Managing a rental property is tough work. Not only do you handle the entire leasing and vetting process, but you routinely work on maintaining your property and reputation as well. This April marks National Apartment Housing Month, and to commemorate all the hard work you do within the rental housing industry, we’ll be offering up all of our downloadable rental resources for free!
Consider how every time there is the threat of snowfall, people flock to the store to buy milk and bread. If you postpone your own trip, you arrive to find barren shelves and typically go home with some sort of makeshift meal that will help you wait out the storm. For smaller occurrences this may be a method be work for you, but natural disasters don’t always leave you time to prepare at the last minute.
As a property manager, you need a variety of tools in your arsenal to ensure you’re placing the best residents in your properties. You work hard to make sure that residences are maintained, and you want to find a renter who cares about keeping it in that same condition. Tenant screening can be an important tool in supporting these initiatives and safeguarding your profits, as well as finding the most qualified renters.
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.
As a property manager, you’re understandably very busy. With so much going on with your properties, the key to successfully running your rental business is staying organized and efficient. But how exactly do you do that? Property management software acts as a means to streamline productivity and manage your properties with ease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a property manager, you depend on credit scores to help you make the best rental decision, but how much do you know about credit scoring models? With this guide, you’ll not only learn some of the differences between FICO™ and VantageScore® 3.0, but how to use credit scores to uphold your rental standards and protect your community.