Proactive Value-Added Property Management In Times of Recession

Raleigh, NC (PressExposure) March 22, 2009 -- Landlords and tenants agree on very few things. Saving money on energy and working with a Property Manager that actually works for both of them are two of those rare points. In today’s down economy, Property Management is sought after for providing both the classic value-added services as well as additional advice and services that can help improve the value of a house as well as keep it occupied. Property Management is a commodity now but services that get innovative actually have room to thrive in a recessionary economy.

Our correspondent at WM Douglas,, points out “Understanding today’s hiring and renting trends can help Property Managers offer serviees that add value to their current offerings. People aren't all that interested in the McMansion today”. Along with that, people want their homes to be more functional right from the start. This means more storage space (as in more efficient use of total space for the incorporation of storage) and it means computer areas, home office space, baby-watching cameras, computerized security systems, built-in speakers and wall lamps, dedicated electrical wiring, and other such amenities that once upon a time were considered do-it-yourself add-ons but are now considered an integral part of the picture before a customer will rent or buy.

Emphasis on the kitchen as the overall core of activity in the house is another trend. It used to be that the living room took precedence – not true anymore. Much of human life centers around preparing and eating food. And we use these activities for more than just getting nourishment, as animals do. We socialize over food. We socialize over preparing food. A nicely laid-out modern kitchen can contain music, TV, and eating space, and enough space for laptop computers.

And, finally, green is gold today. Property management today needs to know how to make maximal use of outdoor space like a deck or patio and knows how to fit a house or apartment with the latest in affordable "greenware"..

At William Douglas –, they provide the full range of property management and financial services, with a prime focus on communications with the Boards of Directors and the individual membership. Everyone at William Douglas Property Management prides themselves on providing proactive property management – the quality that separates us from the pack.

About William Douglas Property Management

William Douglas Management has been providing quality association management services to North Carolina and South Carolina since 1980.

We exclusively manage Homeowner Associations, Condominium Owner Associations, and Commercial Condominium Owner Associations.

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Press Release Submitted On: March 20, 2009 at 12:52 pm
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