Michael Cunningham

Contributor, Property Management Insider

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Michael Cunningham is Content Marketing Manager at ProofHQ, and the former Managing Editor of PropertyManagementInsider.com. He worked as a social media manager for RealPage, Inc., a provider of on-demand software solutions that integrate and streamline single-family and a wide variety of multifamily rental property management business functions. He is responsible for promoting the company through various media channels, including editorial, print and online advertising, and social media. Michael received his education at Indiana University where he majored in English.

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Property Management Pest Control: Bed Bugs Know Colors

Entomologists say that bed bugs, the property management industry’s pest enemy number one, like certain colors, especially red and black. But suggesting to apartment residents that they avoid dark sheets may be going a little overboard when trying to keep the little buggers away. A recent University of Florida study revealed that the tiny, hard-shelled pests[]

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The Latest from MPF Research: Exploring America’s 5th and 6th Hottest Submarkets

Updates from America’s #1 source of multifamily research data, MPF Research. For this edition of The Latest from MPF Research, we’re going coast to coast. We continue our countdown of the nation’s 10 most active submarkets for apartment construction with two on opposite sides of the country. #6: North San Jose/Milpitas Coming in at #6 is[]

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The Olympic Village: A Study in Creative Multifamily Thinking

When you think of the Olympic Village, what comes to mind? Is it scores of world-class athletes working hard to be the fastest or strongest? Maybe it’s a festive atmosphere where people from all walks of life meet and mingle. Most likely, you don’t think of economic development or multifamily. And yet an Olympic village can[]

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Overcoming the Challenges of Renters Insurance

Renters insurance adoption has gained ground in the last few years, but it still lags behind the percentage of homeowners who are protecting their assets. A big reason may be that many homes are either insured to meet mortgage requirements or owners get it that perhaps their single greatest personal asset needs to be protected[]

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The Latest from MPF Research: Showcasing America’s 7th and 8th Hottest Submarkets

Updates from America’s #1 source of multifamily research data, MPF Research. In a recent article, we began a countdown of the nation’s 10 most active submarkets for apartment construction with two Texas hot spots: #9 (Far Northwest San Antonio) and #10 (Austin’s Cedar Park). #8: Central Orlando, Florida The #8 position goes to Central Orlando[]

Hurricane Update: 6 Actions to Take When Conditions Warrant

Forecasters say the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season could be stronger than previously thought, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns that coastal residents should have their hurricane preparedness plans in place and monitor the latest forecast. What was deemed in May to be a below average season with 10-16 named storms is now expected[]

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Fair Housing Sex Education for Property Management

As one might expect, a couple of quips on the topic of sex charged a packed house at the beginning of a Fair Housing session at the National Apartment Association’s Education Conference & Expo in San Francisco. But the mood soon got serious when attorneys for Kimball, Tirey & St. John began sharing eye-opening sexual[]

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The Hidden Allergy Trigger to Avoid in Multifamily

They are a marketing nightmare for any rental property, no matter the class and size. Their antennae are unsightly and certainly won’t pick up a cell phone signal. Some are very social and seek common shelter. They are considered dirty and offensive, enough that renters will move in a heartbeat if they are not extricated[]

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Protecting Residents from Mosquitoes

Don’t let mosquitoes cause disruptions for your residents and their pets. Once thought of as merely a backyard pest, mosquitoes have become a serious public health threat in recent years. The warmer months are a prime time for the insects to disrupt outdoor events and turn summer evenings into itchy, scratchy affairs. According to the[]

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Making it Easy to Love Online Leasing

The gasps resonated across the room when one gentleman told his story of a near miss of sensitive information being compromised. He recalled that the phone call that day appeared to be like any other coming into a leasing office. But the caller wasn’t looking for an apartment. Instead, a detective informed him that about[]

Five Low Cost Ways to Make Your Rentals Green

Going green was once just a good idea for being environmentally friendly. Now, it’s one of the hottest amenities. Here are five low-cost ways to work towards earning the green title for your property.

Imaginative Ideas Help Keep You in Touch with Residents

By looking beyond the traditional marketing channels, such as brochures, posters, and notices on the doors, to communicating with your residents, you might be surprised at how many untapped options are available to you—mostly at very little cost.

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