Ever hear someone say “That’s just a small repair, it doesn’t need to be addressed right away?”
What is important to remember is that a tiny repair can turn into an even bigger problem if not addressed immediately. Little issues are easy to set aside, but will only grow with time.
Yes, the problem may be fine for another year or so, but is it worth the risk of waiting? Often the answer to this question is no. In addition, doing the repair now may save a significant amount of time and money down the road.
Developing depth on your vendor list is an important strategy for being able to quickly execute repairs. Fill up that business card binder and make sure you have plenty of options when a repair is needed. This will not only help get the repairs completed in a timely manner, but calling the job around to multiple vendors could save money as well.
Repairs really aren’t that big a deal if they are addressed immediately. You just need to have a plan of action in place and address them before they escalate into larger issues.
Time is of the essence when it comes to repairs. Our job is to protect the value of the asset. Do you know the worst thing about procrastination? I’ll tell you tomorrow.