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Multi Housing Renovations: What’s Worth the Expense?

There is a tried and true philosophy in residential real estate that says it’s best to target the worst home in the nicest neighborhood and add value through renovations. But does the same idea apply to multifamily housing? Those looking for a strong, immediate ROI on their real estate investments may do well to look for older properties in desirable areas that need upgrades or uncomplicated repairs. With a multifamily property flip, you can easily find yourself commanding top dollar for your rental units. But what renovations are worth is for your multi housing property? As the trusted name in multi housing renovations in Roseville and the surrounding areas, we would like to discuss some of the best renovations for your multi unit housing property.

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Exteriors

Upgrading the outside of the building, landscaping, signage, and common areas serves to reinvigorate a property’s curb appeal. A major influence on a potential tenant’s decision to rent from you. A great, first impression is crucial; after all, it’s the first thing tenants and their guests see when they arrive.

Flooring

Flooring is a major consideration for rental units, but it can be tricky as well since not everyone has the same opinion. The main debate is hardwood (or faux wood) versus carpet. Carpet often needs to be replaced after every couple of renters due to stains, wear and dirt. This can get expensive.

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Kitchens & Bathrooms

Any experienced realtor will tell you kitchens and bathrooms sell homes, and this sentiment holds true multi housing renovations as well. Tenants also spend a lot of time in these spaces and current finishes and amenities will go a long way to commanding a premium on the rent.

Appliances

Once inside the unit, typically the first thing a renter notices is the appliances. Old, mismatched appliances will not get you top dollar. They can also lead to more hassle down the road with constant maintenance calls. Investing in high quality, matching appliances with a warranty will save you money in the long run.

Countertops

The right countertops can really add value to your kitchen, and it will appeal to renters. If you run a higher-end apartment, quartz or granite are great options. If you don’t feel your rent prices warrant that type of expense, then consider solid surface or even laminate. Modern laminate countertops can be made to look like high-end materials, and they are much cheaper to replace if damaged. Conversely, quartz or granite will be harder to damage and last much longer.

Ready to get started? We can make these upgrades and more for your apartment or multi-housing facility. Whether done before the building is occupied or in-between tenants, our Roseville multi housing renovations team is here to help. If you would like more information on our services, give us a call at 763-541-4886 or Contact Us.

The Increased Need for Hiring a Trusted Apartment Turnover Company

Turning over a rental property in-between tenants is always a big undertaking. However, in the age of COVID-19 and the number of new protocols that come with it, these processes have become even more important. One of the best ways to ensure that your rental property is properly updated is by hiring an apartment turnover company. As the trusted apartment turnover company for St Louis Park and the surrounding areas, we are here to make this process a smoother, cleaner and more efficient one. That way, you’ll have time to focus on other aspects of the turnover like onboarding your new renter.

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Apartment turnover is pretty high right now so there is likely a lot to consider for your building. Here to help multi-housing and apartment buildings get their units ready and updated for new residents, our top to bottom apartment turnover services can help potential occupants see all that your space has to offer. From small paint jobs to larger renovations, we have got you covered! Our professional staff will work with you to plan and coordinate your apartment turnover project for great-looking results.

Our apartment turnover company can provide a wide variety of services to make your apartment building more appealing to potential tenants, including:

  • General multi housing renovations for single or multiple rooms
  • Entryway, laundry room and common area updates
  • New coat of paint, new flooring and lighting
  • Concrete work
  • Bathroom cabinetry, countertops, sinks shower and tubs
  • Carbon monoxide and smoke detector installation
  • Kitchen cabinetry, countertop, hardware and backsplash updates
  • Deck repair
  • And more

Thanks to our years of experience, you can trust us to handle all of your apartment renovations with expertise and incredible attention to detail. We understand that even a few small updates can go a long way in making your apartment building more appealing to potential tenants which is so needed right now. Our apartment turnover company can help give your building a more competitive edge it needs in the housing market.

Ready to get started? We take pride in our ability to help multi-housing and apartment buildings get their units ready and updated for new residents. Give our apartment turnover company in St Louis Park a call today or Contact Us and learn more about how we can help prepare your building for the months and years ahead.

It’s Furnace & Heating Season: Prepare Your Property for Winter

Has your property’s heating system been switched on yet? Have you noticed any issues with it? Did you have concerns about your building’s heating system last winter? Before the temperatures turn frigid, it is important to avoid any issues with your heating system as well as prepare your property for the colder months ahead. 

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When it comes to furnaces and other heating systems, prevention and preparation are invaluable. To help you avert the hassle of the furnace dying in the middle of the night—the experts at Building Maintenance Management are here to help. We offer professional after hours maintenance for St Paul and the entire Twin Cities area and can be there in the event of a heating emergency. Here’s how we can help:

First of all, our maintenance team can come and take a look at your property’s heating system and perform any necessary repairs or provide preventative maintenance, including:

  • Inspecting outdoor components
  • Inspection and repairs of burner assemblies, ignition systems and other indoor heating system components
  • Test control systems
  • Thermostat programming checks
  • And more

If you turn on your heating system and there’s an issue, we can provide maintenance and repairs to get it up and running again. We have an entire team of licensed boiler engineers, and every member of our team is experienced and fully trained in commercial property maintenance services. Our appointment times are flexible, and we can come to your commercial property on a scheduled or as-needed basis.

