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Jason Van Steenwyk
| 8 min. read
Tenant credit checks: What landlords and property managers need to know
Experienced landlords and property managers will tell you: Always run a credit check for tenants before extending a lease agreement! While credit reports have their limitations, the tenant’s prior history is likely the best predictor of how well...
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
| 6 min. read
What to expect if your tenant files for bankruptcy
One of a landlord’s biggest worries is having a tenant who stops paying rent. When that happens, if the tenant doesn’t voluntarily move out, a landlord usually has to go through the eviction process to reclaim possession of...
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...
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
Must landlords accommodate allergic residents in pet-friendly properties?
Landlords typically have very mixed opinions about whether to allow tenants to have pets in their rental units. There are some good reasons for designating pet-friendly housing: It allows a broader pool of rental applicants and may result...
Amanda Maher
| 7 min. read
Benign lease provisions lead to 6-year battle, $1M class-action lawsuit against Iowa City landlord
“Tenants are responsible for the cost of all damages/repairs to windows, screens, doors, carpet, and walls, regardless of whether such damage is caused by residents, guests, or others.” At the outset, this seems like very standard lease language....
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Buildium Property Insurance
Join us for a Buildium Insurance Solutions webinar to learn about the various types of insurance you may encounter, the latest offerings from Buildium and how your business can benefit. In this session, we’ll cover: An overview of...
Laurie Mega
| 13 min. read
The ins and outs of HOA reserve fund accounting
If you talk to an association and ask them about their HOA reserve fund accounting, you may hear some pretty unfortunate stories that happened before you arrived; reserve funds that were too low to cover repairs, treasurers who...
Jon Park
| 10 min. read
Spring home maintenance checklist for property managers: 10+ ways to make your business blossom
Frozen pipes, roof damage, and ice dams are all unpleasant side effects of winter. As the weather gets warmer, property managers need to spring into action to ensure that their properties are in the best shape possible. Even...
Laurie Mega
| 9 min. read
Property management certifications that give you an edge
No matter what stage your business is at, this post can help you  learn what property management certifications and licenses out there, who administers them, and how they can help you boost your career.
Webinar: Adapting to a New Reality: Property Management in 2024
Join us for a webinar focused on 2024 property management trends and the tools your team needs to stay competitive, overcome growth hurdles, and deliver an unparalleled resident experience, including: Strategies for portfolio growth & client acquisition in...
Jake Belding
| 15 min. read
5 time-saving AI prompts for property managers
If you’ve kept up-to-date with business trends over the past year, then you’ve probably encountered more than a few stories with headlines like “how the latest AI tool is poised to revolutionize ‘X’ industry”, or “why AI will...
Stephen Fishman
| 8 min. read
Top 10 property management tax deductions in 2024
Property managers are engaged in a service business, which means they’re entitled to the full array of business-related tax deductions. Almost everything you buy for your business is tax deductible sooner or later, so long as it is...
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.

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