2022 NAA Apartmentalize Conference

Apartmentalize 2022 The 2022 National Apartment Association (NAA) Conference & Trade Show is coming soon!  This year's epic event will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, downtown San Diego, California from June 22nd to the 24th. This the third time in the last 15 years this major event has been held in San…

  • Switch Property Management Software

    Time to Switch to a New Property Management Software?   "If the software we're using now is working okay, why would we need to switch?"   That's a common question property managers ask when pondering whether to upgrade or switch products. The fact you're thinking about it means you see it as a possibility. And…

  • What's Software Pricing Really About?

    Property Management Software Pricing When some property managers consider switching to a new property management solution, they may check out pricing sheets right away. Small business landlords even more frequently visit the pricing web page even though other pages are more important to their businesses. In fact, today's software is a veritable bargain and is…

  • 5 Ways to Ease Your Management Pains

    May 12, 2022

    Resolving the Worst Pains of Property Managers Finding better ways to improve operations efficiencies is likely the number one objective of smart property management pros this year. Why? Because reducing workloads cuts costs which allows you and your staff to get to those tasks and projects that matter to business success. Business success is everything.…

  • 10 Ways to Build a Powerful Marketing System

    May 05, 2022

    10 Ways to Create a Powerful Marketing System for Property Managers Crisis brings opportunity. With economic and business changes this year pressuring landlords, some may seek a new business focus, and look for new providers and new solutions. If you broaden your exposure online and offline, your best landlord client accounts may be just ahead.…

  • 14 Ways to Fight Incoming Rent Controls

    May 02, 2022

    High Rent Price are Persistent What comes after a period of steep rent price rises? Housing crash, building boom, or perhaps rent controls? Economists are suggesting these high rent prices are going to persist for some time. Last August, in a CNBC report, Peter Boockvar, CIO of Global Advisors said “Rental increases, which is the…

  • California Housing Market Report & Predictions

    April 25, 2022

    California Housing Market California home prices surged 10% month to month to new record highs and demand still outpaces supply. Higher mortgage rates and mortgage payments don't seem to be deterring prospective buyers of real estate in California. That could be said of most housing markets. However, the rate of price growth during this past…

  • Property Management Company Morale

    April 22, 2022

    8 Ways to Lift your Staff Morale Every year, the spring season seems to liven up everyone's mood and for some inexplicable reason, we're more active, engaging, communicative, and productive. If only we could bottle that and save it for the rest of the year! We've been through something awful through the pandemic. If morale…

  • How To Cheer Up Your Tenants

    Cheer Up Your Tenants This Summer The 2022 summer season is not far off now.  Quite a few landlords and tenants have been through "H E double hockey sticks" and are in need of some mood-lifting fun, socialization, and adventure. These beautiful, warm months only happen once a year.  What's more appropriate than using some…

  • Property Management Software

    The Right Software for Your Business New research shows 100,000 new property management businesses will be launched in the next few years. They'll be competing with established property management companies. They'll be reviewing an extensive online property software marketplace and comparing many systems for their needs.  And then they'll be adopting or upgrading to on…

  • 12 Ways You'll Go Mobile in Property Management

    The Joy of Mobile Property Management What's especially nice for a landlord or property manager is to manage properties from anywhere.  Yet the bigger benefit of going mobile might be that it's a better way to work. Our development and technical team have worked hard to build ManageCasa's reputation as an easy to learn and…

  • The UK Housing Market

    UK Property Market Update The property market in the UK is beginning to grow this spring of 2022. Normally, across the United Kingdom, sales grow to the tune of 28% while this March's growth numbers are much less at 18% (and up 2.6% from February). With subdued demand, higher mortgage rates, return of the stamp…

  • Rent Prices

    April 15, 2022

    Outlook for Rent Prices Rent is rising in 2022, faster than it did in 2021. That shouldn't be a surprise that so far this year national rents have risen 2.5% vs 1.9% in 2021 during the first 3 months. However the rate of growth in the past month could send shockwaves into communities if they…

  • Hawaii Housing Market

    April 06, 2022

    Hawaii Real Estate Market Hawaii remains one of the world's most rare and attractive housing markets, and as the recovery continues, interest in buying and renting in Hawaii is bound to grow. The persistent trend to remote work will benefit the state although inflation and low numbers of rental units will reduce this cultural trend. …

  • How to Get Tenants to Renew Leases

    April 05, 2022

    Easy Lease Renewals Rental property industry surveys have shown that attracting and retaining high quality renters is gaining top priority among landlords and property managers. Tenant churn likely to increase now that the pandemic is easing and due to fast rising rents. Unaffordability alone will result in many of them giving up their apartments, condos…

  • Census Survey Shows More Renters Not Paying Rent

    April 01, 2022

    Small Landlords Continue Struggling Unfairly Today's jobs report was a bright sign for the US economy and bolsters hopes for a continuous recovery from the pandemic recession. Yet the CDC has just extended the US government's eviction ban, without providing proper stimulus funding for rental apartment and rental house tenants who need help -- a…

