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Download This Free Rental Housing Daylight Savings Time Checklist

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On Sunday, March 11th, the world will spring forward, sacrificing an hour in pursuit of days with more sunlight. As spring is ushered in, Daylight Savings Time is a great opportunity to do some more tedious maintenance on your properties. Take advantage of the slightly warmer weather and make up for that lost hour by safeguarding your property with these simple tasks.

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The Benefits to Using Property Management Software

Property management software, especially cloud-based software, can revolutionize a rental property’s success. Not only does the software connect long-distance managers and owners with their community, but the built-in management tools can significantly boost efficiency and resident happiness. While the specific features and price point can vary based on which property management software service you choose, these four benefits still hold true.

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Show Renters You Care with National Love Your Pet Day

If you’ve ever owned a pet, you know how important they can become in your life. American writer Caroline Knapp summed up pet ownership as “before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.” Everyone from famous celebrities to noteworthy politicians has indicated pet ownership – and an overwhelming amount of pet owners (91% in one study) consider their pet to be a member of the family. With National ‘Love your Pet’ Day on Tuesday, February 20th, this might be the best time to show your resident’s pets a little love. After all, a happier pet makes for happier renters.

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The Top 6 Culprits of Holiday Property Fires

With wildfires burning throughout Southern California, it’s a good reminder to keep up fire safety standards this Holiday season. Although it’s unknown how the Ventura fire started, the negligent use of Christmas lights, lit candles and fireplaces, and greasy ovens have been known to be a tremendous safety hazard. During the holiday season a house fire is the last thing you need on your plate.

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Easily Transition your Community from Daylight Savings Time with our Checklist

With the end of Daylight savings time on Sunday, November 5th, you’ll finally be able to get some much needed rest! Aside from Arizona and Hawaii, communities across the nation will have to set their clocks back by an hour this weekend. Make sure you take advantage of our handy (printable) checklist to remind your staff, coworkers, and even your residents of the time change.

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The Difference Between Millennial and Gen X Renters (Infographic)

As you get ready to market your new vacancy, take some time to familiarize yourself with the two biggest groups of applicants: Millennials and Generation X renters. Millennial renters (ages 18-34) and Gen X renters (ages 35-50) consist of 85% of the renter population, and are a big driving force for mobile usage (also known as “Generation Mobile”). While these two renter groups continue to depend on online resources, you might want to migrate your leasing process online. Take a deeper look at what the difference between Millennial & Gen X renters is in our infographic below.

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Help Inexperienced Residents with this Move-In Checklist

For most new, inexperienced renters, figuring out what they need before move-in can be extremely stressful. Whether its sponges, dish soap or trash can liners, it can be easy to forget the little things and underestimate how long you can go without the big things. I can’t tell you how many times I ate dinner sitting on the floor when I first moved out, and I’m sure you have a few first move-in stories of your own.

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3 Ways to Show your Residents you are Thankful (Infograph)

Thanksgiving is well on it’s way, and before you start planning your own family feast, consider taking the time to show the residents in your community that you’re thankful for them. Simple gestures like these 3 will not only help build your relationship with your renters (potentially leading to a renewed lease), but will take a weight off your back come next year. Take a look at our tips in our infograph below.

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