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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...
What’s in your proptech stack? Westward360
Property management is an industry that thrives on word of mouth. So shouldn’t property managers be able to reap the same rewards? Our new Tech Stack Guide Series features property managers from across the nation, business leaders that...
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...
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...
What’s in Your Proptech Stack? 1836 Property Management
Technology has opened the door to endless possibilities—and new ways to operate your property management business. But what options are necessary for your tech stack and what are just nice-to-haves? To help you find the right technology ecosystem,...
Tony Maiella
| 7 min. read
5 elements to build into your proptech stack
Your technology and your property management business are inseparable. And the sum total of the software you use forms an ecosystem (or tech stack) that needs to be tweaked and nurtured regularly. You know that the experience that...
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...
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...
32 min. listen
Episode 20: The unexplored side of virtual ft. Amir Frank
Whether we like it or not, the pandemic created the necessity to do business in new ways—and further jolted the adoption of virtual technology. While virtual tours of rentals are nothing new, there’s a whole world of possibilities...
Laurie Mega
| 13 min. read
All the elements of a healthy property management website
You need a property management website. It’s as simple as that. A property management website no longer a simple page that advertises your services. It’s a way to manage your business through owner and resident portals. It’s a...
Tony Maiella
| 6 min. read
These 10 property management blog posts capture the story of 2020
The desire to stop talking about 2020 (even on a property management blog) is a sentiment that I think we all share as we inch towards the start of the new year. With a vaccine rollout around the...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
Association management trends: COVID-19 and beyond
The pandemic and its domino effect on the economy, government regulations, and our relationship with technology have created big changes in the way property managers do business. From contactless everything to sanitizing protocols to support for struggling residents,...
34 min. listen
Episode 19: What investors want ft. Jesse Fragale
We think of The Property Manager Podcast as a lively conversation about our industry. And conversations are more interesting when they bring together different perspectives. For Episode 19, we added a fresh perspective—that of the real estate investor,...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
4 steps for setting your property management marketing budget
The end of the year is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start putting together your budget for 2021. Allocating money for fixed costs like payroll and software is pretty straightforward. But it can be a bit...

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