  • Home Inspection Tips

    March 31, 2022

    Time for Full Rental Home Inspection Spring has arrived and landlords and property managers both are able to access their properties again to check for damage. Your rental house, townhouse or condo property is extremely valuable and damage can be very expensive if you don't discover problems right away. The winter typically generates the most…

  • Single Family Rental Property Management

    March 30, 2022

    Managing Single Family Rentals Economic and demographic changes have really juiced up demand for single family rental housing (SFR) and it's spawning excellent business opportunities for investors and property management firms. Back in 2014, many investors and managers were wondering about the wisdom of adding single family houses to their property mix. Today, they're reaping…

  • Best Appliances, Fixtures, Materials for Rental Properties

    Best Brands for Rental Properties As we enter the spring maintenance season, quite a few property managers will be tasked to repair, replace or upgrade everything from kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, to fixing toilets, pipes, roofs and windows that are leaking. All those maintenance, repairs and replacement expenses represent a continuous drain on your…

  • Tenant Onboarding Guide

    March 22, 2022

    Onboarding New Tenants This year, given the work from home trend, increased migration, and rising rent prices, tenant churn might be on the rise. It's likely you'll be welcoming new tenants. And you may have your own thoughts and impressions about tenant churn, sometimes good (bad tenants leave), sometimes not so good (losing good tenants).…

  • Cloud Based Property Management

    Cloud Software Solutions For years now, we've been promoting the power of the cloud in property management. That was before the Covid pandemic launched the mobile digital era for remote work. Stats from the State of the Cloud reports (there are many now) reveal that usage has grown rapidly and further investment in cloud technology…

  • Choosing the Right Property Management Software

    6 Steps to Choose the Right Software Software is a core foundation for most property management companies today.  An all in one software platform eases administration and maintenance workloads, improves service and aids financial management. Choosing one that's powerful yet is still simple for staff to learn and use makes all the difference in operations…

  • How to Spot Fraudulent Rental Applications

    March 17, 2022

    Spotting Fraudulent Rental Applications When the stakes are high for renters to capture a rental in an ultralow vacancy market, some renters may embellish their rental application data. Others may be more sinister. It is the difficulty and unfairness of the tight rental market with its criteria (income, non-gig employment, credit ratings, and other criteria)…

  • Best Apartment Listing Sites

    Best Apartment Rental Listing Sites The spring apartment and house hunt season has started.  And although landlords and property managers can easily attract eager renters, the real issue for you is the ease of managing vacancies and attracting quality renters. The major apartment rental listing websites receive an enormous amount of traffic from rent seekers.…

  • Best Cities to Invest in Rental Property

    March 08, 2022

    Best Places to Buy Rental Property In 2022, US home buyers are under pressure to find a home soon.  Many will not because of low supply, high prices, high financing costs, big down payments, and since more buyers are investors. Competition is intense. And rental property investors are also forced to look widely for the…

  • Achieving Growth in 2022

    March 03, 2022

    A Keen Focus on Business Growth We've discussed the topic of growth and profitability in many posts, and they are vital topics for property management companies. And since we're attending the PM Grow Summit, Trade Expo in San Diego this week, it seems timely. There are a good number of property managers who are keen…

  • Property Management Companies

    Find a Great Property Management Company When landlords find their daily workload has become too much to bear, they have two choices: 1. bring more staff and grow the business in order to make the workload manageable or 2. hire a property management company and outsource everything. Most landlords have staff on payroll already however…

  • Cut Your Workload by 25%

    Cut Your Work Pain with Property Management Software Automation Are you pressured daily with data entry, renewing leases, processing renter applications, resolving maintenance issues, handling renter payments and collections, processing expenses, and sporadic communications with tenants? How much time do you spend logging in, opening account files, doing manual data entry edits, phoning tenants, reading…

  • PM Grow Summit Continues!

    Today at PM Grow Summit It's day two at the PM Grow Summit in San Diego. It's one of many property management conferences and trade shows of the 2022 schedule you will enjoy attending. Tickets are available at the doors so please come on out if you're in the San Diego region today. PM Grow…

  • Proptech Solutions

    Proptech Solutions 2022 Over the years, we've become more familiar with the term Proptech, or the fusion of technology and property management. We'll hear it more and more because it delivers significant financial benefits to property managers. Proptech can include a wide range of digital and device technologies that help property managers do more work,…

  • Housing Market Forecast

    February 26, 2022

    US Housing Market The United States housing market is experiencing growing pains. In some regions, big influxes of migrants and millennial aged buyers, housing supply is falling far short, and what's available is in the upper price levels. The new release of housing market stats from NAR reveals sales across the US actually rose in…

  • HOA Violation Tracking

    February 24, 2022

    Tracking HOA Violations Is managing and enforcing HOA violations near the top of your least desired daily tasks? With the right strategy and tools, you can take a lot of the hard work out of the violation tracking process and more effectively achieve your HOA or community management goals. Homeowners as a whole have a…

  • What is Property Management?

