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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...
Jillian Rodriguez
| 7 min. read
Struggling to find reliable vendors? Here’s what community association managers should know
If you’ve noticed that finding reliable and quality vendors is harder than ever lately, you’re not alone. It’s affecting property managers everywhere, and it’s not a problem anyone wants to have. You trust contractors to partner with you...
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Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
How to value, buy, or sell a property management company
In 2020, a portion of the rental market moved out of big coastal cities such as San Francisco and New York, and moved to mid-size cities and suburban communities. However, rental listing company Zumper took a look at...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
10 bookkeeping basics for successful property accounting
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,...
43 min. listen
Episode 22: The newfound transparency in user-centric leasing ft. Zumper
Think about the top 10 sites you visit every week. They probably have one thing in common: accurate, authentic, quality information. Tech companies like Google and Amazon have understood the value of data and putting the needs of...
Property Accounting Under Control [Expert Session]
It’s no secret that property managers are control freaks when it comes to their property accounting—and that’s a good thing. Setting up and keeping up a strong process supported by the right technology is key. It can be...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
First 90 Days with Buildium: Suffolk Property Management
John Babiarz is the owner of Suffolk Property Management, which manages residential and commercial properties in the Greater Boston area. They started out as a small family-owned business with about 40 units. When Babiarz took over from his...
The Science of Growing Your Portfolio
How do you know when it’s time to grow your business—and how can you prepare to take on more doors sustainably? Our guide, The Science of Growing Your Portfolio, explores the key challenges and opportunities that thriving property...
Laurie Mega
| 9 min. read
6 steps to harness the power of hyperlocal social media marketing
According to Buildium’s 2021 State of the Industry Report, almost 54 percent of community managers used social media as a means to communicate and market in 2020. It’s an often overlooked tool for PMs to engage current residents...
46 min. listen
Episode 21: What’s in your marketing funnel?
Property management marketing is tough work. A lot of times for property management businesses, it can take a backseat to other pressing needs. Getting the nuance just right during trying times also isn’t easy; but, at the end...

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