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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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3 Ways to Increase Profitability (eBook)

3 Ways to Increase Profitability (eBook)

Posted on 19. Oct, 2012 by .

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Increasing profitability is a common goal for property managers, but finding new ways to accomplish this goal can be challenging.

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Fun Halloween Ideas for Property Managers

Fun Halloween Ideas for Property Managers

Posted on 17. Oct, 2012 by .

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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.

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Why Should Property Managers be Active on Social Media?

Why Should Property Managers be Active on Social Media?

Posted on 15. Oct, 2012 by .

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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.

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Keys To Profitability: Interviews with Bill Nye and Nick Scarabosio (eBook)

Keys To Profitability: Interviews with Bill Nye and Nick Scarabosio (eBook)

Posted on 12. Oct, 2012 by .

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Both Bill and Steve talk about the keys to profitability and how to successfully grow your property management business.

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Why Use Facebook or Twitter if You’re a Property Manager?

Why Use Facebook or Twitter if You’re a Property Manager?

Posted on 10. Oct, 2012 by .

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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.

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Mortgage Meltdown’s Impact On The Rental Market (Infographic)

Mortgage Meltdown’s Impact On The Rental Market (Infographic)

Posted on 09. Oct, 2012 by .

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In our latest infographic, we explore how the rental market changed after the mortgage meltdown.

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Facebook Timeline for Property Managers (eBook)

Facebook Timeline for Property Managers (eBook)

Posted on 03. Oct, 2012 by .

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This complimentary eBook about Facebook Timeline outlines which features are most important for your property management business.

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How to Prepare Residents for Hurricanes

How to Prepare Residents for Hurricanes

Posted on 01. Oct, 2012 by .

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Hurricane Isaac found the state of Louisiana much more prepared for its arrival then previous hurricanes. This time around, public officials made sure that those without cable or satellite TV or Internet access still had access to information about the storm, delivered via local television or radio stations.

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