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Amanda Maher
| 8 min. read
Rental property fires: The 10 steps landlords need to follow
Last year, the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland gripped the nation’s attention. 36 people were killed after a fire broke out in an artists’ collective in a warehouse building, which was being used illegally as a living and...
Robin Young
| 1 min. read
Webinar: 7 habits of highly successful property managers
As property managers, it’s hard to avoid getting tied up in the urgency and chaos of our day-to-day responsibilities. Successful property managers have figured out how to leverage simple, easy-to-learn habits to work more efficiently, reduce stress, and...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 12 min. read
Deadly London apartment blaze highlights fire safety issues
The Grenfell Tower Fire: What Happened? From June 14 to 17, a deadly blaze ravaged the 24-story Grenfell Tower, a government-owned apartment building in an affluent London borough. The ongoing search, recovery, and identification process means that an...
Jessica Thiefels
| 5 min. read
5 summer property maintenance projects to prep for fall renters
Outside of regular property maintenance services, there are a number of items that should always be on your in-between seasons checklist. These chores and upgrades prepare your property for the upcoming season, avoiding costly repairs and the last-minute...
Amanda Maher
| 9 min. read
Rent-to-own homes: Do the risks outweigh the benefits?
During the 1980s and 1990s, “rent-to-own” homes were relatively popular. The notion that renters could take a home for a test drive before purchasing it lured in many prospective homeowners. It was a great option for people who...
Robin Young
| 8 min. read
8 top property management organizations & landlord associations to join – Part 2
Joining a property management organization is a good idea for any property manager. These organizations can bring you opportunities to network, earn certifications, attend seminars, discover new technologies, stay up-to-date on industry news, and more. In last week’s post,...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 8 min. read
Tenant credit checks: What landlords and property managers need to know
Experienced landlords and property managers will tell you: Always run a credit check for tenants before extending a lease agreement! While credit reports have their limitations, the tenant’s prior history is likely the best predictor of how well...
Sarah Pallatroni
| 1 min. read
This week in property management news: June 19, 2017
Property management firm partly blamed for horrific London fire; update amenities to keep up with the trends; four important lessons learned from growing; how property management saves landlords time and money; and a new startup helps property managers...

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