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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...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 3 min. read
Fall 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. Doing it now will pay off when the weather is frigid. Inspect...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 4 min. read
Get ready for Halloween! A guide for property managers
You know, of course that building a sense of community in your neighborhood is great for renewals, security and crime prevention, and marketing and tenant quality. And you know that now is the perfect time of year to...
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
How to ensure tenant turnover goes smoothly
Tenant move-outs can be incredibly stressful: If vacating tenants leave the unit a mess, you run the risk of having the unit sit vacant while tending to maintenance and repairs. Not only can this be expensive, but it...
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...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
This landlord-tenant dispute raises the question: Can a flag be a safety violation?
When Jorge Emiliano “Nano” Rodriguez, 22, an electrical engineering student at Arizona State University, propped a gay pride flag against the fence in his front yard, he never considered he could be violating a clause in his lease....
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Jon Park
| 6 min. read
How the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Will Affect Property Managers
On August 16 2022, President Biden signed the $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. Despite questions surrounding its actual impact on inflation, the law does include several provisions that address climate change. The question property managers...
Tara Mastroeni
| 10 min. read
Hear it from a property manager VP of operations: How to get more done, faster with the right tech stack
To succeed in property management, you’ve had to become a master juggler. On any given day, you might field vendor calls while you manage multiple tenant move-ins and respond to email requests from your owners all at once....
Tara Mastroeni
| 6 min. read
Rental scams 101: 6 strategies property managers can use to keep themselves and their listings safe
When most people think of rental scams, they picture the prospective tenant as the victim. Property managers, however, are vulnerable to scams, as well. In this article, we’ll explore three common rental scams that target property managers and...
Robin Young
| 11 min. read
New research on why two-thirds of single-family renters are considering moving out in 2022 & 2023
There’s a reason why single-family rentals have been the subject of an unprecedented surge in demand over the last few years: They give couples and families access to the indoor and outdoor space that’s rare in other property...
Marc Levetin
| 5 min. read
Income and expenses: What property managers need to know
In an earlier article we explored bookkeeping basics for a financially successful business. The topic warrants further exploration, especially when considering how to keep your company books in the black. You can think of property management income and...
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
| 7 min. read
How to navigate the American housing crisis in 2022
Inflation, stagflation, bear market, shrinkflation—you’ve probably heard all these words tossed around to describe the current U.S. economy conditions. The housing market hasn’t escaped those conditions. It’s estimated that the U.S. had a housing supply deficit of 3.8...
Generate More Revenue—Without Adding New Doors
We listened to our customers and learned their secrets for making more money from the properties you already manage With labor shortages putting the squeeze on the availability of new staff and high-quality vendors, getting the most out...

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