student housing

How RISE is Innovating the Student Housing Experience

It’s hard to believe, but after all these years of understanding and catering to Millennials, Student Housing leaders are now turning to consumers born at the turn of the twenty-first century. Many of those who were born after 2000—designated as Generation Z—are now walking the grounds of college campuses. With their entrance comes the need[]

Automated Answering Service

5 Ways a Smart Answering Service Can Aid in Resident Retention

Having an automated answering service is like having a strong bench in hockey, or any other sport. When a property is suddenly thrust into an emergency response situation, the technology is a valuable asset that helps a community navigate sometimes stressful situations. My neighbor, Joe, an avid hockey fan, will forever remember the night that[]

Sink or Swim: Handling Pool Maintenance for your Property

A qualified and certified pool maintenance specialist is always a good resource to have in a property management company’s cache. The right service will keep a property’s pools and spas in tip-top shape throughout the pool season or year-round. However, it doesn’t hurt to have a backup. Training maintenance technicians – and even front-office staff[]

Resident Technology in Multifamily: What Residents Really Want

What exactly do residents want? You might be surprised. In a part one of our blog series, we explored the topic of using emerging technology in multifamily. For part two, we dive into the usage of new technology in student housing communities. Recent surveys have shown that when it comes to automation technology in multifamily, residents[]

Home Automation Multifamily

Resident Technology in Multifamily: Look Before You Leap

They’re shiny and they’re bright and you want them. They’re the latest devices and home automation systems that will appeal to prospective renters and bring greater operational efficiencies to your properties. Or will they? Utilizing New Technology in Multifamily There is no doubt that emerging technologies are having an impact on apartment communities. Advancements in[]

How Cloud-Based Technology Can Save Maintenance Teams Time and Money

New tool technology is exceeding traditional definitions of improvements to the power tools that build and maintain multifamily housing. High-tech and blue-tooth enabled tools are not only designed to ease the chores of drilling, sawing and affixin’ but also save time and money. Cloud-Based Technology is Making Maintenance Mobile Tools have come a long way[]

Spend Management Multifamily

Properties can Add PEPP to their Step and Save through Spend Management

How effective are your spend management practices? Not many property managers or owners would turn down an opportunity to save $10,000, or they’d at least take a good look at how to do so. That’s what RealPage says is possible, when using the right spend management solutions. Based on a 200-unit apartment, a comprehensive spend[]

The Hottest Trends in Multifamily Outdoor Living

Summer is right around the corner, and the weather isn’t the only thing heating up. New trends are on the horizon in multifamily, and apartment communities are finding new ways to bring the full indoor living experience outdoors. The National Kitchen & Bath Association identified outdoor kitchens and living spaces as the hottest trends in[]

Apartment Landscapes Grass

How Property Managers can Battle Weeds in Apartment Landscapes

The wetter-than-normal fall and winter in some parts of the country has been quite a relief for landscapes starved by drought in recent years. But there will be a price to pay this year, say landscape professionals and agronomists. In a recent post on the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service website, agronomist Dr. Jourdan Bell[]

Maintenance and Residents

10 Ways your Maintenance Team can Improve the Resident Experience

How many times do your residents see the leasing staff compared to the maintenance team? Think about it. Before online payments, leasing office staff could count on seeing a resident up to a dozen times a year, at least when the rent was due. Now with conveniences such as resident portals and online leasing, residents[]

multifamily social media

What’s New in Social: Twitter’s Birthday, Instagram’s Algorithm and Online Video Distribution

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. This weekly series was created to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. By creating a strong multifamily social media presence, your property management company is[]

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