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Laurie Mega
| 12 min. read
Learning from green buildings: 10 pathways to eco-friendly property management
There are so many reasons to focus on limiting the environmental impact of the properties you manage, and counseling your owners on energy- and profit-conscious upgrades. And there’s a lot out there to learn from (like green buildings)...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Online rent payment systems: What’s the best way to accept rent?
There was a time when paying rent via credit card was almost unheard of—and you probably remember it. Owners preferred checks that residents either dropped off or mailed in. But as technology advances and residents turn to digital...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
6 steps to airtight HOA violation tracking
When a resident moves into an HOA or community association, they agree to follow a certain set of rules created by the board of directors. Those rules can cover anything from noise restrictions to the types of flowers...
Robin Young
| 21 min. read
The 3 most common types of renters in single-family rentals & small multifamily properties
COVID-19 has upended the rental market as we knew it. Stay-at-home orders motivated some renters to invest in homes of their own, while others were shut out of the sales market by high prices and low inventory. The...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
Property management post-COVID-19: The top amenity trends for renters in 2021
It’s become a constant drum beat in the last year: The pandemic has changed everything about our lives. How we learn, work, shop, socialize, and move about our communities has all been affected by our need to keep...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
Why property managers should require renters insurance
Here’s a question: Do your residents have renters insurance? If you can’t answer that question, it’s time to do some investigating. That’s because renters insurance isn’t there just to save money for residents. It saves money and headaches...
Robin Young
| 45 min. read
The 2021 Renters’ Report
6 Profiles to Help Property Managers Attract & Retain Great Renters The 2021 Renters’ Report reveals 6 data-backed profiles of the renters that you’re most likely to find in your rental properties, from one-person households to multigenerational families....
Your Leasing Season Playbook
As leasing ramps back up, are you ready for it? You want to attract high-quality residents, convince them that your units are the perfect fit, and finally get a lease signed. To help you stay on top of...
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Laurie Mega
| 21 min. read
How to start a property management company the right way
Read through this guide of what you’ll need to do before you open your business’s doors to owners and residents. The guide provides a comprehensive list of what you’ll need to get started.
Robin Young
| 2 min. read
What makes a property management company a small business? [The Lookout]
The Lookout is a content series focused on getting the word out about the importance of small and mid-sized property management companies in the rental market. But what makes a company a small business in the first place?...
Robin Young
| 2 min. read
What do small-business property management companies look like? [The Lookout]
In the previous post from our new content series, The Lookout, we shared 4 of the attributes that define a property management company as a small business. Today, we’re going to cover what a small-business property management company...
Jon Park
| 7 min. read
How to choose the best multifamily property management software in 2023
Building a multifamily rental property business is no easy feat. Dealing with an endless stream of tenant requests while minimizing vacancies are just a couple of the hundreds of challenges you’ll face. In this guide, we’re going to...
Jake Belding
| 15 min. read
Lease technology playbook: Digital experiences to attract and retain your ideal residents
Read on to learn the specific ways rental property leasing technology and resident retention software can help you create the kind of experience you want for your applicants.
Jon Park
| 9 min. read
How to choose the best single family property management software
Single-family property management comes with its own challenges. With responsibilities spread across properties, instead of under one roof, you aren’t able to consolidate your work or benefit from economies of scale. However, the right technology can keep you...
Robin Young
| 7 min. read
10 actionable recommendations renters have for their property manager in 2023
Seasoned property managers know that the resident experience doesn’t begin at move-in—it starts with your company’s initial communications with a prospective renter, or even before that, with your rental listings. As of mid-2022, more renters were thinking of...
Jake Belding
| 5 min. read
Join the property management community at PM Nation this March
The best events aren’t just a chance to network and learn new skills. They’re a launchpad for change—for your business and the entire industry. That’s what PM Nation is all about. On March 19–22, in San Diego, we’re...

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