Five Ways to Create a Powerful Spend Management Program

When revenue management gets more scrutinized during shifts in market cycles (such as is the case now in the apartment industry), focus on expenses becomes more intense. Offsetting deficits of dollars coming in can, in many cases, be achieved by juggling the dollars going out. That seems to be top of mind for many stakeholders,[]

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3 Ways Your Property Maintenance Staff Can Become More Likable

You couldn’t help but like Dwayne Schneider, the Casanova-wanna-be superintendent who sauntered into our living rooms in the 1970s. Clad in a white t-shirt, blue jean vest and pants and tool belt, the slender, stylish Schneider became America’s lovable maintenance man who flushed the stereotypes of overweight and sloppy apartment repairmen in “One Day at[]

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4 Things to Look for in an Electronic Signature Provider

The advent of the electronic signature has been celebrated in every contract-laden business, and ours is no exception. The electronic signature frees renters from a trip to the front office during leasing, making the leasing process convenient and paperless while saving the front office staff time. Now renters can take care of leasing from front[]

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Top Multifamily Conferences in 2016

Holy conference season for 2016! Let’s face it, budgets get smaller, time more precious, and we have too much to do at the office to leave for more than a minute. And then there are many multifamily industry conferences offering everything under the sun we’ll need to help us do our job more efficiently (and[]

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Defend Your Data with Document Management Software

In the property management business, too much data is still vulnerable to theft or destruction. Security concerns are more widespread than ever—and for good reason.  Even if you’re keeping documents under lock and key, you might not be as secure as you think.

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The Art of Email Marketing in Multifamily

Marketers are enjoying a healthy opportunity to move goods to consumers via email advertising, one that the multifamily industry should take note. A spokesperson for Pew Research Center said recently that email hasn’t lost its luster. “Email is to the digital age what stone-sharpening tools were in the prehistoric age – good for everything that[]

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Not all Renters Insurance Policies are Created Equally

Renters insurance policies come in varying sizes and shapes, and can be bundled with other coverages in an attempt to provide a better rate. But lumping renters insurance with auto policies and/or other types of coverage may cost residents more in the long run, or even force inadvertent cancellations. That doesn’t bode well for property[]

Apartment Package Delivery

How Technology Can Fix the Package Delivery Problem

Have package deliveries to your apartment community gotten out of control? Have you considered letting technology help handle the glut? Multifamily housing leaders have said that some automated and digitally-enabled package systems are helping their communities manage hundreds of daily packages they receive during peak periods throughout the year. Rick Haughey, Vice President, Industry Technology[]

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What’s New in Social: Videos, Views and Viral Ads

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. For this reason, Property Management Insider has created a weekly series to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. Here’s what’s new in social: Twitter[]

Selling the Sizzle to Deliver Value and Retain Residents

What distinguishes one multifamily community from the other today goes beyond exterior architecture or color choices for walls. The ability to provide residents with the tools to nurture their social lives or improve their living experiences with the same ease as an evening stroll is redefining what separates apartments. The Value of Resident Portals In[]

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