How to be a Successful Renter

December 07, 2022

Tips for Hopeful Renters As we're all well aware, the housing rental markets are squeezed for available units for rent. The competition among renters is intense and will continue to be. This makes the rental market a sensitive topic today with both landlords and renters believing they don't receive needed support. It seems as though…

  • Best Blogs of 2022

    December 06, 2022

    Our Best Property Management Posts of 2022 As 2022 comes to a close, we look back at the surprises, big stories, opportunities and more of what happened this calendar year, in our blog. Yet there's a lot more to explore about landlords and property managers in 2023. We hope you'll continue to join us and…

  • Property Management Trends

    November 24, 2022

    30 Key Trends for the Property Management Industry in 2023 As property management industry professionals adjust to the post-covid era in 2023, they have a group of legacy issues they may be taking with them into the next few years. Rent payment delays, debt, fewer trained staff, higher costs, rent controls, and more continue to…

  • Nashville Housing Market

    November 21, 2022

    Nashville Housing Market Update Nashville Tennessee is gaining notoriety with a larger number of Americans in 2022. Two of our prized ManageCasa staff live in the region. As buyers across the US consider and wait for the sale of their own property, the state of Tennessee and the city of Nashville is on their list…

  • Best Tool for the Modern Property Manager

    November 20, 2022

    Essential Property Management Tool 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 find some property management apps and landlord apps. If tools do help, you'll want to know first what your company weaknesses…

  • California Housing Market Report

    November 17, 2022

    Housing Market California October's latest housing stats show sales are declining significantly again across California. Experts are forecasting declining prices yet that hasn't transpired to a great degree, given they're still up overall vs October 2021. San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco counties are seeing price declines now after price growth had only slowed…

  • Best Property Management Apps

    November 15, 2022

    21 Best Property Management Apps Property managers always seem to be in need of some help to save time and money. The bottom line with property management software and apps is to save your time and help you and your staff get work done. These apps aren't just smartphone apps. The "applications" we're introducing here…

  • 16 Ways to Compete with Big Property Management Firms

    How to Thrive up Against Big Companies As year 2022 comes to a close, the economy's direction is a concern for some business owners. Even if the government gets its policies right, and supports the economy, small property managers and landlords face the challenge of competing with large enterprise-level competition. A few are finding that…

  • Property Accounting Software

    November 08, 2022

    Accounting Software for Property Management Pros Bookkeeping and accounting are two of the most important daily tasks in landlords and property manager's workday. Managing client and tenants money requires responsibility, care, and accuracy. Poor accounting leaves rental property managers, landlords and investors vulnerable to tax losses, trouble with the IRS, certification losses, law suits, extra…

  • The Business Power of Self-Service

    November 04, 2022

    Tenant Self-Service is a Big Asset Landlords and property managers both face challenges in waiting for tenants to respond, cooperate and act to complete tasks. This greatly affects profitability and generates a greater workload than they can afford to deliver. For you, the effort and time needed to provide services this way is much like…

  • 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…

  • Why One Property Management Company is Tops

    November 04, 2022

    What Creates a Market Leading Property Management Company? If you asked the average person, tenant, landlord, or real estate investor what makes a good property manager, you'd definitely receive a variety of responses -- from personal to professional. That's because everyone has a unique point of view. If you were to ask landlords who they…

  • How to Be An Awesome Landlord

    November 03, 2022

    20 Ways to be a Great Landlord Is the word awesome just some kid's thing, or does it mean you really have become someone special? I think when someone says you're awesome, it means they think you're a cut better than the expected. Awesome means someone outstanding, valuable and significant. And if tenants think you're…

  • How to Be a Good Tenant

    November 02, 2022

    Be the Tenant Landlords Want What do you think is the first thing comes to mind when your landlord hears your name? Is it sparkling images of a conscientious, responsible person who is a pleasure to rent to? Or does their head drop as they remember all the friction you've generated for them, and that…

  • Landlord Software

    November 01, 2022

    Versatile, Easy to Use Software for Landlords You're looking for rental management software solution that will make your landlord work easier, more accurate and versatile and will meet your tenant's expectations and keep you profitable. We talk a lot about ManageCasa's accounting functionality as being perhaps the best available. It's not off-the-shelf small business accounting…

