Rental Property Management Blog - Tips, Trends & News

5 Signs That You’ve Got Bed Bugs!

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BED BUG RESOURCES FOR LANDLORDS AND PROPERTY MANAGERS

Brought to you by Propertyware – Cloud-based software for property management.

(NOT an Exterminator)

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The High Cost of Tenant Smokers

The High Cost of Tenant Smokers

The list of tasks to clean a house that has been heavily smoked in can leave a property manager shaking his or her head. Clean or replace if needed, floors, baseboards and trim, walls, ceiling, door chime, shelving, light fixtures, outlets and switches, closet organizers and rods. And that’s just the short list. (more…)

6 Tips for Long-Term Landscaping

Long-Term Landscape Planning for Rental Properties

Just as important to a rental property as a long-term budget is a vision of the future landscape. A new landscape has plenty of appeal at installation, yet years later can look very different as a result of changing environment, age, and maintenance. (more…)

Q&A Follow Up from Our SEO 101 Webinar

Keith Brown, Marketing Director

Just over a week ago, we hosted a webinar on Search Engine Optimization (SEO 101), led by Keith Brown, our Director of SEO. There were a ton of great questions and we thought responses to all of them would benefit all webinar attendees or readers of this post. (more…)

Top 5 Websites for Advertising Your Property Rental Listing

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Newspaper classified ads are dead; long live the Internet! As property managers, we work in a world where renters are looking for dynamic content that gives them more than the number of bedrooms and baths. They want videos, rental reviews, social integration, 3D walk-thrus, real-time mapping, and interactive media. (more…)

Lead Paint Poisoning Prevention: What Property Owners & Landlords Need to Know

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated October 20-26, 2013, as National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week to build awareness about the dangers of lead poisoning. Property owners will want to take note, because a common source of lead poisoning is from lead-based paints, which were used on or in many of the nation’s older homes and apartments that today are players in the rental market. (more…)

Webinar: Search Engine Optimization 101

Feel like you don’t fully understand SEO? These three little letters can mean huge growth for your business or a lot of smoke, mirrors and confusion. Please join Propertyware for its next installment of the “Property Management Power Hour” Webinar Series this Thursday, October 24: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 101.

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How to Attach a Work Order to a Bill in Propertyware

Propertyware can track assets associated with your property, like appliances, down to the individual units. Each asset can be customized to further track warranty information, primary vendor and other attachments, like work orders. The next time you have an appliance that needs service, attach the asset to your work order and dispatch it to vendors.  (more…)

Propertyware Proud Sponsor of NARPM 4th Annual Past President’s Charity Golf Tournament

Tomorrow, Propertyware will be teeing up some talent as the sponsor of the NARPM 4th Annual Past President’s Charity Golf Tournament. Tournament chairs include Melissa Prandi, Andrea Caldwell, and Raymond Scarabosio. This year, the tournament will support these worthy causes: (more…)

8 Top Kitchen Fire Safety Tips

October is one of the biggest sports-watching months of the year, bubbling with baseball playoffs, regular season pro and college football games, and the starts to hockey and basketball action. That means big-screen TVs nationwide will be tuned in to the big game, while brats sizzle on the outdoor grill and pots of chili or other game-watching recipes delectable simmer in the kitchen.

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