owners-properties-buildings
Oct 22 2018

Financial Reports for Property Managers

Financial reports are a critical element for property managers and property owners. Without these reports, how do you know the financial health of your portfolio or a single property? Decisions are often made based on your current financial status. General Accounting Most general accounting applications are not designed for managing real estate properties. I’ve been

open-house
Oct 14 2018

Hosting the Best Open House

Open houses are a great way to generate interest as well as some urgency when it comes to renting your properties. They have been used by real estate agents for decades because they work, sort of. They say between 4-10% of sales contracts are a result of open houses. However, for rental properties, there are

Professional-Real-Estate-Photography
Oct 06 2018

Should You Use Professional Photography?

You know the saying, a picture is worth a 1000 words. There is no denying the fact that great looking photos will help your marketing efforts. Renters are more inclined to choose a property that has a lot of photos with high quality. What most renters do, is shop for rental properties and then imagine

quickbooks
Sep 28 2018

PropertyZar & QuickBooks

I am a longtime user of QuickBooks. I’ve used it for all my companies since 1998. This BLOG highlights the PropertyZar accounting software as it pertains to property management. QuickBooks – A Good Role Model As we designed PropertyZar’s accounting, we wanted to make it as easy as QuickBooks. But we wanted to include all

real-estate-investments
Sep 18 2018

PropertyZar – Hedging Your Real Estate Investments

Hedge Your Real Estate Investments Real estate has been experiencing some phenomenal returns over the past several years. Even the stock market has been a long running bull market. Several factors play into this. Low interest rates as well as low inventory have benefited the real estate market. Anyone who has studied markets understand that

raise-rents
Sep 16 2018

PropertyZar – Should You Raise Rents

Raising rents is a question we see a lot. Should you or shouldn’t you. For those landlord’s or property managers that do raise rents, 2-4% seem to be the typical range. Good Tenants If you have good tenants who take care of your property, pay on time and all-around good tenants, raising their rent may

propertyzar-vs-rentec-price-comparison
Sep 11 2018

How PropertyZar compares to Rentec Direct?

PropertyZar vs Rentec– Over the past several months we have been receiving numerous inquiries on how we compare to Rentec. In the past, PropertyZar has been compared to some of the other larger platforms such as Appfolio, Buildium and Yardi. With the influx of inquiries for comparison to Rentec, we realized it was our pricing

bad-tenants
Aug 31 2018

PropertyZar – Dealing With Bad Tenants

If you have been a landlord or property manager for any amount of time, you have experienced both good and bad tenants. We wish that all tenants would be great, but the fact is some are not. Warning Signs of Bad Tenants First, to help minimize the chances of getting a bad tenant, property owners

new-dashboard
Aug 28 2018

PropertyZar – New Release – New Heights

While all our previous BLOGs have been on topics that apply to every property manager or landlord, today’s BLOG is going to be about the latest release of PropertyZar and software business in general. The entire PropertyZar team has worked tirelessly on designing a new user interface, new features, bug fixes and overall better user

welcome-new-tenants
Aug 24 2018

Welcoming New Tenants

Moving to a new place is both exciting and tiresome. For some, it’s a big relief to finally find a new home and be part of a new community. How property managers and landlords reach out to new tenants during this transition will set the tone for future relationships. Here are some ideas to engage