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Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Setting property management fees
Setting your property management fees can be tricky business. Obviously, you’d like to obtain the greatest amount of money possible for your services. On the other hand, it’s important that your prices remain competitive in order to secure...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
10 signs your property management company is a success
While profitability is one great sign of success, there are also many other less tangible indicators that your property management business is doing well. Following is  a list of ten signs you’re running a good property management shop. How...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
The pros and cons of property specialization
There’s definitely much to be said for setting oneself apart from the pack in business. In fact, particularly when it comes to business, establishing a reputation that sets you apart from the pack in a certain niche or...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Property management career building
One of the most commonly touted reasons property management professionals provide for working in this industry is diversity. Not only is each and every day different from the one before but, also, property managers have the unique opportunity...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
The basics of cash vs. accrual accounting for property managers
Although not all property managers have an accounting background, it’s nonetheless important that any landlord or property manager handling the books has a firm grasp on basic accounting principles. Perhaps most importantly, it’s essential to have a working...
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...
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Jon Park
| 8 min. read
Is remote staffing right for your property management business?
Remote work is no longer reserved for digital nomads. In the Zoom-centric world of remote work, the increasing need for flexible staffing solutions has become the norm. And contrary to popular belief, hiring remote employees isn’t limited to...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
The 7 Biggest Rental Market Trends for 2023 (and How to Get Your Business Ready for Them)
In the last two years, predicting rental real estate market trends has been nearly impossible. As a result, many of property managers’ business plans were reactionary, keeping their businesses afloat amid lockdowns, record inflation, panicked residents, and a...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
10 property management bookkeeping basics
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,...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
9 ways to use property management automation
Type automation into a Google News search field and see what you get. Go on. We’ll wait. You got a lot, didn’t you? From manufacturing to finance to entertainment, everyone wants to automate the tedious and laborious parts...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
1099 forms for property management: Everything you need to know (2022 update)
Property managers are going to be busy in 2023. According to our 2023 Property Management Industry Report, 92% of property managers we surveyed plan to expand their portfolios in the next two years. Given the current economic climate,...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
How does a 1031 exchange work? What property managers should know
More and more property managers are finding their clientele shifting from accidental landlords to strategically minded rental real estate investors. And they’re relying on the property management companies they hire to help them make the most of their...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 7 min. read
Multi-family winterization checklist: 18 steps to take ASAP
For most of the country, winter is at our doorstep—and as with winters past, it could bring billions of dollars in property damage nationwide. Between 2020 and 2021, insurance losses from winter storms jumped from about $1 billion...
Robin Young
| 9 min. read
Research: Property management industry trends you should know heading into 2023
New research shows that property management companies are renewing their commitment to the long-term health of their business after making it through the chaos of the last few years. But just because they’re refocusing on expansion and efficiency...

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