Best New Business Startups 2021

December 03, 2020

Tips for Property Management Startups You might be thinking it's crazy to launch a business in today's economy. Yet, even during this worst phase of the pandemic, there are hopeful signs for startups as we enter 2021. If you're reading this, you likely are looking for a new start, and one with some potential. You…

  • Property Management Trends

    November 30, 2020

    21 Key Property Management Trends for 2021 Which key trends will impact property management the most in 2021? A chain of events is driving trends in workflow efficiency, online financial management, tenant communications and rent negotiations, along with marketing power to gain marketshare. Profitability, efficiency and a tenant focus are in.  Growth is on the…

  • Work From Home in 2021

    November 25, 2020

    The Work From Home Revolution is Here As each Covid 19 pandemic surge hits across countries this fall and winter, business shutdowns continue. Shutdowns are forcing companies to transition employees out of pricey corporate offices to a work from home arrangement. As you'll read below, the benefits are surprisingly high and most workers are appreciating…

  • Buy vs Rent Home | The Rent vs Buy Decision

    November 24, 2020

    Buy vs Rent? As 2021 approaches fast, we're all sensing a big economic change unfolding in the 2nd half of 2020. It's a volatile time where employment, business success, and survival are uncertain.  However, lots of first time home buyers continue to weigh the buy vs rent numbers, in the hope of perhaps buying a…

  • Evolving Services for Property Management Companies

    November 21, 2020

    How Has the Pandemic Fast Forwarded Property Management Services? Landlords and property management companies are on the front line of the Covid 19 pandemic and many are suffering financially and personally, while others are okay. Despite the pain many some apartment landlords have experienced, most in the industry have developed a newfound respect for their…

  • California Housing Market Report & Predictions 2020

    November 19, 2020

    California’s Housing Market Forecast Home sales and price gains across California cooled off a little after September's scorching run. House prices had hit an alt time median high. In October, the market stayed warm despite an ever reducing supply of homes for sale. October’s sales dropped 1.0 percent from 489,590 units in September, yet are…

  • How Property Management Companies are Better Today

    November 16, 2020

    22 Ways Property Managers are Outperforming Property managers are adapting to the Covid 19 pandemic challenge. The smartest are more aware of how the business climate is trending and how their companies will win in 2021. When Covid 19 invaded the UK, US and Australia last March, it only hastened the modernization trend for property…

  • Property Management Software

    Property Management Software With 2021 just ahead, property managers are reviewing their property management software. They're looking for better accounting and reporting, improved mobility, and greater support and automation for their business. It's all about improving profits through cost reduction, better tenant management, and streamlining operations. Fortunately, they're finding modern solutions such as ManageCasa to…

  • Single Family House Rentals

    November 06, 2020

    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…

  • Rent Prices in Major US Cities Seeing Record Drops

    November 05, 2020

    Apartmentlist, Zumper and Census.gov Rent Price Reports October's rent price reports show apartment prices in the major metros are falling, but also show fast rises (+5%) in smaller cities and towns and lower vacancy rates where renters are migrating to. Although rent prices generally are climbing fast across the nation, they are dropping significantly in…

  • Workflow Automation for Property Management

    15 Practical Reasons to Automate Your Workflow When property managers see their number of properties to service grow, they feel a pressing need to increase efficiency. What worked when winging it every day, no longer does when you have 100 apartments and 175 houses to manage. Multitasking property managers and staff must find ways to do…

  • Property Management Companies

    November 02, 2020

    Property Management Company Listings Landlords from the UK to Australia to the US are searching more frequently for property management services companies. This is because the rental market is more challenging, regulated, contentious, and property portfolios are increasing in size.  Profit margins will be on the decline. If this is you, you'll want to take some…

  • Florida Property Management Companies

    November 01, 2020

    Property Management Firms Florida The state of Florida is perhaps the most unique environment in the US. Warm to very hot and humid climate, plenty of water and coastlines, salt air, lightning, flooding, hurricanes in the late summer provides enough challenges for any property manager. And with plenty of tourists for 4 or 5 winter…

  • Property Management Companies in California

    November 01, 2020

    How To Find A Great Property Manager in California Searching for a great property management company somewhere in hot California housing market. Before you begin your search, you have some important questions to ask about what you need, and what their qualifications might actually be. While the California rental market was strong, the Covid 19…

