In this article we begin to explore the probable impact of “domotics” or Home Automation and the Internet of Things to the rental home industry. (more…)
I’m all about using visuals to market rental properties, which is probably why I’ve been locked into Instagram’s new Hyperlapse app that launched last week. Hyperlapse uses Instagram’s in-house stabilization to shoot polished, time-lapse videos (which were previously impossible to do without using a tripods or expensive video equipment). (more…)
Parties, cookouts and kicking back for the start of the college football season are Labor Day Weekend traditions across the U.S., whether at home or away. The long weekend in recent years has marked the end of the summer season, and is cause for celebrations in backyards everywhere. (more…)
Tenants will flock to their grills on backyard patios everywhere this Labor Day Weekend, marking the start of the end-of-year holiday season when feasts get prepared on open flames. For the next four months, through Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, savory aromas wafting from kitchens and patios will tantalize the senses and put appetites in overdrive. (more…)
While summer will be winding down soon in some parts of the U.S., thoughts will turn to fall landscape preparation. And given that the drought is easing in several parts of the country, the next few months will provide a great opportunity for property owners to establish healthy winter lawns for their residents. (more…)
Rain or shine, keeping your properties in tip-top shape is necessary for happy owners, happy tenants and excited prospects. But getting it all together behind the scenes can be a messy process.
Effective management of repairs and expenses goes beyond getting good deals on replacement items. As with many business applications, properly managing maintenance issues often comes down to people, processes and technology. (more…)
“How many of you feel like you are under information overload?”
The hands rose without hesitation throughout the room. And someone even raised both.
The response isn’t a surprise. Cell phones, tablets and laptops are important tools to help today’s worker – Boomer or Gen Y – stay in contact and keep pace with the speed of business. (more…)
School is right around the corner and many families are getting settled into new neighborhoods with new schools. With so much activity, it’s easy to miss some signs of undesirable neighborhood activities, such as sneakers knotted together by their shoelaces dangling from utility wires. (more…)
Stay a step ahead of the growing vacation rental vertical with the right tools
It’s no secret that more Americans are turning to vacation rentals over traditional hotels and other lodging. A recent spike in bookings has sent the industry on a growth spurt that the experts say will continue to grow through 2019. (more…)
This year’s RealWorld 2014 User Conference, held in the Windy City, had over 1,000 rental housing professionals from across North America participating in expert-led educational sessions with top-notch presenters, fun events and several networking opportunities. (more…)