Posted on 17. Dec, 2012 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
The end of the year is always a time of reflection; what we’ve accomplished, what we would like to change, what we need to improve.
Posted on 12. Dec, 2012 by Marc Courtenay.
Hope this article reaches you on time, because this is the #1 time of the year to let your owner-clients and your staff know how much you appreciate them. Don’t be alarmed if you’ve put this off or forgot, because here’s two easy ways to keep from being The Grinch.
Posted on 10. Dec, 2012 by Marc Courtenay.
On almost a daily basis I hear anecdotal reports of syndicated investors as well as rogue opportunists seeking to find bargain houses that they can buy, fix up and rent out. At the same time the number of Americans who can’t qualify for a mortgage or don’t have enough money for a down payment is on the rise.
Posted on 07. Dec, 2012 by Nora Betz.
We hosted a fantastic webinar this year featuring Robert Locke on the topic of increasing your revenue in order to run a more successful and profitable property management business. In the webinar we learned that the single most important event that starts your revenue stream pumping out money is the “move-in.”
Posted on 05. Dec, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
Choosing the right property management software can be a challenging process for many property managers. This eBook (originally published in ’50 Interviews with Successful Property Managers’) breaks down each factor you should consider when selecting the best software solution for your business.
Posted on 03. Dec, 2012 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
While all properties are not well-suited to offering month to month leases, there are a variety of reasons why it would prove profitable for property managers to investigate the possibility of doing so.
Posted on 29. Nov, 2012 by Leonard Baron.
If you are thinking about buying some rental properties as investments, you should probably understand how to project cash flows and evaluate the investment returns you hope to achieve on your hard earned invested cash equity.
Posted on 27. Nov, 2012 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
Twenty years ago it was difficult to find apartment communities that would rent to pet owners. For years, dogs and cats were not welcome at the majority of apartment communities, with managers citing a variety of reasons, some valid, others merely an excuse in disguise.
Posted on 21. Nov, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
It is estimated that about 80 million Gen Y Renters will hit the rental market in the near future. While developers adapt to meet the needs of this informed and tech savvy group, property managers should also address the changes that need to be made in order to attract these renters.
Posted on 20. Nov, 2012 by Marc Courtenay.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge” said Nobel-prize winning physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955), one of the greatest thinkers of the past century. Dr. Einstein knew that the creative process begins with the use of our imagination.
Posted on 16. Nov, 2012 by Marc Courtenay.
In this fast-paced, information-overloaded age that we live in, it’s more important than ever to know where to go for answers, help and solutions for your property management career.That’s why this site has grown more popular with each passing year.
Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
We work with many property managers that want to learn best practices related to budgeting. In this eBook, we’ve collaborated with an expert to provide you with each and every line item that drives Effective Rent.
Posted on 09. Nov, 2012 by Marc Courtenay.
Is now a good time to buy a house? Yes, if you’re able to do so. For the third month in a row the price of the average house in most regions of the country moved higher, albeit not by an impressive amount. When it comes to the number of home sales, the picture didn’t look so bright last month.
Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by Jennifer Newton.
Want to nurture the relationship between your rental property and the rest of the block and promote literacy at the same time?
Posted on 06. Nov, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
Understanding the preferences of residents enhances your ability to deliver the amenities and customer service your residents want.
Posted on 02. Nov, 2012 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
It’s that time again. Shorter days and cooler nights mean winter is not too far away. Unless your properties are in the Bahamas (lucky you), it’s time to prepare for the winter months.
Posted on 31. Oct, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
Knowing when to hire a professional to manage your rental property can be difficult.
Posted on 29. Oct, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
With the mid-Atlantic bracing for a “one hundred year storm,” property managers can take last minute proactive steps to help mitigate risk.
Posted on 24. Oct, 2012 by Marc Courtenay.
Third quarter 2012 results are encouraging for property managers and residential rental property owners nationwide. This trend has been ongoing now for over a year, and it’s not a surprise in lieu of the many challenges and expenses that potential home buyers face, including the ability to qualify for a mortgage.
Posted on 19. Oct, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
Increasing profitability is a common goal for property managers, but finding new ways to accomplish this goal can be challenging.
Posted on 17. Oct, 2012 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
Fall is my favorite season of the year. By October, the spring and summer storms are (mostly) over, yet it’s typically too early for snowstorms, making it the perfect time to celebrate Halloween.
Posted on 15. Oct, 2012 by Alex Osenenko.
We often hear that existing customer referrals are a significant source of our clients’ business. Activity on social media sites also helps to increase the quality of your relationship with your current customers. Marketers use the term “Top of Mind” for a service or company that’s most associated with a particular category.
Posted on 12. Oct, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
Both Bill and Steve talk about the keys to profitability and how to successfully grow your property management business.
Posted on 10. Oct, 2012 by Marc Courtenay.
This conversational experience on LinkedIn reinforces my belief that social media is working in a big way. Not only to attract business for our property managers, but to solicit new ideas and fresh perspectives. An example was the next comment from John, who weighed in with his point of view that deepened the scope of the conversation.