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Keys To A Successful Website: A Checklist For Property Managers (eBook)

Keys To A Successful Website: A Checklist For Property Managers (eBook)

Posted on 13. May, 2013 by .

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One of the primary tools many property managers use to deliver information to current and future residents is their website. In this complimentary eBook, we share over 30 important criteria for your website that will help you create a professional, efficient and profitable marketing tool for your business.

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Five Steps To A Successful Property Management Blog (eBook)

Five Steps To A Successful Property Management Blog (eBook)

Posted on 08. May, 2013 by .

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A recent study revealed that business blogging leads to 55% more visitors to your website. In this complimentary eBook, we worked with a blogging expert to provide you with five easy steps that lead to an effective blogging strategy for your property management business.

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U.S. Homeownership Hits 17-Year Low

U.S. Homeownership Hits 17-Year Low

Posted on 08. May, 2013 by .

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Homeownership in the U.S. fell to a 17-year low in the first quarter while an increase of Americans opted to rent following the housing collapse. According to the Commerce Department, the seasonally adjusted homeownership rate fell to 65.2 percent, the lowest since the fourth quarter of 1995.

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Property Management Benchmark Survey Partnership With Software Advice

Property Management Benchmark Survey Partnership With Software Advice

Posted on 30. Apr, 2013 by .

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AppFolio has partnered with Austin-based Software Advice to sponsor a property management benchmark survey. The purpose of the survey is to identify common property management challenges and find out what additional things property management professionals are seeking in products.

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California Bill to Ban Smoking in Condos and Apartments Statewide Defeated

California Bill to Ban Smoking in Condos and Apartments Statewide Defeated

Posted on 29. Apr, 2013 by .

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A California bill seeking to ban smoking in condominiums and apartments statewide failed in an Assembly committee. Democratic Assemblyman Marc Levine of San Rafael proposed the bill.

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U.S. Housing Starts Rise

U.S. Housing Starts Rise

Posted on 16. Apr, 2013 by .

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Housing starts in the U.S. jumped in March while multifamily projects reached a seven-year high. According to the Commerce Department, housing starts rose 7 percent to a 1.04 million annual rate, the most since June 2008.

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Broker/Owner Retreat Presentation: Top 5 Property Management Software Features

Broker/Owner Retreat Presentation: Top 5 Property Management Software Features

Posted on 08. Apr, 2013 by .

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Recently at the NARPM Broker/Owner retreat Brian Deignan, Regional Sales Director for AppFolio, was asked along with other software vendors to present the “Top 5 Features” of their respective software solution.

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Visual Note Taking At The 2013 NARPM Broker / Owner Retreat

Visual Note Taking At The 2013 NARPM Broker / Owner Retreat

Posted on 29. Mar, 2013 by .

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At the 2013 NARPM Broker/ Owner Retreat in Las Vegas, we sponsored visual note taking.

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Love Thy Neighbor (Infographic)

Love Thy Neighbor (Infographic)

Posted on 28. Mar, 2013 by .

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According to the State of the American Neighborhood survey by Nextdoor, a third of Americans don’t know their neighbors by name. Does knowing your neighbors create a safer home environment?

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Investors Buying Up Homes, Becoming Landlords

Investors Buying Up Homes, Becoming Landlords

Posted on 26. Mar, 2013 by .

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The housing market is slowly improving with investors fueling the recovery. Investors currently make up about 32% of the home sales nationally, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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Homebuilder Confidence Drops in March

Homebuilder Confidence Drops in March

Posted on 18. Mar, 2013 by .

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Homebuilder confidence unexpectedly fell for a second month in March. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo index of builder confidence dropped 2 points to 44 this month.

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Historic Mall Converted into Micro-Apartments

Historic Mall Converted into Micro-Apartments

Posted on 04. Mar, 2013 by .

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One of America’s oldest shopping malls in downtown Providence, RI shut down by the recession will now be converted into micro-apartments and micro-retail.

