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Geoff Roberts
| 5 min. read
Web 101: Building your website
Company websites have quickly become less of an option and more of a necessity. While advertising available units on highly-trafficked websites like Craigslist and Yahoo is a good step in the right direction—and certainly something you should continue...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Setting your property management fees
As is the case with any employment scenario, when it comes to hiring a property manager, landlords walk a fine line between ensuring they hire the best help possible and obtaining the most competitive price. Particularly because property...
Renting in a recession
It’s only natural that the current state of the economy will have a trickle-down affect on vacancy levels and the going rate of rental units. At a time when everyone is tightening their purse strings, it makes sense...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Six steps to building good business relationships
Building—and even more importantly, maintaining—good client relationships is essential to the success of any business venture. But property managers must be particularly conscientious about good customer service because not only are they building relationships with the property owners...
Handling security deposits
Security deposits—and how they’re handled—may be one of the most misunderstood topics for landlords and property managers alike. Part of this confusion stems from the fact that security deposit laws vary from state-to-state. For example, many states have...
Geoff Roberts
| 6 min. read
Proper trust accounting makes trust unnecessary
As a property manager, you handle other people’s money on a regular basis. For example, when you collect a security deposit, you’re handling your tenant’s money; when you collect rent or pay a bill on behalf of a...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Save time by collecting rent electronically
If you’re like most property managers, you have lots to do but precious little time to do it. Whether you’re a landlord with just a few rental properties or a professional property manager managing hundreds of units, this...
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Laurie Mega
| 21 min. read
How to start a property management company the right way
Read through this guide of what you’ll need to do before you open your business’s doors to owners and residents. The guide provides a comprehensive list of what you’ll need to get started.
Robin Young
| 2 min. read
What makes a property management company a small business? [The Lookout]
The Lookout is a content series focused on getting the word out about the importance of small and mid-sized property management companies in the rental market. But what makes a company a small business in the first place?...
Robin Young
| 2 min. read
What do small-business property management companies look like? [The Lookout]
In the previous post from our new content series, The Lookout, we shared 4 of the attributes that define a property management company as a small business. Today, we’re going to cover what a small-business property management company...
Jon Park
| 7 min. read
How to choose the best multifamily property management software in 2023
Building a multifamily rental property business is no easy feat. Dealing with an endless stream of tenant requests while minimizing vacancies are just a couple of the hundreds of challenges you’ll face. In this guide, we’re going to...
Jake Belding
| 15 min. read
Lease technology playbook: Digital experiences to attract and retain your ideal residents
Read on to learn the specific ways rental property leasing technology and resident retention software can help you create the kind of experience you want for your applicants.
Jon Park
| 9 min. read
How to choose the best single family property management software
Single-family property management comes with its own challenges. With responsibilities spread across properties, instead of under one roof, you aren’t able to consolidate your work or benefit from economies of scale. However, the right technology can keep you...
Robin Young
| 7 min. read
10 actionable recommendations renters have for their property manager in 2023
Seasoned property managers know that the resident experience doesn’t begin at move-in—it starts with your company’s initial communications with a prospective renter, or even before that, with your rental listings. As of mid-2022, more renters were thinking of...
Jake Belding
| 5 min. read
Join the property management community at PM Nation this March
The best events aren’t just a chance to network and learn new skills. They’re a launchpad for change—for your business and the entire industry. That’s what PM Nation is all about. On March 19–22, in San Diego, we’re...

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