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Episode 23: Leading the work-life blur ft. Chris Litster
When the pandemic started, many of us thought it would be a much shorter ordeal—guessing that it would last around three months before our lives would get back to normal. It’s been about a year since the original...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
The art of give and take: Negotiation in property management
Good negotiation skills matter in every discussion with every party you deal with in your business. But being a good negotiator doesn’t mean you’re skilled in the art of deception or adept at squeezing the best possible deal...
Laurie Mega
| 10 min. read
Making remote work permanent: Your biggest concerns answered
For the last four months, American workers have been part of a national experiment: Can companies succeed when their employees work from home? The resounding answer from businesses both big and small is a very surprised yes. From...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Interview: Is the remote work trend a good fit for property management?
As mobile apps and cloud storage become inseparable from everyday life, more and more companies are building a remote work culture into their business model. Many employees, who can now work from anywhere and even keep nonstandard hours,...
Jillian Rodriguez
| 6 min. read
Password security tips to suit your style
They’re the three little words that no one ever wants to hear: You’ve been hacked. But every time you turn on the television, there’s news of another major data breach that could put your privacy at risk. In...
Jillian Rodriguez
| 7 min. read
How to create a culture of community service that lasts all year
Especially this time of year, we all love to give back. Community involvement strengthens the communities we serve and boosts engagement within our own companies. Plus, small businesses have the opportunity to contribute something unique to their community—after...
Laurie Mega
| 5 min. read
Phishing scams: What property managers need to know
You’ve probably heard of phishing scams and horror stories of stolen identities. But do you know how to protect yourself, your staff, and most importantly—your owners and residents? We’ve outlined the most reported phishing scams you may encounter...
Laurie Mega
| 5 min. read
7 cybersecurity precautions property managers can take right now
When you think of cybersecurity precautions, you probably wonder about how to best protect your company’s internal technology first. Still, in today’s data-driven world, every business must lock down the information that they receive from clients and other...
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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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