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Laurie Mega
| 13 min. read
The ins and outs of HOA reserve fund accounting
If you talk to an association and ask them about their HOA reserve fund accounting, you may hear some pretty unfortunate stories that happened before you arrived; reserve funds that were too low to cover repairs, treasurers who...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
How does a 1031 exchange work? Everything property managers need to know
There are many reasons why an investor might want to consider doing a 1031 exchange. Maybe it’s to avoid paying capital gains taxes right away. Maybe it’s to consolidate several smaller properties into one larger investment. Or maybe...
Jake Belding
| 10 min. read
What you didn’t know about property management trust accounting
In a people-centered business like property property management, the last thing you want is to be stuck crunching numbers and untangling accounts. There are some well-established property management accounting best practices that can save you time, but often that’s...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
1099 forms for property management: Everything you need to know (2023 update)
Property managers are going to be busy in 2024. According to our 2024 Property Management Industry Report, 92% of property managers we surveyed plan to expand their portfolios in the next two years. Given the current economic climate,...
Marc Levetin
| 6 min. read
Property management income and expenses: What you need to know
Whether you’re a real estate broker looking to branch out, or completely new to the rental market, the property management hustle can offer lucrative, consistent opportunities. Like any business, though, it’s important to have a clear understanding of...
Laurie Mega
| 5 min. read
Property management accounting essentials: 6 must-have software features
Good property management accounting software can be a powerful tool in the success of your property management business. In fact, with the days of ledger and spreadsheet accounting fast fading, it’s virtually impossible to run a growing portfolio...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Property management chart of accounts: What is it and why is it essential?
One of the most important accounting practices in any business is setting up and keeping a property management chart of accounts. As a property manager, your chart of accounts will help you keep tabs on every transaction for...
Jake Belding
| 15 min. read
2022 Tax Guide for Property Managers
No matter how many doors you manage, there’s no escaping taxes (even though plenty of people have tried). That’s why we’ve partnered with tax attorney and author Stephen Fishman to create the 2022 Tax Guide for Property Managers....
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Jon Park
| 12 min. read
7 of the best property management apps of 2024
Compare and contrast the features of 7 of the leading software solutions to find the best rental property management app for your business.
Tara Mastroeni
| 15 min. read
7 of the best online rental application software solutions in 2024
Explore the best online rental application software solutions on the market to help you share, review, and approve applications faster—and with less effort for everyone involved.
Jon Park
| 12 min. read
The best software solutions to grow your property management portfolio in 2024
Here are 6 of the best software solutions to grow your property management portfolio, categorized by their unique strengths.
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 6 min. read
Preventative HVAC maintenance checklist: 16 things you should do now
Major winter storms are still months away, but as the weather changes, it’s important to pay attention to your property’s HVAC units, furnaces, and related systems. Starting preventative HVAC maintenance now will help you avoid costly repairs and...
Jake Belding
| 10 min. read
Buildium vs AppFolio: An in-depth comparison
Buildium vs Appfolio Property Manager: Which is the best property management software for you? Read our in-depth comparison of key features and pricing.
Robin Young
| 2 min. read
What renters want their property manager to know about communication [The Lookout]
Would it surprise you to know that 59% of renters want to communicate with their property manager via text message?   For years, email has been the most popular communication method. But over the last two years, we’ve...
Robin Young
| 2 min. read
How demand for property management services is changing in 2024 [The Lookout]
The pandemic not only changed how property management companies operate—it transformed the demand for property managers’ services.   But as the pandemic has receded, are rental owners still seeking out property managers at the same rate? That’s what...
Jake Belding
| 19 min. read
Property maintenance services: The complete checklist and guide
Use this comprehensive property management maintenance checklist to get through repairs faster and more efficiently than previously possible.

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