Property Management

Property management involves the processes, systems and manpower required to manage the life cycle of rental housing properties, including acquisition, control, accountability, responsibility, maintenance, utilization and disposition. There are many facets to this industry and profession and PMI covers them all.

smart home technology
 

Get “Smart” in Your Apartment Home Technology          

The multifamily industry has an opportunity to bring innovations from the smart home prototype to its residents. But when, and how? Applying “smart” home technology to apartments is a matter of time. In multifamily, having a smart apartment indicates that technology-based devices such as thermostats, locks, and lights, are replacing their mechanical-operating counterparts. And there […]

Contact Center
 

How a Contact Center can Create Golden Opportunities

Like many days in the front office, this one is hectic. The phone rings as a leasing representative checks the package delivery log-in for a waiting resident. The phone keeps ringing. A maintenance tech distracts the representative and asks about the paperwork for a service call in Building C. “It’s on the clipboard,” she says […]

socialmedia
 

What’s New in Social Media: Pins on Pinterest, Twitter Business App, YouTube Livestream

Happy #SocialMediaDay! It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. This series was created to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. By taking advantage of social media for multifamily, your property […]

theft prevention
 

15 Theft Prevention Tips for Property Management Companies

Summer is a time for care-free fun and relaxation for many, but apartments and their residents should keep their guards up. Personal theft rises by 10 percent in the summer months, particularly in July and August. For property management companies, theft prevention should be top of mind during this season. A recent study by the […]

apartment roofing
 

Top 5 Apartment Roofing Tips to Protect Your Properties

One of the most important protective barriers to an apartment is the roof. They come in a few shapes and sizes, but for the most part are pretty standard on most multifamily properties. When maintained properly, apartment roofing can last for many years, even a few decades. But roofs take more abuse than any other […]

How Nice Landscapes offer Value to Residents
 

How Nice Landscapes Offer Value to Residents

The U.S. wants good-looking landscapes that don’t tax the environment. So say respondents in a couple of polls conducted for professionals who create and maintain residential and commercial landscapes. Sustainable design literally got the green thumb in a recent American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) survey of landscape architects, who were asked to rate the […]

Digital Printing adds realism to Wood Flooring 2
 

Digital Printing Adds Realism to Wood Flooring

Advances in digital print technology have created some of the most realistic patterns in simulated wood and tile flooring options. In some cases, the naked eye can’t tell the difference. And the floor, not necessarily the sky, is the limit for the multifamily housing industry. High-definition printing is creating a flooring revival that’s sweeping vinyl, […]

Integrated Property Management Software
 

How Multifamily Execs are Using Integrated Property Management Solutions

In Texas, they say if you don’t like the weather, just stick around for a few hours and it will change. More truth than fiction. The same can be said for technology. One doesn’t have to go much further than to pick up a cell phone to understand why. Technological innovations such as software as […]

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What’s New in Social Media: Microsoft buys LinkedIn, Snapchat changes Stories, Facebook Moments App

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. This series was created to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. By taking advantage of social media for multifamily, your property management company […]

The dangers of not vetting your vendors
 

The Dangers of not Vetting your Vendors

Wacky incidents involving contractors damaging apartments during construction or renovations may seem hard to imagine. But serious damage and liability can result from those sometimes seemingly comical bumps, oopsies, and drops. Just listen to these doozies, all true stories shared by Compliance Depot: A cement truck enters an apartment community drive for a concrete pour […]

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