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Negative Online Apartment Reviews

Negative Online Apartment Reviews

Posted on 28. Sep, 2012 by .

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Management should periodically investigate information available online about their property. This can be accomplished by entering a few select search terms (e.g. “XYZ Management”, “Ridgecrest Apartments”, or “123 Main Street, Sacramento”) in one or more search engines (e.g. Google, or Yahoo), and reviewing the results.

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The Case-Shiller Housing Index Moves Higher; Now What?

The Case-Shiller Housing Index Moves Higher; Now What?

Posted on 26. Sep, 2012 by .

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Just when the Federal Reserve needed some incentive to stimulate the economy or inaugurate a new and improved version of Quantitative Easing, the housing market showed yet another sign of rebounding. The S&P Case-Shiller 20-city housing report was issued on August 28, 2012 and it demonstrated yet another monthly improvement in the housing market across the U.S.

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Creating a Social Media Policy for Property Management (eBook)

Creating a Social Media Policy for Property Management (eBook)

Posted on 26. Sep, 2012 by .

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This complimentary eBook for Property Managers is designed to help develop a social media policy for your business.

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Has Anybody Seen the Nation’s Best Property Managers?

Has Anybody Seen the Nation’s Best Property Managers?

Posted on 18. Sep, 2012 by .

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There can be quite an animated discussion on the topic of what makes a property manager outstanding. From a client-owner’s viewpoint it would include the property manager’s level of integrity and reliability.

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Political Signs on Residential Properties in California

Political Signs on Residential Properties in California

Posted on 12. Sep, 2012 by .

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During election season, it is important for residential rental owners and managers to be familiar with California laws regarding political signs; a new political sign law went into effect January 1, 2012.

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Hoarding: Facts And Remedies For Property Managers (Infographic)

Hoarding: Facts And Remedies For Property Managers (Infographic)

Posted on 06. Sep, 2012 by .

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Hoarding is a disability and under the Fair Housing Act, those affected are protected. This can be a challenging situation for property managers. So, what is hoarding exactly and what drives a person to hoard?

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The “Social Resident” Infographic

The “Social Resident” Infographic

Posted on 04. Sep, 2012 by .

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Enjoy this great visual representation of the “Social Resident”.

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3 Steps to Improve Search Rankings for Property Managers (eBook)

3 Steps to Improve Search Rankings for Property Managers (eBook)

Posted on 30. Aug, 2012 by .

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In this free eBook, you will learn how to improve your search rankings and increase the amount of quality traffic to your property management business through sites like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Charity Hisle (Socially Engaged Marketing) shares how people are searching for your company online and provides some insight on how to use keywords and phrases.

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Criminal Background Checks

Criminal Background Checks

Posted on 29. Aug, 2012 by .

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When a prospect walks into your leasing office, one of the first things that a leasing agent will do is run a credit check. A process that we’re all familiar with, the property management industry would cease to function as we know it without the ability to run a credit check.

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Trust Accounting for Property Managers (eBook)

Trust Accounting for Property Managers (eBook)

Posted on 23. Aug, 2012 by .

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Running a successful property management business entails a sound understanding of accounting. This complimentary eBook by Mary-Girsch-Bock from propertymanager.com covers the fundamentals of trust accounting.

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Home Affordability Index Hits Record Level, But Mortgage Supply Tight

Home Affordability Index Hits Record Level, But Mortgage Supply Tight

Posted on 21. Aug, 2012 by .

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Whether property managers and their clients will continue to see vacancies drop and rent prices go higher will be partly dependent on how easy it is for people to buy instead of rent. The big U.S. banks are reporting an improving number of applications for mortgages as the housing market searches for a bottom and interest rates hit new all-time lows.

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Managing Your Online Reputation (eBook)

Managing Your Online Reputation (eBook)

Posted on 17. Aug, 2012 by .

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Many property managers we work with want to know how to best manage their online reputation. We worked with Charity Hisle from Socially Engaged Marketing to create an eBook that provides some helpful tips for property managers.

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Safety Hazards for Kids

Safety Hazards for Kids

Posted on 17. Aug, 2012 by .

