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Jason Van Steenwyk
| 5 min. read
15 winter landscaping tips to keep your property looking its best
Winter is a challenging season for property managers. The ice, snow, salt, and grime can make it challenging to keep your property looking attractive, even for the most diligent property owners and community managers. But don’t give up!...
Infestation 101: A Property Manager’s Guide
Imagine your tenant calls and tells you your property has ants. Or bedbugs. Or cockroaches. Or rats. What do you do? What could you have done to avoid that call in the first place? Pest infestation is one...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
8 smart ways to prepare properties for extreme cold
Now that the holidays are in the rearview mirror, a new reality has settled in: it’s winter! This is great news for ski bunnies; but for many landlords and property managers, it means bracing for the impact that...
Barbara Ballinger
| 4 min. read
Annual maintenance checklist for property managers
It’s often the big bells and whistles in multifamily dwellings that attract residents, whether it’s on-site fitness centers, Wi-Fi throughout the site, or coffee bars in the common area. But to keep residents there long after the allure...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 3 min. read
Is it time for an HVAC upgrade?
The Old Farmer’s Almanac was a coffee table book in our house growing up—a necessity for harsh New England winters! And this year, the trusty Almanac is predicting some rough weather: snow is expected to start falling in...
Elyse LeBlanc
| 4 min. read
Your tenants reported bed bugs, now what?
Bed bugs are probably every landlord and tenant’s worst nightmare. And, the day my roommates and I had to tell ours we’d found a few in our couch was incredibly stressful. But at the time we thought, this...
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
Landlord-tenant dispute in Long Beach is a reminder to deal with mold ASAP
A tense landlord-tenant dispute in Long Beach, California has made its way into local headlines. It all started last year, when one of the tenants living at 3810 Ocean Blvd. was continuously sick. After running a series of...
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
A fall maintenance checklist for property managers
As much fun as Labor Day cookouts are, they mean summer is quickly coming to an end. Already, the summer heat is fading into cool, crisp fall weather—and this means it’s time to start prepping your rental properties...
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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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