security-deposit
Aug 16 2018

What To Do With The Security Deposit?

So how should you handle security deposits? Most states have rules regarding handling security deposits. Some states even prevent allowing the security deposit to be used as the last rent. it’s good practice to not mix security deposits and rent monies. A good Commercial property management software will have the ability to keep deposits separate from

property-management
Aug 14 2018

Are People Skills Important for Property Managers?

Should you care about possessing people skills as a property manager? After all, how important is it really? People skills are not industry specific. Whether you are a commercial property manager or residential property manager, people are people. Business tenants will be the same as residential tenants when it comes time to the ideas below.

flying-by-instruments
Aug 11 2018

Property Managers and Flying By Instruments

There’s a saying that “Altitude is the pilot’s friend” Altitude provides the pilot more time in the event that something goes wrong. They have more time to troubleshoot and correct the problem. If they can’t correct the problem, they have time to call for assistance, stabilize their descent and worst case, locate a suitable crash

property-managers
Aug 10 2018

Tips To Find The Right Property Manager

Cheaper Isn’t Better When shopping for items we want, most of us tend to look for sales or discounts. Maybe it’s in internal thing, something that makes us feel good or smart. However, when it comes to hiring a property manager, the least expensive is not necessarily the best choice. Quality is important in most

home-inspection-checklist
Aug 09 2018

Home Inspection Checklist

Property Managers don’t just manage rental properties, they manage investments. Therefore, it is important to maintain that property to ensure the greatest value for the property owner. If you do not maintain it as issues arise, it will later become a bigger issue. Inspecting the property on a regular basis is something that anyone can

animal-support
Aug 06 2018

Understanding Rules For Support Animals

More and more, there seems to be an increase in the use of support animals. Support and companion animals are getting a lot of attention recently and as such, property managers need to make sure you understand the laws governing emotional and support animals and how they pertain to you. Definition of Companion or Support

accessibility-compliance
Aug 03 2018

Requirements for Accessibility Compliance

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990is a bit complicated for multi-family properties. If the laws are not followed, you could be faced with hefty fines. The FHA requires property owners to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to use their properties. According to the FHA, ADA and

amenities-for-property-rentals
Aug 02 2018

The Best ROI Amenities for Property Rentals

While some amenities seem to be a little over the top, there are those amenities that provide a decent ROI and have since grown into best standards among property owners. As property owners and managers, what amenities should you add? It’s best to consider the upfront costs versus the value it brings in. Some amenities