    February 14, 2022

    A New Definition of Property Management 2022 heralds in a much brighter outlook for the business of rental property management. Demand for short and long term rentals is booming and rent prices are rising. New technology platforms and better business models are helping old and new property management companies scale up, improve services, and increase…

  • Property Management Trade Shows and Expos

    US Property Management Conventions, Trade Shows and Expos The 2022 convention and expo season is already under way. The PM Grow Summit which we attended is only the first of an amazing group of events for you attend. See the 2022 Convention and Trade show schedule below for event dates and cities. Please bookmark this…

  • Property Management

    Property Management During the Covid pandemic, digital property management platforms became absolutely essential to landlords and property managers. Not only did your daily tasks such as collecting rent, conducting inspections and maintenance work, doing repairs, and engagement with tenants change. You found new uncertainties about your revenues, owner accounts, and your ability to handle tenants…

  • The US Rental Property Market Outlook

    January 17, 2022

    Rental Property Market Forecast The US rental property market is growing in size, funding, and investment opportunity.  Growth in investment and in new rental property portfolios will drive demand for property management companies and new software technology. Enjoy further insights in this State of the Rental Market Report for 2022 which includes stats, projections and…

  • Property Management Careers

    January 09, 2022

    Job Opportunities in Property Management The 2022/2023 economic rebound will power the rental property sector and generate sizable demand for trained, certified professionals who will manage large portfolios, large budgets, and will need to staff their own firms. An unaffordable housing market, with low housing supply combined with rising employment and wages, along with people…

  • Switching to a Next Generation Platform

    Switch to a Modern Solution Now that we've outlined the business value of a next generation property management software we'd like to help you surmount any reluctance to modernize with ManageCasa's amazing platform. Let's review the benefits of upgrading to ManageCasa. Please remember that we are dedicated to helping you improve on your current and…

  • Best Tools for the Modern Property Manager

    January 04, 2022

    Essential Property Management Tools There are endless tasks you'll have to handle as a property manager in 2022.  Like most pros, you'll search for some digital tools to help. And in your quest, you'll likely be distracted away from the essential capabilities you need. Doing the core tasks well is the hallmark of a professional.…

  • Property Maintenance Services

    January 03, 2022

    Why Are Property Maintenance Services Vital? Whether you're a building maintenance manager or an HOA manager, or a rental home owner, maintenance service providers can contribute a great deal to asset value and rental profitability. Keeping customers leased, avoiding major repairs and asset depreciation adds up to significant value in real dollars. And with property…

  • HOA Management Software

    January 02, 2022

    Home Owners and Community Management Software Whether you're on the board of a community housing association or operate an HOA management company, you have the challenge of serving a community of demanding homeowners. Using your skill, experience, and team to respond and resolve issues quickly is amazing. Yet leveraging the power of a modern HOA …

  • What is High Quality Property Management Software?

    High Quality Software There's a lot written about software quality including international standards set for products (ISO).  Yet, most consumers don't have a framework to judge product quality to their particular liking. And sometimes standards don't factor in dominant technology or business trends currently coming in.  So their ratings might not reflect what individual users…

  • Online Rent Payment for Tenants

    December 17, 2021

    Rent Payment Software If you're holding back on using property management software and online rent payment processing, you're holding your business back. Studies show renters want to pay rent online meaning you can attract better renters. Online rent payment availability tells them a great deal about your management philosophy and the renter experience they're going…

  • Property Management Software Comparison

    How ManageCasa Compares Is your property management software really giving you the business advantage you need? Are you better off now than you were 2 years ago? Too often business pros keep a solution out of habit, not because it's really working for them. And since property management software is so foundational, your solution needs…

  • How Property Management Companies Add Value

    October 01, 2021

    The Value of Property Management Companies The latest property management surveys show property managers in 2022, are hoping for profit growth, more properties to manage, and better operations. The pandemic only served to remind rental property owners how lucky they were to have a technology-enabled property management company servicing their properties and tenants.  For large…

  • Single Family House Rentals

    House Rental Market Growing The Covid 19 pandemic is reshaping the rental market in the UK, Australia and US. The biggest shift occurring is the demand for single-family rental houses. Single-family detached house rentals have traditionally been viewed as a less profitable rental asset type compared to apartments and multifamily. Too time-consuming, high-priced, too few…

  • Software Landlords and Property Managers Enjoy Using

    Simplicity Makes Users Feel Good What do most people dream of these days? How about a simpler life devoid of friction, long commutes, persistent bills, receipts and problems, and complicated financial transactions? Yes, we live in complicated world. During the pandemic shutdown however, everyone has been reintroduced to the simple life, and how refreshing it…

  • Major Trends for the 2022 Rental Housing Market

    15 Trends for Property Managers With the Covid pandemic receding in 2022, property managers will see their roles, challenges and opportunities change. But is it roles or goals that are the key issues? While profitability declined as a priority for property management companies during the last two years, there's little doubt it will re-emerge.  With…

  • 20 Best Apartment Renovations

    May 19, 2022

    Top 20 Apartment Renovation Ideas For a full century, rental apartments were thought of as empty spaces for renters to occupy and adapt to. Apartments were a place to sleep and eat, and not so much a warm, inviting home. The word home was meant only for houses. In the last 5 years that's changed. …

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