1. open-house

    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, …Read More

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    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 re…Read More

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    How to Retain Tenants

    Let's face it. Obtaining tenants can be expensive and time consuming. Consider the marketing expense, time to process applications, run background screening, verify information, the time it takes to ‘show’ your properties etc., the TAC (tenant acquisition cost) can be high. What’s worst is man…Read More

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    Should Property Managers Be Available via SMS Messages?

    We all know that one of the challenges facing property managers is communications with tenants and owners. According to a CNN poll, a person between 18-29 years if age averages 88 text messages a day. SMS messages have hit main stream. The best online property management software will include the ab…Read More

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    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 o…Read More

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    Tips to Spruce Up Your Rental Property

    As Commercial or Residential Property Managers, as well as individual Property Owners, one of the sure-fire ways to attract tenants is to spruce up the look of your rental property. Of course, how much you do and spend depends on your class of properties. If you own class A-B properties, you probabl…Read More

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    Management Tips for Property Management Companies and Owners

    Web Based Property Management Software is increasing the efficiency of property management by using the latest technology. Such technology is now becoming affordable for portfolios of all sizes. Property management is more than just maintenance on real estate properties. If you’re a management com…Read More

  8. e-payments

    Integrating e-Payments into Property Management Software

    Property Management Software and e-Payments If you are a property manager or a property owner, undoubtedly the ability to collect rent and pay invoices is of utmost importance. Gone are the days of paper invoices and postage stamps. Property management has begun moving into the technology age over t…Read More

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    Duct Tape Solution? Try PropertyZar

    We’ve all done it. Grabbed our roll of duct tape to fix a household item or hold together our lawnmower, bicycle, hanging car part or even our chatterbox kids (maybe not the kids). When we run across a problem, we try to find a work around to resolve it. Deep down we all know that the duct tape so…Read More