Power Couple: Resident Billing and Invoice Processing

Utilities are among property managers’ top operating expenses, according to the NAA’s most recent survey of Operating Income and Expenses. Rising utility costs and unforeseen rate hikes coupled with increased utility billing regulations, as well as renter expectations of online payment options, have created a conundrum for multifamily owners who realize they must come up[]

Unique Valuation Model Required for Mixed-Use Asset Success

Mixed-use properties are drawing considerable interest by investors in the multifamily and commercial spaces. Walkable communities and transit oriented development are creating new opportunities for not only developers but renters and business owners as well. Partners at Goulston & Storrs, one of the largest retail real estate law firms in the U.S., say mixed-use assets[]

Website Accessibility and Your Senior Audience

The World Wide Web Consortium defines website accessibility to mean the inclusive practice of design and development so that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate and interact with and contribute to the web. In 2019, the web has become an indispensable part of our day-to-day lives, underscoring the importance of why we need to[]

Is Your Website Senior and ADA Friendly?

According to AARP, Baby Boomers spend about $3 trillion annually and a whopping 78 percent are online, where they’re buying $7 billion in goods and services. As of 2017, they spent more time online than Millennials. It’s likely their time spent online will continue to grow, and they have the resources to support an increasing number of online[]

Turning a Bad Turn Day into a Good One with Technology

Hours upon hours and days upon days can be spent planning and executing student housing lease-ups. Vendor schedules must be coordinated, leases approved, apartments assigned and roommates matched. Property management technology can assist but the sweat of the brow is often necessary. Most of all, listening to students and parents as they embark upon one[]

Green Landscaping Isn’t Limiting Multifamily Sustainable Practices To The Indoors

The perfect time to leave a truly green mark on an apartment’s landscape is during the renovation. Property rehabilitation can not only upgrade the look and feel inside but improve out-of-date landscapes with a more modern – and sensible – look that’s environmentally pleasing. Previous perceptions that green landscapes are boring and costly are being[]

Discover Your Property’s Value, Fast (No Complex Formulas Needed)

Do you know what your building or portfolio is worth today? Maybe you have an approximation, but do you know the exact answer, based on today’s occupancy rates, market data, operating costs and other factors? If your answer is yes, chances are, it took a lengthy process to get there. Determining the value of a[]

Lending a Helping Hand with Student Housing Turn

Just about any student housing operator will gladly take a helping hand during spring and fall semester turns. That’s when, amid a flurry, students move-in en masse to their new living quarters just before classes begin. It’s the peak of peak season. Lines form to the right. RealPage’s student team was more than happy to[]

Why Online Rent Payments are Gaining Ground in Property Management

Millennials are dominating the rental market and using their size and influence to dictate digital and social trends. At more than 80 million strong, the generation is changing the multifamily housing industry from the nation’s largest portfolios to medium and small property management companies. Their desire to live, work and play online has inspired the[]

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