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With the housing market still struggling to return to pre-2008, the rental market has seen significant increases in the number of people renting homes versus trying to buy again. Perhaps they were burnt by the drop in housing prices, perhaps they lost a home during the downturn.

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Mortgage Lenders Under-the-Gun to Reduce Fees and Paperwork

Mortgage Lenders Under-the-Gun to Reduce Fees and Paperwork

Posted on 09. Aug, 2012 by .

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a name you might not have heard of but they wield a good amount of influence and authority in the world of mortgage lending. That’s because they are an official part of the U.S. government and their site is an official government web site.

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Best Practices for Creating an Effective Property Management Website (eBook)

Best Practices for Creating an Effective Property Management Website (eBook)

Posted on 05. Aug, 2012 by .

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When creating a website for your property management business it’s important to keep in mind that sometimes less is more.

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Go Paperless: The Benefits of a Paperless Property Management Office (eBook)

Go Paperless: The Benefits of a Paperless Property Management Office (eBook)

Posted on 04. Aug, 2012 by .

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We work with many property managers that are constantly looking for ways to reduce their dependence on paper in order save money, time and the environment.

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Facebook for Property Managers: How-To Guide (eBook)

Facebook for Property Managers: How-To Guide (eBook)

Posted on 03. Aug, 2012 by .

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Facebook is a fantastic opportunity to not only connect with current and prospective residents, but the ability to enhance your property management business.

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The State of the Nation’s Housing 2012

The State of the Nation’s Housing 2012

Posted on 01. Aug, 2012 by .

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There is plenty of good news in this exhaustive report. Home sales have risen, home prices have fallen, and so far the number of vacant rental units (supply) has kept up with the demand. If you’re a rental property owner this report is sure to please in many ways.

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Property Managers are Information Managers Too

Property Managers are Information Managers Too

Posted on 26. Jul, 2012 by .

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As with all of life’s responsibilities there are only so many hours a day in the lives of property managers and owners. Yet all of us are bombarded with email, text messages and loads of social media opportunities like Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Energy Efficient Window Shades and Blinds

Energy Efficient Window Shades and Blinds

Posted on 23. Jul, 2012 by .

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While it’s important for renters to practice energy conservation in their apartment homes, there are numerous things that property managers can do in order to conserve energy on a larger scale. Remember, window coverings, while decorative, also provide an important function, serving as a barrier to outside heat in the summer, while keeping heat inside during the winter.

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Play the HARP Program and Benefit Like the Big Banks

Play the HARP Program and Benefit Like the Big Banks

Posted on 19. Jul, 2012 by .

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If there’s one tool that Property Managers and Owners need to have in their toolkit it’s an understanding of how to understand the credit and financial programs available today. For instance, if you don’t realize how badly your local Chase or Wells Fargo bank would like your business, you’re missing out on some free money, incentives and being treated like a V.I.P.

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Smart Thermostats

Smart Thermostats

Posted on 17. Jul, 2012 by .

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Right now, a large swath of the country is engulfed in a heat wave. You can bet that no one is overly concerned about conserving energy: they just want to stay cool. This same heat wave is causing millions of people to run their air conditioners 24-7, resulting in a large increase in energy consumption, and increasing the risk of brown-outs across the country.

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Is the Housing Market Poised for Recovery?

Is the Housing Market Poised for Recovery?

Posted on 10. Jul, 2012 by .

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According to Standard & Poor’s, home prices actually improved from year-ago levels in seven (7) metropolitan areas. Phoenix, Minneapolis, Charlotte, North Carolina, Denver, Detroit [after falling off a cliff] and Dallas, Texas all saw improvement from March 2011. Phoenix went up 6.1% and the other six areas inched higher by 1.5% to 3.3%.

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Low-Income Housing Tax Credit: What is it and How to Pass Inspections?

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit: What is it and How to Pass Inspections?

Posted on 02. Jul, 2012 by .

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One of the fastest growing segments of the rental housing market is low-income, affordable housing. Since the Tax Reform Act of 1986 there have been government-sponsored tax incentives for the utilization of private equity in the development of low-income rental housing designed for Americans who qualify as low-income.

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