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We Are Essential: 3 Property Managers Talk COVID-19 [Panel]
COVID-19. We all know the name, and the impact it has had on businesses and individuals alike. It’s elbowed its way into every facet of our lives, personally, professionally, socially—the list goes on. But property managers are used...
Robin Young
| 5 min. read
Property management in the time of coronavirus: Weekly headlines & insights – 5/2/20
The day has arrived: It’s May 1, and property managers and landlords across the country are holding their breath as rent payments begin to trickle in. It’s too soon to tell how many residents will be able to...
Robin Young
| 6 min. read
Property management in the time of coronavirus: Weekly headlines & insights – 4/25/20
A new aid package gives small businesses a second chance at accessing much-needed relief as unemployment numbers increase by the millions for the fifth week straight. We see a continued uptick in leasing interest since COVID-19 was first...
Robin Young
| 4 min. read
Property management in the time of coronavirus: Weekly headlines & insights – 4/18/20
This week’s trends were a continuation of the last: The number of residents who were able to pay their rent by the second week of the month exceeded expectations; but so did the number of Americans who lost...
Robin Young
| 4 min. read
Property management in the time of coronavirus: Weekly headlines & insights – 4/11/20
This week, the unemployment rate rose ever-higher as 316 million Americans sheltered in place. But at the same time, there were signs of hope for the rental market: 7 in 10 renter households found a way to pay...
Robin Young
| 5 min. read
COVID-19 resources for property managers: Industry guidance on regulatory changes, financial assistance & more
As local and federal governments respond to the latest challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic, conditions for property managers are shifting by the hour. We know that you need the latest information at your fingertips as the health...
Robin Young
| 3 min. read
Property management in the time of coronavirus: Weekly headlines & insights – 4/4/20
This week, all eyes were on the 880 pages of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was passed by Congress on March 27. Though the Act took significant strides toward helping Americans who have...
Robin Young
| 5 min. read
Property management in the time of coronavirus: Weekly headlines & insights – 3/28/20
As unemployment claims and cases of COVID-19 surge, property managers are holding their breath in anticipation. On April 1, the industry will get its first real sense of how many rents and mortgage payments will fall short or...
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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