Property Maintenance Services

July 04, 2022

Vital Maintenance Services Whether you're a single family rental property manager, multifamily unit investor, or mixed use landlord, professional maintenance service providers can contribute a great deal to asset value and rental profitability. Keeping customers leased, avoiding major repairs and easing asset depreciation adds up to significant value in real dollars. And with property prices…

  • Property Management Services

    15 Key Services Rental Owners Need Are you looking to hire a property management services firm soon? Have you been been in the rental property business for a while, yet haven't enjoyed the profit performance you expected?  It might be time to re-evaluate your software and your property services provider. Even for those who have…

  • How to Create Weekends for Landlords

    June 30, 2022

    Giving Landlords Their Weekends Back Weekends are the favorite part of the week for many people. Long weekends are even better, but maybe not for some DIY yourself or part time landlords. For a long time, we've thought of Saturday and Sunday as days to recharge, thus they were almost seen as time off to…

  • 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…

  • Tenant Party Event Ideas

    June 28, 2022

    Social Events Build a Sense of Community With the 4th of July celebrations and summer just ahead, your tenants will be in lighter more relaxing mood. That makes it a good time to build the festive spirit to build your community and keep tenants feeling good. After all, summer is a great time for people…

  • How To Make Your Tenants Happy

    June 28, 2022

    Business is Never Good Until the Customer is Happy Have you treated your tenants in a professional, businesslike way, and thought everything was fine, but it wasn't? Did they make complaints and eventually vacate the unit? Even very successful business people forget that business is about people. And when people feel good, they might stay…

  • Apartment Amenity Ideas

    June 27, 2022

    New Amenities for 2022 It's summer once again, the perfect time to think about adding new amenities for tenant enjoyment. Some are simple while others might come at some expense and setup time, but almost always met with approval from your loyal tenants. Kids playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, barbecue party areas, swimming pools, garden…

  • Tenant Benefits Packages

    June 27, 2022

    Benefits Packages Tenants Love Property managers and landlords are looking for better ways to operate their businesses  That will lead them to a reassessment of their business model. New property management startups especially need a model to capture new landlord clients, scale up, and build a strong revenue stream. How you price services and package…

  • 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…

  • California Housing Market Report & Predictions

    June 26, 2022

    California Housing Market Once again, during May 2022, the housing market in California has seen a reduction in home sales while prices continue to rise. House prices rose in May by 1.6% and that is up 9.9% in the last 12 months.  Condo sales declined too, and in fact condo prices bucked the upward trend…

  • How to Get Tenants to Renew Leases

    June 24, 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…

  • 14 Ways to Keep Your Tenants Leased!

    June 23, 2022

    Making Tenant Retention a Priority If we suffer a slowdown or recession in the US, UK, German, Canadian and Australian economies, then rental property owners and managers won't survive it unscathed. As tenants adjust to unaffordable high prices while seeking other wanted rental benefits, they will be on the move to find other accommodations. This…

  • 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…

  • Recession Proof your Property Management Business

    Fend off an Economic Downturn Quite a few property management people feel rental property ownership and management is a recession proof business. That's a key attraction for property management startups. Rents tend not to fall much, cash flow is consistent, demand remains strong, housing supply is constrained by the governments (NIMBYs too), and there's tax…

  • 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…

  • Cloud Property Management

    Managing Properties via the Cloud For years now, we've been promoting the power of the cloud in property management. That was before the Covid pandemic sped up the adoption of cloud computing in the property management sector. Today, it's hard to imagine a property management company passing on the incredible service and business value accessible…

  • US Rent Prices Hit New Records Again

    National Rent Prices Rising Again May's asking rent prices and rent prices paid crept higher in May.  In fact, both 1 and 2 bedroom reached new all time national highs again.  That counters the notion that a cooling home buying market would translate to lower rent prices. Renters keep asking when rent prices will fall,…

  • 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. What many not appreciate is how they're company's success will depend on the rental management software they choose. This software is the platform for successful business in the digital era. They'll be competing…

  • Property Management Trends

    May 30, 2022

    Trending in Property Management As the rental management industry moves forward on a quicker timeline, it's important for a property manager to develop a strategy to help them anticipate what's ahead, and respond long before events play out. Those trends we've discussed here in past years have deepened. And other changes, challenges and opportunities are…

  • 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 NAA Apartmentalize Show is the first of the big 3 events for the 2022 season. Some of the attendees are eager given the last two years have shut down the convention industry considerably.  The mood at…

  • 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…

  • 10 Ways to Build a Powerful Marketing System

    May 16, 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.…

  • 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.…

  • 14 Ways to Fight Incoming Rent Controls

    May 02, 2022

    High Rent Prices 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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. …

  • The US Rental Property Market Outlook

    March 30, 2022

    Rental Property Market Forecast The US rental property market continues to change.  After a rapid period of growth, new construction appears to be tapering off of late. An economic and housing market downturn would be unfortunate, however demand for rental property will not abate anytime soon. Low supplies, lower construction, and intense demand from buyers…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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. There are a good number of property managers who are keen on growing their businesses either through new clients or by acquiring properties themselves. With rent revenues rising so…

  • 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…

  • 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

    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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • Property Maintenance Rises in Importance

    July 06, 2022

    Your New Profit Center: Maintenance Is the possibility of a recession about to alter how you'll be doing business? Will you need to adjust your property management service packages? Hopefully, you have reports that identify profitability changes and where you can achieve better results for owners. If a recession is on the way, you'll be…

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