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7 Landscaping Tips to Prep Your Rental Housing for Spring

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With blizzards, cold fronts, and polar vortexes headlining the news, the last thing on the minds of property owners may be getting out that green thumb. But now is the time for the prudent landscaper to get some much needed spring preparation done for the landscape. Just bundle up. (more…)

5 Tips for Better Password Security

Tips for Better Password Security

Last month it was Target. This month, Neiman Marcus takes a turn in the media spotlight. The common thread tying these retailers together surrounds high-profile security breaches. (more…)

5 Signs That You’ve Got Bed Bugs!

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Property owners who think bed bug problems are confined to apartments and hotels – high-density inhabitations – may want to think twice. Bed bugs don’t discriminate on where they set up shop; they are just as much at home in a one-story rental home as they are in a high-rise. (more…)

How to Generate 1099-MISC Forms in Propertyware

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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 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…)

Event Recap: 2013 NARPM Annual Conference

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Sunny San Diego was the setting for the 25th anniversary of the NARPM Annual Convention and Trade Show, held October 15 – 18 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla for residential property managers and owners. Propertyware once again was a proud sponsor and participant at the event where we had a great time catching up with clients, meeting up with old friends, and forging new relationships. Here is a recap of our time at the conference: (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

Online Property Rental Listing Websites

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

Lead Poisoning Prevention

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…)

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