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Pinterest For Property Managers (Webinar Recap)

Pinterest For Property Managers (Webinar Recap)

Posted on 25. Feb, 2013 by .

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On February 14th we co-hosted a webinar with Grace Hill, featuring Charity Zierten (Socially Engaged Marketing), a leading expert on social media for property management. In this webinar video recording, Charity shares her perspective on how to successfully use Pinterest for your property management business.

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Annual Home Values in January Rise 6.2% Nationwide

Annual Home Values in January Rise 6.2% Nationwide

Posted on 22. Feb, 2013 by .

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Annual home values rose 6.2% nationwide in January, according to the Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. The reports show that January marked the 15th consecutive month of home value gains and the 6.2 percent annual gain is the largest since July 2006.

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America’s Most Expensive Rental Properties 2013

America’s Most Expensive Rental Properties 2013

Posted on 11. Feb, 2013 by .

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The real estate website Trulia recently compiled a list of the most expensive rental properties currently available on the market. Surprisingly, only one property has enough square footage to qualify as a mansion.

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America On The Move (Infographic)

America On The Move (Infographic)

Posted on 07. Feb, 2013 by .

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According to the Geographical Mobility 2012 report by the United States Census Bureau, Americans are finally relocating after record low numbers in 2011. So what finally got them to pack up and move out?

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Home Builders Turning to Multi-family as Rental Market Heats Up

Home Builders Turning to Multi-family as Rental Market Heats Up

Posted on 01. Feb, 2013 by .

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The rise in demand for apartments has made some of the nation’s largest public home builders allocate resources to building multi-family housing.

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Raising Rents Without Raising Turnover (Webinar Recap)

Raising Rents Without Raising Turnover (Webinar Recap)

Posted on 25. Jan, 2013 by .

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We co-hosted a fantastic webinar with Grace Hill titled “Raising Rents Without Raising Turnover” featuring Doug Chasick, the Apartment Doctor. Along with being a great educator, Doug has years of property management experience in the multifamily industry and we were fortunate to have him as our featured presenter.

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Facebook Strategies For Property Managers: Interview with Social Media Expert Charity Zierten

Facebook Strategies For Property Managers: Interview with Social Media Expert Charity Zierten

Posted on 24. Jan, 2013 by .

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Facebook provides a great platform for your marketing initiatives as a property manager. Figuring out ways to best implement your social media strategy for your property management business can be challenging.

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Demand for Bike-Friendly Housing on the Rise

Demand for Bike-Friendly Housing on the Rise

Posted on 18. Jan, 2013 by .

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Studies show that in many cities the need for bike-friendly housing is on the rise due to the increasing popularity of bike commuting.

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Apartment Living In The Future (Infographic)

Apartment Living In The Future (Infographic)

Posted on 17. Jan, 2013 by .

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Renting has become an economic and lifestyle choice for more than half (57%) of those under the age of 34 and 46% of those under the age of 45. The United States population seems to favor apartment living, and according to the National Apartment Association (NAA), this trend will continue for many years to come.

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New Software Turns Smartphones into High-Tech Keys

New Software Turns Smartphones into High-Tech Keys

Posted on 09. Jan, 2013 by .

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Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT in Darmstadt, Germany, have developed a new software called ShareKey that makes opening car and home doors using smartphone apps more versatile and secure.

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Top 10 Turnaround Housing Markets In 2012

Top 10 Turnaround Housing Markets In 2012

Posted on 04. Jan, 2013 by .

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The U.S. housing market is beginning to show signs that it has turned a corner. According to the latest home price report from Trulia, asking home prices were up 5.1% in 2012.

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How Property Managers Can Use Yelp.com To Their Advantage (Webinar Recap)

How Property Managers Can Use Yelp.com To Their Advantage (Webinar Recap)

Posted on 28. Dec, 2012 by .

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We co-hosted a great webinar with Grace Hill, featuring Darnell Holloway, Manager of Local Business Outreach at Yelp.com. Darnell covered a lot of material in this webinar from outlining the Yelp basics to unlocking your free online business tools.

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