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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...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
6 steps to airtight HOA violation tracking
When a resident moves into an HOA or community association, they agree to follow a certain set of rules created by the board of directors. Those rules can cover anything from noise restrictions to the types of flowers...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
7 property management marketing ideas to attract rental property owners
The word straight from Buildium’s 2021 Rental Owners’ Report: Volume 2 is that two in three small-business rental owners surveyed rely on a property manager to run their rental properties. That’s a 9 percent increase from last year....
Jillian Rodriguez
| 9 min. read
Rental property marketing ideas to thrive this leasing season
When leasing season rolls around, your to-do list is so long that tidying up your marketing strategy likely didn’t even make the top ten. When you’re busy prepping for showings and managing applicants, who has time for marketing?...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
Property management post-COVID-19: The top amenity trends for renters in 2021
It’s become a constant drum beat in the last year: The pandemic has changed everything about our lives. How we learn, work, shop, socialize, and move about our communities has all been affected by our need to keep...
Robin Young
| 27 min. read
9 types of rental property investors, and how property managers can attract and retain them
In the midst of the uncertainty that COVID-19 has caused for many owners over the last year, a growth story is emerging. Though some small-portfolio rental owners are still experiencing anxiety over the solvency of their properties, others...
Robin Young
| 45 min. read
The 2021 Rental Owners’ Report: Volume 2
Looking for the most up-to-date research on rental owners? Read our reports on how to attract and retain Small-Portfolio Investors and Accidental Landlords. 9 Profiles to Help Property Managers Exceed Clients’ Expectations & Win New Business A year...
Natalie Cariola
| 5 min. read
What’s next for leasing technology?
Advancements in technology are dramatically changing the apartment rental category —and for the better. Wow. Has it really been one full year? That’s how long the country—and apartment leasing—has endured the Covid-19 pandemic, forcing it to rethink how...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Is 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...
Robin Young
| 30 min. read
The Property Manager’s Guide to Attracting & Retaining Small-Portfolio Investors
The population of small-portfolio investors is the largest it’s been in at least a decade. And even though a growing market signals new opportunities, not all investors share the same goals. For example, 1 in 2 rental owners...
Robin Young
| 30 min. read
The Property Manager’s Guide to Attracting & Retaining Accidental Landlords
The Accidental Landlords who remain in the rental market in 2022 aren’t necessarily the same ones you’ve worked with in the past. While they may still have personal reasons for owning their rental property, nearly half of Accidental...
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...
James Barrett
| 6 min. read
The 7 best rental listing sites for property managers
2021 was a wild year for Internet Listing Services (ILS) companies like the Zillow Group, Zumper, and Apartments.com owner CoStar. Tenant Turner looked at inbound lead data from 2021 and found that the vast majority of leads nationwide...
Laurie Mega
| 9 min. read
Property management templates for just about anything
Get templates for just about any scenario to keep your business running like a well-oiled machine—whether you’re starting a property management business from scratch or simply looking to fill some gaps in your process.
Jake Belding
| 15 min. read
Leasing technology playbook: Digital experiences to attract your ideal residents
Learn the specific ways technology can help you create the kind of experience you want to deliver for both you and your applicants.
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Enhancing the application process: Secure and simplify applications with digital tools
How many rental applications does your team see in a week? A month? A year? And how many of those applications turn into quality residents? Solid listings placed across social and rental sites will bring in plenty of...

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