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Jason Van Steenwyk
| 5 min. read
The property manager’s pool safety checklist: 16 must-read tips
Summer is prime time for swimming—which means that it’s time for a refresher on community pool safety. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 346 children under the age of 15 drowned in pools and hot tubs...
Lauren Mason
| 6 min. read
Technology can save you time, money, and lost tenants, according to new research
In today’s competitive market, property managers are always looking for new ways to attract new tenants and gain an edge over their competition. Recent research shows that renters not only want technology to be a part of their...
Amanda Maher
| 8 min. read
Rental property fires: The 10 steps landlords need to follow
Last year, the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland gripped the nation’s attention. 36 people were killed after a fire broke out in an artists’ collective in a warehouse building, which was being used illegally as a living and...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 12 min. read
Deadly London apartment blaze highlights fire safety issues
The Grenfell Tower Fire: What Happened? From June 14 to 17, a deadly blaze ravaged the 24-story Grenfell Tower, a government-owned apartment building in an affluent London borough. The ongoing search, recovery, and identification process means that an...
Jessica Thiefels
| 5 min. read
5 summer property maintenance projects to prep for fall renters
Outside of regular property maintenance services, there are a number of items that should always be on your in-between seasons checklist. These chores and upgrades prepare your property for the upcoming season, avoiding costly repairs and the last-minute...
Amanda Maher
| 9 min. read
Rent-to-own homes: Do the risks outweigh the benefits?
During the 1980s and 1990s, “rent-to-own” homes were relatively popular. The notion that renters could take a home for a test drive before purchasing it lured in many prospective homeowners. It was a great option for people who...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 8 min. read
Tenant credit checks: What landlords and property managers need to know
Experienced landlords and property managers will tell you: Always run a credit check for tenants before extending a lease agreement! While credit reports have their limitations, the tenant’s prior history is likely the best predictor of how well...
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
Popular landscaping trends of summer 2017: Our predictions
A good property manager is always looking for ways to improve a building’s value. With so much attention devoted to the building itself, it’s easy to overlook the value of enhancing a property’s grounds. However, there are a...
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Robin Young
| 60 min. read
Property Managers’ Plans for Growth in 2022 & 2023
2022 is shaping up to be a year defined by opportunity, with more property managers planning to expand their portfolios and grow their revenue than we’ve seen since well before the pandemic. Understanding exactly how your peers plan...
Laurie Mega
| 21 min. read
How to start a property management company the right way
Read through this guide of what you’ll need to do before you open your business’s doors to owners and residents. The guide provides a comprehensive list of what you’ll need to get started.
Robin Young
| 30 min. read
60 up-and-coming real estate markets where rental investors & property managers can grow in 2022
When we released our last up-and-coming markets list in January 2020, the first COVID-19 case had just been identified in the United States. We had an idea that we were due for a downturn in the economy, but...
Jake Belding
| 8 min. read
Highlights from PM Nation, our first-ever property management conference
On November 15 and 16, the property management community came together to share their expertise and explore how technology can solve some of the most pressing challenges facing individual businesses and the entire industry in Buildium’s first-ever PM...
Shaun Jayachandran
| 6 min. read
6 steps to quick wins with Buildium onboarding
Whether you’re on the fence about choosing Buildium or have already signed up and are ready to get up and running as soon as possible, chances are you want to know what the onboarding process looks like and...
Robin Young
| 25 min. read
8 trends that property managers believe will shape the industry in 2022 [Research]
In 2021, waves of transformation swept across the property management industry, seemingly coming from every direction. Property management companies have been challenged to absorb the impact of labor and material shortages, increasing regulations, industry consolidation, and the housing...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
The 3 best places to grow your portfolio in 2022 (and 3 areas to avoid)
According to Buildium’s 2022 State of the Property Management Industry Report, the number of property managers who plan to grow their businesses in the next two years is at its highest level since 2016. In fact, 86% of...
Stephen Fishman
| 47 min. read
2021 Tax Guide for Property Managers
Even though you only file once, understanding how taxes affect your property management business’ income is a full-year endeavor. To help you understand how the latest tweaks to the tax code affect your business, we created the 2021...

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