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Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
San Francisco’s Prop F defeated; landlords retain full control to use online rental platforms
Tuesday was a big election day for many communities. Incumbents were ousted. Houston had a controversial ballot item about transgender use of bathrooms. But despite the excitement surrounding these other elections, all eyes were on San Francisco. Why...
Mark Brierley
| 5 min. read
Meet your quiet (but awesome!) friend, event history
At Buildium, we’re always rolling out new features intended to become your “best friends” in the business. We love that we’re able to do this, because it helps you. But, it also means that some of our long-time...
Marc Levetin
| 3 min. read
Introducing company financials: All your finances at a glance
We’ve been writing a lot about company accounting recently, covering topics like bookkeeping basics, property management fees, income and expenses and cash flow statements. The reason we’ve been in an accounting frenzy lately is because we’ve been hard...
Justin Kerins
| 4 min. read
Tracking appliances in Buildium
With the latest update to Buildium, it’s now easier to stay on top of scheduling maintenance for appliances, because you can keep track of specific appliances at both the property and unit level. All you have to do...
Elise Beck
| 3 min. read
Txt me plz: Buildium’s newest feature lets you send text messages to tenants
Texting (and our general obsession with our phones) has transformed the way we communicate. If the ability to send text messages already permeates every aspect of our lives, we think it’s pretty important for you to have the...
Justin Kerins
| 1 min. read
Tracking resident vehicle information
The latest update to Buildium makes it easier to resolve parking disputes between residents. Simply add each resident’s vehicle information—make, model, license plate number, and parking pass/space number—to Buildium to make sure the the correct vehicles are parked...
Marc Levetin
| 4 min. read
Cash flow statement basics for property managers
Buildium has added a cash flow statement to our Reports page. In this article, I’ll talk about what it is and why it’s important, show you how to set it up, and how to use it. What is...
Marc Levetin
| 2 min. read
Basic tenant screening now includes eviction history
Starting today, we’ve added eviction history to our Basic Tenant Screening service. This item was #6 on your list in our new feature requests forum, requested by hundreds of property managers.  We’re happy to oblige. This means that...
FL Local Markets Snapshot – hosted by Buildium & Propertyware
Join us on Tuesday, Jun 22 at 2:00 pm EDT Description: A small-group, two-part workshop geared towards property managers in the state of Florida. Part 1: Focuses on Florida rental market data and insights to help property managers...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
7 property management marketing ideas to attract rental property owners
The word straight from Buildium’s 2021 Rental Owners’ Report: Volume 2 is that two in three small-business rental owners surveyed rely on a property manager to run their rental properties. That’s a 9 percent increase from last year....
Robin Young
| 21 min. read
The 3 most common types of renters in single-family rentals & small multifamily properties
COVID-19 has upended the rental market as we knew it. Stay-at-home orders motivated some renters to invest in homes of their own, while others were shut out of the sales market by high prices and low inventory. The...
Jillian Rodriguez
| 9 min. read
Rental property marketing ideas to thrive this leasing season
When leasing season rolls around, your to-do list is so long that tidying up your marketing strategy likely didn’t even make the top ten. When you’re busy prepping for showings and managing applicants, who has time for marketing?...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
Property management post-COVID-19: The top amenity trends for renters in 2021
It’s become a constant drum beat in the last year: The pandemic has changed everything about our lives. How we learn, work, shop, socialize, and move about our communities has all been affected by our need to keep...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
Why property managers should require renters insurance
Here’s a question: Do your residents have renters insurance? If you can’t answer that question, it’s time to do some investigating. That’s because renters insurance isn’t there just to save money for residents. It saves money and headaches...
Robin Young
| 45 min. read
The 2021 Renters’ Report
6 Profiles to Help Property Managers Attract & Retain Great Renters This leasing season, you might notice that different renters are interested in your properties than in the past, with new items on their wishlists. And your current...
Your Leasing Season Playbook
As leasing ramps back up, are you ready for it? You want to attract high-quality residents, convince them that your units are the perfect fit, and finally get a lease signed. To help you stay on top of...

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