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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...
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
| 8 min. read
The art of give and take: Negotiation in property management
Good negotiation skills matter in every discussion with every party you deal with in your business. But being a good negotiator doesn’t mean you’re skilled in the art of deception or adept at squeezing the best possible deal...
Tony Maiella
| 17 min. read
COVID-19 rental market trends update: Restarting your success story
In light of all the changes that property managers have put into action over the past 6 months, we wanted to get a sense of how it all added up so far. That’s why we sat down with...
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...
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Laurie Mega
| 4 min. read
Powered by Buildium completes its 10th Bike MS and raises over $32,000
For the 10th straight year, the Powered by Buildium team has completed the Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway, and raised money to fight multiple sclerosis. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a 2019 study found that nearly...
Laurie Mega
| 12 min. read
Learning from green buildings: 10 pathways to eco-friendly property management
There are so many reasons to focus on limiting the environmental impact of the properties you manage, and counseling your owners on energy- and profit-conscious upgrades. And there’s a lot out there to learn from (like green buildings)...
Laurie Mega
| 10 min. read
How to create a data-driven culture: 7 steps for your property management business
You may have heard the buzzword data-driven culture bounced around for decades. But implementing a company culture based on data is more than just a passing thought. It’s a proven and measurable way to create success and accountability...
Live Session: Grow Your Business with Buildium and All Property Management
Did you know the number of rental owners who hired a property manager because they didn’t have the desire or expertise to manage residents climbed from 11% to 42% in the past year? At a time when everything...
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 ways 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...
FL Local Markets Snapshot – hosted by Buildium & Propertyware
Join us on Tuesday, Jun 22 at 2:00 pm EDT Description: A small-group, two-part workshop geared towards property managers in the state of Florida. Part 1: Focuses on Florida rental market data and insights to help property managers...
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....

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