How to Manage
Real Estate Refurbs

using Notion

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Have you managed any refurb projects recently?

Maybe a small painting and decorating project…? Or a large new build…?

No matter what the size, real estate refurbs take a lot of work…!

Buying, scheduling, budgeting, tracking, planning etc…

Unfortunately it’s easy for a refurb project to get out of hand, whether it be increased costs, extended timelines etc…

So today I’m going to explain five ways Notion can help you with property project refurbs to avoid some of these pitfalls.

#1: Project Planning and Scheduling

A project timeline is key when organising the large number of activities on a refurb / construction project.

​Notion’s timeline view provides a simple way to list, order, add key info and schedule various project activities.

Plus other database features still apply like filtering, viewing in different ways, sharing etc…

AND this feature is included, compared to tools like Asana where it’s an additional charge or dedicated software like Microsoft Project.

#2: Budgeting and Cost Management

Spreadsheets are all well and good for financial tracking and I still recommend them if you’re doing complicated formulas / analysis etc…

However Notion’s in built database sum, average and count functions do a lot of the basics, and their formulas can cover a lot of advanced stuff.

Maintaining your Schedule of Work, income and expenditure, project timeline and more in the same place make it easier to reduce duplication.

#3: Resource and Contact Management

Keep your contact details at your fingertips.

Builders, council contacts, building control, paint colours, fire door specifications, kitchen dimensions, furniture inventory.

The list goes on and on…

Storing all this information in one place saves time, reduces duplication and makes it easier to share so you can focus on the important work.

#4: Progress Monitoring and Reporting

Following on from points 1 and 2 is monitoring progress and reporting.

Notion makes it easy to track dates, report on budget vs actual costs and record changes, whether they be specifications, the scope of work, costs etc…

All information is tidied together so nothing falls through the cracks.

#5: Communication and Collaboration

Keeping everyone on the same page can be a challenge when carrying out a refurb. Notion’s sharing and collaboration features make this a lot easier.

Share your timeline with relevant people so you’re all working to the same schedule

Collaborate with others to get their input on design ideas, the financials or other parts of the project

Use the person database property to assign clear accountability to tasks and tag people to make them aware of questions or required updates.

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