Property Management

Happy Tenants Means More Retention

So What Can You Do to Keep Them Happy?       Being a landlord is like a juggling act. Not only are you trying to keep your tenants happy, but it is a business, so you are still trying to make money as well. Whether you manage residential properties – from a few flats to an apartment community – or are into commercial real estate and oversee retail or office spaces, there are a few key points in helping keep …
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Fall Checklist for Property Managers

With summer quickly coming to an end (sigh), the end of a season is always a great time to do some preventative and routine maintenance on your property. Having a fall checklist is crucial to avoid major problems during the harsh winter – the absolute worst time to have anything go wrong! Take a look at our list below to keep your property in the best condition and prepped for winter. Heating Fall is the most ideal time to check …
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Why We Still Use Checkbooks to Pay the Rent

Written by: Patrick Clark In 2007, Arlington (Va.)-based property management company AvalonBay Communities made a seemingly obvious decision. The company stopped accepting rent at its apartment buildings, and started making tenants send payments to a centralized office. Renters could put checks in the mail or use a new online system to transfer payments from one bank account to another. “We were unique,” says Mona Stahling, senior vice president for operational services, adding that in-person check payment was still an option …
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Spring Cleanup: Indoor and Outdoor Musts for Property Managers

Spring is almost here and now is the time for property managers to do some routine maintenance before the spring showers hit and then the stifling summer heat comes. Here are some indoor and outdoor musts to keep your property up-to-date. Inspect HVAC Systems – Inspect and clean the system’s filters and coils to make sure that they are free of dust and debris. Also, inspect the filter and change out if needed. Liven Up the Landscape – Remove and …
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