The Future of Short-Term Rental Management

The short-term rental industry has come a long way. Once mainly for vacation rental property owners with a few properties, business leaders in multifamily have started to add short-term rental units to their portfolios. Kigo Senior Vice President Matthew Hoffman says the industry has a lot to offer multifamily owners and managers if they keep[]

Property Website

Is Your Content Telling Your Story?

Take a look at your property website. Does it tell a story? Or does it leave visitors with a fading impression of “just another apartment complex”? Every year, apartment shoppers feel trapped into browsing through an endless parade of blasé exterior shots, brightly-colored slideshows and predictable amenities. After a while, diverse properties seem to blend[]

New from RealPage Analytics: Apartment Affordability, Student Housing Performance and Demand Drivers

New from RealPage Analytics: Apartment Affordability, Student Housing Performance and Demand Drivers

RealPage Analytics provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Affordability concerns overstated, lease transactions show Rental affordability has come under close scrutiny in recent years, as activists point to strong rent growth in the apartment market. But data exclusive to the market-rate apartment sector[]

How to Create Rustic Community Areas with an Old-School Amenity

How to Create Rustic Community Areas with an Old-School Amenity

The months leading up to spring and summer when the landscape hibernates afford time to employ an old-school amenity with rustic elegance that promotes outdoor gatherings around the fire pit, pool or grill area. Pergolas, also known as arbors, are time-tested wooden open-air structures that offer apartment residents a comfortable, outdoorsy place to congregate nearly[]

Job Costing Solution to Improve Multifamily Project Management design

A Job Costing Solution to Improve Multifamily Construction

Construction projects are increasingly costing more–but it’s not just a shortage of labor that’s driving costs up during one of the nation’s biggest construction booms. Creative apartment designs, rising material prices, regulatory issues, and interior vanity details are tacking on a superfluous price tag for market investors. Multifamily construction–whether it is unit renovations or ground-up[]

accessibility noncompliance

When Accessibility Noncompliance Puts Assisted Living Communities at Risk

Any assisted living property manager knows that accessibility noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act is an issue. Residents who require mobility assistance or have a disability must be able to access the community just as any able-bodied person. Installation of ramps, grab bars and handicap parking places may signify that the property is compliant.[]

Minimizing Fraudulent Applications Through Identity Verification

How to Minimize Fraudulent Applications with Identity Verification

More personal information about consumers is ‘freely’ available to view or purchase online today than ever before. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that with the abundance of data available nowadays, the incidence of fraud increases. Now more than ever, property management companies need to protect its data and one way to do[]

student housing

The Latest Market Insights in Student Housing

The RealPage Student Team is attending InterFace Student Housing Conference in Austin this week, where top industry players are gathering for market insights and trends, continued education and networking. Taylor Gunn, Director of Student Housing at RealPage, delivered an enlightening presentation on the Student Market in the recent webcast, “Student Housing Q1 Market Update.” Gunn spoke about[]

apartment of the future

Embracing Disruption: The Apartment of the Future

As stewards of the multifamily housing industry, we each have visions for the apartment of the future. Some may see it as a techno-eccentric unit, a place in a world unto itself that stimulates the imagination and promotes self-indulgence in urban playgrounds. Others could argue it supports sophistication, lifestyle and basic essentials and redefines the[]

senior living

How to Create Lead-Generating Content that Embodies Senior Living

Just a mention of amenities at a senior living property on a website is not always enough to engage prospective residents. With more than one family member often making a move-in decision, skimming the surface won’t do. As consumers’ specific needs increase for using online resources for everything from buying food to finding a place[]

Turning Multifamily Maintenance into Renewals

Turning Multifamily Maintenance into Renewals

A Paul Rhodes education session is always a good way to spend part of the day at a multifamily conference, especially after lunch when the eyes get heavy. His sermon-like presentations always grab everybody’s attention. There’s bound to be a hallelujah or two. His session on how to turn multifamily maintenance into renewals didn’t disappoint.[]

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