Add Style to Your Apartment with New Cabinet Hardware

Who knew that something as simple as cabinet hardware could transform a bland, cookie-cutter apartment kitchen or bath into rooms that will wow? If you’re renting a home or apartment, options for personalizing it to suit your taste may seem out of reach. While you can’t knock down the wall between the bedroom and bathroom or pull up the installed carpet, there are some high-impact hacks you can employ to make an aesthetic [...]

Why the Lucrative Property Management Industry is Booming

According to Rental Protection Agency’s (RPA) real-time Rental Clock,  there were more than 113 million renters and more than 23 million landlords in the U.S. as of Oct. 7, 2019. RPA also reports that 2,654 new tenants enter the rental market every day, compared to the daily new landlord tally of just 544. With numbers like these, it’s no wonder that property management companies are booming in today’s market and will continue to [...]

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Property Managers and Landlords: Are Smart Thermostats Right for Your Rentals?

Smart home technology has become a sought-after amenity among renters for the convenience, security, and cost savings it provides. Smart thermostats are at the top of the list when it comes to home automation technology. As a property manager or landlord, how can you know if adding smart thermostats in your rental units will benefit your property’s competitive edge? How do smart thermostats work? Smart thermostats allow tenants to precisely control the [...]

Tips for First Time Renters Navigating a Crowded Rental Market

First-time renters navigating a crowded rental market have the best chances of finding a suitable apartment within their budget when they prepare themselves for the journey ahead of time. In 2018, renters became the majority population in 22 major U.S. cities, and Rentership growth outpaced home ownership in 97 of 100 large cities according to the U.S. Census Bureau. To first-time renters, the competition could not be fiercer. Having no rental history does [...]

The Pros and Cons of Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials for Rental Properties

Most property managers and landlords know that kitchens are high on the list of features most important to tenants. The quality of the appliances and the cabinet finish aren’t the only potential deal-breakers when it comes to attracting new renters. Countertops affect not only the appearance and atmosphere of the space, they determine the room’s functionality. More often than not, property managers and landlords select counter materials either for their aesthetic appeal or [...]

Clear The Clutter And Boost Your Productivity With These Apartment Organizing Tips That Actually Work

When it comes to keeping the home front organized, it seems there aren’t enough hours in the day. You’re busy, and sometimes keeping your apartment tidy and organized is not at the top of your priority list. However, trying to be productive in a chaotic space can slow down your work pace and distract you from getting anything done. to be productive. Many people evade getting their apartment organized because they think they [...]

Generation Z: the Apartment Industry’s New Target Audience

With so much buzz over Millennials growing up, getting jobs, and cornering the real estate scene, it’s no wonder we missed Generation Z sneaking into adulthood. But here they are, all shiny and new—the firstborn of the demographic that came into being between 1997 and 2010 according to Pew Research. They arrive packing ferocious street cred as the first generation to have never experienced the world without the internet, smartphones, and the instant gratification [...]

What Property Managers and Landlords Need to Know About Today’s On-Demand Economy

We live in an age of immediate access to goods and services. Today’s on-demand economy is supported by tech-driven digital marketplaces that make nearly everything available on-demand. What does the on-demand economy mean to property managers and landlords? Plenty. Today’s renters have high expectations when it comes to selecting the place they call home. In the on-demand economy, renters look for convenience, amenities, safety, and services—and meeting the challenge offers an excellent opportunity [...]

Rental Property Mold Remediation for Property Managers and Landlords

Mold is a word no property owner wants to hear. But mold happens, and it can be a major problem for property managers and landlords. Mold is sometimes hard to detect and costly to eliminate. But tenants are vulnerable to health issues caused by mold spores within the property and since landlord-tenant laws require you to maintain a safe, healthy environment for renters, it’s important to catch mold in rental units and take [...]

Creating and Enforcing a Guest Policy at Your Rental Property Means Taking Proactive Measures

Property managers and landlords have a legal and ethical responsibility to leaseholders. Tenants are screened during the application process before signing a lease agreement for good reason—you need to know who is living on your property. But sometimes a tenants invite visitors to stay in their rental unit for longer than a short visit, and before you know it your property is housing ongoing occupants who haven’t been screened, aren’t paying you rent, [...]