Today, we are sharing five reasons why property managers should join NARPM, the National Association of Residential Property Managers. At Fourandhalf, we ourselves are Associate NARPM members, we work closely with many NARPM members and chapters, and heartily recommend for any property manager to join. Why?

Access to Educational Classes

The first reason many people want to join NARPM is for access to incredible educational classes. All of these courses are specific to property management professionals and companies like yours. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from experienced property managers how to run your business more effectively and efficiently.

Community and Networking

There is a strong sense of community among NARPM members. It’s the best peer-to-peer network for property managers that we have ever worked with. You’ll be able to join local and state chapters, and there’s also a national conference. When you attend these events, you’ll go home with a wealth of knowledge on new innovations and ideas to make your company more successful.

Industry Connections

As a NARPM member, you’ll be introduced to best in class vendors for technology, software, and services. You can connect with marketing professionals, software developers, painting contractors, repair contractors, and many more. You’ll find out who is the best at what they do, and you’ll get the opportunity to talk to them. Your NARPM colleagues have already vetted them for you, and that’s a remarkable value proposition – so just ask.

Credibility for Your Business

A NARPM membership brings your business greater credibility. You can earn designations through the Association, through which you will improve your proficiency and knowledge of property management as a whole. The designations you can earn can be promoted on your website and personal marketing, such as LinkedIn, which will build credibility for you and your business.

Housing Law Compliance

Finally, you’ll be able to stay abreast of all the latest laws and regulations that pertain to property management locally and nationally. There is also a significant legislative committee within NARPM that works on laws and legislation designed to help people in the property management business. You can be a part of that discussion and help influence landlord laws on local and national levels.

More than anything else, however, the connections you make through NARPM with other property managers is the best reason for joining. The members are friendly and helpful, and whatever challenges you might have in your business right now or in the future, someone else there has been through it before, and is willing to share the benefit of their experience.

If you’re not an active member, or if you haven’t joined yet, this is a great time to become a part of NARPM. The next national conference is coming up this Fall, and we hope to see you there! Please feel free to contact us at Fourandhalf if you have any questions about the NARPM membership or anything pertaining to your marketing or growth plans.