The Future of Short-Term Rental Management

The short-term rental industry has come a long way. Once mainly for vacation rental property owners with a few properties, business leaders in multifamily have started to add short-term rental units to their portfolios. Kigo Senior Vice President Matthew Hoffman says the industry has a lot to offer multifamily owners and managers if they keep[]

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What’s New in Social: Autoplay, Tweets, and Peach

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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Your Apartment Property Management System Health Check

Times are a-changin’ in the rental housing market. Growing market demand pushes occupancy to the limit, making a property look good at first glance.—but a deeper look into the property may reveal a different story. Checking your Property Management System Health Good property health goes beyond maintaining high occupancy, low overhead and consistent rent collection.[]

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What Makes the Most Successful Renters Insurance Program?

When unexpected events take place at your properties, your residents and assets are put at risk. Renters insurance can help, but not all policies are equal—and you don’t want to find out your coverage is insufficient after an incident occurs. It’s important for property management companies to implement the right solution beforehand to ensure full[]

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Debunking 3 Resident Myths about Renters Insurance

The Value of Renter’s Insurance Natural disasters have a way of shining a light on the necessity and value of renter’s insurance. According to the Insurance Information Institute, insured losses due to natural disasters in the United States in the first half of 2015 totaled $12.6 billion, well above the $11.2 billion average in the first[]

How Property Management Software can Help you Deal with Difficult Residents

Using Software for Handling Resident Needs There are varying approaches to handling difficult residents, an unenviable challenge for any property manager no matter how long the tenure in the multifamily housing business. Some industry experts suggest a formula of professionalism, firmness, and compassion to manage residents who are either overbearing or pesky. Others may want[]

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Top 10 Most Read Property Management Insider Articles of 2015  

As the year comes to an end, we’re taking the time to reflect on some of our the best moments here at Property Management Insider. Whether you’re a new visitor or have followed us for years, catch what you’ve missed or relive the memories. These top 10 blog posts were the most popular this year[]

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10 Helpful Tips to Drive Online Payment Adoption

Multifamily housing providers may not be keeping up with the trends if they aren’t accepting and encouraging their residents to pay online. The latest apartment industry data suggests that writing rent checks are going the way of shag carpet. According to results from the National Multifamily Housing Council/Kingsley Associates 2015 Apartment Resident Preferences Survey, 78[]

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7 Ways Property Managers Can Safely Use Community Rooms and Clubhouses

Indoor and outdoor community gathering areas are considered a key amenity for residents, especially during a holiday any time of the year. Often used for resident parties and celebrations, the areas help strengthen communities and bring residents closer together through a night of food, fun and celebration. It goes without saying that residents who reserve[]

How Meerkat and Periscope are Changing Multifamily

Will live streaming applications play a vital role in the apartment selection process? It’s 5pm on a Friday and you are just getting off of work.  You have been looking for a new apartment to better accommodate your family and you really wanted to check out this apartment complex that you saw online.  It’s listed[]

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