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Jason Van Steenwyk
| 5 min. read
The property manager’s pool safety checklist: 16 must-read tips
Summer is prime time for swimming—which means that it’s time for a refresher on community pool safety. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 346 children under the age of 15 drowned in pools and hot tubs...
Amanda Maher
| 8 min. read
Rental property fires: The 10 steps landlords need to follow
Last year, the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland gripped the nation’s attention. 36 people were killed after a fire broke out in an artists’ collective in a warehouse building, which was being used illegally as a living and...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 12 min. read
Deadly London apartment blaze highlights fire safety issues
The Grenfell Tower Fire: What Happened? From June 14 to 17, a deadly blaze ravaged the 24-story Grenfell Tower, a government-owned apartment building in an affluent London borough. The ongoing search, recovery, and identification process means that an...
Jessica Thiefels
| 5 min. read
5 summer property maintenance projects to prep for fall renters
Outside of regular property maintenance services, there are a number of items that should always be on your in-between seasons checklist. These chores and upgrades prepare your property for the upcoming season, avoiding costly repairs and the last-minute...
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
Popular landscaping trends of summer 2017: Our predictions
A good property manager is always looking for ways to improve a building’s value. With so much attention devoted to the building itself, it’s easy to overlook the value of enhancing a property’s grounds. However, there are a...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 5 min. read
Must-read mold prevention and mitigation tips for property managers
Mold can be highly destructive to your buildings; highly toxic to your residents; and highly damaging to your profits, too. While there is always a base level of mold in the air, letting a mold problem fester in...
Jessica Thiefels
| 4 min. read
5 tricks for opening up small spaces—without knocking down walls
Renting out a small space can be challenging. We all want the most space for the lowest price—and prospective tenants don’t want to worry about outgrowing their apartment before they’ve even moved in. So how can you make...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
6 small apartment amenities to attract new renters
The term “tenant amenities” is most often used when discussing large apartment communities—but this need not be the case. Landlords and property managers should always be thinking of ways to integrate amenities into smaller apartments and buildings as...
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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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