Property Management Software

Great Software for Modern Property Managers The hunt for a better property management software solution is on this summer for property managers in the US, Canada, UK, Germany and Australia. Software review sites often tout their favorites for best property management software, yet given the specific needs of landlords and property managers today, no one…

  • Hawaii Housing Market Forecast

    July 23, 2021

    Hawaii Real Estate Hawaii real estate became more expensive in June and the word from this point on is "pent up demand." Realtors believe more buyers from the mainland and Asia will return after the Covid lockdowns to bolster demand for homes in Hawaii. The word to describe Hawaii's real estate market is "stressed."  For…

  • California Housing Market Report & Predictions 2021

    July 21, 2021

    California’s Housing Market Home prices in California continued their relentless rise in June. CAR stats reveal housing prices are up in all but one region, and although sales rose in each region too overall across the state, home sales actually fell 2.2%. The only factor that may have changed in June vs May is more…

  • Top Vacation Rental Destinations This Summer

    July 19, 2021

    Domestic Local Travel Tops in American Vacations We're well into the summer short term rental vacation season and vacationers still have a trip in mind, their first since the pandemic began. Travel bookings and activity are up this summer and Americans are once again experiencing the joys of summer and intend to enjoy more.  They've…

  • Australia Housing Market 2021

    July 18, 2021

    Australian Property Market Forecast 2021 After a period of rapid price and sales growth, the Australian housing market has begun to grow more slowly. Credit tightening along with some Covid lockdowns has suppressed sales in June, and into July. With only a small number of Australians vaccinated against Covid 19, the new wave of infections…

  • Best Landlord Apps

    July 16, 2021

    35 Handy Software Apps for Landlords & Property Managers On the hunt for landlord software and apps to help you get your work done better and provide a better experience for your tenants? You'll be happy to know we've sourced 35 handy property management software tools to help you fill those productivity gaps. Few could have…

  • Property Management Trade Shows and Expos 2021

    US Property Management Conventions, Trade Shows and Expos As the Corona Virus pandemic period passes, we're all eager to get back to normal.  If you're looking for a break, maybe a mini-vacation, and a chance to upgrade your professional knowledge, the top rental industry conventions and trade shows are a great way to meet property…

  • Built to Rent Housing Market Exploding

    The Built to Rent Revolution Both renters and major investors are showing big interest in the built to rent housing market segment. There are a number of reasons why demand is brisk, such as the lack of house supply, demographics and huge rental demand from prospective home buyers who have good income but can't afford…

  • 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…

  • US Rent Prices Heating Up

    National Rent Prices Rising Again It appears the low rent trends for apartments and moderate rent price trends for houses during the pandemic is ending. Zumper believes rent prices are heading up in a major way. Whether you just want tenants to pay back rent, avoid evictions and return to normal, or to pick up…

  • The US Rental Property Market Outlook

    June 23, 2021

    Housing Market: Rental Property Market The US rental property market is growing but unfortunately not keep up with growing demand. Although the issue isn't an important one for the Federal government, an ailing rental property market and landlords in distress won't bode well for housing workers, who are expected to begin work again post-pandemic. And…

  • Best Cities in California for Rental Property ROI

    June 23, 2021

    Best Cities in California to Buy Rental Investment Property? Looking for an investment condo or house to rent in the Golden State?  A lot of people still are. The California housing market is coming back slowly.  Home prices are rising and rents are on the rise too.  It's been a rough time through the pandemic,…

  • Best Apartment Listing Sites

    Best Apartment Rental Listing Sites As the Coronavirus pandemic eases, apartment landlords in the US, Canada, UK and Australia are likely to see increasing rental inquiries in 2021 and 2022. The question is not just about more however, it's about leads from rental portals that produce good tenants. You don’t have to go it alone…

  • Top Landlord Challenges 2022

    June 07, 2021

    Top Challenges for Landlords for 2022 and Beyond As the Covid 19 pandemic shutdown eases during these last 6 months of the year, many of us are looking ahead to 2022, where perhaps, everything is back to normal. Yet, 2022 will likely involve a new normal. Certainly tenant expectations of delaying rent, not paying rent…

