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Jim Gallant
| 7 min. read
Airbnb rentals: What property managers need to know
Welcome to the Sharing Economy, spearheaded by internet-based marketplaces like Uber (drive people around in your car for cash), TaskRabbit (charge other people to pick up their groceries or assemble their IKEA furniture), and Airbnb (rent out your...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Gen Y, urban living, and property management
According to the results of an Urban Land Institute (ULI) survey, more and more members of the 80-million strong Generation Y (ages 18 to 34) prefer to live in urban areas. As Reuters notes, “This migration already is...
Geoff Roberts
| 2 min. read
The good new days of property management
The good old days of property management are over. But the good new days are here. Let me explain. In the good old days, with rents and home prices rising into the stratosphere, property managers didn’t have to...
Geoff Roberts
| 2 min. read
Single family home rental trend benefits property managers
Low mortgage rates aren’t enough to tempt some young people to buy a home. Instead, they’re opting to rent one. In Memphis, for example, property management companies like Lubin Property Management LLC and Renshaw Property Management are seeing...
Geoff Roberts
| 2 min. read
Rental homes challenge hotels among vacationers
A hotel is the traditional destination of choice for an individual or family going on vacation. But that seems to be changing. Today rental homes are all the rage, at least among U.S. travelers. That’s the upshot of...
Ashley Halligan
| 4 min. read
Do short-term rentals make sense for property managers?
Short-term rentals, of all natures, have become a hot commodity – and a controversial one at that. Short-term rentals can include vacation rentals and temporary housing, often sought by vacationers, business travelers, or people who have recently relocated while seeking...
Ben Holubecki
| 5 min. read
Government policy continues to fuel the residential property management industry
Over the past four to five years, I have been posed all of the questions asked of many business owners in the real estate industry. How has the downturn in the economy hurt your profits? Has the housing...
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Jake Belding
| 5 min. read
How can property managers navigate rental bidding wars?
Note: The information provided below does not intend to constitute legal advice. All information and content below are for general informational purposes only. The pandemic has caused the rental market pendulum to swing wildly, especially in large cities....
Jake Belding
| 5 min. read
Everything you need to know about renewal screening checks (and why you should never skip them)
Keeping the residents you already have is almost always the easiest, most cost-effective way to keep revenue flowing in. When renters want to renew their lease, it seems like a no-brainer. But, there’s a catch. Rushing into a...
Robin Young
| 8 min. read
The shift from Accidental Landlords to Small-Portfolio Investors, and how property managers can win their business
Have you noticed a change in the type of owner clients who are seeking out your expertise over the last few years? In the surveys of hundreds of rental property owners that we run each year, we’ve been...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Is time for you to offer a resident benefits package? Here’s why you should
There was a time when resident benefits packages existed only in the world of luxury apartments and rental homes. Now, however, rental properties of all types offer benefits packages to their residents. Google “resident benefits packages” and you’ll...
Robin Young
| 30 min. read
The Property Manager’s Guide to Attracting & Retaining Small-Portfolio Investors
The population of small-portfolio investors is the largest it’s been in at least a decade. And even though a growing market signals new opportunities, not all investors share the same goals. For example, 1 in 2 rental owners...
Robin Young
| 30 min. read
The Property Manager’s Guide to Attracting & Retaining Accidental Landlords
The Accidental Landlords who remain in the rental market in 2022 aren’t necessarily the same ones you’ve worked with in the past. While they may still have personal reasons for owning their rental property, nearly half of Accidental...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
Striking the balance: Fielding communications without inundating your staff
Ask property managers what they spend most of their time doing each day, and they’ll probably say talking on the phone (or answering emails, or texting).  Connecting with residents and owners is always important, sometimes stressful, and, when...
James Barrett
| 6 min. read
The 7 best rental listing sites for property managers
2021 was a wild year for Internet Listing Services (ILS) companies like the Zillow Group, Zumper, and Apartments.com owner CoStar. Tenant Turner looked at inbound lead data from 2021 and found that the vast majority of leads nationwide...

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