If you are an estate manager for a busy household or a large estate with multiple properties, you know how much there is to juggle each day. Keeping track of things in a notebook or piece of paper simply won’t cut it. You’ll need to rely on software and other technology to provide better, more reliable estate manager services to your principal. Here are some things to consider.
Nines Living Software
Made specifically to support household and estate management, this software allows estate managers to make tasks and checklists, track inventory, delegate tasks, search for answers, create maintenance schedules, and share important information in a secure manner. You can also manage the principal’s preferences, keep all client and vendor contact information in one area, and automate tasks that recur. This intuitive software has all household information on the platform in one place, making it organized and easy to navigate – even on your busiest days.
Home Management Technology
Estate managers should be well versed in the technology related to the home they work in. For example, security systems, monitors, cameras, television, satellite, and smart home apps should all be understood and operated with ease by you as the estate manager. Understand how to troubleshoot any issues that arise. When it comes to specific hardware devices, like phones, computers, or tablets, be familiar with how to operate. If there is something that happens that you can’t figure out, make sure you have all necessary phone numbers readily available so you can get things fixed with little to no disruption to the household.
If a simple spreadsheet or shared online calendar is not enough to manage the day-to-day activities happening on the property, it’s time to start the research process. Once you have a good understanding of the available technology out there, talk to the estate/property owner to determine which option is best for the estate. If you are unfamiliar on some of the technology, apps, or software used in the home, make time to attend trainings, watch online videos, or attend classes to ensure you have the knowledge you need to use everything with no problem.
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