  • Outdoor Amenities Drawing Interest

    June 04, 2021

    Tenants Looking Forward to More Socializing As the Corona Virus pandemic decreases and restrictions begin to ease, more people are looking to the outdoors and shared outdoor amenities for get togethers. Kids playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, barbecue party areas, swimming pools, garden areas, are all seeing more usage, whether in Florida, or California up…

  • 7 Essential Features of Landlord Software

    May 27, 2021

    Getting All You Need from Your Landlord Software? If a golden age is coming soon for landlords in the UK, Australia, and the US, the challenges of managing properties likely won't go away. In fact, new solutions are needed to keep up to a changing work landscape. Income property management is becoming more competitive with…

  • Short Term Rental Market

    May 24, 2021

    Short Term Rentals are Hot Properties Today With the rise of the post pandemic vacationer, we'll likely see a huge demand for short term accommodations. Hotels will do well in 2022, yet there's even bigger demand for other types of rentals which provide amenities the new renters are seeking. The Covid 19 lockdown was punishing…

  • Sell Your Rental Property?

    May 21, 2021

    Sell Your Rental Property? This year again, rental property owners are enjoying significant growth in real estate value and in high, growing rental income. It's the perfect time to become a landlord and keep on being one. The popular rental income, fixer upper TV shows still attest to the popularity and wisdom of owning rental…

  • The UK Housing Market

    UK Property Market Update After moderating in February and March, UK home prices rose by 2.1% in April 2021 with the average home price reaching £327,797. The rise this spring is due a shortage of homes for sale, in fact, it's the lowest UK property market supply ever. The rapid price rise is clearly seen…

  • Texas Rental Market

    Texas Rental Market 2021 Of all the demographic and economic shifts taking place in the last 5 years, the housing trends across Texas might be the most noticeable. As the charts and data below reveal, Texas is increasingly seen in the eyes of buyers, investors and renters as a place of growth and opportunity. Home…

  • Great Rental Experiences

    How to Create the Best Rental Experience Possible The rental property business is booming in 2021 but does this mean landlords can take tenants for granted and risk delivering a suboptimal rental experience? There are landlords who've asked whether they should upgrade features (lawn in front yard), or to leave it with no maintenance, citing…

  • Grow Your Rental Yields!

    April 23, 2021

    Maximize Your Rental Property ROI Will a persistent focus on the returns you desire lead to the success you need? There is sufficient evidence that what you visualize will come true  -- the self-fulfilling prophecy.  That's why optimism and clear, achievable goals are the foundation of successful business. It's no different in the rental property…

  • Virtual Leasing Apps

    April 20, 2021

    8 Great Virtual Leasing Apps Has leasing become a source of angst and worry for you these past 13 months? If so, it's understandable, given apartment managers have seen vacancy rates rise and Covid 19 lockdown protocols were stiffened. Leasing has to go online and the pandemic has given this dominant trend an accelerating boost.…

  • Property Management Companies

    Property Management Service Firms With rapid growth in rental property market likely in the coming years, landlords are on the hunt for qualified, reliable property management companies.  They'll be helping with everything from tenant acquisition to leasing to maintenance of their rentals. Hiring a property management company is a new task and property owners need…

  • ManageCasa's Dedication to Continuous Improvement

    ManageCasa Solving the Challenges of Remote Property Management Many decades ago, an American named Dr. Edwards Deming helped the Japanese improve their manufacturing capabilities with a new process.  That new process was called Kaizen and became iconic for industries moving into the era of ISO standards. We don't hear about it much anymore, yet even…

  • Best Property Management Apps

    Best Property Management Apps In 2021, property management has gone mobile. We called it before, but the pandemic has greatly accelerated the transition to digital tools. A handy property management app offers significant time savings whether it's an application for a specific task such as rent collection, time management, or controlling keys to units. In…

