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The 7 Deadly Sins of Property Management

The property management business is littered with landmines. They can involve tenants, owners, neighbors, service people, housing authorities or a combination of these. And they can range from a bad online review to an expensive lawsuit. But keep an eye on these seven common problems to keep your troubles to a minimum. (more…)

Holding On To Quality Rental Property Tenants

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Attracting the right rental property tenants is key. But once great renters have moved in, how do you turn that attraction into long-term tenant retention? (more…)

How to Manage Relationships with Rental Property Maintenance Providers

With the possible exception of keeping properties leased, nothing occupies more space in your mind than rental property maintenance. And how you manage it often makes the difference between contented tenants and constant complainers, between praising your team and yelling at them. The good news is that you can avoid most of the hassles and headaches by simply taking full advantage of your property management software. (more…)

How Property Managers Can Improve Business Relationships Using Software Tools

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Property management is a “people” business. The better their relationships are with owners, tenants and vendors, the more successful and smooth life is for property managers.

But fostering good relationships doesn’t depend wholly on a sunny personality. In addition to making you more efficient, today’s software tools deliver benefits that directly impact how you get along with the people you interact with each day.

Here are some of the ways they do this. (more…)

3 Incentives to Improve Tenant Retention

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Are your rental strategies attracting and retaining tenants, or driving them away? Learn how to attract new tenants and improve tenant retention by implementing these three savvy rental property management strategies: (more…)

New Propertyware Leader Puts Focus on “Improving What We’ve Got.”

Experienced property manager and Propertyware user James Wagley steps in promising to “make the products and services already in place better before we add anything new.” (more…)

Year in Review: 4 Rental Property Management Questions to Ask

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The new year is an ideal time to examine your business, celebrate achievements and determine key areas to tackle in the year ahead. A great place to start is by reflecting on your rental property management business practices over the past year.

Here are four questions to ask yourself about 2016 as you establish goals for the new year. (more…)

The Ultimate Guide to Winterizing Your Properties

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In rental property maintenance, you can’t wait until it’s too late! “By being proactive, you’ll lower energy bills, increase the efficiency and lifespan of (the) home’s components, and make your property safer.” Bob Vila
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6 Property Management New Year’s Resolutions

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It’s a new year, with new leaks to fix and new tenants to screen. How can you take your rental property management business to the next level? (more…)

5 Ways a Property Management Company Can Benefit Your Portfolio

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Your rental portfolio is growing, and managing resident requests is getting more difficult. Maintenance at some of your properties needs extra attention, and renewals are just around the corner. There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day for you. Just keeping up is leaving opportunities on the table.

It may be time to enlist the help of a property management company to handle the details.
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