  • Best Landlord Apps

    October 27, 2022

    35 Handy Software Apps for Landlords Are you looking for landlord software and property management apps to help you get your work done better and improve your tenant experience? You'll be happy to know we've sourced 35 handy landlord apps to help you fill your productivity gaps and improve service. While ManageCasa continues to integrate…

  • Property Management Software Comparison

    Compare Property Management Software You've likely done some comparison shopping for property management software and noticed how most of the reviews focus on specifics and bells and whistles. Most review site owners and software reviewers are in a tough spot since comparisons mean doing demos and actually using the software for a period of time.…

  • Property Management Solution

    The Right Platform for Your Business New research shows 100,000 new property management businesses will be launched in the next few years. While most property managers are aware of cloud-based software platforms, new rental business entrepreneurs may not be aware of the full business potential of these new systems. ManageCasa™ as an example, is designed…

  • Choosing the Right Property Management Software

    6 Steps to Choose the Right Software Choosing the right property management software is perhaps the single most important decision ahead of you. Whether you're moving to a modern SaaS cloud-based system, or wanting a more appropriate payment and accounting solution, it's not easy to prioritize the decision factors. Your property management system is more…

  • How to Grow Profit Margins

    September 24, 2022

    Increase Profit Margins The purpose of any business including a property management business is to earn a good profit. It's the number one goal of property managers according to surveys and whether through efficiency, revenue increases or scaling up with new accounts, you'll find plenty of ways to make your business more profitable if you're…

  • Property Management Company Morale

    September 22, 2022

    8 Ways to Lift your Staff Morale As we close the books on 2022, we find ourselves in turbulent political, economic and business times. We've been through something awful with the pandemic. If morale has slipped in your property management company, it's not surprising and it's not the end of the world. No one said…

  • Credit Checks for Renters

    September 21, 2022

    Advising Renters on Credit Checks Throughout the last 5 years at least, tenant credit checks have become a key tenant rentability indicator for landlords. They're one component of a tenant screening process to reduce exposure to unreliable and unfit renters. Credit screenings in particular help to establish the applicant's ability and willingness to pay their…

  • Becoming A Software Empowered Property Manager

    Powering up with SaaS Software As we approach 2023, there are still many landlords not using the best management systems available. Our industry is reputed to have the lowest technology adoption rates. With regulation and complexity increasing, and a need for efficiency paramount, managers must test out (and switch) products until they acquire the one…

  • SaaS for Property Management

    August 25, 2022

    SaaS for Property Managers Tens of thousands of property managers and landlords are pondering the role of technology in their company. What is available, what is affordable, what will actually work? To help you toward making good technology adoption decisions, we'd like to explore some technologies you should be familiar with. You're looking for ways…

  • Rental Property Tax Deductions 2022/23

    August 18, 2022

    Tax Deductions for Rental Properties Claiming all the necessary tax deductions and credits on your tax return is your right as a taxpayer. Yet, not all rental landlords and property managers keep excellent records. If this is you, there is a simple solution to claiming your deductions and avoiding penalties -- it's to use a…

  • Property Management Services

    16 Key Services Rental Owners Need Are you looking to hire a property management services firm near you soon? Have you been been in the rental property business for a while, yet haven't enjoyed the profit performance you expected?  A key reason might be that your property management and maintenance services providers may not be…

  • 7 Hot Trends in HOA Community Management

    Trends in HOA & Community Association Management in 2022/2023 In North America, the HOA and community association sector is a vibrant one with huge potential. Yet managers must be clear about the road ahead and be able to convey their needs to board members and others.  Escalating costs, government regulations, inflation and cost of living…

  • New Flooring for Rental Properties

    August 06, 2022

    New Flooring for Your Rentals? One way to keep your best tenants, attract good ones, and keep cash flow rolling for the years ahead, is to consider some refurbishments or even upgrades to your rent house or apartment. Flooring is one improvement that you could undertake at any time of the year. New Flooring is…

  • Time to Modernize Your Property Management Business

    The Benefits of Modern Management You've been so busy in 2021/2022, (and exhausted from 2020), and you haven't had time to think about streamlining your property management work. The latest property management trends suggest more complexity and more work on your desk. Sure we're all looking ahead, but we know what we need -- new…

