“No one wants to visit because of the huge hassle with visitor parking.”
– Tampa, FL (actual Yelp review)
“Very limited guest parking....it’s not worth having people over because of this.”
— Garden Grove, CA (actual Yelp review)
“First off, there are not enough parking spots for all of the residents living here. Guests, visitors? God help you.”
— Tampa, FL (actual Yelp review)
Don’t let poor guest parking scare away the good tenants you have—or want.
In today’s world, it’s faster and easier than ever for negative reviews to reach your prospective tenants. And one of the biggest complaints is guest parking. The truth is, guest parking always gets abused because it’s so difficult to regulate.
Parking Boss will help you avoid complaints, deal with less hassle, stop abusers, and free up space for your guests.
4 steps for achieving successful guest parking:
Set aside (and clearly identify) spaces just for your guests.
Every welcoming community should have spaces set aside for guests. If guests can’t find a place to park, they’ll ultimately end up parking where they’re not supposed to. Adding signage and/or pavement markings is a great way to make these spaces very obvious.
“The Parking Boss signs have inadvertently caused a sense of accountability in which guests feel obligated to use the system correctly.”
– Parking Boss Customer
Set simple rules and notify your community.
You’ve had the “live-in” guest who constantly takes more than their fair share of parking. Or the tenant always parking their extra car in a guest space. Some purposefully disobey rules, but others don’t comply simply because they’re too complicated or they’re not aware of what they are.
Rules are much more likely to be observed if they are simple and easy-to-follow. The Virtual Attendant is tailored to each community and we provide the tools necessary to inform residents of the rules and how to use it.
Be committed to enforcement.
After starting a new guest parking system, allow some time for your tenants to understand how it works. In the first month or so, it’s good practice to warn anyone not in compliance at least once or twice before taking serious action, like a tow.
Also, consider professional enforcement. A patrol company provides a helpful separation between you and your residents, and visitors.
Always know what’s going on.
A system that keeps everyone in the loop is the key to successful parking. Unless everyone’s on the same page, mistakes will happen, causing frustration that will undermine your goals.
Parking Boss creates transparency and accountability with everyone involved.