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Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Making contractors work for you
Having a good stable of contractors at your disposal is one of the more underrated tools for property management success. Following are some points to consider and a few tips for finding contractors that will make you (and your...
Location, location, location
When it comes to locating the investment property that’s right for you, you’re shopping not only for the perfect property but also for the neighborhood that best suits your financial goals. In fact, before you even beginning to...
Geoff Roberts
| 5 min. read
The 5 keys to managing a successful condo association
Whether you’re in charge of managing a well-established condo association or a brand-new one, whether your membership is 5 or 50, the guidelines below will make the difference between a successful association and an ineffective one. #1: Build...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Starting a property management group: Part II
In part I of this two part post, we presented ideas for assembling your property management group. Part II focuses on organizing, communicating with, and running your group. Organize your group … virtually Speaking of utilizing online sources,...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Starting a property management group: Part I
Property management can be a lonely job at times. And although flying solo may well be your style, there’s still something to be said for the power of collective thought. This is particularly true in a field where...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Writing rental listings that sell
In many areas—especially right now when many tenants are staying put—rental listing sites are overflowing with available units. Making yours stand out from the rest takes a little bit of effort, particularly when there are a dozen other...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Marketing made easy
Since we’ve spent the past few weeks discussing web technologies, it seems like a good time to switch gears and take a look at some grassroots marketing techniques. The whole concept of marketing can be intimidating. The word...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Web 101: Making the most of site statistics
The great advantage of websites over any other advertising or marketing medium is that you can instantly see if you’re reaching your target audience. Think of your site statistics as a virtual and immediate performance review. This information...
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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