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.

Electronic Signature Solutions

4 Things to Look for in an Electronic Signature Provider

The advent of the electronic signature has been celebrated in every contract-laden business, and ours is no exception. The electronic signature frees renters from a trip to the front office during leasing, making the leasing process convenient and paperless while saving the front office staff time. Now renters can take care of leasing from front[]

multifamily conferences

Top Multifamily Conferences in 2016

Holy conference season for 2016! Let’s face it, budgets get smaller, time more precious, and we have too much to do at the office to leave for more than a minute. And then there are many multifamily industry conferences offering everything under the sun we’ll need to help us do our job more efficiently (and[]

document management software

Defend Your Data with Document Management Software

In the property management business, too much data is still vulnerable to theft or destruction. Security concerns are more widespread than ever—and for good reason.  Even if you’re keeping documents under lock and key, you might not be as secure as you think.

Renters Insurance Policy

Not all Renters Insurance Policies are Created Equally

Renters insurance policies come in varying sizes and shapes, and can be bundled with other coverages in an attempt to provide a better rate. But lumping renters insurance with auto policies and/or other types of coverage may cost residents more in the long run, or even force inadvertent cancellations. That doesn’t bode well for property[]

Apartment Package Delivery

How Technology Can Fix the Package Delivery Problem

Have package deliveries to your apartment community gotten out of control? Have you considered letting technology help handle the glut? Multifamily housing leaders have said that some automated and digitally-enabled package systems are helping their communities manage hundreds of daily packages they receive during peak periods throughout the year. Rick Haughey, Vice President, Industry Technology[]

Selling the Sizzle to Deliver Value and Retain Residents

What distinguishes one multifamily community from the other today goes beyond exterior architecture or color choices for walls. The ability to provide residents with the tools to nurture their social lives or improve their living experiences with the same ease as an evening stroll is redefining what separates apartments. The Value of Resident Portals In[]

Budgeting Property Management

What Went Wrong with Your Budget and How Can You Improve it?

Your budget year has just begun and already it’s out of whack. Even though occupancy is trending with the national average or better, expenses are unexplainably showing variances that need to be explained. How could this happen? Examining your Budgeting Process One way is that your managers were not mentored on how to read and[]

2016 Design Trends

Contemporary and Convenient: 2016 Kitchen and Bathroom Design Trends

America’s kitchens and baths continue to be a little bit country and a little bit city, with built-in conveniences that extend to the family pet. Transitional styles dominate bath, kitchen trends for 2016 with room for pets Transitional-style architecture and neutral colors were popular in 2015 and are expected to remain in vogue this year,[]

12 Ways a Vendor Network can Strengthen Vendor Relationships

The vast world of multifamily can be difficult for vendors and contractors to navigate. Vendor networks offer companies that provide services relevant to apartment operation a way to find the thousands of properties who often need help. But the success of vendors – and the ultimate benefit they provide to property managers – depends on[]

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