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Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
The property investment checklist
When it comes to selecting an investment property, there are a few issues that every landlord must take into account. No matter how wonderful a property is or how eager you are to invest, never make a property investment...
Geoff Roberts
| 5 min. read
Active vs. passive property management
At the heart of it all, property management involves dealing with people. If you own your own property, you’re working with tenants, potential tenants, contractors, and real estate agents on a regular basis. And if you’re managing someone else’s...
Geoff Roberts
| 5 min. read
Three online rental sites you can’t afford to miss
In so many ways, property managers have it easier today than they did a few years ago. As opposed to earlier times when marketing vacancies generally consisted of taking an ad out in local newspapers and advertising on...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Making contractors work for you
Having a good stable of contractors at your disposal is one of the more underrated tools for property management success. Following are some points to consider and a few tips for finding contractors that will make you (and your...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Converting your units: why, when and how?
Although converting a unit into a larger (or different) space may be cheaper than purchasing a new property that fits your expanding investment property needs, it’s nonetheless a huge undertaking, both in terms of logistics and expense. If you’re...
Location, location, location
When it comes to locating the investment property that’s right for you, you’re shopping not only for the perfect property but also for the neighborhood that best suits your financial goals. In fact, before you even beginning to...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Dealing with problem tenants
Chances are every landlord will encounter a problem tenant at one point or another in his career. Whether issues arise based on noise levels, delinquent rent payments, illegal roommates, or any number of other violations, dealing with problem...
Geoff Roberts
| 5 min. read
The 5 keys to managing a successful condo association
Whether you’re in charge of managing a well-established condo association or a brand-new one, whether your membership is 5 or 50, the guidelines below will make the difference between a successful association and an ineffective one. #1: Build...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
How to value, buy, or sell a property management company
In 2020, a portion of the rental market moved out of big coastal cities such as San Francisco and New York, and moved to mid-size cities and suburban communities. However, rental listing company Zumper took a look at...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
10 bookkeeping basics for successful property accounting
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,...
43 min. listen
Episode 22: The newfound transparency in user-centric leasing ft. Zumper
Think about the top 10 sites you visit every week. They probably have one thing in common: accurate, authentic, quality information. Tech companies like Google and Amazon have understood the value of data and putting the needs of...
Property Accounting Under Control [Expert Session]
It’s no secret that property managers are control freaks when it comes to their property accounting—and that’s a good thing. Setting up and keeping up a strong process supported by the right technology is key. It can be...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
First 90 Days with Buildium: Suffolk Property Management
John Babiarz is the owner of Suffolk Property Management, which manages residential and commercial properties in the Greater Boston area. They started out as a small family-owned business with about 40 units. When Babiarz took over from his...
The Science of Growing Your Portfolio
How do you know when it’s time to grow your business—and how can you prepare to take on more doors sustainably? Our guide, The Science of Growing Your Portfolio, explores the key challenges and opportunities that thriving property...
Laurie Mega
| 9 min. read
6 steps to harness the power of hyperlocal social media marketing
According to Buildium’s 2021 State of the Industry Report, almost 54 percent of community managers used social media as a means to communicate and market in 2020. It’s an often overlooked tool for PMs to engage current residents...
46 min. listen
Episode 21: What’s in your marketing funnel?
Property management marketing is tough work. A lot of times for property management businesses, it can take a backseat to other pressing needs. Getting the nuance just right during trying times also isn’t easy; but, at the end...

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