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Geoff Roberts
| 5 min. read
S.M.A.R.T. goal setting for property managers
Although it may seem as though we’re already several months into winter for those of us in frigid climates, believe it or not, 2010 has really only just begun. With that in mind, we’d like to expand a...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Tough economy makes tenant debt tough, but not impossible, to collect
We’re still recovering from a great New Year and to help us stay up-to-date with the Buildium Blog we enlisted Bill Gray,  Tenant Debt Collection Specialist, to tell us what to expect when it comes to tenant debt...
Geoff Roberts
| 5 min. read
Survey results: How are property managers using technology?
Some of you may recognize this article from a few weeks ago when it made the rounds on many Property Management Blogs.  Chris Throman from Software Advice was kind enough to allow us to re-post the article to...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Tenant screenings: Who should pay and what to do with the information
As we’ve stressed several times throughout the course of this blog, here at Buildium we’re huge proponents of tenant screening. While some situations can’t be avoided and there’s always an exception to every rule, tenant screening is certainly...
Property repair forecasting
No matter how meticulously you look after your property, there are certain long-term maintenance items and repairs that are inevitable. Sure, by staying on top of things you may be able to stave some of them off for a...
Geoff Roberts
| 5 min. read
Is specialized housing for you?
Particularly if you own a property in an urban area or near a university or center of business, many specialized tenant markets are just waiting to be captured. Specialized property management may be just the solution you’ve been looking...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Make the most of parking
Depending upon where your property is located, parking may be a major consideration or something that you rarely think twice about. For example, if your property is situated in a rural area or a quieter neighborhood, chances are...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
The importance of being diligent
As a property investor, property purchases are likely less emotional and more logical than they are for the average real estate buyer. Even if you’re looking at property investment from a business-minded point of view, though, it’s still possible...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Is time for you to offer a resident benefits package? Here’s why you should
There was a time when resident benefits packages existed only in the world of luxury apartments and rental homes. Now, however, rental properties of all types offer benefits packages to their residents. Google resident benefits packages and you’ll...
Robin Young
| 30 min. read
The Property Manager’s Guide to Attracting & Retaining Small-Portfolio Investors
The population of small-portfolio investors is the largest it’s been in at least a decade. And even though a growing market signals new opportunities, not all investors share the same goals. For example, 1 in 2 rental owners...
Robin Young
| 30 min. read
The Property Manager’s Guide to Attracting & Retaining Accidental Landlords
The Accidental Landlords who remain in the rental market in 2022 aren’t necessarily the same ones you’ve worked with in the past. While they may still have personal reasons for owning their rental property, nearly half of Accidental...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
Striking the balance: Fielding communications without inundating your staff
Ask property managers what they spend most of their time doing each day, and they’ll probably say talking on the phone (or answering emails, or texting).  Connecting with residents and owners is always important, sometimes stressful, and, when...
James Barrett
| 6 min. read
The 7 best rental listing sites for property managers
2021 was a wild year for Internet Listing Services (ILS) companies like the Zillow Group, Zumper, and Apartments.com owner CoStar. Tenant Turner looked at inbound lead data from 2021 and found that the vast majority of leads nationwide...
Laurie Mega
| 9 min. read
Property management templates for just about anything
Get templates for just about any scenario to keep your business running like a well-oiled machine—whether you’re starting a property management business from scratch or simply looking to fill some gaps in your process.
Jake Belding
| 15 min. read
Leasing technology playbook: Digital experiences to attract your ideal residents
Learn the specific ways technology can help you create the kind of experience you want to deliver for both you and your applicants.
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Enhancing the application process: Secure and simplify applications with digital tools
How many rental applications does your team see in a week? A month? A year? And how many of those applications turn into quality residents? Solid listings placed across social and rental sites will bring in plenty of...

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