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11 Ways to Get Your Rental Properties Ready for Winter

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Since extreme winter temperatures and winds can take a major toll on buildings in cold weather regions, it is important that property managers take the necessary steps to winterize rental properties before the first snowfall of the season. Doing this will ensure that you will have to spend less time and money on plumbing, roofing, and other repairs come spring.

If you need a little help getting started, have a look at our list of the top things to do to get your rental properties ready for winter. (more…)

Quick Guide to Rental Property Inspection Software

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“Whether you hire a professional or conduct the inspections yourself, it’s critical to regularly assess and track the condition of your rental property.” Zillow

Whether it’s a seasonal inspection or one that you complete as your tenants move out, property inspection software can help you document property concerns and become a better property management company. (more…)

The Cure for Property Management Zombies

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“…nearly half of adults (46 percent) report lying awake at night due to stress,” according to the American Psychological Association

Is rental property management turning you into a stressed-out zombie?

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Fire Safety Recommendations for Property Management

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Choosing whether to sleep with a bedroom door open or closed could impact on fire preparedness.

“25 percent of home fire deaths occur from fires that originate in in sleeping rooms”,

according to the National Fire Protection Association. This means your tenants may be better protected from the dangers of fire if they sleep with bedroom doors closed. (more…)

Lighting Trends: Shining a Light on Single Family

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Evolution of LED lighting creating new opportunities for property managers

Improvements in today’s light-emitting diode (LED) lighting are changing the way that property managers can outfit rental housing and meet changing expectations of consumers. (more…)

Stress Free Property Management Series Overview

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Is Stress Free Property Management a Myth?

While nobody can guarantee a stress-free job or even day, our rental property management software is specifically designed to simplify, automate and streamline the tasks rental property managers face every day. The result is more productive property managers and  happier tenants and property investors. (more…)

Rental Property Management is Changing: Are You Keeping Up?

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“…to best meet today’s customers’ expectations, the smartest service teams are making use of specially-designed software and apps on smart devices like iPads, smart phones and many other tools that are coming onto the playing field daily. Doing so can deliver benefits for managers and occupants alike, including a 45 percent increase in productivity and a 44 percent jump in efficiency.” –NREI Online

In rental property management, owners and tenants expect service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (more…)

Green Rental Properties – Interview with Gary Wollenhaupt of ProudGreenHome

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“Through 2016, certain upgrades are eligible for tax credits, such as solar panels and geothermal heating and cooling systems, and specified types of water heaters.”

Want to take advantage of these incentives and create green rental properties? Learn how in our interview with Gary Wollenhaupt of ProudGreenHome.

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Enter the Rental Property Management Olympics

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Get ready, get set, and…juggle a question from a vendor on the phone while managing multiple email transactions and dealing with a challenging home inspection. Does property management feel like an Olympic event? With rental property management software, you can manage many of those repetitive tasks more efficiently, so you have time to focus on moving your business forward. Here’s how we can help.

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How Low Maintenance Landscaping Saves Time, Money and Labor

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Homes with drab landscaping rent more slowly, for less money, but those with fancy landscaping can require lots of maintenance. So how do you achieve a good-looking yard that enhances rental value without creating an expensive, labor-intensive headache? It’s easier than you might imagine to create low maintenance landscaping.

Here are eight tips for striking the perfect balance between beauty and ease of upkeep. (more…)

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