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.

An End to Windows 7: How to Keep the Lights On with Outsourced IT Services

The clock is ticking for Windows 7. In less than a year, Microsoft will stop supporting and providing security updates for one of its most popular operating systems, affecting millions of PCs in businesses and homes across the globe. The discontinuation on Jan. 14, 2020 will mark the first Windows software to go back up[]

How to Deliver a Connected Student Living Experience

The student property management industry, like many others, is becoming very connected. As one might expect, putting heads in beds largely comes down to finding where students are online.  For student housing operators, increasing resident retention and creating a sense of community now extends from the pool and club room to online venues. Frequenting social[]

Reputation is Everything: How to Manage Online Reviews in Multifamily Marketing

While we all know that online reviews are important for multifamily marketing, managing them can often be overwhelming. That’s because there are many social media and review venues to monitor for negative reviews and posts you can mitigate and positive ones you can amplify. Few have the time to seek out and pore over everything[]

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[]

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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,[]

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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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