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Amanda Maher
| 10 min. read
Your pipes froze—now what? Read this 10-step guide ASAP.
A rare “bomb cyclone” has just slammed the Northeast. Homes are being battered by inches of snow, hurricane-force winds, and sub-zero temperatures. As of noon on Thursday, more than 50,000 Americans had already lost power. That number is...
Jillian Rodriguez
| 5 min. read
5 smart ways for property managers to solve winter’s biggest problems
Andy Williams may be bellowing over the airwaves that “it’s the most wonderful time of the year,” but property managers know that it’s also one of the most challenging times of year–especially if you’re not prepared for the...
Megan Wild
| 5 min. read
Remodeling projects with the greatest return on investment for your rental properties
Today’s rental market boasts an increase of over 10 million households since 2000, and the trend shows no sign of slowing. As rental properties compete for residents, updates and remodeling can help you to differentiate your units from...
Amanda Maher
| 9 min. read
Understanding tenant estoppel certificates in residential real estate: Frequently asked questions
Say that you’re the owner of a 100,000 square foot retail center. You decide that you want to refinance the property. As you shop around for financing, you show your lender copies of the rent roll that notes...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 4 min. read
Child-proofing your rental property: A guide for property managers and landlords
The Fair Housing Act prohibits property managers and landlords from discriminating against prospective residents on the basis of familial status. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that this also includes restricting kids to certain areas of the...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 7 min. read
Holiday parties: 22 ways property managers can protect themselves against liability
Holiday parties for your residents or employees can be great fun! Shared memories at events like these can help property managers build and maintain a sense of community—which helps at lease renewal time. As strictly employee functions, they...
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
7 ways for property managers to engage residents this Halloween
There are few things scarier for property managers than unhappy residents! Nowadays, with so many new apartment communities coming online, property managers are expected to pull out all of the stops to keep residents satisfied. One of the...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 8 min. read
Tenants on extended absences: What property managers need to know
This could happen to you: You manage a high-rise condo in Florida. You have a tenant that takes the family on a month-long road trip to visit relatives in New York while the kids are out of school...
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The 2021 Industry Report, Presented by Buildium & NARPM
Thu, Oct 29 2:00 PM ET
Rather than being sidelined by COVID-19, property managers have been motivated to adapt and adopt new technologies to stay on track with their growth goals. There are a lot of factors at play—and that’s why it’s necessary to...
Laurie Mega
| 5 min. read
Eviction bans and other COVID-related housing regulations: What to expect in 2021
In September, the CDC announced a ban on most evictions for non-payment of rent, replacing the expired federal ban through the CARES Act. The moratorium extends through the rest of 2020, ending on December 30. In several states...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
The hidden potential of rent roll analysis for property managers
If you’re an investor looking to expand your real estate portfolio, you need to know the value of the rental properties you’re looking at, as well as their revenue potential. The real estate broker or current owner of...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
The pros and cons of property management franchises
If you’re considering starting your own property management company, you may be tempted to look into property management franchises. They are certainly an easy way to get your foot in the door. When you buy into a property...
Coming soon: The 2021 Industry Report
2020 has been a year like none other. Everything we know has been turned upside-down, and it’s hard to name a business that hasn’t had to scramble to keep its operations moving during COVID-19. But property managers have...
Carolyn Berk
| 6 min. read
Essential wildfire preparation tips for property managers
Knowing how to prepare for wildfire season has never been more urgent for those in high-risk areas. As California battles the largest blaze ever recorded in the state, property managers nationwide need to be ready for the threat...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
From realtor to property manager: 6 things I learned making the jump
In 2016, Beau Miles and his wife decided to become real estate agents to provide some extra income for their growing family. They eventually bought another house they found on the market and rented their old one as...
Daniel Craig
| 5 min. read
The PM forecasting mindset
No one can deny that 2020 has been a year of change, and as entrepreneurs, agility is what we thrive on. With every new obstacle has come new opportunities—and this year has been filled to the brim with...

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