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Steven Van Zile
| 3 min. read
How can property managers meet residents’ maintenance expectations?
Within the past 24 hours, here are the maintenance issues I’ve experienced at the property where I reside: The maintenance person, loyal to this building for 33 years, responds to a clogged toilet by advising us to pour bleach...
Ben Holubecki
| 7 min. read
The comeback of the transferee tenant
One area that really took a hit during the economic downturn over the past few years was the ability to lease property to employees being hired and transferred. Nobody was hiring, and it seemed that very few companies...
Ben Holubecki
| 7 min. read
Establishing transfer policies for multi-unit properties
Transfer policies are a detail that’s often overlooked by landlords and property owners who own or manage multi-family properties. A tenant requesting a move from one unit to another presents challenges and can add unnecessary and unexpected costs...
Dodd-Frank bill requires adverse action letters
The property is ready to be occupied, marketing is complete, and now you are receiving multiple inquires. At the first showing you receive two applications and it looks as though you’ll fill the unit quickly but remember only...
Brandon Serna
| 3 min. read
5 fast ways to improve your property
If it’s time for a facelift for your property there are a lot of things that you can do to give your place a fresh new look without investing a lot of time or money. If your property...
Colin McCarthy
| 4 min. read
Legal reasons for landlords to stay on top of maintenance
College was fun.  Even some of the classes I took were fun.  These particular classes did not feel like work because, well, they weren’t, really.  One such class I took was “Philosophy in Literature” taught by Peter Kreeft....
Move in – move out checklist: Part 2
The “move out” stage of a tenancy can be voluntary or involuntary. The voluntary move out process begins when a landlord receives notice from a tenant that they have intentions of no longer occupying a rental property. The...
Colin McCarthy
| 3 min. read
Tenants have legal responsibilities too
Recent posts have suggested onerous burdens and detailed obligations owed by landlords.  “What about the tenants?” you ask.  They have some responsibilities, too.  If a tenant in California does not adhere to these minimum requirements, a landlord may not...
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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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