Standards of Professional Conduct

Bell Properties, Inc.

Standards for Professional Conduct forLandlords, Residents and Property Managers

1. Be inclusive.

We welcome and support people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social and economic class, educational level, color, immigration status, sex, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.

2. Be considerate.

We realize moving and dealing with issues around the home can be stressful, and we go out of our way to accommodate reasonable needs and requests.  Your decisions might affect whether a landlord keeps a property or sells it, or whether a tenant wants to renew or move.  You should take those consequences into account when making decisions.

3. Be respectful.

We won't all agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for disrespectful behavior. We will all experience frustration from time to time, but we cannot allow that frustration become personal attacks, yelling or using inappropriate language. An environment where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive or creative one. Our staff is trained and empowered to discontinue any conversation that is disrespectful, and to note same in our records.  From time to time we choose not to renew our agreements with people who repeatedly cross these boundaries with us.  

4. Choose your words carefully.

Always conduct yourself professionally. Be kind to others. Remember that we as Property Managers are here to help landlords, residents and vendors and provide quality housing, however when circumstances combine to make it challenging to meet the expectations of a customer, we will communicate that frankly and professionally - and appreciate your doing the same. 

5. Be truthful.

If you find it challenging to meet the terms of your agreement with us, tell us exactly why.  We might be able to help you, and pledge to do our best when given the opportunity to help you.  When we are unable to help and must enforce a contract with you, try to understand why. Differences of opinion and disagreements are mostly unavoidable. It’s important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively, following your contract and all state, federal and local laws.  

6. Make differences into strengths.

We can find strength in diversity. Different people have different perspectives on issues, and that can be valuable for solving problems or generating new ideas. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that we all make mistakes, and blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere.

We appreciate and respect tenants, owners, and vendors.  

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