Smart Home Technology and IoT in Multifamily

Smart Home Technology and IoT in Multifamily

Smart home technology, Internet of Things (IoT) and connective devices provide substantial benefits to property managers and building owners but can often represent a costly investment. Are you ready to upgrade? It’s a fact – the Internet of Things and connected tools are the way of the future. Smart technology has improved nearly every facet[]

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Get “Smart” in Your Apartment Home Technology          

Written with Howard Behr The multifamily industry has an opportunity to bring innovations from the smart home prototype to its residents. But when, and how? Applying “smart” home technology to apartments is a matter of time. In multifamily, having a smart apartment indicates that technology-based devices such as thermostats, locks, and lights, are replacing their[]

How a Contact Center can Create Golden Opportunities

Like many days in the front office, this one is hectic. The phone rings as a leasing representative checks the package delivery log-in for a waiting resident. The phone keeps ringing. A maintenance tech distracts the representative and asks about the paperwork for a service call in Building C. “It’s on the clipboard,” she says[]

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The Top 7 Elements of a Virtual Leasing Office

From shopping to signing, the multifamily leasing process has changed in a big way, thanks to the wonders of the digital age. While not everyone is fully onboard the train yet, everyone sees the value of getting a seat. You could even say that the future is already here, with a few select companies having[]

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Why SEO Matters in Apartment Marketing

Search Engine Optimization is the swagger behind Internet apartment marketing today, make no mistake. For your “For Rent” signs to be seen, websites must be best positioned in searches to be seen by those surfing for a place to live. No secret there. That’s really only half the battle, though. For SEO to fully do its[]

The Latest from MPF Research: Reno, Multifamily Lending, and the Twin Cities

Updates from America’s #1 source of multifamily research data, MPF Research. Beginning today, we’ll be bringing to this blog regular summaries of the latest research from our MPF Research division that will help you keep your finger on the pulse of the multifamily industry. Where applicable, we’ll provide links so you can dig deeper into[]

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15 Theft Prevention Tips for Property Management Companies

Summer is a time for care-free fun and relaxation for many, but apartments and their residents should keep their guards up. Personal theft rises by 10 percent in the summer months, particularly in July and August. For property management companies, theft prevention should be top of mind during this season. A recent study by the[]

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Why a Broker is a Property Manager’s Best Friend

Competition for Class A trophy office space is heating up in many markets, and Tampa, Florida is no exception. With properties vying to secure leases with best-in-class top-tier renters, property managers are pushing owners to create the most attractive buildings possible. However, some owners are more challenging about spending money, despite their goals to drive[]

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Top 5 Apartment Roofing Tips to Protect Your Properties

One of the most important protective barriers to an apartment is the roof. They come in a few shapes and sizes, but for the most part are pretty standard on most multifamily properties. When maintained properly, apartment roofing can last for many years, even a few decades. But roofs take more abuse than any other[]

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