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Foreclosures Stimulate the Housing Market

By Ken Kmet, Condo Voice, Clearwater, FL

The level of lender foreclosures has increased in recent months, and that's created an economic stimulus to the housing industry, in traditional and non-traditional methods…

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Added by Buildium on November 29, 2012 at 9:48am — No Comments

The #1 Most Vital Property Tool is Made of Paper?

By Linda Day Harrison, theBrokerList, Chicago, IL

If you are in the industry of caring for properties, leasing properties, or even selling properties, there is one tool you should never be caught without -- the Emergency Calling List! It's the one tool that does many things for anyone charged with caring for a property.

When you think about the word “emergency” it…

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Added by Buildium on November 28, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Pest Management for Property Managers

By Rose McMillan, Terminix, Atlanta, GA

If you are a property manager, you may think that the idea of calling an exterminator is a nightmare. While dealing with pests of any sort is no picnic, it is far better than simply letting the infestation get worse and worse, which is exactly what is going to happen if you do nothing. If you are…

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Added by Buildium on July 27, 2012 at 8:42am — No Comments

Top 10 Twitter Basics for Property Management

Twitter is a fascinating tool. You can love it or hate it, but if you love it, there are a multitude of styles and personalities you can apply to this powerful online tool. While there are many different ways to use Twitter, I think up close and personal is the best style of all!

Rule #1 Get your name.

First of all, I strive…

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Added by Buildium on June 22, 2012 at 6:49am — No Comments

Constructing a Website for Today's Property Manager

By Linda Day Harrison, theBrokerList, Chicago, IL

What is a website? Okay, so you’re thinking, “I know what a website is, so please don’t bore me with something I already know.” Great! But, for most folks, there needs to be a breakdown of parts so it’s clear. As property managers and building owners, we are accustomed to wanting to understand all of the details, as…

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Added by Buildium on June 18, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Economic Downturn Makes Life Tough for Renters and Property Managers Alike

A guest post by Gabriel Knight, Mortgage Fit, Chicago, IL

It’s no secret that the still-sputtering economy has made it a rough go for property managers. After all, one of their primary responsibilities is making sure that rental properties are rented, and with still so many unemployed and underemployed folks out there, renting has become a real…

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Added by Buildium on June 7, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Help! My Tenant Needs to Break Their Lease

By Salvatore Friscia, San Diego Premier Property Management, San Diego, CA

It was just a few months ago when the tenants were in the office signing the one year lease agreement. The leasing agent followed the office procedures and made sure to review the lease terms and obligations prior to asking for binding signatures. Then with the swipe of a pen the property was considered…

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Added by Buildium on March 28, 2012 at 8:14am — No Comments

Search Engine Optimization for Property Managers

By Geoff Roberts, Buildium, Boston, MA

Whenever I’m asked what I do for a living, my go-to response is that “I work in marketing and public relations for a software company.” That’s a sufficient reply for most social situations, but on occasion I’m asked more specifically about my job responsibilities. Inevitably I’m stopped as soon as I mention “search engine…

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Added by Buildium on August 10, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Tips for Finding the Right Realtor

Getting ready to purchase or sell property? The first step to a smooth real estate transaction is finding the right real estate agent. Throughout the property selling and purchasing processes, your real estate agent will be your eyes, your sounding board, and your advocate. Here are some things to consider when selecting your real estate agent.

Referrals from Trusted Sources

Nothing is a better testament to a realtors ability than a proven track record. Ask…

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Added by Buildium on February 14, 2011 at 8:55am — No Comments

Making Time for "Me Time"

It’s a well documented fact that Americans take less vacation time than business professionals in any other culture. According to a disturbing analysis in a May 2007 Businessweek article, “Americans take even less vacation than the Japanese, the people who gave rise to karoshi—the phenomenon of being worked to death.” While it’s certainly admirable to be a hard worker, there’s also…

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Added by Buildium on January 24, 2011 at 9:08am — No Comments

Happy Holidays Equal Happy Tenants

It’s the holiday season, and no one wants to be the neighborhood Scrooge. Those tenants that want to go all out when it comes to decorating for the holidays can do so in their own units, but it’s also nice to incorporate subtle bits of holiday cheer to the common areas of your property. Think of it as one of those little touches that demonstrates your ongoing investment in and appreciation of your tenants. Holiday decorations are a great low-budget way to make your property more cozy and…

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Added by Buildium on December 20, 2010 at 9:05am — No Comments

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