Tag Archives: Technology
Posted on 09. Jan, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
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.
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 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 26. Jul, 2012 by Marc Courtenay.
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.
Posted on 23. Jul, 2012 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
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.
Posted on 17. Jul, 2012 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
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.
Posted on 19. Mar, 2012 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
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.
Posted on 17. Feb, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
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.
Posted on 10. Feb, 2012 by Charity Hisle.
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.
Posted on 22. Dec, 2011 by Charity Hisle.
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!
Posted on 05. Dec, 2011 by Charity Hisle.
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.
Posted on 12. Aug, 2011 by Marc Courtenay.
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.
Posted on 09. Aug, 2011 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
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.
Posted on 29. Jul, 2011 by KTS-Law.
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.
Posted on 21. Jul, 2011 by Aimee Miller.
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.
Posted on 19. Jul, 2011 by Heather Blume.
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.
Posted on 14. Jun, 2011 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
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.
Posted on 13. May, 2011 by Aimee Miller.
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.
Posted on 12. May, 2011 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
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.
Posted on 05. May, 2011 by Nora Betz.
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.
Posted on 24. Mar, 2011 by Charity Hisle.
The natural evolution of Search Engine Optimization is Digital Asset Optimization (DAO), the optimization of all of your online content. This includes images, audio files, video’s and even PDFs. Anything you place online has a keyword title, meta tag and a clear description to influence search engines.