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Laurie Mega
| 12 min. read
Learning from green buildings: 10 pathways to eco-friendly property management
There are so many reasons to focus on limiting the environmental impact of the properties you manage, and counseling your owners on energy- and profit-conscious upgrades. And there’s a lot out there to learn from (like green buildings)...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
More than maintenance: 6 upgrades that will make your multifamilies stand out
As you continue to improve your multifamily portfolio, you may be planning maintenance and upgrades to make your buildings more attractive to current and prospective residents. But have you thought about going beyond your usual landscaping and building...
Sean Miller
| 7 min. read
Why tech needs to be more than a novelty in your rental properties
While Generation Z has grown up with the internet, the rest of us didn’t. In spite of that, an average of 87 percent of Americans use it, and more than three-quarters of us own a smartphone. Computers have evolved from devices...
Emily Long
| 5 min. read
6 tech upgrades to attract high-quality residents and improve your rentals’ efficiency
As a property manager, the last thing you want for your units is high turnover. Vacancies left by short-term residents mean missed rent checks and a scramble to find new ones who will stick around for longer. How...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 4 min. read
Residential fitness programs: Thinking beyond the fitness center
Not so long ago, property managers could buy a couple of multi-exercise machines, a treadmill, and a stationary bike; stick them in a room with mirrors and a TV; and voilà: A perfectly functional fitness room for your...
Megan Wild
| 5 min. read
How property managers can optimize building efficiency with big data
Property managers know that when you save energy, you save money and improve your profit margins. Many do their best to track energy usage and employ energy-saving measures. However, tracking and reducing energy consumption is no simple task. Big...
Jillian Rodriguez
| 6 min. read
5 sustainable housing trends that should be on property managers’ radars
More than ever, sustainability is a hot topic in the real estate industry. Sustainable housing is all about creating more eco-friendly, energy-efficient spaces—and for property management companies, that means finding cost-effective ways to go green. While that sounds...
Megan Wild
| 6 min. read
4 ways to improve a building’s energy efficiency through retrofitting
Improving a building’s energy performance not only has benefits for its property owners and residents—it also has a positive impact on our environment and public health as a whole, especially since buildings consume 73 percent of the energy...
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Jon Park
| 12 min. read
7 of the best property management apps of 2024
Compare and contrast the features of 7 of the leading software solutions to find the best rental property management app for your business.
Tara Mastroeni
| 15 min. read
7 of the best online rental application software solutions in 2024
Explore the best online rental application software solutions on the market to help you share, review, and approve applications faster—and with less effort for everyone involved.
Jon Park
| 12 min. read
The best software solutions to grow your property management portfolio in 2024
Here are 6 of the best software solutions to grow your property management portfolio, categorized by their unique strengths.
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 6 min. read
Preventative HVAC maintenance checklist: 16 things you should do now
Major winter storms are still months away, but as the weather changes, it’s important to pay attention to your property’s HVAC units, furnaces, and related systems. Starting preventative HVAC maintenance now will help you avoid costly repairs and...
Jake Belding
| 10 min. read
Buildium vs AppFolio: An in-depth comparison
Buildium vs Appfolio Property Manager: Which is the best property management software for you? Read our in-depth comparison of key features and pricing.
Robin Young
| 2 min. read
What renters want their property manager to know about communication [The Lookout]
Would it surprise you to know that 59% of renters want to communicate with their property manager via text message?   For years, email has been the most popular communication method. But over the last two years, we’ve...
Robin Young
| 2 min. read
How demand for property management services is changing in 2024 [The Lookout]
The pandemic not only changed how property management companies operate—it transformed the demand for property managers’ services.   But as the pandemic has receded, are rental owners still seeking out property managers at the same rate? That’s what...
Jake Belding
| 19 min. read
Property maintenance services: The complete checklist and guide
Use this comprehensive property management maintenance checklist to get through repairs faster and more efficiently than previously possible.

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