The Near Future of the U.S. Apartment Market

The U.S. apartment market gained a bigger spark than most anticipated in the third quarter, a needed boost as the market approaches the seasonally slow year-end period. Annual rent growth of 3 percent for the quarter marked a shift from slowing price increases since the end of 2015. Strong leasing activity and tightening occupancy were[]

The Three Key Leasing Tools Proven to Maximize Occupancy [eBook]

The Three Key Leasing Tools Proven to Maximize Occupancy [eBook]

With the market starting to soften, it is more necessary than ever to adopt new strategies and marketing solutions in order to increase occupancy and accelerate leasing quantities. Lead management, leasing analytics, and contact centers, are three key leasing tools proven to be indispensable according to the National Multifamily Housing Council’s (NMHC) top property owners[]

Navigating Through ADA Compliance on Property Websites

Americans with Disabilities Act compliance is going beyond the physical equipment around the property and into the digital age. Website accessibility for the disabled has become a hot topic in recent years and the multifamily community needs to consider property website compliance. Earlier this year, regulations aimed at federal institutions to ensure website-accessibility compliance began[]

It’s up to Multifamily to Listen to What Gen Z Is Saying

It’s up to Multifamily to Listen to What Gen Z Is Saying

With the arrival of a new generation of renters, marketing strategies typically change in multifamily housing and other businesses. Millennials have made more impact in the apartment industry by transforming leasing and amenity preferences than any other generation. And Gen Z, the next wave coming into focus, isn’t just following suit. One thing both are[]

OneSite Leasing & Rents Enhanced User Interface

OneSite Leasing & Rents Enhanced User Interface

OneSite Leasing & Rents is already known as one of the easiest to use property management systems and we are simplifying it even more with the launch of an improved user interface and experience. A new, clean look with easy-to-use workflows and navigation will help save you and your business time. Best of all, no[]

A Preoccupation with Occupancy Might Be Hurting Your Student Housing Profits

A Preoccupation with Occupancy Might Be Hurting Your Student Housing Profits

Student properties are in perpetual lease-ups. Maybe that’s why there’s a fixation on maximizing occupancy over every other objective: the pressure to keep beds full as students continually move in and out can seem like all that matters. Maximize profit in student housing The trouble is, even 100% occupancy isn’t such a great result if[]

RealPage Underwriting Analytics Delivers a Smarter Answer Faster-1

RealPage Underwriting Analytics Delivers a Smarter Answer Faster

The process of deciding whether to invest in properties hasn’t changed much in decades. Your internal analysts (or highly-paid outside consultants) gather and crunch numbers about property performance history, rent and sales comps, market forecasts, competition, seasonal exposure and more to make an informed decision. This can take weeks – time better spent looking at[]

Leveraging Data to Pay Less on Multifamily Utilities

As discussed in RealWorld 2018 sessions  Energy prices rarely stand still, but lately, utility costs have been far more unpredictable. And, if it continues, that could be a concerning trend for multifamily energy management. Is your multifamily business prepared for the hit it might take on utilities? Some organizations are taking proactive precautions. Some are[]

Future Renters and Apartment Demand Factors

Future Renters and Apartment Demand Factors

As discussed in RealWorld 2018 sessions  As the apartment industry runs through its cycles, changes in apartment demand and demographics are fostered by economic fluctuation. And with the expectation that the economy is on the cusp of a new direction, multifamily strategies are likely to shift. Various factors dictate apartment demand and how future renters[]

Leveraging an Online Payment Platform to Mitigate Risk

Leveraging an Online Payment Platform to Mitigate Risk

As discussed in RealWorld 2018 sessions  The game has changed in the last decade on taking payments. Many of today’s laws govern the exchange of money from an individual or business to another were written in a walk-in business community, the days when consumers and businesses made payments directly to companies from which they purchased[]

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