  • The UK Housing Market

    UK Property Market Update Rightmove property prices: Rightmove has just reported property prices for the UK during June. Prices reached their sixth consecutive record of £369,968, up 0.4% in the month (+£1,354). Price and sales reports are a little skimpy at this point, due to the pandemic shutdowns, but let's take a look at what's…

  • Best Cities to Invest in Rental Property

    July 08, 2022

    Best Places to Buy Property In 2022, US home buyers are under pressure to find a home soon, and renters eager to find an affordable home to rent. There are the hottest cities to buy property in to consider and we've got plenty of stats from reliable sources below to give you launch into your…

  • How To Choose the Best Tenants

    July 03, 2022

    7 Step Process to Choosing Good Tenants Many small to large scale landlords might agree that tenant quality is the lifeblood of most rental property investment strategies. Yet how many rental property managers have a thorough process to filter in the best candidates? A good process that begins with knowing who a good tenant is…

  • Property Management Companies

    Find a Great Property Management Company When landlords grow their portfolios or find their daily workload too much to bear, they have two choices: 1. hire more staff and grow the business in order to make the workload manageable or 2. hire a property management company and outsource everything. If it is time for you…

  • Great Rental Experiences

    How to Create the Best Rental Experience Possible The rental property business is looking very bright for 2022. Supply is tight and the economy will recover.  And as the last vestiges of the lingering pandemic disappear, renters may look for fresh accommodations whether the current living situation is stale or not. Renters have been cooped…

  • Cut Your Workload by 25%

    Automate your Work Tasks 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 maintenance requests, reading maintenance history,…

  • Property Management

    Property Management Your challenges may only increase as 2023 nears which is why automated and professional grade solutions are the right choice. Increasingly, property managers are responsible for mixed use properties and taking on new types of rental assets. Isn't it nice to scale up, not worry, and maintain total control of your wide range…

  • 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).…

  • Renters Insurance

    March 22, 2022

    Renters Insurance Covers Real Losses Many long term renters have accumulated significant financial assets in their homes. If in the case of fire, theft, or wastewater backups, they will likely not be covered via insurance. In case of disaster, the renter could lose a great deal. Recovering items such as sofas, beds, laptops, furniture, electrical…

  • 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 heralded in a much brighter outlook for the business of rental property management. Demand for short and long term rentals is still booming and rent prices are rising. And with unemployment easing, wages firm, and evictions not occurring as much, rental businesses can operate profitably. New technology platforms…

  • 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…

  • HOA Management Software

    January 02, 2022

    HOA 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 management software can…

  • Next Generation Property Management Software

    Next Gen Platforms Make your Work Easy Advanced, next generation technology is revolutionizing the property management sector.  Our sector is one of the last to adopt cloud services and advanced service modules, yet property managers are looking ahead. Modern next generation platform features open up a world of speed, data security, mobile access and advanced…

  • 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…

  • Property Management Business Models

    January 31, 2020

    Improve Your Property Management Business For most landlords and property managers, the question of their business model isn't a frequent preoccupation. Yet the pandemic has exposed weaknesses in how rental property businesses are structured and whether their operations and revenue generation are all they could be. Certainly next generation property management technology is central to…

  • Rental Property Bookkeeping Tips

    December 01, 2022

    Bookkeeping Tips for New Landlords Managing expenses, receipts, payables, payments, and tax reports is a slightly, unappreciated and neglected task for all small business owners. Getting organized about how you manage your books has many benefits. For property management startups, good bookkeeping is a good habit underpinning a viable, sustainable company. Property managers may learn…

  • Efficient Property Management

    Efficiency Is Job Number One Yearly surveys of property managers revealed that tenant experience, profitability, growth, cost cutting, and efficiency are top priorities. In reality, each goal property managers and landlords hope for is supported by one fundamental element -- efficiency. What is really being made efficient?  Time. Consider that efficiency in its full context…

  • 20 Best Apartment Renovations

    November 29, 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.…

  • 2022 PNW Property & Innovations Trends Conference

    PNW Property & Innovations Trends Conference We're live at the 2022 conference and trade show season continues in Seattle, Washington at the PNW Property & Innovations Trends Conference. It's a one day event in the Seattle Convention Center today, Tuesday, November 29th, 2022. It's a must attend event for Washington, Idaho, British Columbia, and Montana…

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