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Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Renting to students: good or bad idea?
A line from John Belushi’s character in the 1978 movie Animal House sums up the concerns many landlords have when it comes to renting to college students: “Food fight!” While it’s true students can be hard on rental...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Keep your vacancy rate in check by retaining your tenants
I don’t know about you, but I hate filling vacant units. Maybe hate is a strong word, but searching for tenants, screening tenants, and doing showings just to fill a single vacant unit is a major pain. So...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
How to evict a tenant
Chances are, at some point in your property management career, you’ll have to evict a tenant. Whether it’s because he hasn’t paid his rent, threw one too many late-night parties, or violated any other term of the lease...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Easy ways to make safety a priority
Not only do we all want our tenants to feel safe, but we also want them to actually be safe. The last thing any property manager wants is for a tenant to fall victim to injury, theft, or...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
The 5 stages of the tenant move-out process
Wouldn’t it be great if all tenants stayed in their units for multiple years, agreeing to regular rent increases, obeying all the rules, and paying their rent on time? Since the reality is that tenants come and go...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
6 steps for easy work order management
Think you’re having a bad day? Just be thankful you didn’t get a call from a tenant about her “buzzing toilet with voltage running through it.” Yes, it really happened. When an upstairs tenant performed a makeshift repair,...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Screening tenants for better sleep
The alarm clock goes off. It’s a beautiful morning … but you don’t want to get out of bed. You’re chasing a tenant for delinquent rent and it’s making your life difficult. You remember having a pretty good...
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Laurie Mega
| 4 min. read
Powered by Buildium completes its 10th Bike MS and raises over $32,000
For the 10th straight year, the Powered by Buildium team has completed the Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway, and raised money to fight multiple sclerosis. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a 2019 study found that nearly...
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
| 10 min. read
How to create a data-driven culture: 7 steps for your property management business
You may have heard the buzzword data-driven culture bounced around for decades. But implementing a company culture based on data is more than just a passing thought. It’s a proven and measurable way to create success and accountability...
Live Session: Grow Your Business with Buildium and All Property Management
Did you know the number of rental owners who hired a property manager because they didn’t have the desire or expertise to manage residents climbed from 11% to 42% in the past year? At a time when everything...
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 ways 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...
FL Local Markets Snapshot – hosted by Buildium & Propertyware
Join us on Tuesday, Jun 22 at 2:00 pm EDT Description: A small-group, two-part workshop geared towards property managers in the state of Florida. Part 1: Focuses on Florida rental market data and insights to help property managers...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
7 property management marketing ideas to attract rental property owners
The word straight from Buildium’s 2021 Rental Owners’ Report: Volume 2 is that two in three small-business rental owners surveyed rely on a property manager to run their rental properties. That’s a 9 percent increase from last year....

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