Worried about calls from tenants in the middle of the night to inform you that the heat isn’t working? Our after hours maintenance team is here to help. Our team at BMM can handle any after hours call you receive so you won’t need to worry about hiring additional staff or overworking your current maintenance technicians. Simply designate what hours and days you need our services, and our after hours maintenance technicians will be on-call during those times.

We have a call center where any after hours maintenance inquiries will come. If it’s constituted as an emergency, like if the heat isn’t working, one of our maintenance technicians will be sent out to handle the issue. We will have employees on different shifts so all hours of the night, weekends and holidays will be covered.

For more information about after hours maintenance serving St Paul and the entire Twin Cities. Or, if you would like to sign up for this service, please give us a call at 763-541-4886 or contact us. We look forward to working with you!

Don’t Forget to Include Construction Projects in Your Annual Budget

Building your budget for 2021? Need construction done now? Since your rental property is a source of income, it is important to concentrate on the right projects to help business as well as quick project completion by a team you can trust. Here at Building Maintenance Management, in addition to building maintenance, we also offer a variety of construction projects to keep local businesses not only up and running but competitive as well.

As you know, there is a lot that goes into budgeting each year and one thing that should never be overlooked is maintenance and construction costs. From routine maintenance to emergency repairs to renovations, each deserves a spot on your yearly budget. 

One of the most important elements to not only keeping your current tenants but drawing new ones is renovation. First impressions are everything in this competitive market and with old outdated cabinetry, flooring or walls; it can be difficult to attract new tenants. An empty unit is a loss of revenue and this can become especially true with older or outdated buildings. With new housing and business complexes popping up constantly, multi housing renovations can give your building a more competitive edge in the market.

We can offer the construction projects you need in order to bring your building up to speed. We do apartment remodels, commercial space buildouts and so much more! Here are some of the turnover and construction services we provide:

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  • Painting
  • Deck construction or repair
  • Flooring replacement
  • Basic repairs including plumbing electrical, carpentry, etc.
  • New doors
  • New light fixtures
  • Bathroom updates including cabinets, countertops, sink, shower, toilet, tub
  • Kitchen updates including cabinets, countertops, backsplash, hardware, appliances
  • And more

We can even help update your units on a case-by-case basis. When one unit becomes empty, our team can step in to get it ready to rent again. This may be as simple as providing a thorough cleaning or as extensive as adding new flooring and appliances.

So don’t forget to include important construction projects in next year’s budget! We are available on a contract basis or you can call us when you have major updates that need to be done. We want to make your job easier and be your one stop shop for maintenance and construction. To learn more about the construction projects we offer, don’t hesitate to call Building Maintenance Management at 763-541-4886 or contact us.

Emergency Maintenance During COVID-19

These days many property managers and landlords are wondering what their responsibilities are when it comes to maintenance and especially emergency maintenance during COVID-19. When everything right now requires extensive planning, what does one do in an emergency? Tenants will be looking to you for information on how to submit maintenance requests, how common areas are being managed and cleaned and what to do in the event their A/C stops working, their electric goes out or a pipe bursts in their unit. Here at Building Maintenance Management, we offer emergency maintenance for Minnetonka and the surrounding areas and are here to tell you more about this essential service.

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With our after hours emergency maintenance service, property managers will have a maintenance person they can rely on 24/7/365. They can still have their own in-house maintenance staff to handle ordinary tasks but they can now relax knowing if an emergency comes up, our team can handle it.

How it works: We have a call center where any after hours maintenance calls will come. We will then send a notice to all of our maintenance technicians and whoever is closest will respond to the call. This provides a quick response time. We will have our employees on different shifts so all hours of every day will be covered.

Our staff will communicate with the in-house maintenance crew so they will know the details of any emergency call, what was done and if there’s any follow up work they need to handle. Basically, our crew is just an extension of each property’s maintenance staff. 

With emergency maintenance from BMM you won’t have to worry about calling a third party you’re unfamiliar with. We are the emergency maintenance company area businesses trust and we are here to help. BMM has taken the initiative to ensure our technicians are identified as “essential” workers during these unprecedented and unpredictable times. So, whether it is routine building check-ups or 24/7 standby emergency coverage, your commercial building maintenance can continue to be covered by BMM.

During this time, it is important to continue to maintain the essential systems in your building to ensure you’re not wasting energy in empty areas and, as a result, inflating your utility bills. It can also be hard to keep up with your building management and emergency maintenance if staff has been sent home to work remotely. That’s where we come in; we offer comprehensive maintenance including emergency maintenance for even your after-hours needs. With this service, property managers can have peace of mind knowing any issue will be taken care of right away by an experienced professional even in these uncertain times.

Are you in need of trusted, safe and dependable emergency maintenance in the Minnetonka area? Give BMM a call today at 763-541-4886 or contact us online.