The maintenance team is an integral part of resident satisfaction and retention. Since maintenance staff often spend more time with the residents than any office staff, it is essential that they are trained in people skills to ultimately help with resident retention. However, the training for this very important team mostly focuses on the “how-to” of plumbing, electrical, and HVAC repair. A recent Harvard study indicated that the employers of maintenance staff spend 75% of the training budget on administration, product and technology, and only about 25% on people skills and resident retention.
Join this session with expert speaker Anne Sadovsky to understand the importance of your maintenance staff to the success of your property. You will learn what fair housing laws are most important for maintenance staff to know and understand. By attending this session, you will be able to help your maintenance staff use their personal skills as well as their technical skills. Anne will discuss fair housing in a brief, common sense manner, and you will learn how the personal behavior and words of maintenance staff impact resident retention.
You will understand the role of maintenance team members in the net operating income as it pertains to the resident retention. Anne will look at the turnover costs, how to help maintenance staff work well with the office staff, how to deal with unreasonable or angry residents, what should never be said to a resident, and how important a good maintenance team can be to ensure the success of a property.
(NAAEI, CAM, CAPS)
Anne Sadovsky has been in the apartment industry five decades and is a former V P of Marketing and Education for Lincoln Property Company. Her credentials include NAAEI Advanced Facilitator, CAM, and CAPS. She is a contributing writer for many publications, had earned a Texas Real Estate license and certified Speaking credentials from the National Speakers Association. She was named one of the top trainers in the industry by Multi-Housing News and both the Brainstorming Conference and the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas have honored Anne with Legends Awards. Anne has chaired and served on many education committees for major conferences. She has coauthored several books and has flown over three million miles sharing her knowledge and wit, and her success story has been featured in many national magazines including Money, Texas Business and Ladies Home Journal. Anne is multifaceted, offers many topics, shares skills and tools that are life changing, common sense, high energy, fun but no nonsense.