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.

Turning Multifamily Maintenance into Renewals

Turning Multifamily Maintenance into Renewals

A Paul Rhodes education session is always a good way to spend part of the day at a multifamily conference, especially after lunch when the eyes get heavy. His sermon-like presentations always grab everybody’s attention. There’s bound to be a hallelujah or two. His session on how to turn maintenance into renewals in multifamily didn’t[]

Benchmarking Compliance Using Energy Star Portfolio Manager

Benchmarking Compliance Using Energy Star Portfolio Manager

The filing dates to report building energy benchmarking data to the Energy Commission run from April 1 through July 1, and states are expecting building owners to do it through the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Energy Star Portfolio Manager”. The question is, are you in compliance with all your filing requirements? And just how do you[]

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Some Spring Landscapes May be Delayed by Heavy March Snows

Four Nor’easters that poured loads of snow in the eastern U.S. so far in March have no doubt stalled or delayed spring landscape preparations at apartment communities from the southern Appalachians to New England. Property managers trying to get a jump on sprucing up the grounds in advance of peak leasing season have seen green[]

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New from MPF Research: Top Metros for Rent Growth, Job Gains and Apartment Permits

MPF Research provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. West region dominates rent growth leaderboard in the current cycle Average U.S. rents have grown nearly 30% over the current cycle, which began in 2010. Some individual apartment markets have notably outperformed that average. In[]

3 Tips on Using Social Media to Your Advantage

3 Tips on Using Social Media to Your Advantage

As a property manager, you’re responsible for many things behind the scenes at your property. To get the greatest return on all your hard work, sometimes the smartest thing you can do is to go public with it—and social media makes doing so easier than ever. Publicize your renovations and property turns By now, you’ve[]

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New from MPF Research: Benchmarking, Workforce Housing, Metro-Level Trends

MPF Research provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Benchmarking: does your strategy measure up? Register now for a free webcast on benchmarking solutions. The March 1 event will address topics ranging from individual Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to the big market picture. Workforce[]

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6 Social Media Lessons for Multifamily Professionals

Although our interactions on social media take place in a digital world, nothing beats face-to-face interactions when it comes to exchanging the latest knowledge and forming lasting relationships. For this reason, over 200 marketers and professionals across the industry gathered at the Meritage Resort and Spa January 31 through February 2 for the Multifamily Social[]

Mobile Facilities App for Maintenance

Cutting the Paperwork Out of Maintenance with the Mobile Facilities App

RISE Real Estate, a successful company with holdings in both conventional and student, finally has a new tool that benefits both properties. Before encountering the Mobile Facilities App, however, they documented maintenance the way most companies do: with lots of paper and trips to the front office. “It’s inherently wasteful,” says RISE’s software platform analyst, Carlos[]

Navigating the Energy Map with Utility Management

Navigating the Energy Map with Utility Management

Apartment properties stand as one of the nation’s largest consumers of energy. As owners and operators feel the growing impact on their operations, the ever-evolving world of utility management shows a lot of promise in controlling costs and increasing both asset value and savings. Energy deregulation In 1978, new Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) policies[]

The Top Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2018

Home building professionals are painting the latest kitchen and bath trends broader than a barn door. Influenced by the home improvement television craze, farmhouse kitchens have finally overtaken traditional styles, according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association 2018 Design Trends Report released in January at the National Association of Home Builders International Builders Show.[]

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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