Your Guide to What A Background Check Is

A background check is one of, if not the, most important part of a property manager’s job.  You can hire someone for day to day tasks, if your repair guy didn’t do a perfect job fixing the sink then you’ll survive, you have insurance for the big issues, blah, blah, blah, but background checks for

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Should You Monitor Employees with Vehicle Trackers?

GPS vehicle trackers can be an effective tool for monitoring the efficiency and productivity of your property-management operations, but there are a few things to consider before you start tracking your employees’ movements. Monitoring company vehicles and staff are completely within an employer’s legal right. Doing so has several advantages that can ultimately help staff

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Get Ready to Handle the Worst Time Shift of the Year

Springtime means so many wonderful things. The trees are blossoming, flowers are blooming, bees are attacking anything sugary, and the time change will make us lose an entire hour of precious sleep. While all our night owls may hiss at the sunlight creeping through the bedroom curtains earlier, on March 8th, 2020, those rays are

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First Come, First Served Rental Housing Spreads to Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon’s massive Fair Access in Renting (FAIR) ordinances have officially gone into effect on March 1st. Passing in June 2019, the FAIR ordinances cover everything from rental application and security deposit procedures to rental listing rules and applicant screening. Buckle up, because you’re not going to believe these intense, uniquely Portlandia laws. Please note

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How to Make Lease Renewals Easier

Tenant turnover is expensive. There is the opportunity cost of a vacant unit, costs to find a new tenant, and preparation of the unit for the new tenant. Therefore, you’ll want to do everything in your power to increase lease renewals. Fortunately, there are several ways to increase lease renewals that are both easy for

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