The Exodus Of Americans from Big Cities

August 14, 2020

Rental Property Trends A big trend in rental apartments is happening, but isn't being reported as it should be. It represents a significant threat to many urban landlords and a change in the rental apartment landscape. Covid 19 in community, office and transit, retail shutdowns and business closures with lost income, persistent high rents, high…

  • Apartment Rental Prices USA

    August 07, 2020

    Apartment Rental Prices Rent prices rising and dropping at the same time? It's an unusual time for the apartment, condo and house rental markets, where migration is creating vacancies in big cities but drying up apartment rentals in smaller cities. And with the looming end of rent payment moratoriums and the Cares Act payments, the…

  • Property Management Software

    Property Management Software Property management firms are looking to improve their businesses from top to bottom. Much of that improvement will come from improved technology. The best property management software technology solutions are making it easy to scale up, automate, manage the budget, and maintain excellent rapport with tenants.  Property Software quality relates to simplicity,…

  • Encourage Rent Payments from Renters

    How to Get Renters to Pay Rent Are you sliding into a dangerous financial situation with renters who avoid paying their rent? Before you hit the inevitable eviction wall, are there tactics you could use to encourage rent payment from renters? The current political mood is one that might make people feel hopeless about or…

  • Switch Property Management Software

    Making the Switch Now Is your current property management software platform too complicated?  How do you feel when you compare property software? Are you burdened by complexity and all the bells and whistles they distract you with? This is why property management firms and landlords are switching to simpler software.  Given the increasing demands on your budget…

  • Property Management Companies

    August 02, 2020

    Property Management Company Listings Landlords are searching more frequently for property management companies because they're providing more value than ever during these tough pandemic times. The value delivered goes beyond property maintenance tasks to improvement of ROI, loss prevention, rent collection, evictions, occupancy rates and their property accounting expertise. It's not easy to find or choose the…

  • 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…

  • California Housing Market Report & Predictions 2020

    July 30, 2020

    California’s Housing Market Forecast After the real estate market suffered its worst month in 13 years, California's Realtors and landlords saw a big U turn in the housing market in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, and Sacramento, in June. It was reportedly the largest monthly increase in 40 years. Sales rose, pending…

  • Property Management Profitability

    July 28, 2020

    Honing in on Greater 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…

  • Best Property Management Apps

    Best Property Management Apps It's a mobile world, even for property managers, and having the right apps to help you do work is what business is all about today. You can enjoy productivity, financial, communications, and scheduling apps in an all in one property management application such as ManageCasa.  And there are additional apps you…

  • 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

    What's Happening in Property Management? A number of trends are sweeping property management this year, driven primarily by technology and housing regulations. These trends are forcing landlords and property managers to adopt newer, more modern property management solutions. Online rent payments and more powerful bookkeeping software are driving industry changes.  However, managers are realizing that…

  • Spending on IT Transformation Quickening

    July 10, 2020

    Businesses are Spending on Digital Transformation You would think most companies would avoid expenditures and improvements during a pandemic.  Yet a recent survey shows business owners are pressing ahead with business technology transformation. It appears they view digital technologies as a must do progression to keep themselves in business. Real estate, property management, and home construction…

  • Rental Vacancy in New York Rocketing

    New York Rental Vacancies Climbing Faster Summer rental vacancy rates typically climb, yet in this scorching hot summer of 2020, vacancies in New York City are rising at a rate that is concerning to small and mid-sized landlords. In New York and Manhattan the rising vacancy rate, rent default rate, and tenant employment situation may…

  • Property Management Companies Need to Blog

    July 08, 2020

    Blogging for Property Management Professionals As we're in the midst of a tough health pandemic that is crushing profit margins, more property management firms need to be able to reach more renters and landlords. If you're managing a property management services firm, communicating well is important. Although you may have some nice marketing pages on…

  • Do I Need a Property Management Company?

    Decision: Whether to Hire a Property Management Firm You're likely deep into the decision process of whether to bring in a property management company to manage your workload, especially if you've been managing everything yourself. It's not that your current provider isn't managing the work okay, but with technology, regulation, more units, stronger market competition,…

  • Mobile Property Management - A Workstyle You'll Like

    Mobile Property Management What's catching fire in property management?  We want to give you pleasant introduction to a key property management trend -- going mobile. A necessary change that's going to give your property management company a big boost in efficiency and efficacy. The industrial era forged American and European values for the last 120…

  • Does a Landscaping Company Add Real Value?

    Should You Hire a Landscaping Company? It's the peak of summer and a good time to consider the value of landscaping and gardening for your rental properties. Some landlords say it's too much work, creates low ROI, and is not worth the ongoing property management cost. Yet, others feel it builds curb appeal and attracts…

  • Keeping Owners on Track for Success

    Make Your Property Owners Feel Better Are your property owners complaining about your ability to manage more efficiently during the Corona Virus pandemic? Are they questioning your tenant retention and turnover reduction, rent collection skills, maintenance practices, or your fees? Perhaps their concern is with how their balance sheet looks and whether their properties have a…

  • The US Rental Property Investment Market 2020

    June 20, 2020

    Are Rent Prices Going to Drop? The US housing market including the house and apartment rental market were running strong with rent prices rising through the pandemic. Now in June, we are seeing rent prices drop overall, yet not in all cities. As the economy begins to roll, these dropping prices won't last. In fact,…

  • 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…

  • Australia Housing Market Predictions

    June 13, 2020

    Housing Market Forecast 2020 2021 The Corona Virus pandemic certainly dimmed the Australian property market forecast during March and April. But while property prices were flat last month, Australia's amazing trade surpluses and business reopening might mean better times are ahead in the property market. As you can see in the housing charts below, home price…

  • 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…

  • Covid 19 Disinfection Foggers

    Tools to Keep your Building Safe Businesses are reopening and workers in the US, Canada, Australia, UK and Germany are slowly returning to work, and shoppers are visiting restaurants, salons, and retail stores. There will be more tenant traffic in and out of your building which opens up the possibility of a Covid 19 spread in your…

  • 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…

  • The UK Housing Market

    Housing in the UK The UK property market is complex and made more complicated by the UK's situation with Brexit and Global trade changes. Even the best experts are challenged to forecast the market in 2020, but let's take a look at some of the factors and trends. Remainers and Brexiteers both are a little…

  • 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…

  • Managing Rentals in the Age of Corona Virus

    15 Ways Covid 19 will Impact Property Management For some rental property owners, this summer has been a volatile, unpredictable, and harrowing time emotionally and financially. One side of owners balance sheet is hurting badly and property management companies are likely to see the pinch when their contracts need to be renewed.  We wonder if this…

  • Bay Area Property Management Services

    Property Management Companies Bay Area Are you a Bay Area rental property owner and under pressure with the exodus of renters, rising apartment vacancies, and rent default increases? Hiring a new property management service firm may be what will take beyond the pandemic recession to a more prosperous 2021. We have a number of property management…

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