Month: November 2016

Water Damage Restoration and Prevention Tips for Property Managers

Nobody likes water damage. But the fact of the matter is, sometimes water damage just happens.   In the past five years, all 50 states have experienced flash flooding. Maybe an old pipe bursts, or a system of ... Read more

How the Internet of Things Will Improve Property Management

You’ve probably been hearing about how the Internet of Things (IoT), an ‘ecosystem’ that is constantly monitoring the environment and communicating data across networks, is going to transform the average person’s... Read more

Quick Tips to Start Using Big Data at Your Properties

In our last post we wrote about the expectations surrounding the potential impact the Internet of Things (IoT) on the property management industry. The most anticipated benefit of an IoT ecosystem is the massive amount o... Read more

Are You Keeping Up With Communal Amenity Trends?

If that new multifamily property being built isn't keeping up with communal amenity trends, chances are that building will have a harder time finding residents than an existing building that does. In fact, 82 percent ... Read more

7 Tips for an Easier Property Management Transition

  Like collecting rent payments from tenants, it’s common for property management to change from one company to another. Well, maybe not that common. But property management transitions do happen in this indust... Read more

Survey: More Baby Boomers Looking to Rent

A survey conducted by Freddie Mac predicts Baby Boomers could set off a renting boom by the end of the decade. According to the Freddie Mac survey of housing plans and perceptions of people born before 1961, million... Read more

5 Tips to Improve Customer Service at Your Properties

Great customer service is essential to a well-run business, especially for property management companies in the of online open-source review websites such as ApartmentRatings and Yelp. Without great customer service, yo... Read more

ValencePics: A Mobile App for Busy Property Managers

Last year, Pew Research Center found that 64 percent of American adults own a smartphone of some kind, which was a significant jump up from 35 percent in the spring of 2011. In keeping with the trends, property manage... Read more

9 Theft Prevention Tips for Property Managers

Summertime is the peak season for home burglaries, according to the Department of Justice. What’s more, the Insurance Information Institute found that the average homeowner's losses for theft from 2010-2014 was $3... Read more

Great Customer Support Built Right Into the Platform

Learning a new property management software platform takes time. And if you’re managing one or many multi-family properties, time is a limited resource. Getting up to speed on the new PM platform needs to happen on you... Read more

5 Tech Trends to Attract New Leases

It can be hard to stand out in the multifamily property management industry, especially if the competition’s building down the street has similar amenities. Luckily, new and emerging technologies are providing new ways... Read more

5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Property Management Software

Property management software plays a vital role in your business operations. The important question is whether it's actually doing enough. Of course, few would deny that their workflows and oversight activities benefi... Read more

6 Steps to Prepare Your Residents for Move Out

When managing a large number of properties, streamlining the move out process for tenants is helpful for everyone involved. When tenants aren’t clear on what is expected of them before moving out, you can run into is... Read more

5 Property Management Marketing Hacks to Maximize Renters

If you are managing a property, whether it's residential or commercial, you need to keep every unit filled as much as possible. Maximizing the number of renters requires proper marketing as well as keeping your existing ... Read more

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