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.

Renters Insurance

Renters Insurance: Top 10 Questions Residents and Landlords are Asking

It only makes sense that a robust apartment market that has driven high occupancies would heighten the need for liability protection for resident and landlord. With each unit filled, odds makers will tell you that risk for loss increases. A growing demand for renters insurance Demand for renters insurance has risen since 2008 when the[]

Millennials in Suburbs

Why Millennials are Migrating to the Suburbs

America’s shift to the urban core has grabbed headlines in recent months. The glamour of big-city lights and high-rise apartment living seemingly have captivated many demographics, especially millennials, and overshadowed the suburbs. Away from the neon and glitter, the street lights in the ‘burbs are far from flickering. Submarkets close to city centers and farther[]

Apartment Landscape

Get Green this Spring: A 3-Month Apartment Landscape Plan

A beautiful apartment landscape is a work in progress that requires a solid plan, good timing, and some patience. It’s no secret that a great looking apartment landscape has the kind of curb appeal that will catch the eyes of not only existing residents but prospects. With spring around the corner, now is the time[]

Bed Bug Prevention

Fight Back: 5 Tips to Protect Against Bed Bugs

New information on the apartment industry’s Public Enemy No. 1 is a reminder that vigilance is Job One. A recent report identifies that bed bugs are capable of transmitting the parasite that causes Chagas disease, which the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists as an emerging infectious disease. Bed bugs have been found to carry[]

Creating a Social Media Plan for Multifamily

The multifamily industry has seen a change in the way we think about apartment marketing. Though a fairly new medium, there is evidence social media has the power to change the way we do business in property management. Why Leverage Social Media? Social media has moved from just a source of entertainment value, and grown[]

6 Pest Prevention Tips for your Property

As a property manager, It is never too early to be thinking about pest prevention methods. Many of these pests are not only a pain for communities, but some can even be transmitters for disease, according to the Center for Disease Control.  Rodents, bed bugs, and mosquitoes are just some of the major pests that can[]

Say What You Meme: Using Memes in Apartment Marketing

Property managers in charge of apartment marketing should take notice of unconventional social media methods to communicate with communities. Meet Kyle Craven. This unassuming photo of him grew into the wildly popular meme known as Bad Luck Brian and reportedly generated Craven nearly $20,000 – turns out he’s not so unlucky after all. Craven isn’t[]

When Opportunity Knocks, Will the Apartment Industry Answer?

An improving economy fueled a strong run in the apartment industry last year, and it appears that the momentum will continue in 2015. Forecasters are looking for continued churning in the U.S. economy, which grew at an annualized 5 percent in the third quarter and finished the year with a bang. In December, the Dow[]

Testing the Benefits of Smart Home Technology

Margette Hepfner imagined what her morning would be like in the smart apartment of the future: She would awaken to the television, cued to turn on at 5:15 a.m. The lights begin to gradually brighten so she doesn’t have to squint while walking to the kitchen, where coffee is already percolating. The barcode reader near the[]

Earthquake Preparedness Tips to Use at your Property

Recent and frequent earthquakes around the U.S. should get property managers to start thinking about preparedness measures. Moderate temblors are hitting areas relatively new to seismic activity, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Already in 2015, North Texas has been hit by unprecedented earthquake activity. On Jan. 6, a flurry of small quakes struck the[]

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