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Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
The perfect property management pitch
Understanding what triggers property owners to seek out the services of a property manager can not only help you to more effectively pitch your services, but may also put you in a position to approach potential clients before...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
4 tips for taking listing images that sell
Previously, we’ve spent some time on this blog stressing the importance of writing thoughtful, effective rental listings. But no matter how much time you put into writing a great listing, if you don’t also include an image of...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Making Yelp and Angie’s List work for you
Sure, your mom always told you that it isn’t nice to judge. But the truth of the matter is that in the professional world, we’re all judged. Don’t fret, though—being judged can actually be a good thing. In...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Accounting resources for property managers
Not all property managers are accounting experts, but accurate and organized accounting systems are nonetheless a crucial part of effective property management. Luckily for those of us that don’t have a significant background in accounting, there are many...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
To call or to email? That is the question
As each year goes by, more and more people rely on smartphones to communicate. With all of this instantaneous email access, communication skews a little more toward email all the time. Certainly, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing—but...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Is YouTube for you?
Over the months, we’ve discussed the value of many different types of technology: websites, Twitter, and social networking sites like Facebook. But one thing we haven’t yet looked at is YouTube. Have you considered including YouTube videos into...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
5 time-organizing tips for property managers
One of the biggest challenges for property managers is staying on top of all the tasks they have to do in a given day. What with unit inspections, apartment showings, incoming and outgoing payments, resolving maintenance requests, signing leases,...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
The pros and cons of section 8 rentals
Embarking on renting to Section 8 tenants is one of those decisions that property managers should undertake only after thoroughly researching all the implications of renting to this very specific demographic. Following are some of the primary pros...
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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