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Propertyware’s “Implementation Yogi” Helping Single-Family Clients Breathe Easier

With his team of implementation experts and trainers, Tom Hall is taking the stress out of the single-family client journey.

Our first profile in this series addressed Senior Vice President James Wagley’s mission to improve and stabilize Propertyware’s products, pricing structure and customer service before moving on to any new bells and whistles.

The “product” part of this mission is currently ahead of schedule in the hands of ace software engineer LaTonya Green, profiled in our second article. And here, in the third, we turn to the implementation and training side of things, with Tom Hall, director of client services for single-family. (more…)

Fourteen Tricky Questions Commonly Asked by Prospective Tenants

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While some prospective tenants fall in love with your property immediately, most approach with a bit more caution. They will ask a lot of questions, including some that may deviate from the standard script. These renters have typically done their homework about the neighborhood and community, and they require a bit more assurance before they will sign a lease. However, cautious prospects often make very good renters because of their attention to rules and details, so be patient with them. (more…)

Five Ways to Highlight Every Rental Property’s Most Sellable Features

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Every property is different—and each one has features that make it stand out from the rest of the rental opportunities nearby. Knowing how to bring those to the forefront to attract new tenants, however, is the challenge. Luckily, there are a few simple ways to highlight these features with minimal photography skills and budget.

If you do it right, you can also start building a brand for yourself, thanks to engaging videos, improved Instagram posts and more. Keep these tips in mind as you prepare for spring and summer rental season. (more…)

Tax Season Tips for Property Managers

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It’s getting pretty late in the year as far as tax season goes. If you’re actively searching out tax articles concerning your property management business, you most likely fall into one of the following categories: You’ve either put it off so long you’re in a panic, or you’re in planning mode for next year. If you’re a procrastinator, this writer feels your pain. For property managers who drag their feet until the last minute, here are some things to be thinking about right now. (more…)

Your Property Management Software Checklist

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The explosion of software apps has made property management infinitely more efficient, accurate, profitable and even enjoyable. Many of the headaches and hassles traditionally burdening property management professionals have been solved in the cubicles and break rooms of today’s industry-leading software companies. (more…)

How to Generate 1099-MISC Forms in Propertyware

It’s the end of year and we all know what that means: generating and sending 1099-MISC forms. Propertyware can automatically fill in the blanks of form 1099-MISC, producing either a print-out or e-Filing. To help ease the process a bit, we’ve compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions about this process. (more…)

The Value of Online Payments for Tenants, Owners and Vendors

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While other industries adapted quickly to online payment systems, many property management companies still insist on paying and receiving money with old-fashioned paper checks. However, as more millennials – some of whom have never even written a check – move into apartment communities, wider ranges of payment options have gained traction, especially because online payment systems deliver so many other benefits, among them:

  • Offering tenants a welcome convenience
  • Reducing late rent payments
  • Slashing time spent processing payments
  • Simplifying the accounts payable and receivable processes with vendors and owners


“The Fix Is In”: LaTonya Green Spearheads Propertyware’s Product Improvement Initiative


Recruited from travel technology giant Sabre, LaTonya Green is ahead of schedule in executing Propertyware’s mission to continually improve products. (more…)

Top Five Upcoming Single Family Conferences and Events

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In today’s connected society, it hardly seems worth the time and expense to attend professional conferences. Don’t give up on the experience, though. Professional conferences are more than just a way to bring people together. They influence how you connect with others in the single family industry, provide new ideas for your business and help you devise new growth strategies. Digital can never replace meaningful face-to-face interactions with your peers or educational opportunities in a classroom, not to mention the camaraderie.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up, have fun and run into a few of your favorite Propertyware team members at any of these events below: (more…)

Prepping for Severe Weather: The Home Depot Shares How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

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Prevent frozen pipes with these simple recommendations from The Home Depot

Spring is almost here—but severe weather continues to span the nation, and the biggest March blizzard to date is expected to hit this week. When temperatures dip below freezing, homes are at risk of frozen water pipes if proper insulation and protection is not applied. Being proactive to ensure that pipes don’t burst and cause thousands of dollars in water damage is a good rule of thumb during the winter. (more…)


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