  • Apartment Rental Prices USA

    October 26, 2020

    Apartment Rental Prices A trend sweeping across the  US  (and UK, Germany, Canada, Australia) is sending rent prices in opposite directions. Inner city apartments are seeing rents drop while houses in the suburbs and towns are seeing rises. The Corona Virus, crime, the work at home trend, and an ailing economy are sending apartment renters out…

  • 31 of the Best Landlord Apps

    October 16, 2020

    31 Handy Apps for Landlords & Property Managers A big selection of landlord apps, new property manager apps and other helpful real estate apps have hit the market just in time to help rental pros get through this tough pandemic era into 2021. Few could have foreseen the huge demand for landlord apps, yet the move…

  • Hawaii Housing Market Forecast

    October 16, 2020

    Hawaii Housing Market Home sales and prices across Hawaii continued their upward climb in September. Much to the disbelief and chagrin of housing market critics, the Hawaiian real estate market is regaining its health. Single homes and townhomes are hot, while condos not so much. Redfin believes the market is still not competitive yet in…

  • Rental Vacancies and Why Tenants Leave

    October 14, 2020

    Survey Shows What's Behind Tenant Turnover Inner-city landlords in the US, UK, Australia and Germany are seeing higher vacancies and reduced rents as renters flee the cities for more space in suburbs and other small cities and towns. A desire for lower rents and more spacious living is encouraging many tenants to decide not to renew their apartment…

  • The US Rental Property Market Outlook

    October 13, 2020

    Rental Property Market 2021 Will the 2021 rental property sector still be a good choice for investors and property rental business entrepreneurs? One survey of property managers, landlords and investors found that almost 2/3rds are optimistic about the rental property sector going into 2021. The Covid 19 shutdowns and stoppages combined with renter defaults, rising…

  • The UK Housing Market

    UK Property Market Forecast 2020 The pandemic is creating some odd effects on house prices in the UK, just as it is in Australia and America. Amidst all the pessimism and events of the summer of 2020, we still have good news for UK homeowners looking to sell in the next 5 years. Prices are…

  • Choosing the Right Property Management Software

    6 Steps to Choose the Right Software Software is integral to property management companies today. That's why focusing on the specific benefits you need is important. After defining your needs and your benefits, you'll be better prepared to filter in those property management software solutions (or HOA management software) you know will work well.  We believe…

  • Best Cities in California for Rental Property ROI

    October 02, 2020

    Which are the best California Cities for Investment Property? Looking for an investment condo in the Golden State. A lot of property investors still are.  California will be one of the top housing markets in 2020.  Another year has passed and new communities are drawing the attention of buyers. But after you see the high…

  • Apartment Advertising and House Rental Advertising Tips

    September 28, 2020

    Rental Advertising Tips Are you frustrated with the quality of tenants you're attracting via your rental listing ads and promotional efforts? It's not a simple thing to reach renters and filter in only the best.  However, good tenants are your key business asset, and writing great rental advertisements is how you attract them. Most landlords and…

  • Best Property Management Apps

    September 22, 2020

    Best Property Management Apps It's a mobile world, even for property managers and landlords. Having the best apps to help you do work is what separates modern managers from the rest of the pack. You can enjoy using productivity, financial, communications, and scheduling apps in an all-in-one property management application such as ManageCasa.  Yet, you'll…

  • The 10 Most Important Features of PM Software

    Which PM Software Features Are Vital? Progressive, continuously successful property managers, HOA managers, asset managers or landlords are looking for PM software with the right mix of features and benefits. They're finding their current solutions aging and not compatible with the new, cloud-based, internet-connected environment. But as they prepare to switch software solutions, they're uncertain of…

  • How ManageCasa Comes to the Rescue of Landlords

    September 11, 2020

    ManageCasa Supports Property Managers and Landlords Right now in late 2020, landlords may face further revenue and cash flow challenges as Corona Virus aid is stopped or reduced. Expenses are rising, rents collected are falling, moratoriums get extended, and new regulations are making property management a tougher job. Landlords and property management companies have certainly…

  • Australia Housing Market 2021

    September 02, 2020

    Australian Property Market Forecast 2021 The Corona Virus pandemic continues to suppress the Australian property market, yet there are signs of easing pointing a better forecast for 2021. Or, at least the rate of decline in the property market is decreasing. In August home prices rose .8%.  Year over year, home prices (all types) in…

