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Accounting for Non-Accountants
Make 2019 the year you win at property management accounting. Join us for a 30-minute, informative webinar on the accounting basics and best practices every property manager should master. We’ll cover need-to-know concepts and terminologies, and show you...
Stephen Fishman
| 36 min. read
Tax Guide for Property Managers (2018 Edition)
  The sweeping tax code changes in 2018 created a boost for property management businesses—and we want to make sure you don’t miss a single deduction. Written by our tax expert, Stephen Fishman, the 2018 Tax Guide for...
Jillian Rodriguez
| 4 min. read
Sizing up 2019: Your property management business health check
How do you really know if you had a successful year in 2019? When you’re running a small business, staying on top of finances can be time-consuming and confusing. After all, you’re an expert in property management, not...
Knowing Your Books: Accounting for Non-Accountants Guide
  Take a crash course in property management accounting. Become familiar with the accounting cycle, basic concepts and terms all through the lens of a seasoned property manager. Download our Accounting for Non-Accountants Guide and learn how to:...
Brandon Hall
| 6 min. read
Reconstruct your bank account structure
Property management companies handle large amounts of money on a regular basis and, as a result, need a rock-solid financial system. One of the basics of that system is a means to collect money—and how you set up...
Stephen Fishman
| 5 min. read
How tax reform affects your 2018 mileage deduction
If you drive a personal vehicle for your property management business, you’ll need to understand how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will impact your 2018 mileage deduction. While Congress passed the bill last December, the changes...
Stephen Fishman
| 7 min. read
Should property managers become C corporations or LLCs after tax reform?
The vast majority of real estate companies (including property management businesses) are organized as pass-through entities, not as regular C corporations. The most popular pass-through entity is the limited liability company (LLC), but pass-throughs also include sole proprietorships,...
Stephen Fishman
| 6 min. read
How the new tax law affects your company’s employees
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed by Congress last December took effect on January 1, 2018. The new law resulted in the most extensive rewrite of federal income tax rules in over 30 years. Although most...
Daniel Craig
| 5 min. read
The PM forecasting mindset
No one can deny that 2020 has been a year of change, and as entrepreneurs, agility is what we thrive on. With every new obstacle has come new opportunities—and this year has been filled to the brim with...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
How to run flawless, virtual HOA board meetings: Tips from a pro
Since the beginning of lockdown, property managers have had to come up with innovative ways to keep their residents safe while still providing the best service possible. One big change has been the way they run virtual HOA...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
How does a 1031 exchange work? What property managers should know
Established real estate investors and property managers are likely already familiar with 1031 exchanges. The concept itself is simple: Reinvest the proceeds from the sale of a business or investment property into a like-kind investment in order to...
Tony Maiella
| 35 min. read
Forecasting 2020, Planning 2021 [Interview]
Knowing where you stand and forecasting the future: These are both simple ideas in business, but trickier than ever these days for property management companies. In order to do both, sound accounting practices and a simple forecasting framework...
Tony Maiella
| 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...
Laurie Mega
| 14 min. read
Property maintenance services: Everything you need to know from trends to seasonal checklists
Property maintenance services are a big part of what you do as a property management firm. Done right, regular property maintenance does more than just keep up the place. It provides value and safety for both your residents...
Tony Maiella
| 28 min. read
First 90 Days with Buildium: Essential Property Management
“Hitting the ground running” sometimes isn’t fast enough in property management. These days, property managers are sprinting as they have overhauled their businesses and adapted to the COVID-19 crisis. That’s particularly why it was so rewarding to talk...
Deb Newell
| 5 min. read
Why change up your business model now?: A property management consultant’s perspective
How many times have you heard that this is now your “new normal?” How many times have you pondered what COVID-19 will mean for the long term of your business? It’s no secret that your world—our industry—has changed...

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