Rewired: Virtual NARPM Convention & Expo

Rewired 2020: Virtual NARPM Convention & Expo The ManageCasa team has participated in many property management conferences and trade shows throughout the years. They're an enjoyable way to meet our customers and introduce property managers and landlords to our amazing new property management technology. Attendees also gain insight into the full spectrum of services, providers,…

  • California Housing Market Report & Predictions 2020

    October 19, 2020

    California’s Housing Market Forecast As we predicted, home sales and price gains have extended into the fall season in the state of California. Home prices have hit an alt time median high and even condo/townhouse prices grew $21,000 through September. With Covid 19 infections and forest fires raging, and the state government long ago run…

  • Apartment Rental Prices USA

    October 19, 2020

    Apartment Rental Prices A trend sweeping across the UK, Germany, Canada, Australia and the US is sending rents in opposite directions. The Corona Virus, crime, the work at home trend, and an ailing economy are sending apartment renters out of the cities and into houses in surrounding suburbs, commuter cities and towns.  That's driving up…

  • Covid Disinfection

    October 16, 2020

    Best Covid 19 Disinfection Tools It's wonderful that PPE mask usage is on the rise. Strangely however, Covid 19 infections are still rising. How can it be?  Is the virus being transmitted in other ways? In this epic post on Corona Virus Disinfection, we're investigating some of the best high tech and low tech products…

  • 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…

  • Single Family House Rentals

    October 14, 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…

  • 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…

  • San Francisco Bay Area Apartment Rental Report

    October 11, 2020

    San Francisco Home Rental Prices 2020 was a big year of change for San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland the rest of the Bay Area. Rent prices have dropped significantly from previous year's averages. As renters flee to Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield or cities in other states, Bay area landlords are left to deal with the rent…

  • Buy vs Rent Home | The Rent vs Buy Decision

    October 04, 2020

    Buy vs Rent? As 2021 approaches fast, lots of first time home buyers are still calculating the buy vs rent numbers. You can see the buy vs rent calculator cited below. This might be the most important financial decision of your life, so it's wise to calculate and buy at the best time. But this…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Property Management Companies

    September 27, 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…

  • 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 UK Housing Market

    September 14, 2020

    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. Housing trends…

  • 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…

  • Efficient Property Management

    Efficiency Will be Hot in 2021 If you had a crystal ball, or read the Managecasa blog regularly, you might see the future of property management. It's all built on efficiency with cloud-based property management software as the foundation. Property managers must achieve more profit and do more with less funds, time and other resources.…

  • 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…

  • Accelerate Your Business Growth

    August 25, 2020

    Accelerating Through 2021 You've likely watched formula one racing events where race cars commonly accelerate out of corners to rocket down the straightaway. It's a simple matter of physics, by using centrifugal force which adds forward motion as the car straightens out.  In business too, we can accelerate out of these short term economic wrinkles…

  • Property Management

    Property Management In 2020, property management companies are becoming essential to actively improve profit performance, meet regulation standards, optimize rent collection, keep tenants leased and manage tenants well. Managers of property management companies are becoming aware that they themselves are key to driving profit and raising asset values. Whether ints apartments or single-family houses, how…

  • Property Management Software

    Property Management Software If your property management company is finding this summer's business climate challenging, you might take a look at how a modern property management technology solution can help. The best property management software technology solutions (i.e., ManageCasa) are making it easy to scale up, automate payments and transactions, manage your operating budget, and…

  • Switch Property Management Software

    Making the Switch Now The fall season is the software demo time. This is when property managers, HOA managers, and landlords investigate new property management platforms. 2021 is coming up soon, and given all the changes in the residential market and even retail rental marketplace, some managers are reprioritizing and looking for better efficiencies. While…

  • 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…

  • Property Management Profitability

    July 28, 2020

    Raise Rental Property Profitability Just as in gardening, it's sometimes wise for property management service firms to trim and prune their array of services to keep their business more healthy. And as well, managers should improve efficiency, develop new services and sources of revenue, to evolve and become more profitable. Your business and clientele are…

  • How to Improve Profit Margins

    July 21, 2020

    Increasing Owner Profit Margin One of your top priorities for the coming 12 months might be to learn how to improve your client's profit margins. That's because small improvements in the revenue/cost ratio magnify earnings for property owners. And for owners it's all about earnings. But where to grow revenue and where to cut costs…

  • Property Management Companies Need to Blog

    July 08, 2020

    Blogging for Property Management Professionals Blogging has been a mainstay for digital marketers for about a decade now.  Blogs offer deeper, more genuine, search engine-friendly content which makes impact on readers. It's fresh, informational, and can even be controversial. Blogs have the style in info visitors want. That's not to say your marketing pages are…

  • 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…

  • Rent Prices Falling this Summer

    June 16, 2020

    Apartment List Rentonomics Report Are rent prices dropping? A report on the US rental market from Apartmentlist shows exactly what we'd expect during a pandemic. Rents are falling in most cities, but not all cities. Some rose as you can see below. The coming months might present an uplift in rent collected and perhaps some…

  • 30 of the Best Landlord Apps for 2020

    June 16, 2020

    30 Handy Apps for Landlords & Property Managers A big selection of new property manager apps and helpful real estate apps have hit the market. Apps are handy, however, in the era of the mobile property manager, a fully mobile property management platform is the best business asset available. An all in one solution integrates the…

  • 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…

  • Tenant Retention Strategy | 10 Simple Things You Can Do

    How to Keep Your Tenants The Corona Virus slowdown is generating more than unemployment, refinancing, and too much work in collecting rent. It's creating changes in how property management will be conducted going forward. Remember the days of 98% occupancy and zero missed rents? Well, now landlords have to earn those numbers. Rent payment moratoriums…

  • Launch Your Business out of the Corona Virus Recession

    April 20, 2020

    A Plan for Restarting Your Small Business With Corona Virus infection rates just slowing now, and business shutdowns and cancelled events well into summer, is it too early to begin a recovery plan for your small business? Actually, this is the time to plan your business route out of the shutdown recession. Being ahead of…

  • 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…

  • Chicago Housing Market 2019

    March 18, 2019

    Is Chicago's Housing Market Worth Investing In? Chicago's Housing market like a few other housing markets, is recovering from the last recession, yet the political uncertainties of 2019 and the upcoming 2020 election hang heavily on the city's future. The windy city is plagued with high taxes, shaky financials, and restrictive government regulation. Up until 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…

  • Hiring Property Maintenance Companies

    October 22, 2020

    How to Hire a Property Maintenance Company Whether you're a property manager, or landlord or HOA manager, the role of property maintenance is important. That's why finding the best property maintenance firm is a good investment in time. Good maintenance performance is important to homeowners, HOAs and tenants. Many renters will at some point leave…

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