  • 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…

  • How to Be a Good Tenant

    March 26, 2021

    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 makes their business a success? Or does their head drop with a frown, as they remember all the friction you've generated for them,…

  • 20 Best Apartment Renovations

    March 24, 2021

    Make Your Rental Apartment Warm and Inviting 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…

  • NAA Conference - Advocate 2021

    NAA Conference - Advocate 2021 There's a lot going on in Washington and your state with respect to how the government represents the interests of landlords and tenants fairly. It's generally believed that Federal and State governments are not playing fair and are instead playing politics at landowners' expense. It's made being a landlord a…

  • How To Collect Rent and Back Rent Due

    March 04, 2021

    Rent Collection Strategy for Landlords Landlords and property managers of all types are having some difficulty with late paying tenants as well as rent defaults in this last 12 months. It's great that Covid vaccinations are progressing, however the issue with tenant back rent owed, and future missed payments isn't over. The moratorium delays just…

  • The Biggest Most Costly Mistakes Landlords Make

    February 25, 2021

    Biggest Mistakes Landlords Make   "If only I'd known then what I know now."  That's what too many landlords utter when they're struggling to keep afloat, facing weighty financial challenges, and looking for ways to improve their profits. When we cover the topic of the most costly landlord mistakes, it's not insinuating, but rather just…

  • Buy vs Rent Home | The Rent vs Buy Decision

    February 22, 2021

    Buy vs Rent a Home? 2021 is unfolding and many of us are returning to the pressing question of buying vs renting a home.  It's a tantalizing opportunity to buy a house, but are we reaching out to grab a branch on a cliff? Hundreds of thousands of Americans, Canadians, Brits and Aussies are all…

  • 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…

  • Property Management Trends

    January 15, 2021

    21 Key Property Management Trends for 2021 As spring 2021 approaches, we're wondering which key trends will impact property management in 2021?  See all the important trends below. Will it be financial, technological, or political forces that will shape property management this year? That's the focus of the ManageCasa blog. Be sure to bookmark to stay…

  • Growth Hacks for Your Property Management Firm

    January 14, 2021

    Growth Hacking for Property Management Companies Welcome to 2021!  2020 was a strange and challenging year for landlords, tenants and property management companies. Yet, we're moving past the pandemic era, rental property acquisitions are growing and both landlords and property management companies will see more opportunity to grow their businesses. From apartment rent defaults, renter…

  • The UK Housing Market

    December 12, 2020

    UK Property Market Forecast 2021 As the UK enters another period of shutdown measures, we're concerned with the fallout for the UK rental market. The lockdown is likely to exacerbate occupancy rate challenges in Greater London and raise prices in the pandemic destination towns. Amidst all the pessimism and events of the summer of 2020,…

  • Profit & Loss Statement: A Must-Read Financial Document

    December 07, 2020

    Property Management Financial Statements Monitoring property financial performance and examining the financial statements is one of the most essential tasks for a property manager. Your portfolio's financial performance should be reviewed on a monthly basis by the asset manager, director of property management, regional manager, and property manager.  When reviewing financial documents, the Profit and Loss…

  • Apartment Rental Prices USA

    December 02, 2020

    Apartment Rental Prices A trend in rent prices has swept across the  US  (and UK, Germany, Canada, Australia).  Apartment rent prices fell in major cities while house rental prices grew in pandemic destination cities and towns. While rents climb in the pandemic destination cities, apartment rent decreases in urban areas are beginning to moderate. This is…

  • 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 each day no longer does when you have 100 apartments and 175 houses to manage. Multitasking property managers and staff must find ways to do…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 is easy through the…

  • 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…

  • Evolving Services for Property Management Companies

    January 14, 2020

    The Pandemic Effect on 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 role in the…

  • 12 Good Ways to Reduce your Property Management Costs

    Manage Your Costs and Expenses Costs are a significant issue for most landlord businesses and owners are investigating strategies to control expenses and manage resources more effectively. For those in rent control districts and those suffering from unpaid rent, the cost issue is even more pressing. Regardless of your situation however, is the more important…

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