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.

snowy multifamily properties

How to Plan Ahead for the Battle Against Snow

Create snow removal, winterization plans before Mother Nature drops in this fall In some parts of the country, winter-like weather can descend long before it’s time to carve the Thanksgiving turkey. It’s not uncommon for snowstorms to blanket parts of the Midwest and Northeast in the months leading up to the official start of winter. Early snowfall[]

Mobile Maintenance Technology Increases Productivity, Shortens Response Times

Mobile Maintenance in Multifamily Mobile technology certainly enhances lease and renewal processes at apartments for busy, on-the-go residents while providing convenience for others. The same technology can be applied outside the leasing office to other parts of the property and provide similar resident benefits. A mobile app designed to handle the tedious documentation of maintaining[]

Contact Center

4 Ways a Contact Center Helps Capture Apartment Prospects and Leads

For prospects and residents, the inability to reach an apartment community when they need information or assistance is frustrating. Add sitting on hold and unanswered emails or voicemails to that experience, and you’ve potentially lost a lead (or an opportunity to build trust with an existing resident). According to a recent study, Americans are fed up[]

Renters Insurance

3 Ways your Property can Maximize Compliance with Mandatory Renters Insurance

Adopting Renters Insurance Property managers have a fiduciary responsibility to apartment owners to make sure an asset is fully covered. The adoption of mandatory renters insurance into lease agreements has helped apartments better safeguard their assets and put responsibility on the resident. Full compliance pays great dividends not only for the property, but also for[]

Package Storage Systems

Package Storage Systems Help Properties and Residents Handle Deliveries

Handling Apartment Package Deliveries The influx of packages at apartments has attracted national headlines lately. Some properties are on board with receiving and holding parcels for residents, while others are not. Online shopping has grown, and FedEx is expecting record volume this holiday season. The company is expecting shipments to grow 12.4 percent from last[]

Social media marketing

What’s New in Social: Tricks and Tweets

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. For this reason, Property Management Insider has created a weekly series to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. Here’s the latest in social[]

generation z

Will Your Apartment Communities Be Ready for Gen Z?

Generation Z is on the Horizon Much is already being said about Generation Z – thankfully for Millennials, who have been run through marketing ringers for the past few years in many industries beyond housing and marketers are already formulating plans to reach a generation that could be one step ahead of their Millennial predecessors. Gen[]

What's New in Social Media

What’s New in Social: Polls, People, and Pictures

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. For this reason, Property Management Insider has created a weekly series to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. Here’s what’s new in social[]

Apartment Utilities Savings

5 Tips to Saving Big Money Managing Apartment Utilities

Saving on Apartment Utilities More and more, all eyes are on energy and water usage. Investors, property owners and even residents pay close attention to utility bills. In some areas, local and state regulators require that energy performance be reported to the Environmental Protection Agency. The impact of utilities may seem to affect either the[]

4 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Property Management Solution

Finding the Perfect Property Management Software You’re in a highly competitive business and need a performance-driven property management solution to help you be profitable. Having a solution that can centralize and manage the full spectrum of your property operations can help you outperform the competition and grow your business. But the options can be overwhelming.[]

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