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Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Equal opportunity housing primer
Juggling and staying on top of the frequently changing federal, state, and local laws that apply to rental housing is one of the trickiest tasks you’ll have to master as a property manager. At the top of the...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Tips for renting to families with kids
In previous blog posts we’ve discussed the pros and cons of renting to specific sectors, such as that requires specific consideration is tenants with children. First of all, be aware that in most states refusing to rent to...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Dealing with illegal activity at your rental property
It goes without saying that no landlord wants to see illegal activity occur on their premises. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that it never happens. No matter how mundane a tenant’s behavior may seem, as a landlord, it is...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Tenant screenings: Who should pay and what to do with the information
As we’ve stressed several times throughout the course of this blog, here at Buildium we’re huge proponents of tenant screening. While some situations can’t be avoided and there’s always an exception to every rule, tenant screening is certainly...
Property repair forecasting
No matter how meticulously you look after your property, there are certain long-term maintenance items and repairs that are inevitable. Sure, by staying on top of things you may be able to stave some of them off for a...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Make the most of parking
Depending upon where your property is located, parking may be a major consideration or something that you rarely think twice about. For example, if your property is situated in a rural area or a quieter neighborhood, chances are...
Geoff Roberts
| 5 min. read
Keeping tenants informed
The good news is that in this day and age, there are a number of options for keeping tenants updated about property events and updates on a real-time basis. Now it’s up to you to identify the mode of...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Converting your units: why, when and how?
Although converting a unit into a larger (or different) space may be cheaper than purchasing a new property that fits your expanding investment property needs, it’s nonetheless a huge undertaking, both in terms of logistics and expense. If you’re...
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Jake Belding
| 5 min. read
How can property managers navigate rental bidding wars?
Note: The information provided below does not intend to constitute legal advice. All information and content below are for general informational purposes only. The pandemic has caused the rental market pendulum to swing wildly, especially in large cities....
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...
Robin Young
| 8 min. read
The shift from Accidental Landlords to Small-Portfolio Investors, and how property managers can win their business
Have you noticed a change in the type of owner clients who are seeking out your expertise over the last few years? In the surveys of hundreds of rental property owners that we run each year, we’ve been...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Is 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...
Robin Young
| 30 min. read
The Property Manager’s Guide to Attracting & Retaining Small-Portfolio Investors
The population of small-portfolio investors is the largest it’s been in at least a decade. And even though a growing market signals new opportunities, not all investors share the same goals. For example, 1 in 2 rental owners...
Robin Young
| 30 min. read
The Property Manager’s Guide to Attracting & Retaining Accidental Landlords
The Accidental Landlords who remain in the rental market in 2022 aren’t necessarily the same ones you’ve worked with in the past. While they may still have personal reasons for owning their rental property, nearly half of Accidental...
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...
James Barrett
| 6 min. read
The 7 best rental listing sites for property managers
2021 was a wild year for Internet Listing Services (ILS) companies like the Zillow Group, Zumper, and Apartments.com owner CoStar. Tenant Turner looked at inbound lead data from 2021 and found that the vast majority of leads nationwide...

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