Posted on 07. Oct, 2010 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
Just a few short months ago, you were enjoying the hot summer sun. Suddenly it’s September, which means only one thing; the end of the year is rapidly approaching.
Posted on 05. Oct, 2010 by Aimee Miller.
We were fortunate to have Mindy Williams (President of RentandRetain.com and Apartment All Stars co-creator) as a featured presenter on our Webinar titled “How to Increase Your Occupancy in a Down Market”.
Using Social Media in the Property Management Business: Interview with Kayla Morris Roeder, Cambridge Management Group
Posted on 30. Sep, 2010 by Aimee Miller.
Kayla is one of the Owners of Cambridge Management Group and is also on the Board of Directors at the San Diego Apartment Association. Recently I was able to interview her and ask her about how she uses social media in her business.
Posted on 27. Sep, 2010 by Aimee Miller.
If you’re in the multifamily industry you have probably heard of Lisa Trosien. Lisa will be contributing articles to Property Manager.com and we started with a few questions to learn more about her perspective on important trends, marketing activities property managers should prioritize and the one thing she hates about her job!
Posted on 21. Sep, 2010 by Marc Courtenay.
Let’s face it, there would be no market for housing today without the federal government. Over the past 24 months, Washington has taken extraordinary steps to keep home loans available and affordable. That caused a tentative housing recovery last year. Home sales perked up after their four-year decline.
Posted on 15. Sep, 2010 by Jennifer Newton.
Turnover in any industry is costly. That’s why it’s in the best interests of your bottom line to seek out residents who might stick around longer than just a year (and certainly longer than a month if you use a month-to-month lease).
Posted on 10. Sep, 2010 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
Property managers ask a lot from their software products. We expect those products to do everything from posting accounting entries for us, to crediting our bank account when we write a check. But what happens when a software product stops doing the things we ask it to do? Just how do you determine when it’s time to upgrade your software?
Posted on 30. Aug, 2010 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
It’s no secret that there are a lot of Excel users in the property management community. An outstanding spreadsheet program, Excel frequently plugs in the gaps commonly found in accounting programs. But there’s a group of property managers that may find themselves relying on Excel a little too much.
Posted on 27. Aug, 2010 by Marc Courtenay.
On top of recent news that housing activity is at it’s lowest since WWII comes the latest news about foreclosures all around the USA. This is what those of us watching the mortgage reset schedule have been anticipating, and it could spell unequaled opportunity for the property management business. The number of U.S. homes lost […]
Posted on 19. Aug, 2010 by Heather Blume.
I tell people repeatedly that I’d rather that they had no Facebook page than seeing a poorly thought out and executed one. Yet, I keep logging on, “liking” pages, and seeing sales pitches. If you go for the direct sale, you’re going to lose. Consider these stats from the video “Socialnomics”.
Posted on 17. Aug, 2010 by Marc Courtenay.
We all want to attract good residents to the properties we manage. We can begin attracting quality residents by thinking like a resident thinks. A quality resident wants to live in a property that makes a positive, first impression.
Posted on 16. Aug, 2010 by Charity Hisle.
Can apartment communities increase their fan base AND acquire leads? Absolutely! We can take a page from a few top brands using Facebook today and apply similar techniques to our own marketing strategies. Here are 4 tips for getting leads on Facebook.
Posted on 10. Aug, 2010 by Lynn Dover.
Resident hoarding can cause significant health and safety problems, both in the hoarder’s unit and in neighboring units. Hoarding can create pest infestations, mold problems, increased fire risk, interfere with entrance or exit of the unit, or exceed maximum load bearing floor capacity.
Posted on 05. Aug, 2010 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
In the last article, I talked about the importance of properly maintaining a trust account for security deposits and rent payments. The following post contains procedures you may want to implement along with things to avoid at all costs.
Posted on 29. Jul, 2010 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
Misuse of trust accounts is the number one reason why property management companies are audited. That’s why it’s vital that the proper trust fund accounts are established as needed, and used properly. d
Posted on 26. Jul, 2010 by Aimee Miller.
Daniel Bornstein, experienced real estate attorney, shares the top 10 property management pitfalls that cost business money and can potentially get them into legal trouble. Complete video after the break.
Posted on 22. Jul, 2010 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
Here are four important things every property manager should know about security deposits, rental/lease agreements, lead-based paint and notice requirements for your state.
Posted on 20. Jul, 2010 by Marc Courtenay.
If there is one thing that all property managers want it’s an over abundance of qualified potential residents. Many property managers are trying to make it easier for prospective residents to sign that rental agreement. That can be one of those trade-offs that sometimes disappoint your owner-clients and existing residents.
Posted on 15. Jul, 2010 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
The typical multi-unit property manager usually has a solid system in place for managing their rentals. But what about the management companies who specialize in single family home rentals? How do their needs vary from the multi-unit property manager?
Posted on 07. Jul, 2010 by Heather Blume.
New Orleans is a fun city. New Orleans with over 4,000 of your closest multifamily friends – it’s a wonder there wasn’t some sort of ecstatic implosion! This year’s National Apartment Association conference was all around an excellent experience.
Posted on 29. Jun, 2010 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
In my last article, Resident Application Approval Process: Key Indicators, I discussed areas to look at when reviewing an applicant’s credit history. What follows is a list of potential red flags.
Posted on 25. Jun, 2010 by Aimee Miller.
Live coverage from the 2010 National Apartment Association Convention in New Orleans!
Posted on 24. Jun, 2010 by Aimee Miller.
We recently held a contest and asked property managers to guess the true cost of processing a monthly rent check. Property managers from all over the U.S. submitted their best guess and were automatically entered into a drawing to win a super cool Flip Video Camera.
Posted on 22. Jun, 2010 by KTS-Law.
Unless your unlawful detainer case went to trial, you have the option of obtaining a monetary judgment after your tenant vacated the property. There are several compelling reasons to continue the action to obtain a money judgment.