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Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
Want a highly-qualified property manager? Hire a veteran
Many landlords go to great lengths to screen tenants, but are incredibly quick to decide upon a property manager. In reality, a landlord’s relationship with their property manager is just as important (if not more so!) than their...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 5 min. read
Protect yourself against employee lawsuits
Welcome to Part 1 in our series about Insurance information for property management businesses. Check back next week to learn more about Cyber insurance. Got employees? You’ve got potential liability. Yes, nearly all businesses need employees, once they...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 6 min. read
7 steps to creating an ethical property management climate
Many a business has failed because of ethical lapses and moral failings. In some cases, the collapses have been spectacular: WorldCom, Enron, Arthur Andersen, and Adelphia Communications are all excellent case studies in ethics collapses that destroyed the entire...
Jim Gallant
| 9 min. read
How to avoid “bad” clients by screening property owners
Marketing via listings, renovating units, adding curb appeal, and interviewing and screening applicants. Property managers spend a lot of energy on these tasks and more to fill vacancies and find “dream” tenants. And this is critical because, as...
Your Guide to a Career in Property Management
  Property Management Career Facts Median pay: $55,380 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014) Number of jobs: 313,800 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014) Job outlook: 25,300 new jobs to be added over the next 10 years (Bureau of...
Lindsey Feitelberg
| 4 min. read
5 tips for running a successful family property management business
A long time ago, in a land not so far away, I decided to work for a property management company. It wasn’t just any property management business, though, but the family business that my mother had run for...
Jim Gallant
| 6 min. read
Expert advice: How to hire a property manager
Five property management experts reveal what a candidate applying for a property manager job at their businesses must have to make the cut. Are property management skills, education, and experience most important to general managers of companies hiring...
Linda Day Harrison
| 6 min. read
5 ways to jumpstart your professional development as a property manager
Do you feel that you’re overlooked for promotions or other opportunities, or that you could be making more money as a property manager? A sure-fire way to reinvigorate your property management career in 2015 is to vow to...
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Laurie Mega
| 12 min. read
The 7 Best Property Management Software Solutions for 2023
We’ve studied review sites and assessed features across platforms to find the seven best property management software solutions out there in 2023.
Opportunities for Property Managers in Renters’ Evolving Preferences
The past few years have been anything but smooth sailing. Property management companies responded by putting resident and owner-related concerns above their own—but that’s about to change. Our research shows…
Natalie Cariola
| 5 min. read
The Top 6 Leasing Trends for 2023
In our 2023 Industry Report, half of our respondents told us that technology is going to play a big role in their revenue-generation strategy for the next two years. Listed in their top 10 technology must-haves was leasing...
2023 Community Association Trends in 7 Key Areas
The past few years have been anything but smooth sailing. Property management companies responded by putting resident and owner-related concerns above their own—but that’s about to change. Our research shows…
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 6 min. read
Preventative HVAC maintenance checklist: 16 things you should do now
Major winter storms are still months away, but as the weather changes, it’s important to pay attention to your property’s HVAC units, furnaces, and related systems. Starting preventative HVAC maintenance now will help you avoid costly repairs and...
Jon Park
| 10 min. read
Spring maintenance checklist for property managers: 10+ ways to make your business blossom
Frozen pipes, roof damage, and ice dams are all unpleasant side effects of winter. As the weather gets warmer, property managers need to spring into action to ensure that their properties are in the best shape possible. Even...
Jake Belding
| 19 min. read
Property maintenance services: The complete checklist and guide
Use this comprehensive property management maintenance checklist to get through repairs faster and more efficiently than previously possible.
Opportunities for Property Managers in Rental Owners’ Shifting Needs
The past few years have been anything but smooth sailing. Property management companies responded by putting resident and owner-related concerns above their own—but that’s about to change. Our research shows…

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