Propertyware Blog 11

Track Maintenance 24/7 With Online Property Management

Track Maintenance 24/7 With Online Property Management

It’s 2 am: do you know what the status of your rental renovation is right now? Things like this can keep property management professionals up at night, and sometimes they need to access information about a project after hours. After all, that’s when most of your tenants are home, and it’s when many emergency calls are made. (more…)

4 Affordable Ways to Boost Property Curb Appeal


Curb appeal is universal. Whether or not a home is for sale, you know it’s a looker when cars drive by more slowly than usual, when fingers point at the gorgeous antique windows along with nods of agreement, or when the occasional pedestrian might stop to take a good long look. The character of a home’s exterior can say a lot, and this tool is especially helpful when it is on the market. However, don’t be mistaken by thinking that curb appeal is an expensive renovation or brand new siding. Curb appeal shows when a place is taken care of and has a little extra something that shows it’s not just someone’s house but a home. (more…)

Use Social Media to Get More Traffic to Your Property Management Website

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Is your website sociable, or is it a recluse? When you’re developing your property management website, you need to use social media to get the word out about your content and your business. These techniques will help you use social media to get more traffic to come to your property management website. (more…)

Labor-Saving Property Inspection Technique: Simplify Rental Property Management

Labor-Saving Property Inspection Technique

When you work in rental property management, you need to understand what’s happening at all of your properties, both with your tenants and with your buildings. Managing rental properties is a huge job, and the time and expense of ongoing property inspections and follow up maintenance can seem wearing. Property Casualty sums up the typical feelings about inspections, stating that “property inspection is stressful, complicated and can be downright miserable.” However, inspections are essential if you’re going to keep your property management running smoothly. How can you keep inspections from feeling onerous and ensure that property maintenance stays on track? (more…)

Thought Leader Series: Former Tenants Leave Junk Behind? Here’s How to Properly Dispose of It

Former Tenants Leave Junk Behind? Here's How to Properly Dispose of It

It’s the end of the month, and people are on the move. Literally. In a 2010 study by the PEW Institute, it was discovered that 12% of Americans moved from one place to another during the year, and since then, after mass housing and economic changes, higher numbers are moving again. (more…)

4 Reasons Landlords Should Welcome Wireless Home Security Systems


When a tenant asks to install a security system, your first instinct is probably a firm “no way!”  Old-style wired systems tear up the walls and many require a multi-year contract. But look at it from the tenant’s perspective.  Burglary accounts for almost a quarter of all property crimes in the US each year and rental properties often have higher crime rates than owner-occupied units. Landlords can be held liable for crimes against their tenants, so a security system can help protect you as well. <!–more> (more…)

Should Your Rental Property Management Business Invest in SEO?

Should Your Rental Property Management Business Invest in SEO

Is SEO the way to go? When you’re involved in rental property management, you need to ensure that prospective tenants and owners can find your website and connect with your company instead of the competition. To gain recognition and get found online, you need to have a website that’s optimized for search engines. And if you’re new to the world of SEO, how do you begin? (more…)

How to Handle Negative Property Reviews

Negative property reviews

Words can damage your reputation or build it up. Whether they’re spoken from one friend to another, written on a review site, or shared on social media, the words that people say and write have a great influence on how other people see your business. If you have less-than-flattering reviews and you’re wondering how to respond to those reviews, you’ll find the following information helpful. (more…)

How to Choose a Home Inspector for Your Rental Property

How to Choose a Home Inspector for Your Rental Property

In your quest to manage many properties, a home inspector can be your greatest ally. Whether you’re managing a move or simply need to check in on a property, a home inspector gives you the experienced advice you need to make wise decisions about property management. Maintain your properties well with these home inspection tips for property managers. (more…)

Property Management Website Design, Marketing and Strategies You Can’t Ignore

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According to the Business2Community blog, “75 percent of small and medium-sized businesses believe that internet marketing is effective or very effective at attracting new customers.” Do you agree? Are you taking advantage of the opportunities available? Use your property management website to draw in tenants and keep them with your business in the long term. (more…)

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