What’s New in Social: Testing, Tools, and Apps

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:[]

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5 Ways Spend Management Optimization Helps Maximize Savings

The value of spend management has been well-chronicled throughout the multifamily housing industry. In recent years, the changing landscape of apartment operations has put more emphasis on a comprehensive program that enables property management companies (PMCs) to purchase the right products at the right prices from the right vendors on an ongoing basis. The goal is[]

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Put Your Property on the Map with Location-Based Marketing

Property management companies are using new technologies to target prospective renters. The growth of mobile advertising is shaking up the way businesses are marketing products and services, and property managers have the ability to draw in prospects with a click of a button. Mobile users are constantly tuned in to their devices, opening the door[]

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How to Educate Apartment Residents on Appliance Use

Do your residents know how to operate their apartment appliances? Open the box to any new microwave, oven or washer/dryer combination and you’ll see an encyclopedia-style set of operating instructions. Whether they are put to use is another story. When a new resident is handed the keys to an apartment, an appliance operations manual or[]

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‘Tis the Season for Shopping … and Package Delivery Management

In a matter of hours, consumers will have wide eyes on Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains that stream across their cell phones, tablets and desktops. When they tap screens and punch keys, a new chain of online shopping events will unfold. What shoppers buy will once again bring into view on city streets parcel[]

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Top 4 Takeaways from NMHC OpTech 2015 

The wealth of vendors lining the hall with gizmos and gadgets at the National Multifamily Housing Council’s OpTech Conference & Exposition 2015 were proof technology has become fundamental to the apartment industry. When OpTech began a few years ago, talk was of technology to come. Today, tech has extended beyond and into everyday operations and[]

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How To Protect Rental Properties From Holiday Fire Disasters

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says the holidays are a time when fires, especially those resulting from cooking, are most likely. Thanksgiving is the peak day for home blazes, when fires are three times more likely than average to occur. Christmas Day and Christmas Eve are the second and third most active days for[]

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How to Plan Ahead for the Battle Against Snow

Create snow removal, winterization plans before Mother Nature drops in this fall In some parts of the country, winter-like weather can descend long before it’s time to carve the Thanksgiving turkey. It’s not uncommon for snowstorms to blanket parts of the Midwest and Northeast in the months leading up to the official start of winter. Early snowfall[]

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