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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
| 5 min. read
Transform small apartments with robotic furniture from MIT’s Media Lab
Anyone who has lived in a small apartment has probably experienced moments of frustration. There’s not enough storage. There’s no room to host friends and family. The furniture from your last apartment doesn’t fit into your new living...
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...
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Jon Park
| 8 min. read
Is remote staffing right for your property management business?
Remote work is no longer reserved for digital nomads. In the Zoom-centric world of remote work, the increasing need for flexible staffing solutions has become the norm. And contrary to popular belief, hiring remote employees isn’t limited to...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
The 7 Biggest Rental Market Trends for 2023 (and How to Get Your Business Ready for Them)
In the last two years, predicting rental real estate market trends has been nearly impossible. As a result, many of property managers’ business plans were reactionary, keeping their businesses afloat amid lockdowns, record inflation, panicked residents, and a...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
10 property management bookkeeping basics
Since one of the core responsibilities of a property manager is to manage an owner’s assets, income, and expenses, you’re constantly dealing with accounting whether you like it or not. From receiving rent payments to handling vendor invoices,...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
9 ways to use property management automation
Type automation into a Google News search field and see what you get. Go on. We’ll wait. You got a lot, didn’t you? From manufacturing to finance to entertainment, everyone wants to automate the tedious and laborious parts...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
1099 forms for property management: Everything you need to know (2022 update)
Property managers are going to be busy in 2023. According to our 2023 Property Management Industry Report, 92% of property managers we surveyed plan to expand their portfolios in the next two years. Given the current economic climate,...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
How does a 1031 exchange work? What property managers should know
More and more property managers are finding their clientele shifting from accidental landlords to strategically minded rental real estate investors. And they’re relying on the property management companies they hire to help them make the most of their...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 7 min. read
Multi-family winterization checklist: 18 steps to take ASAP
For most of the country, winter is at our doorstep—and as with winters past, it could bring billions of dollars in property damage nationwide. Between 2020 and 2021, insurance losses from winter storms jumped from about $1 billion...
Robin Young
| 9 min. read
Research: Property management industry trends you should know heading into 2023
New research shows that property management companies are renewing their commitment to the long-term health of their business after making it through the chaos of the last few years. But just because they’re refocusing on expansion and efficiency...

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