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Megan Wild
| 5 min. read
How property managers can optimize building efficiency with big data
Property managers know that when you save energy, you save money and improve your profit margins. Many do their best to track energy usage and employ energy-saving measures. However, tracking and reducing energy consumption is no simple task. Big...
Jillian Rodriguez
| 6 min. read
5 sustainable housing trends that should be on property managers’ radars
More than ever, sustainability is a hot topic in the real estate industry. Sustainable housing is all about creating more eco-friendly, energy-efficient spaces—and for property management companies, that means finding cost-effective ways to go green. While that sounds...
Megan Wild
| 6 min. read
4 ways to improve a building’s energy efficiency through retrofitting
Improving a building’s energy performance not only has benefits for its property owners and residents—it also has a positive impact on our environment and public health as a whole, especially since buildings consume 73 percent of the energy...
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
5 cost-effective ways to boost your property’s curb appeal
They say that first impressions are everything. For property managers looking to attract and retain residents, improving a property’s curb appeal is a great place to start. That way, when a prospect pulls up, they’re immediately impressed. It...
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
Rewriting your lease? Here are 5 key clauses you might be missing
Property managers and landlords have spent the last few months gearing up for a busy spring leasing season. You’ve hired and trained new staff. You’ve refreshed their rental listings. Maybe you’ve even invested in new technology to streamline...
Amanda Maher
| 7 min. read
6 retention tips and tricks to get renters to renew their leases
Property managers are gearing up for what’s likely to be another busy leasing season. Prepping units, advertising vacancies, showing apartments, and completing piles of paperwork can be stressful—and for good reason: A single month’s gap in tenancy can...
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
Get your units into rent-ready condition in 5 steps
One of the best ways for property managers and landlords to maximize revenue from their properties is by keeping vacancies to a minimum. “Easier said than done,” you might be thinking. After all, it can take time to...
Amanda Maher
| 7 min. read
Airbnb might just be multifamily’s hottest value-add amenity in 2018
A recent multifamily construction boom has created stiff competition for some property owners and managers. Savvy landlords are taking a two-pronged approach to staying competitive: On one hand, they’re beefing up their amenity packages to lure (and retain)...
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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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