Managing properties and real estate is a great way to make a living or earn extra income. However, the work of managing homes or rental spaces can be a full-time job that requires you to coordinate with contractors, renters, and other involved parties.
Automate the work that goes into managing properties using IFTTT to save yourself time and money. Not only can automation create more efficient processes in your business, integration can help you reduce power usage, let you know when there is an issue at your property, and make you more organized.
The Applets listed below include a combination of services and devices. For some home owners and managers, having smart home technology such as locks, thermometers, lights, and leak detection can be useful tools that make managing your properties more streamlined. Home security integrations can allow you to manage access to your home when it is not being rented and can give you additional peace of mind knowing your investment is secure.
Forward calls, texts, and inquiries
If you are personally managing a property, having a separate Android device for work can make it especially easy to save, organize, and answer inquiries. Alternatively, using a form on Weebly, Typeform, Jotform, or other web form tool can streamline your inquiry process. Send everything to your email and answer each person directly or input each inquiry into a spreadsheet that you can go through in one efficient process.
- Automatically have the texts you receive on your Android phone sent to your email
- Get a daily digest email with a log of all the new SMS messages you've received
- Automatically back up new texts you receive on your Android device to a Google Spreadsheet
- Keep a log of every Typeform response you receive in Google Drive
- Create Mailchimp contacts with Jotform
- Receive a text to call a potential buyer
Organize bookings and contacting your renters or guests
Keep your bookings organized using an online calendar and receive custom reminders or send a message to your bookings when their rental is coming up. Webhooks can help you connect your CRM or property management tool if it is not already available as a service on IFTTT. This will make it simple to generate a calendar with all of your bookings and get reminders in case you should do anything before their arrival.
Maintenance and device management
With smart technology, you can unlock doors from anywhere to welcome your guests or get updates when something isn’t working as expected. Leak detection, low battery notification, and custom alerts when devices function in unusual ways allow you to act quickly to maintain a positive experience for your guests. Additionally, getting notifications if a thermostat reads an extremely high or low temperature could resolve discomfort for the people in the house and save you money in case there was an error in how the device is being used.
Low batteries on security devices or any wireless technology can be a hassle and forgetting to charge the device can lead to inconvenient downtime. Be proactive with notifications that let you know when your batteries are getting low and send you friendly reminders to charge them.
Keep your rental secure
In locations and situations where outdoor monitoring cameras are legal and appropriate, it can be helpful to keep an eye on your property when it is vacant. There are many affordable smart security camera options that work well outdoors and capture clear images even in inclement weather or darkness. Additionally, you may be interested in smart locks that you can use to manage different entry codes for guests and be aware when a door has been unlocked when you do not have anyone at your property.