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Carolyn Berk
| 6 min. read
Essential wildfire preparation tips for property managers
Knowing how to prepare for wildfire season has never been more urgent for those in high-risk areas. As California battles several wildfires, property managers nationwide need to be ready for the threat of wildfires in their own community....
Katrina Langer
| 4 min. read
8 basic swimming pool rules that every community should have in place
Memorial Day has come and gone, which means one thing: It’s pool and barbecue season. That’s great news for your winter-weary residents. They’ll arrive with buckets of sunscreen and piles of kebabs, ready for swimming and grilling. They...
Jake Belding
| 5 min. read
Everything you need to know about renewal screening checks (and why you should never skip them)
Keeping the residents you already have is almost always the easiest, most cost-effective way to keep revenue flowing in. When renters want to renew their lease, it seems like a no-brainer. But, there’s a catch. Rushing into a...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Is it time for you to offer a resident benefits package? Here’s why you should
There was a time when resident benefits packages existed only in the world of luxury apartments and rental homes. Now, however, rental properties of all types offer benefits packages to their residents. Google “resident benefits packages” and you’ll...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
Striking the balance: Fielding communications without inundating your staff
Ask property managers what they spend most of their time doing each day, and they’ll probably say talking on the phone (or answering emails, or texting).  Connecting with residents and owners is always important, sometimes stressful, and, when...
Laurie Mega
| 5 min. read
Your tenant screening process: How to get to new levels of consistency and revenue
In our 2023 State of the Property Management Industry Report, the property managers we surveyed underscored the importance of growing their portfolios, maximizing their efficiency, and increasing their profitability. They plan to achieve these goals by offering residents...
Robin Young
| 22 min. read
Online rent payment: Overcoming the top 10 sources of confusion & hesitation among renters
You already know that online rent payment can save time and money for your business—and 68% of renters and 71% of rental owners say it’s important to them that their property manager allows them to make rent payments...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
Renters have spoken: 8 ways to communicate better with your residents
The COVID-19 pandemic was a catalyst for some big changes in the property management space. One that really stands out is the relationship between property managers and residents that continues to evolve almost two years in. Shifting communication...
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Jon Park
| 8 min. read
4 of the best rental listing sites for 2024
If you own a rental property, you know how costly vacancies can be. On top of losing income, you need to pay for utilities, advertise your property, screen new tenants, and get them moved in. Today, rental listing...
Tara Mastroeni
| 10 min. read
The Ultimate Property Management Vendor Guide: How to Build, Audit, and Manage a Reliable Network
Managing property maintenance effectively takes more than just having a list of vendors at the ready. It means knowing exactly who to assign to a project to get the best price for the fastest, highest-quality work. Having the...
Jon Park
| 10 min. read
6 top ways to grow your property management revenue and door count
For a third year straight, over 90% property management companies have told us that growth is their #1 priority, according to Buildium’s Industry Report. However, with the rising cost of insurance, utilities, property taxes, and labor, the question...
Jake Belding
| 12 min. read
6 of the best lease management software options for 2024
Compare the features of 6 of the best lease management software of 2024, including Buildium, Propertyware, Landlord Studio, and more.
Jon Park
| 12 min. read
8 of the best property management systems for 2024
Compare the features and benefits of the X best property management systems for 2024, including Buildium, ResMan, LeadSimple, and more.
Robin Young
| 7 min. read
The top 5 challenges community associations face in 2024 (plus board members’ advice for CAMs)
Have you noticed that your customers’ expectations have been on the rise over the last few years? As increased costs have forced many small businesses to raise their prices, customers’ expectations have surged as well—including for association management...
Jake Belding
| 10 min. read
5 of the best HOA accounting software solutions in 2024
Compare the features and benefits of 5 of the best hoa accounting software options in 2024, including Buildium, CondoWorks, PayHOA, and more!
Tara Mastroeni
| 6 min. read
Property managers, here are the 6 top leasing trends of 2024
Despite shifting market conditions, the property management industry continues to grow at a stellar rate. According to Buildium’s 2024 Property Management Industry Report, 85% of the management companies we surveyed experienced portfolio growth within the last two years....

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