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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...
David Bolton
| 8 min. read
Hurricane season: What property managers can do before, during, and after extreme weather
Unless you are a lumberjack or a tree surgeon, the sound of a chainsaw can be vaguely unsettling. For millions of U.S. property owners, however, the noise of whirring blades is likely to be a familiar one as...
Laurie Mega
| 19 min. read
8 Property Management Business Goals Buildium’s Open API Can Achieve
We sat down with Noah Smith, Head of Operations and Technology Management at Lobos and Brawley Reishman, Chief Technology Officer at Westward360 to document the Open API use cases where they’ve seen success. “The biggest reason why we...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Property management chart of accounts: What is it and why is it essential?
One of the most important accounting practices in any business is setting up and keeping a property management chart of accounts. As a property manager, your chart of accounts will help you keep tabs on all the transactions...
Tony Maiella
| 6 min. read
What does Buildium’s Open API mean for property management companies?
Take a second and think about how much information you collect from your residents, owners, and their properties each day. From your books to your residents’ technology adoption, there’s a well of hidden value buried underneath the surface....
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
Investing in human capital: What it means to be a socially responsible property manager
When you think of property management, what terms come to mind? Doors? Turnover? Vacancy rates? What about the term human capital? The concept of investing in people as well as property is at the core of everything Socially...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Property managers can master the new student housing market with technology. Here’s how
It’s been a long two years for property managers, particularly in college towns, where vacancies skyrocketed after colleges and universities closed their doors. As students make their way back, there are certain new expectations they bring with them....
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
8 property management strategies to grow your portfolio
In January of 2021, 38 percent of rental owners surveyed in Buildium and Propertyware’s 2021 Rental Owner’s Report, Volume 1 planned on acquiring new properties in the next two years. That’s an 8 percent jump from five months...
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)...

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