forward with that property manager.
It’s incredibly important that you have a property manager who understands local laws and can create leases that keep you compliant while protecting your interests. There are many leases available for download on the internet that don’t property protect you or your tenant. It pays to work with a qualified professional to avoid costly legal issues in the future.
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Getting the most out of your investment property means understanding your unique needs as an investor. It’s also important to partner with a property manager who knows how to help you reach your goals.
You work hard for your money and equally as hard to decide how/where/when to invest it. If real estate is your avenue of choice for investment, you want to make sure you’re choosy about your property manager.
Investing in a rental property has its ups and downs, as well as pros and cons. An effective property manager will help you as the landlord, and navigate your way through that process. From picking up keys for you after closing, handling rent ready repairs, placing tenants, you want to be able to trust that your property manager has everything under control. Every nook and cranny, every aspect. You want your property manager to be your partner in progress.
When considering a property manager, it’s important to find someone who won’t just put you in a little box and leave you there. You want to make sure they ask the right questions, and keep you in the loop about what is happening at your property. Here are some questions you may want to ask:
It is vital that you find a property manager who can customize their services to you – not the other way around.
At the same time, you want a property manager who is more than just a “yes man”. You want someone who isn’t afraid to offer recommendations for improvement on the property, ensures that you adhere to compliance laws, and other issues as it fits your best interest. It’s important that they are able to explain the “why” behind these recommendations.
This is your property, your hard-earned investment. That’s a hard thing to hand off to another person to manage. You want to hire a property manager that has experience as renters, and as investment property owners – that way you can be sure they know the frustrations and hesitations.
You’ll want to find a property management team that has extensive experience in this industry, as well as business management, bookkeeping, real estate photography, and real estate marketing.
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Communication can make or break any relationship. This is especially true when it comes to property management. From tenant repairs and new leases, to recommendations for improving profit margins on your rental – effective communication is key to success.
No one wants to be in the dark; and when they are – things get messy, confusing, and frustrating. Here are three key areas where you want to make sure your property manager has a clearly defined communications procedure.
Tenant retention rates are a vital component to turning your rental into a profitable investment. When a client needs a repair, efficiency goes a long way toward keeping quality tenants in your rental. Your property manager should have an easy to use portal where your tenant can easily make a request, and get a response with a plan for repair quickly. This portal should enable the property manager to assign repair projects to trusted professionals who will perform the work according to your contract.
You need to be kept up to speed on your properties and their vacancy rates. A quality property management team will have systems in place to notify you when leases end, and when new leases are signed. Staying on top of this process will help you make informed decisions about your property.
If you have a quality tenant in your rental, you’ll want to keep them there as long as possible. Your property manager should have a clearly defined communications procedure in place to notify you when that tenants lease is coming due for renewal. That way, you can make informed decisions on how to keep that well-paying, trusted tenant in your investment property.
A qualified property management team will provide you with as much information as possible to allow you to be as involved or as passive as you would like in managing your investment. Your input matters, and you also need to have a clear view of what’s going on to make an educated decision when reviewing recommendations regarding your rental.
Choosing the right property manager is essential to owning a profitable and successful investment, communication is the key to open that door.
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RentWise Property Management
925 N Main St. (drop box only)
Meridian, ID 83642
P O Box 191208
Boise ID 83719
Office: (208) 949-3083
Fax: (208) 953-7870