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Meetings Between the Resident and the Owner: More Cons than Pros

Meetings Between the Resident and the Owner: More Cons than Pros

Posted on 11. Jan, 2013 by .

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This thoughtful topic came to my attention as I was reading the PropertyManager.com discussion page at LinkedIn. My first reaction was, “Wouldn’t it be nice if we lived in a world where these kinds of people-to-people discussions could be mutually beneficial and rewarding.”

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Three Forces Driving Real Estate Sales and Prices

Three Forces Driving Real Estate Sales and Prices

Posted on 08. Jan, 2013 by .

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An investor friend of mine called recently to ask if I could recommend some competent property managers in our area. Fortunately I knew of several so I gave him the names plus the pros and cons of each one (my way of being helpful and objective). In the course of our conversation he told me that mid-range houses were being snapped up by income-oriented investors the same day they were put on the market for sale.

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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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Year End and Occupancy

Year End and Occupancy

Posted on 28. Dec, 2012 by .

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With the exception of the retail sector, business is typically slow during the holidays, and the property management business is no exception. Leasing rates between mid-November and December 31st can be extremely slow for even the most visible properties, with the units that are vacant at the end of October statistically more likely to still be vacant at the end of the year.

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Are You Up to Speed on Your Customer Relations Management?

Are You Up to Speed on Your Customer Relations Management?

Posted on 20. Dec, 2012 by .

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Everybody’s talking about it and there are some big, publicly-traded companies that specialize in Customer Relations Management (CRM). I had no idea how big of a topic this was until my associates at Casey Research brought me up to date.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Property Managers

New Year’s Resolutions for Property Managers

Posted on 17. Dec, 2012 by .

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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.

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‘Tis the Season to Show Your Clients and Your Employees Some Good Cheer

‘Tis the Season to Show Your Clients and Your Employees Some Good Cheer

Posted on 12. Dec, 2012 by .

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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.

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The Rent Index and What it Suggests for Property Managers

The Rent Index and What it Suggests for Property Managers

Posted on 10. Dec, 2012 by .

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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.

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100 Ways to Generate Revenue by Charging for Your Services

100 Ways to Generate Revenue by Charging for Your Services

Posted on 07. Dec, 2012 by .

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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.”

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Selecting The Right Property Management Software (eBook)

Selecting The Right Property Management Software (eBook)

Posted on 05. Dec, 2012 by .

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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.

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The Advantages of Offering Month to Month Leases

The Advantages of Offering Month to Month Leases

Posted on 03. Dec, 2012 by .

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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.

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Rental Property – How to Project Cash Flows and Returns

Rental Property – How to Project Cash Flows and Returns

Posted on 29. Nov, 2012 by .

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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.

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Pet-Friendly Apartment Communities

Pet-Friendly Apartment Communities

Posted on 27. Nov, 2012 by .

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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.

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A New Lease On Millennials: What Gen Y Renters Want (Infographic)

A New Lease On Millennials: What Gen Y Renters Want (Infographic)

Posted on 21. Nov, 2012 by .

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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.

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Your Imagination is a Property Manager’s Best Technology

Your Imagination is a Property Manager’s Best Technology

Posted on 20. Nov, 2012 by .

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“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.

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Information Sources and Credential Programs for Property Managers

Information Sources and Credential Programs for Property Managers

Posted on 16. Nov, 2012 by .

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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.

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The Definitive Guide To Apartment Budgeting: How To Calculate Effective Rent (eBook)

The Definitive Guide To Apartment Budgeting: How To Calculate Effective Rent (eBook)

Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 by .

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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.

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Housing Prices Are Rising But Mortgage Loans Hit 16-Year Low

Housing Prices Are Rising But Mortgage Loans Hit 16-Year Low

Posted on 09. Nov, 2012 by .

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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.

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The Little Free Library Project For Property Managers

The Little Free Library Project For Property Managers

Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by .

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Want to nurture the relationship between your rental property and the rest of the block and promote literacy at the same time?

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Technology Trends: What Residents Want (eBook)

Technology Trends: What Residents Want (eBook)

Posted on 06. Nov, 2012 by .

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Understanding the preferences of residents enhances your ability to deliver the amenities and customer service your residents want.

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Time to Winterize Your Property

Time to Winterize Your Property

Posted on 02. Nov, 2012 by .

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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.

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When To Hire A Property Manager (Infographic)

When To Hire A Property Manager (Infographic)

Posted on 31. Oct, 2012 by .

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Knowing when to hire a professional to manage your rental property can be difficult.

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Hurricane Sandy: Last Minute Preparations for Property Managers

Hurricane Sandy: Last Minute Preparations for Property Managers

Posted on 29. Oct, 2012 by .

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With the mid-Atlantic bracing for a “one hundred year storm,” property managers can take last minute proactive steps to help mitigate risk.

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Rents are Climbing and Occupancy Rates Remain High

Rents are Climbing and Occupancy Rates Remain High

Posted on 24. Oct, 2012 by .

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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.

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