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Mobile Marketing Continues to Drive More Business in Real Estate Industry

Mobile Marketing Continues to Drive More Business in Real Estate Industry

Posted on 22. Apr, 2014 by .

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“According to the National Association of Realtors, 89 percent of home shoppers use a mobile device during their search.” With statistics like these, it has become a necessity to rethink your marketing strategies to accommodate the mobile consumer. This begins with looking at what your website and what your mobile optimization options are. This article […]

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New Software Turns Smartphones into High-Tech Keys

New Software Turns Smartphones into High-Tech Keys

Posted on 09. Jan, 2013 by .

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Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT in Darmstadt, Germany, have developed a new software called ShareKey that makes opening car and home doors using smartphone apps more versatile and secure.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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How an Internet Leasing Agent Can Help Property Managers

How an Internet Leasing Agent Can Help Property Managers

Posted on 19. Mar, 2012 by .

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The traditional property management model has been to staff your office with leasing agents and they will handle all of the sales aspect of renting the apartment; from the initial screening, the showing, the application, and even move-in details. Yet, today, because of an enhanced Internet presence, management companies are seeing an increased number of people leasing sight unseen.

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National Study: Inside the Mind of the Online Renter (Webinar Recap)

National Study: Inside the Mind of the Online Renter (Webinar Recap)

Posted on 17. Feb, 2012 by .

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We were lucky to have Mike Whaling (30 Lines) and Doug Miller (Founder & President of SatisFact) present the results from a national study conducted in order to find out what online renters want.

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Twitter How-To’s: Part 3 of the Twitter Series for Property Managers

Twitter How-To’s: Part 3 of the Twitter Series for Property Managers

Posted on 10. Feb, 2012 by .

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The @ sign is like magic, it is called a Reply or a Mention and is public. When you use the @ symbol before someone’s name (for example: @CharityHisle) you are targeting that update TO that person. Twitter even links to that person’s account to help connect your followers to one another.

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30 Tweet Ideas: Part 2 of the Twitter Series for Property Managers

30 Tweet Ideas: Part 2 of the Twitter Series for Property Managers

Posted on 22. Dec, 2011 by .

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Twitter is one of the most difficult social networks to explain and to learn for property management professionals. Often I hear questions like, “What do we say?” or “Who are we talking to?” Let’s try to clear up the confusion today!

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What is Twitter? Part 1 of the Twitter Series for Property Managers

What is Twitter? Part 1 of the Twitter Series for Property Managers

Posted on 05. Dec, 2011 by .

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Believe it or not, the world has not abandoned Twitter, in fact, just the opposite. While Facebook and Google Plus use are declining, Twitter is gaining users globally. The average user sends a half a Tweet per day and the site has reached 360 million registered users.

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Rental Income with a “Home Away from Home” Approach

Rental Income with a “Home Away from Home” Approach

Posted on 12. Aug, 2011 by .

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There are many ways to help owners expand their base of income and to separate yourself as a property manager that’s going above and beyond to help your clients succeed.

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Eliminate Property Management Time Wasters

Eliminate Property Management Time Wasters

Posted on 09. Aug, 2011 by .

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Streamlining office operations can go a long way toward instituting and utilizing proper time management techniques. Below are a few time-consuming procedures that you may want to consider eliminating in order to create more free time tomorrow. While you’re at it, take a look around your office – most of us all have our own time wasters that need to be eliminated.

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Case Investigation: Maximizing Commercial Collection

Case Investigation: Maximizing Commercial Collection

Posted on 29. Jul, 2011 by .

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California has a statutory scheme that provides mechanisms for judgment creditors to recover money involuntarily from judgment debtors. However, a creditor cannot collect if the judgment debtor’s assets cannot be located.

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Zillow Shares Sell Like Hot Cakes

Zillow Shares Sell Like Hot Cakes

Posted on 21. Jul, 2011 by .

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Even as the housing sector continues to be unpredictable it was exciting to see the Zillow IPO on Wednesday July 20th. Zillow priced its IPO at $20 per share and the stock quickly doubled right out of the gates.

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iPad – Beyond the Cool Factor

iPad – Beyond the Cool Factor

Posted on 19. Jul, 2011 by .

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If you’re trying to justify the purchase of tablets to your company, you’re going to have to have more than a strong, “I want it because it’s neat,” factor. With all the programs that have been coming out with great tablet integrations and apps, on site teams are salivating over these little toys. In fact, over the last 18 months I can’t even count how many people have told me how great leasing with a tablet can be. It’s cool.

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How to Get Your Residents To Pay Rent Online

How to Get Your Residents To Pay Rent Online

Posted on 14. Jun, 2011 by .

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While many property management companies have been offering an online rental payment option to residents for years, there are just as many who currently do not. And the management companies that currently do offer this option have found that only a fraction of their residents actually utilize an online rental payment option.

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Track Your Energy Costs in Real Time

Track Your Energy Costs in Real Time

Posted on 13. May, 2011 by .

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Anyone who lives in a house or apartment has to pay energy bills. Not only can these bills be expensive, you only find out what you owe after the month is over. Now homeowners and renters can use home-electricity monitors to watch energy use and see what it costs in real time. The device is hooked up to the breaker box and from there it wirelessly transmits the data to a display unit.

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Choosing the Right Property Management Accounting Software

Choosing the Right Property Management Accounting Software

Posted on 12. May, 2011 by .

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Has your current property management software program been giving you more problems than solutions? If so, you may be ready to look for new property management accounting software. If you’re not sure what you need, take these suggestions under consideration.

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Property Manager on Trial for Carbon Monoxide Deaths

Property Manager on Trial for Carbon Monoxide Deaths

Posted on 05. May, 2011 by .

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On Monday, the McDaniel family was found dead in their rental home in Toledo, Ohio after being poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes during the night as they ran a space heater powered by a portable generator in the kitchen.

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