DGS 158: How Connecting With Other Local Property Managers Can Land You Doors

As a property management business owner, how many leads do you throw away? These are leads that are outside of your service area or properties that are short-term rentals when you only manage long-term rentals. Every property manager turns away potential clients and leads. Imagine if you could work with the local property managers in or outside of your area and feed each other business.

Property management growth expert Jason Hull gets into strategies for connecting with other property managers and creating a referral system that is a win-win for bo

You’ll Learn…

[01:09] Referral Partnerships Between Property Managers

[02:04] Creating Strategic, Win-Win Relationships

[04:21] Most Property Management Companies Suck

[6:24] A Tip from One of Our DoorGrow Mastermind Clients

[7:39] Assume the Close! 

[8:35] Get FREE access to the Seven Frameworks Training

Tweetables

Just one strategic relationship in a neighboring city could be feeding you some doors every single month, and you could be feeding them some doors, every single month.

I really do believe a rising tide raises all ships and it will allow you to be more connected, more aware.”

“Plant those seeds that will maybe come to fruition that will lead maybe to acquisition, maybe lead to referrals, but create some relationships and get connected with other property managers in your market.”

“There are a lot of people that property management is a side hustle for them. It’s not their bread and butter. It’s not their mainstay. It’s not what they really want to be doing with their life.”

Resources

DoorGrow and Scale Mastermind

DoorGrow Academy

DoorGrow on YouTube

DoorGrowClub

DoorGrowLive

TalkRoute Referral Link

Transcript

[00:00:00] Jason: Just one strategic relationship in a neighboring city could be feeding you some doors every single month, and you could be feeding them some doors, every single month. 

 

[00:00:08] Welcome DoorGrow Hackers to the #DoorGrowShow. If you are a property management entrepreneur that wants to add doors, make a difference. Increase revenue, help others impact lives, and you are interested in growing your business and life, and you are open to doing things a bit differently, then you are a DoorGrow Hacker.

 

[00:00:29] DoorGrow Hackers love the opportunities, daily variety, unique challenges, and freedom that property management brings. Many in real estate think you’re crazy for doing it. You think they’re crazy for not because you realize that property management is the ultimate high trust gateway to real estate deals, relationships, and residual income.

 

[00:00:47] At DoorGrow, we are on a mission to transform property management businesses and their owners. We want to transform the industry, eliminate the BS, build awareness, change perception, expand the market, and help the best property management entrepreneurs win. I’m your host property management growth expert. Jason Hull, the founder and CEO of DoorGrow. Now let’s get into the show. 

 

[00:01:09] All right. So today we’re going to be talking a little bit about local referral property management partners. So, what do I mean by that? So one of the things that I’ve noticed in property management is there is some very low hanging fruit and a lot of property managers are overly competitive and they look at all the other property managers in their local market as these competitors that they need to somehow beat or avoid.

 

[00:01:35] And a lot of property managers have this general lack of collaboration. And I really believe that the industry needs collaboration over competition. I really believe in this principle of collaboration over competition. So in taking a look at this one thing that I would recommend that you do is you start getting familiar with all the other property managers in your local market, especially those that you’re not directly competing with that are right outside of your local market.

 

[00:02:04] Now, connect with these property managers and get familiar with them because. You know how often you’re getting phone calls from people with properties that you just cannot manage. They might be too far outside of your service or coverage area. They might be different types of niches of property management that you do not service like commercial or associations or storage units or whatever, right.

 

[00:02:27] There may be other companies in your local market or just outside of your local market that you might be able to refer business out to, and you know how often you get contacted for things that you can’t handle. So what do you do with that? You just tell them no, and you basically, essentially take that potential lead and you throw it in the garbage can, right?

 

[00:02:45] There’s a lot that tends to go into these garbage cans in business. And so those things that are in the garbage can could be useful to other people. Well, think about all these other people, you could be connected to that they have their own garbage can full of stuff that they could have handed to you.

 

[00:03:02] Just one strategic relationship in a neighboring city could be feeding you some doors every single month, and you could be feeding them some doors, every single month. 

 

[00:03:11] “Hey, do you manage in this area?” 

 

[00:03:12] “Actually, no, but I know this gal, Susie, who’s really great at that. She’s just outside of our market and covers that area.” Right?

 

[00:03:20] So you can then be referring business back and forth. This is obvious. It’s low hanging fruit, but there’s so many property managers, especially newer property managers that do not do this. So think about how often you’re receiving stuff that you can’t use or do anything with, you could give to other people.

 

[00:03:37] Well, other people have that, that they could give to you. So get connected to these other property managers. Call them up and start reaching out and creating these relationships. So you can join the local NARPM chapters. You can start a local group of property managers, but I really do believe a rising tide raises all ships and it will allow you to be more connected, more aware.

