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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
| 4 min. read
Are renewal incentives worth it?
Most landlords will agree that a vacant unit ranks right up there as one of their least favorite things. The bottom line is simple: A vacant unit is money down the drain. There are, of course, times of...
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...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Accounting resources for property managers
Not all property managers are accounting experts, but accurate and organized accounting systems are nonetheless a crucial part of effective property management. Luckily for those of us that don’t have a significant background in accounting, there are many...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
To call or to email? That is the question
As each year goes by, more and more people rely on smartphones to communicate. With all of this instantaneous email access, communication skews a little more toward email all the time. Certainly, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing—but...
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....
Robin Young
| 21 min. read
The 3 most common types of renters in single-family rentals & small multifamily properties
COVID-19 has upended the rental market as we knew it. Stay-at-home orders motivated some renters to invest in homes of their own, while others were shut out of the sales market by high prices and low inventory. The...
Jillian Rodriguez
| 9 min. read
Rental property marketing ideas to thrive this leasing season
When leasing season rolls around, your to-do list is so long that tidying up your marketing strategy likely didn’t even make the top ten. When you’re busy prepping for showings and managing applicants, who has time for marketing?...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
Property management post-COVID-19: The top amenity trends for renters in 2021
It’s become a constant drum beat in the last year: The pandemic has changed everything about our lives. How we learn, work, shop, socialize, and move about our communities has all been affected by our need to keep...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
Why property managers should require renters insurance
Here’s a question: Do your residents have renters insurance? If you can’t answer that question, it’s time to do some investigating. That’s because renters insurance isn’t there just to save money for residents. It saves money and headaches...
Robin Young
| 45 min. read
The 2021 Renters’ Report
6 Profiles to Help Property Managers Attract & Retain Great Renters This leasing season, you might notice that different renters are interested in your properties than in the past, with new items on their wishlists. And your current...
Your Leasing Season Playbook
As leasing ramps back up, are you ready for it? You want to attract high-quality residents, convince them that your units are the perfect fit, and finally get a lease signed. To help you stay on top of...

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