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Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
How to run flawless, virtual HOA board meetings: Tips from a pro
Since the beginning of lockdown, property managers have had to come up with innovative ways to keep their residents safe while still providing the best service possible. One big change has been the way they run virtual HOA...
Deb Newell
| 5 min. read
Why change up your business model now?: A property management consultant’s perspective
How many times have you heard that this is now your “new normal?” How many times have you pondered what COVID-19 will mean for the long term of your business? It’s no secret that your world—our industry—has changed...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
How property managers can pivot off-campus housing amid the pandemic
As the fall semester approaches and the COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of abating, college students across the country are beginning to find out exactly what their college experience will look like this year. Some colleges are opening...
Tony Maiella
| 37 min. read
PM consultant interview: Restarting your success story
It’s no secret: Most property management companies are dealing with a healthy amount of change in 2020 (to say the least). And while it’s good to switch things up, so much has happened over the past 6 months...
Laurie Mega
| 5 min. read
5 considerations for reopening HOA amenities
No one needs to tell you that the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is an ever-evolving situation. Some states are reopening, while others remain in lockdown. Some cities and states that did reopen are locking down yet...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
The future of amenities: Where should property managers focus post-COVID-19?
We are living in strange times, when the entirety of the country has had to adapt to a life lived inside and without social contact for months. As some parts of the country begin to lift their strict...
Robin Young
| 7 min. read
[Research] 2020 leasing season: Demand & retention surge, then fall
All of the familiar patterns of leasing season were broken in the first half of 2020.  In late March, rather than searching for a new place to live, renters in many cities were hunkered down in their current...
Robin Young
| 7 min. read
How have COVID-19 & the recession changed property managers’ growth outlook?
As the COVID-19 crisis has raged around the world, rental owners and property managers have been under intense pressure to mitigate the immediate impacts of the pandemic within their properties. But now, many real estate professionals are looking...
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Daniel Craig
| 5 min. read
The PM forecasting mindset
No one can deny that 2020 has been a year of change, and as entrepreneurs, agility is what we thrive on. With every new obstacle has come new opportunities—and this year has been filled to the brim with...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
How to run flawless, virtual HOA board meetings: Tips from a pro
Since the beginning of lockdown, property managers have had to come up with innovative ways to keep their residents safe while still providing the best service possible. One big change has been the way they run virtual HOA...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
How does a 1031 exchange work? What property managers should know
Established real estate investors and property managers are likely already familiar with 1031 exchanges. The concept itself is simple: Reinvest the proceeds from the sale of a business or investment property into a like-kind investment in order to...
Tony Maiella
| 35 min. read
Forecasting 2020, Planning 2021 [Interview]
Knowing where you stand and forecasting the future: These are both simple ideas in business, but trickier than ever these days for property management companies. In order to do both, sound accounting practices and a simple forecasting framework...
Tony Maiella
| 13 min. read
The ins and outs of HOA reserve fund accounting
If you talk to an association and ask them about their hoa reserve fund accounting, you may hear some pretty unfortunate stories that happened before you arrived; reserve funds that were too low to cover repairs, treasurers who...
Laurie Mega
| 14 min. read
Property maintenance services: Everything you need to know from trends to seasonal checklists
Property maintenance services are a big part of what you do as a property management firm. Done right, regular property maintenance does more than just keep up the place. It provides value and safety for both your residents...
Tony Maiella
| 28 min. read
First 90 Days with Buildium: Essential Property Management
“Hitting the ground running” sometimes isn’t fast enough in property management. These days, property managers are sprinting as they have overhauled their businesses and adapted to the COVID-19 crisis. That’s particularly why it was so rewarding to talk...
Deb Newell
| 5 min. read
Why change up your business model now?: A property management consultant’s perspective
How many times have you heard that this is now your “new normal?” How many times have you pondered what COVID-19 will mean for the long term of your business? It’s no secret that your world—our industry—has changed...

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