Tag Archives: Technology
Posted on 12. Oct, 2015 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
In 1985, the life of a property manager was primarily driven by paperwork. Tenant applications, move-in forms, move-out forms, leases, leasing bonuses, move-out forms, rent receipts, maintenance requests, and work orders; everything required a piece of paper of some kind. Fast forward 30 years, and many property managers and residents may marvel at the tools available for […]
Posted on 21. Aug, 2015 by Rachel Jefferson.
A “Smart House” with technology-based features is a popular request from renters. But there are pros and cons property managers should consider before installing modern pieces onto their property. While installing technology-based security systems can provide a positive return, investing in the installation of a $11,000 coffee maker may not be your best possible investment. Read […]
Posted on 19. Feb, 2015 by Vanessa Naranjo.
Millennials are hitting the rental market at a record breaking force, are you ready? Understanding what new renters seek while simultaineously maintaining current residents’ interest is necessary in order to gain a competitive edge. Trulia Pro Blog recently posted an article discussing 3 hot tech amenities that are sure to be a hit with prospects and residents […]
Posted on 13. Nov, 2014 by Vanessa Naranjo.
Are you privy to the art of marketing to Millennials? A recent article from MultiFamily Executive says that “The key to attracting students and young professionals as renters is to do so on their terms.” Pairing trends with the right content and tone are crucial to the success of marketing to Generation Y. Read the […]
Posted on 05. Aug, 2014 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
I understand that most of us are averse to change. Just the thought of changing a familiar product can make the most competent people break out into a cold sweat; even if that familiar product has resulted in more work and increased mistakes. Let’s take a quick look at some of the repercussions of Jill’s […]
Posted on 31. Jul, 2014 by Alexis Hammond.
This easy guide and checklist lays out the steps in detail for you to start modernizing your business today. Stop wasting time with outdated processes and archaic resources and start spending more time streamlining your workflow and growing your business! This guide offers tips you won’t want to miss, including: How to reinvigorate and empower […]
Posted on 31. Jul, 2014 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
Once upon a time there was a woman we’ll call Jill. Jill worked in a fairly large property management company that handled both commercial and residential property management, so Jill was kept busy. When Jill became a property manager, she was trained on the company’s property management software. The software was adequate, but didn’t perform […]
Posted on 22. Apr, 2014 by Alexis Hammond.
“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 […]
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.