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How to Start a Property Management Business

There are a lot of people out there right now trying to learn how to start a property management business. For some, it’s to provide a little bit of extra spending money. Others are looking to transition into a new career, and some just want to diversify their skills if their job is unstable. Whatever the reason, the strategy should be the same. This article will outline a basic (but...

Apartment Management Software Nightmares – Here’s How to Avoid Them

Apartment management software is supposed to make your job easier, right? The whole point is to help you schedule maintenance tasks, collect rent, check on work orders, communicate with investors, etc. But it doesn’t always work so well. Here are a few examples of things that can go wrong if you go with the wrong provider. Apartment Management Software Messes Up the Rent Payments  ...

Property Maintenance Companies – Do You Really Need Them?

Investigating property maintenance companies is something every landlord and property manager has to deal with at one point or another. Unless you’re large enough that you have an in-house crew, you’ll need to call on the experts to help with both minor and major issues now and again. But some people- especially DIY landlords- are reluctant to make the investment. They don’t see...

With So Many Property Management Solutions to Choose From, Which One is Right for You?

Picking the right property management solution for you can be frustrating. While it’s tempting for many to manage the property themselves to save money, others will choose to hire someone to do it for them. And even when you do hire them, there are lots of companies vying for your business. There’s also the issue of how the property is managed. Is it with old-fashioned spreadsheets...

Real Estate Property Management : The Methods of Management

Real estate property management is an umbrella term for the various ways property owners manage their properties. It can include the maintenance of finances, utilities, future investments, and the acquisition of revenue from your investments. Though management covers those core aspects, there are multiple methods of management. Real Estate Property Management Software Real estate property...

How to Get Started with Using Real Estate Management Software in Your Business

Whether you’ve been using traditional pen-and-paper or you’re already used to using real estate management software, moving to something new can be daunting. You want to do it as quickly as possible to get your money’s worth, but you don’t want to risk the interruption of current operations or the loss of important data. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to...

Which Property Management Systems Are You Using?

What kind of property management systems are you using right now? Do you still use the tried-and-true paper method? Or maybe you’ve upgraded to spreadsheet programs like Excel. Meanwhile the most tech-savvy of us are using cloud-based software so we can work anywhere, anytime. The best method for you really just depends. Here are a few pros and cons of each. Property Management System #1:...

Property Management Software Reviews: Ensuring the Reviews You Read Are Pointing You in an Advantageous Direction

  Purchasing property management software can be a daunting task, especially if this is your first time managing your properties via software. Adapting to modern management techniques can become overwhelming, but thankfully there are plenty of property management software applications that work to streamline your workflow and make your management experience as easy as possible. Property...

Rental Property Management Software- Your Missing Link in Productivity

Rental property management software probably isn’t at the forefront of your mind when you have a small operation. You’re probably focusing on scaling up your business, keeping customers happy and training your staff. But as you grow, a great software program will become more and more important. When I was a project manager for the military, I’d essentially be in charge of...

What Kind of Home Property Management Do You Need?

Just as every property is different, every investor’s home property management needs are different. For example, someone who just has 1-2 single family homes for rent needs something different than someone with fifty. Investors with apartment complexes likewise need other things than someone renting out their high-end condo downtown. To help you decide what kind of service you need, here...

Need a Rental Management Company? Just Follow These 3 Steps to Hire the Best

Whether you have just one property or dozens, a great rental management company is worth its weight in gold. While most wary investors complain about “fixing toilets at 3 a.m.,” you can rest easy knowing that your property manager is taking care of it. Unfortunately, not all property management companies are top notch. After all, someone has to be average, right? That’s why...

Apartment Property Management- Do You Know What You’re Getting Into?

Working in apartment property management is tough. Even though it can teach you some very valuable skills (especially if you want to own apartment buildings yourself one day,) it’s definitely not for everyone. That said, it can be a very rewarding job. When you take great care of your tenants and employees and the owner is happy, everyone wins. Plus you have the ability to build a great...

Property Maintenance Software- Is it Really Necessary?

Property maintenance software is a tool that some managers swear by. They realize that without it, they would have difficulty keeping up with both emergency and regular maintenance tasks necessary to take great care of a property. That said, some consider it a waste of money. They find that paying for the software is a luxury they can do just fine without. Which boat do you think you’re in...

Real Estate Valuation Software- Does it Make Sense for You?

There’s a lot of debate on whether or not real estate valuation software actually makes sense. Data analysts will argue all day that if they can get good data, they can give you a good valuation. Veterans of the industry will tell you there’s more to it though. How can you put a value on curb appeal, a great back yard or a railroad track 50 yards away? Something else to consider is...

5 Property Management Duties You Need to Know

Some people are under the impression that property management duties consist of maintenance and little else. The truth is that property managers are responsible for so many things! This is why trainings and experience are important for you when you’re looking to get into property management or grow your property management business. Check out these five property management duties you’ll need to...

How to Be Successful in Enterprise Property Management

Managing several complexes or just one complex with several buildings that house over a thousand units can get complicated. You’ve got to have the right team, the right skills, and excellent customer service to be successful in enterprise property management. If you’re managing multi-family units such as apartments, town-homes, condominiums, or even duplexes, you’re going to need to need the...

Easy and Efficient Reliable Property Management

If you manage your own property, chances are reliable property management is something that’s on your mind and takes up a considerable amount of your time. Hiring a property manager may be something you’re interested in so you don’t have to worry so much about your property, or maybe you’d like to stick with doing things yourself. Regardless of your situation, making reliable property management...

Landlord Property Management Techniques

Property management is more than just a job, it’s a trade. So many factors can affect a landlord’s success in property management. Outsourcing jobs and using the right tools will allow you to optimize your profits and manage your time according to your wants and needs. These are  some of the most advanced landlord property management techniques that can help any landlord step up to...

1099 For Property Managers

Earlier, we talked about landlords and tax time, but did you know that there are sometimes special tax issues and situations for property managers? It’s that time of year again- end of the fiscal year and if you’ve been paying people to do yard work or take care of other things around the properties, odds are, you need to send out Form 1099.Though we, or anyone else is unable to give you tax or...

Jacob Thomason speaks with All Property Management

We’re always happy to share our vision and what we’re doing with others.  Recently, Jacob Thomason met with All Property Management to discuss the RentPost platform and how it can help property managers and landlords, alike.  All Property Management did a quick write-up on the meeting and posted it on their blog.  Feel free to have a read.

Using Property Management Software To Organize Your Rental Business

The life of a landlord can be a hectic one. Especially if you have multiple properties and another full time job that keeps you busy. It’s a common complaint of landlords that they wish they could be in two places at once because of all of the work it takes to manage their properties. Perhaps you’ve found yourself feeling the same way. Maybe you’ve even tried a few tricks to...

Property Management Software: What’s the Problem?

Online Property Management Software isn’t new, but it could be revolutionary; however, the revolution seemingly has a limited ability to revolve. Here’s what I mean: something has truncated online property management software’s ability to assimilate all parties to a rental agreement in the cloud, but who’s been left out? The answer is…Tenants! Sure, most software provide a cutting edge way to...

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