Property Management

Property management involves the processes, systems and manpower required to manage the life cycle of rental housing properties, including acquisition, control, accountability, responsibility, maintenance, utilization and disposition. There are many facets to this industry and profession and PMI covers them all.

5 Steps to Transforming Out-of-Date Landscapes into Utopias

An out-of-date landscape may send a message that you’re in the land of the lost. A landscape installed 20 or 30 years ago usually shows its age – certain types of plants and rock date a property. For residents and prospects, living in surroundings that don’t appear to be current can be difficult. Yet curb appeal[]

Let it Snow: New Eco-Friendly Snow Removal Technology

New advances in technology are changing the image and user-friendliness of those hulky, belching snow-chucking machines that chew through drifts and piles to clear driveways and walkways during the winter. Harder working machines, creature comforts and even a green component are making snow blowers an easier resource for multifamily properties to dig out of big[]

Spend Management Technology

3 Ways Spend Management Software Can Streamline your Purchasing Process

How you manage your money can make or break your property management business. In good economic times and in bad, it’s important to keep costs under control and reduce spending when possible. Tasked with streamlining your accounting process? Worried about letting money fall through the cracks? Start saving by embracing spend management and technology, and[]

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5 Ways Spend Management Optimization Helps Maximize Savings

The value of spend management has been well-chronicled throughout the multifamily housing industry. In recent years, the changing landscape of apartment operations has put more emphasis on a comprehensive program that enables property management companies (PMCs) to purchase the right products at the right prices from the right vendors on an ongoing basis. The goal is[]

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How to Educate Apartment Residents on Appliance Use

Do your residents know how to operate their apartment appliances? Open the box to any new microwave, oven or washer/dryer combination and you’ll see an encyclopedia-style set of operating instructions. Whether they are put to use is another story. When a new resident is handed the keys to an apartment, an appliance operations manual or[]

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‘Tis the Season for Shopping … and Package Delivery Management

In a matter of hours, consumers will have wide eyes on Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains that stream across their cell phones, tablets and desktops. When they tap screens and punch keys, a new chain of online shopping events will unfold. What shoppers buy will once again bring into view on city streets parcel[]

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Top 4 Takeaways from NMHC OpTech 2015 

The wealth of vendors lining the hall with gizmos and gadgets at the National Multifamily Housing Council’s OpTech Conference & Exposition 2015 were proof technology has become fundamental to the apartment industry. When OpTech began a few years ago, talk was of technology to come. Today, tech has extended beyond and into everyday operations and[]

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How To Protect Rental Properties From Holiday Fire Disasters

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says the holidays are a time when fires, especially those resulting from cooking, are most likely. Thanksgiving is the peak day for home blazes, when fires are three times more likely than average to occur. Christmas Day and Christmas Eve are the second and third most active days for[]

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