 

[00:04:00] And even if you view your competition as an enemy, for some reason, you know, the old adage, which is. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. So stay close to them and be aware of what they’re doing anyway if you’re that type of person, that’s that competitive. So get connected to them because, you know, having these local referral partners, some of my clients are getting doors, you know, on a monthly basis, just from people that they’re connected to and sending it. Now, here’s where this gets even more awesome. 

 

[00:04:30] So if you’re connected with these other people that are doing property management, you’re going to identify some people that do property management that don’t like it. I know that’s crazy. And I know you’re really surprised at hearing that there might be people out there that don’t enjoy property management. 

 

[00:04:46] But There are. There are some people that do not enjoy property management. Most property managers out there suck. This is the reality. Most property management businesses suck. And that means most of the business owners probably are not happy. And most of the property management businesses aren’t doing a great job.

 

[00:05:04] There are a lot of people that property management is a side hustle for them. It’s not their bread and butter. It’s not their mainstay. It’s not what they really want to be doing with their life. They would rather be doing more real estate deals, or they would rather be doing something else, but they feel like they need to do it in order just to keep their existing clients happy or to maintain something or whatever.

 

[00:05:26] You can create a win-win with these people. And you can call up these companies or these people that are doing property management, and you can suggest if you create a relationship with them, you can plant that seed, thought that, “Hey, we would be willing to acquire or offer you X number of dollars per unit, and we would take over these portfolio, we would do a really great job doing it. And you won’t have to deal with this anymore.”

 

[00:05:48] And ask them, “do you love this? Or would you rather do more real estate?” 

 

[00:05:52] And if they’re honest with you, they would probably say, “I would love to just really do more real estate deals if I didn’t have to do this, but I don’t want to lose the real estate deals.”

 

[00:05:58] “What if you could keep the real estate deals, keep the clients, but give up the property management, not have to do that. And any time you gave us property management we’d give you some sort of referral kickback or something, and I could help you turn them into maybe even more real estate deals?”

 

[00:06:12] So This is stuff that we talk about a bit more in our Referral Secrets training, but I wanted to share this idea with everybody: connect with other property managers. Plant those seeds that will maybe come to fruition that will lead maybe to acquisition, maybe lead to referrals, but create some relationships and get connected with other property managers in your market.

 

[00:06:34] So I don’t know if there’s a whole lot more I need to say about that. I think this is a pretty simple idea, pretty simple concept, but get connected with other property managers. If you want to be connected with some of the best property managers that are crushing it all over the U.S. we have over 80 businesses that are in our mastermind that are crushing it, sharing wins, getting on our calls, doing great stuff, adding lots of doors, they’re sharing all kinds of tips.

 

[00:07:01] Just to give an example, what’s a good tip that somebody shared today? One of the tips that was shared on the call today is they would call up other potential referral partners, and they would just say, “Hey, we just want to be an asset on your team for you to refer out to people. You know, you have a team of vendors that you probably refer out to people. We want to be on that team.”

 

[00:07:23] I thought that was a pretty smart little idea. I shared a tip one of my clients on cold calls was asking if people would be interested in getting on a call with him so he could explain his program or his product or service or whatever. And I shared the tip of, don’t ask for the call.

 

[00:07:39] Don’t ask if they’d be interested. Assume they’d be interested. Sell them on being interested, and then assume that they’re going to want to be on a call with you and then just give them times. So for example, instead of saying, “Hey, would you be interested in getting on a call where we can talk about…” like sounds really not confident, right?

 

[00:07:56] Saying, “Hey, I’ve got this really cool thing. I love to set up a time with you. When would be a good time? How’s Thursday at two? Would that work for you? Right. Just assume they would want to and give them a time. So then they can say, “Yeah, that would work” or “No, that doesn’t work for me.”

 

[00:08:12] “Cool. How about this time?” 

 

[00:08:13] That’s going to be far more effective in closing people on things. Right? So anyway, there’s lots of really cool tips. If you’re interested in being part of something like this, join the DoorGrow and Scale Mastermind. Reach out to us at DoorGrow.Com. 

 

[00:08:27] We do not let everybody into this program. We have some qualifications. We have our three commitments that are required in order to be part of this program. 

 

[00:08:35] If you would like to get free access to Seven Frameworks training in which I share seven frameworks, plus some additional ones that can be game changers for how to think about your business and how to become a better entrepreneur, and I share my top three strategies on how to grow a property management business and an overview of our program. This is basically our big sales pitch. If you want access to the Seven Frameworks training, reach out to us, we’d be happy to give you access to this for free, explain everything transparently… pricing for the program, everything’s in that.

 

[00:09:06] And then you can apply and get on a call with our team. So just reach out to us at DoorGrow. We’d be happy to help you do that. You can find us at doorgrow.com, and that’s all I have to share for today. So I hope that’s helpful. And until next time, to our mutual growth. Bye everyone.

 

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About Jason Hull

Jason's mission is "to inspire others to love true principles." This means he enjoys digging up gold nuggets of wisdom & sharing them with property managers to help them improve their business. He founded OpenPotion, DoorGrow, & GatherKudos.