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.

Energy Efficient Windows

4 Ways your Windows can Help Lower Energy Bills

Making Windows Energy-Efficient Approximately one-third of a home’s total heat loss usually occurs through windows and doors, according to the Natural Defense Resources Council. Escaping heat and intrusive cold air in the winter puts stress on HVAC systems, forcing them to run unnecessarily and consume expensive energy. Eliminating energy loss at windows will help better[]

Tips for Becoming Landlord

20 Ways to Become a Successful Landlord

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[]

drip irrigation system

4 Tips for Conserving Water with Drip Irrigation

For the past few years, drip irrigation systems for residential and commercial uses have been an effective way to not only conserve water but give landscapes the deep watering they need to flourish in any climate. They have become increasingly popular on the apartment landscape – whether by requirement or voluntary implementation – and are[]

Senior and caregiver using mobile

5 Ways Mobile Makes Senior Communities More Efficient

By embracing mobile technology, senior living communities can become as efficient as possible, resulting in happy residents and successful staff. Let’s face it, mobile smartphones influence the daily routines of most senior living residents, their families and community staff. A majority are regularly tuned into their devices to communicate, simplify tasks and get up-to-date information, but[]

Multifamily professional tries to handle difficult resident

P-E-R-F-O-R-M-ing So You Can Handle Difficult Residents

We’ve all had those customer experiences, the ones that we walk away from considering our sanity and wondering what we did to deserve them. They are the interactions in the leasing office or out on the grounds – even online – with irate or belligerent residents who seemingly want to punch your buttons to get[]

tankless water heater

Tankless Water Systems Heating Up the Multifamily Industry

Apartment owners who could be pinched by new regulations for gas and electric water heater tanks may be able to offer a hot new amenity to residents. Technological advances and lower costs are making tankless water heaters more attractive. The upside for residents is that water gets hotter faster and space once reserved for tanks[]

Data

Six Reasons Your Property Needs a Revenue Management System

No successful business professional would close a deal without first understanding all the facts. But when revenue management decisions are made based on limited or skewed information, a property management company can lose considerable amounts of money and unintentionally drive away business. For property managers, getting apartment rents right is often a major challenge. But[]

Online Marketing

5 Steps to Winning the Online Marketing Game with SEO & SEM

Online Marketing Fundamentals Chances are if your business has any type of online presence, then you’re familiar with the terms SEO and SEM. But, what exactly do you know about these acronyms? Your initial reaction may be to run to the search engines and click on the first result that appears. Search engines are now the[]

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Show the World: Promoting Properties with Tiny Planet Photos

A new photography trend has emerged, and it’s rocking the world of social media. Tiny Planet allows users to easily transform their photos into miniature floating globes, capturing scenery in an eye-catching way without breaking the bank. For property managers, Tiny Planet offers a creative solution to a common social media struggle, as many companies don’t[]

Eco-friendly city

Go Green: Rebates Available For Energy and Water-Saving Projects

Money that’s available to offset costs of energy-saving upgrades for apartments is getting more plentiful, plus it’s easier to find. Utility companies and municipalities in many states offer rebates, incentives and demand-response programs to the tune of billions each year to encourage federal facilities and consumers to cut energy use and demand. Incentives range from[]

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