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Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Online rent payment systems: What’s the best way to accept rent?
There was a time when paying rent via credit card was almost unheard of—and you probably remember it. Owners preferred checks that residents either dropped off or mailed in. But as technology advances and residents turn to digital...
Robin Young
| 7 min. read
10 actionable recommendations renters have for their property manager in 2023
Seasoned property managers know that the resident experience doesn’t begin at move-in—it starts with your company’s initial communications with a prospective renter, or even before that, with your rental listings. As of mid-2022, more renters were thinking of...
Jon Park
| 6 min. read
Why pet screening is always a good idea
Pet ownership in the United States is at an all-time high and, proportionally, the demand for pet-friendly properties is on the rise. The pandemic caused millions of Americans to adopt pets into their families. A pet-friendly property attracts...
Robin Young
| 11 min. read
New research on why two-thirds of single-family renters are considering moving out in 2022 & 2023
There’s a reason why single-family rentals have been the subject of an unprecedented surge in demand over the last few years: They give couples and families access to the indoor and outdoor space that’s rare in other property...
Katrina Langer
| 4 min. read
8 basic swimming pool rules that every community should have in place
Memorial Day has come and gone, which means one thing: It’s pool and barbecue season. That’s great news for your winter-weary residents. They’ll arrive with buckets of sunscreen and piles of kebabs, ready for swimming and grilling. They...
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...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Is it 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...
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...
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Jon Park
| 12 min. read
7 of the best property management apps of 2024
Compare and contrast the features of 7 of the leading software solutions to find the best rental property management app for your business.
Tara Mastroeni
| 15 min. read
7 of the best online rental application software solutions in 2024
Explore the best online rental application software solutions on the market to help you share, review, and approve applications faster—and with less effort for everyone involved.
Jon Park
| 12 min. read
The best software solutions to grow your property management portfolio in 2024
Here are 6 of the best software solutions to grow your property management portfolio, categorized by their unique strengths.
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 6 min. read
Preventative HVAC maintenance checklist: 16 things you should do now
Major winter storms are still months away, but as the weather changes, it’s important to pay attention to your property’s HVAC units, furnaces, and related systems. Starting preventative HVAC maintenance now will help you avoid costly repairs and...
Jake Belding
| 10 min. read
Buildium vs AppFolio: An in-depth comparison
Buildium vs Appfolio Property Manager: Which is the best property management software for you? Read our in-depth comparison of key features and pricing.
Robin Young
| 2 min. read
What renters want their property manager to know about communication [The Lookout]
Would it surprise you to know that 59% of renters want to communicate with their property manager via text message?   For years, email has been the most popular communication method. But over the last two years, we’ve...
Robin Young
| 2 min. read
How demand for property management services is changing in 2024 [The Lookout]
The pandemic not only changed how property management companies operate—it transformed the demand for property managers’ services.   But as the pandemic has receded, are rental owners still seeking out property managers at the same rate? That’s what...
Jake Belding
| 19 min. read
Property maintenance services: The complete checklist and guide
Use this comprehensive property management maintenance checklist to get through repairs faster and more efficiently than previously possible.

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