AuthorJames Burton

Breaking Into The Business – How To Find Property Management Jobs

Property management is a field with a lot of opportunity. A competent management professional is a valuable asset to any landlord or real estate team, as you will be handling a lot of issues that they would have to worry about otherwise. The benefits of a good property management professional cannot be overstated. Even so, like any business, it will take a lot of time and effort to expand your...

Pests – Real Problems For Real Property

It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting warmer. The days are getting sunnier. And everybody is coming out to enjoy the sweet embrace of spring. Including the animals we aren’t exactly crazy about. Pests are an annoying part of life for us. If you’ve ever opened your door to go outside and nearly gotten blindsided by a stray bee or wasp, you know the feeling. For...

Mistakes To Avoid When Serving Eviction Notices

Owning rental property and managing it can be a rewarding experience. Not only is it a good investment and a means to generate income, but it also allows you to be an important part of a community. A good landlord is usually a very well-liked person! On the flip side of things, there are some parts of the role that are challenging and even unenviable. You’ll be the person tenants come to...

5 Productivity Boosting Tips for Property Management Professionals

Productivity is a white whale that almost everyone is constantly chasing – and few chase it harder than property management professionals. In this business, you must be able to work quickly and efficiently to satisfy the needs of your client and their tenants. This is the only way you’re able to scale your business, and means you will need to plan ahead, stick to schedule and get...

Apartment Security Tips for Property Managers

Among the many day-to-day issues an apartment manager has to deal with, there is one that can be pretty uncomfortable and even intimidating: property crime. With this type of crime, perpetrators target denser, contained communities of people as opposed to communities that are wider-spaced and less contained – such as suburbs and similar house-based communities. This is a big concern because...

How To Find A Great Property Manager

If you’re a real estate owner, you understand that rental property can be a rewarding investment. People will always need a place to stay, which means that your services will always be in demand. And as you maintain and improve your property, you can get some appreciation as well. You also know how difficult and time-consuming it can be. If you own a lot of units – or, for that...

Social Media Was Made For Business

It’s not a stretch to say that social media has radically changed how we communicate. With the click of a mouse or the tap of a touchscreen, we can reach, convey ideas, and share information to so many people at once. For some people, mediums such as Facebook and Twitter are preferred methods of communication over even phone calls and email. Being able to tweet a status or post a video may...

Five New Property Management Mistakes

Missteps. Mess-ups. Gaffes. Or as Homer says, “Doh!” Whatever you call them, mistakes are common in life. Everyone has them, even the best of us, and especially when you’re new on the job. That being said, there are two types of mistakes. There are the ones that you can look at immediately afterward and chuckle about. Things like forgetting someone’s name, or accidentally...

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