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Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Setting your property management fees
As is the case with any employment scenario, when it comes to hiring a property manager, landlords walk a fine line between ensuring they hire the best help possible and obtaining the most competitive price. Particularly because property...
Geoff Roberts
| 5 min. read
Perfecting your pet policy
Generally speaking, property owners and managers are not required to allow tenants to have pets.* And, in fact, many properties exercise their option to decline pets on premises—for example, in San Diego, CA nearly 60 percent of all...
Renting in a recession
It’s only natural that the current state of the economy will have a trickle-down affect on vacancy levels and the going rate of rental units. At a time when everyone is tightening their purse strings, it makes sense...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Six steps to building good business relationships
Building—and even more importantly, maintaining—good client relationships is essential to the success of any business venture. But property managers must be particularly conscientious about good customer service because not only are they building relationships with the property owners...
Geoff Roberts
| 4 min. read
Winterize your property in 7 simple steps
The temperature has gone down and it’s about time for you to turn up the heat in your properties. Getting your property ready for winter involves more than just adjusting the temperature, though. Here’s a quick guide to...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Preparing a unit for turnover: 5 steps for property managers to take
For better or worse, preparing units for tenant turnover is part of every property manager’s job. There’s good news, though. Just a few simple strategies can go a long way toward making the turnover process more efficient and cost-effective....
How to raise the rent without losing tenants
Your vacancy rate is low and you have great long-time tenants. Sure, comparable units are renting for more, but why raise rents when things are going so well? Because, just like any other market, the rental market is cyclical. As...
Geoff Roberts
| 3 min. read
Renting to students: good or bad idea?
A line from John Belushi’s character in the 1978 movie Animal House sums up the concerns many landlords have when it comes to renting to college students: “Food fight!” While it’s true students can be hard on rental...
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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