  • Quickbooks vs Property Management Software

    August 31, 2020

    Quickbooks, Xero, Freshbooks vs ManageCasa Like most small business entrepreneurs, you may have decided to handle your bookkeeping and accounting using a general small business accounting software package. Software products such as Quickbooks, Netsuite, Sage, Xero, Freshbooks which you picked up at Best Buy or downloaded for free online are popular for general small businesses. With…

  • Property Management

    Property Management In 2020, property management companies using cloud-based, property management software will be essential to help landlords maintain profit performance, meet regulation standards, optimize rent collection, keep tenants leased and manage those tenants well. Managers of property management companies are becoming aware that they themselves are key to driving profit and raising asset values. Whether…

  • Property Management Software Demo

    Demo ManageCasa Today It's Software Demo Season as property managers and landlords look ahead to 2021.  They're wondering about switching property management software platforms and specifically about which technology to use to automate and streamline their company's operations. They're all looking for an affordable, secure, all-in-one solution, hosted on the cloud, with several powerful features…

  • Corona Virus Cleaning

    Covid 19 Cleaning and Disinfection When we first published this post 4 months ago, we mentioned possible terrible results of Covid 19 outbreaks in Florida, South Carolina, Texas and California. That happened. Only slowly have businesses and citizens taken Covid 19 cleaning and disinfection seriously. Now Covid 19 is spreading fast across the US and in…

  • Choosing an HOA Management Company

    July 08, 2020

    Choose the Right HOA Management Company Few people outside the property management industry understand the difference between HOA management and property management.  The difference for industry pros is pretty clear, but for newbies the distinction is sometimes difficult to make. Regardless of who owns the properties in a community(s), a homeowner's association must be set…

  • 11 Top KPIs and Performance Metrics for Property Managers

    Which Metrics do the Best Property Managers Focus on? The best property managers or landlords pay sharp attention to the profitability and health of their companies. And they know certain metrics generate more revenue, improve cash flow, and make owners happy. Keeping an eye on the financial and business health of your company won't be a pain…

  • 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…

  • Making Safe Service Calls During the Pandemic

    April 14, 2020

    Safe Maintenance Calls for Property Managers and Landlords First responders, doctors, nurses and police officers aren't they only people who must attend to those needing help during this Corona Virus pandemic. Landlords and service technicians from property management companies must also handle in suite maintenance requests from tenants. Cable installers, appliance repair HVAC technicians, phone…

  • Stripe Partners with ManageCasa

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ManageCasa, the leading intuitive, interactive and automated property management software for DIY landlords and property managers, today announced a partnership with Stripe, the leading platform for online payment processing, to launch a new digital payments solution for the property management industry. Landlords and property managers will now be able to…

  • Landlord Software

    February 02, 2020

    Landlord Software Benefits Landlords are a different breed than in decades past.  You are more aware that you need good software tools, apps , and other services to ease your workload and manage your units and tenants better. As a do-it-yourself or self-managing landlord, you have more pressures on your time and budget.  Complicated enterprise focused…

  • Growth Hacks for Your Property Management Firm

    August 28, 2019

    Hacking Your Way to ROI Growth and Success With the cooler fall season coming, we'll all be feeling a lot fresher and invigorated soon. The fall colors and kids back at school makes us realize the seasons are changing. It's at these positive times that your confidence and optimism will be peaking too. It's a…

  • Property Management Leads

    March 16, 2019

    How To Generate More Property Management Leads 2020 is already providing plenty of challenges for professional landlords and property managers. As profits go up and down through this period of the Corona Virus, accounts will be won and some lost.  That's why it's important to have a lead pipeline to continuously attract leads. Keeping cost…

  • Property Accounting Software

    January 21, 2019

    Bring Your Property Accounting into the Modern Era It's not often an accountant or auditor gives you the thumbs up unless you've managed your accounting accurately. And with all those bills, spreadsheets, invoices, and calculators, you're in for the usual arduous year end and tax time pain. Is now the time to upgrade a much…

  • Best Cities to Invest in Rental Property

    November 23, 2020

    Best Cities to Invest in Rental Property Are you considering buying a new home or investing in rental properties? Check out the stats and insights below to help in your search for the best cities. The Covid 19 pandemic has brought big changes in real estate investment here in the US (and Canada, UK and…

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