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Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Starting a property management group: Part II
In part I of this two part post, we presented ideas for assembling your property management group. Part II focuses on organizing, communicating with, and running your group. Organize your group … virtually Speaking of utilizing online sources,...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Starting a property management group: Part I
Property management can be a lonely job at times. And although flying solo may well be your style, there’s still something to be said for the power of collective thought. This is particularly true in a field where...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Writing rental listings that sell
In many areas—especially right now when many tenants are staying put—rental listing sites are overflowing with available units. Making yours stand out from the rest takes a little bit of effort, particularly when there are a dozen other...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
It’s April 15 … Do you know what your deductions are?
Once again, it’s that time of year. While filing taxes may never be your favorite task, chances are tax season will be incrementally better the more deductions you make. The good news is that there are a lot...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Marketing made easy
Since we’ve spent the past few weeks discussing web technologies, it seems like a good time to switch gears and take a look at some grassroots marketing techniques. The whole concept of marketing can be intimidating. The word...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Web 101: Making the most of site statistics
The great advantage of websites over any other advertising or marketing medium is that you can instantly see if you’re reaching your target audience. Think of your site statistics as a virtual and immediate performance review. This information...
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...
Normal wear and tear vs. damages
We all know that security deposits are funds reserved for repairs beyond “normal wear and tear.” What’s sometimes not so clear, though, is what exactly constitutes normal wear and tear. This is one of those questions you should...
Robin Young
| 60 min. read
Property Managers’ Plans for Growth in 2022 & 2023
2022 is shaping up to be a year defined by opportunity, with more property managers planning to expand their portfolios and grow their revenue than we’ve seen since well before the pandemic. Understanding exactly how your peers plan...
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
| 30 min. read
60 up-and-coming real estate markets where rental investors & property managers can grow in 2022
When we released our last up-and-coming markets list in January 2020, the first COVID-19 case had just been identified in the United States. We had an idea that we were due for a downturn in the economy, but...
Jake Belding
| 8 min. read
Highlights from PM Nation, our first-ever property management conference
On November 15 and 16, the property management community came together to share their expertise and explore how technology can solve some of the most pressing challenges facing individual businesses and the entire industry in Buildium’s first-ever PM...
Shaun Jayachandran
| 6 min. read
6 steps to quick wins with Buildium onboarding
Whether you’re on the fence about choosing Buildium or have already signed up and are ready to get up and running as soon as possible, chances are you want to know what the onboarding process looks like and...
Robin Young
| 25 min. read
8 trends that property managers believe will shape the industry in 2022 [Research]
In 2021, waves of transformation swept across the property management industry, seemingly coming from every direction. Property management companies have been challenged to absorb the impact of labor and material shortages, increasing regulations, industry consolidation, and the housing...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
The 3 best places to grow your portfolio in 2022 (and 3 areas to avoid)
According to Buildium’s 2022 State of the Property Management Industry Report, the number of property managers who plan to grow their businesses in the next two years is at its highest level since 2016. In fact, 86% of...
Stephen Fishman
| 47 min. read
2021 Tax Guide for Property Managers
Even though you only file once, understanding how taxes affect your property management business’ income is a full-year endeavor. To help you understand how the latest tweaks to the tax code affect your business, we created the 2021...

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