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

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

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

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

RealEstate-App-Template-Android-Phones
Aug 01 2018

Get Cell Phone for Property Showings

Part of a property managers’ job duties is showing available properties to would be tenants. What a big waste of time is, is driving across town for a showing only to find the other parties are ‘no-shows’. When you set up the appointment for the property showing, be sure to get the mobile phones of