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Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
How older apartments can compete with new construction
Just recently, a property manager got in touch with us here at Buildium looking for advice on marketing a 25-unit property that he’s maintained for nearly a decade. See, the complex is located just outside of Denver and,...
Take Amazing Property Photos with Your Phone
Looking for a way to cut cost and time and still have incredible, sharp property listing photos that will attract new tenants? Did you know you can take pro-quality photos with your smartphone? Learn how in this new...
Katrina Langer
| 4 min. read
Avoid these 5 common photo mistakes in your listings
In the days of Instagram and HGTV, it’s easy to imagine that we’re all amateur photographers just waiting for our 15 seconds of viral fame. But even if you (and your followers) are huge fans of your coffee...
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
Listing apartments on Craigslist: What works and what doesn’t
It wasn’t long ago that I was one of many Boston students hunting for their next apartment on Craigslist. While many landlords quiver at the thought of using the site, the reality is that many people still use...
Barbara Ballinger
| 5 min. read
7 ways to navigate online property management reviews
The great thing about a sharing economy is that if you have a horrifically bad meal at a restaurant, you can jump online and share your experience with millions of other unsuspecting consumers. The bad thing about a...
Take Better Photos: a Property Manager’s Guide
Make your property look more professional and appealing with Buildium’s Take Better Photos: a Property Manager’s Guide. Attractive listing photos translate directly to more showings, more applications, and fewer vacancies. This guide will teach you: Great angles and...
Make Every Lead Count
Looking to grow your business? You need leads. But finding them is like searching for a needle in a haystack. The good news: There are property owners who need your services. And this guide can help you find...
Barbara Ballinger
| 7 min. read
Q&A: Marketing to empty nesters & baby boomers
When it comes to marketing vacancies to the right demographics, Baby Boomers represent big numbers —76.4 million people at last count, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data. The cohort, representing people born between 1946 and 1964,...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
How to value, buy, or sell a property management company
In 2020, a portion of the rental market moved out of big coastal cities such as San Francisco and New York, and moved to mid-size cities and suburban communities. However, rental listing company Zumper took a look at...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
10 bookkeeping basics for successful property accounting
Since one of the core responsibilities of a property manager is to manage an owner’s assets, income, and expenses, you’re constantly dealing with accounting whether you like it or not. From receiving rent payments to handling vendor invoices,...
43 min. listen
Episode 22: The newfound transparency in user-centric leasing ft. Zumper
Think about the top 10 sites you visit every week. They probably have one thing in common: accurate, authentic, quality information. Tech companies like Google and Amazon have understood the value of data and putting the needs of...
Property Accounting Under Control [Expert Session]
It’s no secret that property managers are control freaks when it comes to their property accounting—and that’s a good thing. Setting up and keeping up a strong process supported by the right technology is key. It can be...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
First 90 Days with Buildium: Suffolk Property Management
John Babiarz is the owner of Suffolk Property Management, which manages residential and commercial properties in the Greater Boston area. They started out as a small family-owned business with about 40 units. When Babiarz took over from his...
The Science of Growing Your Portfolio
How do you know when it’s time to grow your business—and how can you prepare to take on more doors sustainably? Our guide, The Science of Growing Your Portfolio, explores the key challenges and opportunities that thriving property...
Laurie Mega
| 9 min. read
6 steps to harness the power of hyperlocal social media marketing
According to Buildium’s 2021 State of the Industry Report, almost 54 percent of community managers used social media as a means to communicate and market in 2020. It’s an often overlooked tool for PMs to engage current residents...
46 min. listen
Episode 21: What’s in your marketing funnel?
Property management marketing is tough work. A lot of times for property management businesses, it can take a backseat to other pressing needs. Getting the nuance just right during trying times also isn’t easy; but, at the end...

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