Jake Durtschi

Owner, Jacob Grant Property Management

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Jake Durtschi is the owner of Jacob Grant Property Management located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Jake and his team manage over 400 rental properties in the east Idaho region. Learn more about Jake and the team at Jacob Grant Property Management on their website, www.Jacobgrant.com.

How to Get the Renter Love you Deserve [eBook]

The old adage that first impressions matter is never truer when it comes to renter engagement in multifamily housing. It used to be that a spiffy, tour-ready property and apartment and a knowledgeable and gracious leasing agent was the recipe for selling leases. Today, it’s a different ball game. In this information-crazed world, renters already[]

How JVM Realty Got Resident Buy-In for Online Payments

Just because you build it doesn’t mean they will automatically come. The apartment industry continues to implement and enjoy favorable adoption of online rent payments from residents. Drop boxes are being replaced with resident portals that allow renters to pay rent without leaving the comforts of their apartments. Employing the technology is only part of[]

How Resident Mix Impacts the Conventional Apartment Market

The old real estate axiom of “location, location, location” is taking on a new meaning in the world of data analytics for the apartment market. Property appeal often is dictated by its proximity to transportation as well as schools, restaurants, shopping and other urban amenities. The closer the apartment is to these and other creature[]

A Preoccupation with Occupancy Might Be Hurting Your Student Housing Profits

A Preoccupation with Occupancy Might Be Hurting Your Student Housing Profits

Student properties are in perpetual lease-ups. Maybe that’s why there’s a fixation on maximizing occupancy over every other objective: the pressure to keep beds full as students continually move in and out can seem like all that matters. Maximize profit in student housing The trouble is, even 100% occupancy isn’t such a great result if[]

RealPage Underwriting Analytics Delivers a Smarter Answer Faster-1

RealPage Underwriting Analytics Delivers a Smarter Answer Faster

The process of deciding whether to invest in properties hasn’t changed much in decades. Your internal analysts (or highly-paid outside consultants) gather and crunch numbers about property performance history, rent and sales comps, market forecasts, competition, seasonal exposure and more to make an informed decision. This can take weeks – time better spent looking at[]

Leveraging an Online Payment Platform to Mitigate Risk

Leveraging an Online Payment Platform to Mitigate Risk

As discussed in RealWorld 2018 sessions  The game has changed in the last decade on taking payments. Many of today’s laws govern the exchange of money from an individual or business to another were written in a walk-in business community, the days when consumers and businesses made payments directly to companies from which they purchased[]

2018, a Pivotal Year in the Affordable Housing Industry

2018, a Pivotal Year in the Affordable Housing Industry

As discussed in RealWorld 2018 sessions  2018 has been a pivotal year in the Affordable Housing sector under the current administration. With a shortage of 7.2 million affordable housing units and the highest increase in homelessness in almost a decade according to HUD, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, and other sources,[]

Reducing Costs Through Energy Management Essentials

Reducing Costs Through Energy Management Essentials

Each year, multifamily property owners spend serious money on energy and water, even considering that many of their tenants foot the bill for what they use. According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, multifamily properties comprised 11 percent of all electricity and natural gas sales in 2009. That same year, multifamily properties[]


Connecting Property Managers to Vendors – Made Simple

It takes a sound network of vendors to deliver amazing living experiences to an apartment community while also keeping your property operating smoothly. In our previous posts, we described the importance of managing inventory, spend and keeping a well-credentialed vendor list. Of equal importance is continuously finding new, well-qualified and reputable vendors to add to[]

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Automate Your Entire Procurement Process With Simplified Spend Management

Have you ever created an order for a frequently needed product at your property, such as a new appliance or maintenance supply only to realize that maverick spend has caused your property to be way over budget? Without the proper workflows, ordering and vendor relationships in place, it is common for property management companies to[]

Tips for Becoming Landlord

20 Ways to Become a Successful Landlord

Passive income. Flexible work schedules. Sunny beaches and fruity margaritas. Living the dream! Well, not exactly. The Life of a Landlord Being a successful landlord is one of the most risky and demanding jobs out there. Marketing, screening, lease renewal strategies, maintenance, accounting, Fair Housing laws, evictions…all part of the daily grind. Every day a rental is occupied[]

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