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Laura Trent
| 3 min. read
A property manager’s guide to gas safety
Carbon monoxide is a silent killer that continues to claim lives each year as a result of faulty natural gas appliances. As a property manager, you have a number of legal obligations that are designed to protect the...
Thomas Backal
| 4 min. read
Why you should offer tenants multiple rent payment options
As a busy property manager, one of the trickiest and yet most crucial parts of your job is getting tenants to pay their rent on time, and in full. In an effort to avoid slow payers and delinquencies, you...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Why roommates will take over the rental world
  The stars seem to be aligning for a surge in the number of roommates, with implications for property managers.  According to the Insurance Information Institute, One out of every eight homes in the U.S. is now inhabited...
Geoff Roberts
| 2 min. read
Do property managers face a pet-friendly future?
If your tenants don’t own pets, they’re in the minority. That’s the finding of a new Apartments.com survey, in which a full 75% of renters said they owned one or more pets. That’s up a staggering 32% since...
Geoff Roberts
| 2 min. read
Rent locally, shop locally
If you’re a property manager, how can you encourage your tenants to support local businesses? Create a rewards card. This is the approach taken by LLC Property Management, based in Los Angeles and Dallas. They offer each tenant...
Brooke McDonald
| 4 min. read
National fair housing month: Follow these tips to avoid lawsuits
The federal government has dedicated the month of April to spreading awareness about fair housing in the United States, especially legislation like the Fair Housing Act. For property managers, understanding fair housing legislation is vital to ensure a...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Should you raise rents?
In many parts of the U.S., there are fewer rental units, and a greater percentage of Americans are renting than they were just a few years ago. Those are two key findings contained in the latest research by...
Sara Thompson
| 3 min. read
How to select the best tenant for your rental property
You bought your investment property to make money over time, and with the right tenant, it can. Selecting a tenant is the most important aspect of managing your investment property. An undesirable tenant can turn your owner experience into...
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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
Sometimes, it can seem like adding new doors is the only way to make more money as a property manager. But with labor shortages putting the squeeze on the availability of new staff and high-quality vendors, getting the...
Robin Young
| 45 min. read
What Attracts Renters to Single-Family Properties, and What Keeps Them from Moving Out
Interest in single-family rentals is soaring. This property type sits atop the market as the largest segment—and it’s only getting bigger. Today, single-family rentals house nearly 45 million people. (That’s 42% of all renters). The question is, what...
Robin Young
| 45 min. read
What Attracts Renters to Small Multifamily Properties, and What Keeps Them from Moving Out
Convenience. Affordability. Extra space. Renters might be sold on everything 2- to 4-unit properties offer, but our recent Renters’ Survey says most aren’t sold on their current unit. In fact, 60% are uncertain they’ll renew their lease this...
Jake Belding
| 15 min. read
Leasing technology playbook: Digital experiences to attract your ideal residents
Learn the specific ways technology can help you create the kind of experience you want to deliver for both you and your applicants.
Jake Belding
| 5 min. read
Powered by Buildium raises more than $76,000 in its 11th Bike MS ride
Sometimes making a difference starts with a single step—or pedal stroke. Buildium employees, alongside their friends and family, teamed up on June 25th and 26th to complete Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway. The Cape Cod Getaway ride is...

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