If you haven’t heard already— CIC™ will be exhibiting at the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) 2017 Education Conference and Exposition on June 21-24th. Alongside thousands of apartment housing professionals and providers, we can’t wait to connect with you and showcase our new property management software, CICTotal Manager™! We’re so excited that we’ve decided to raffle away a brand new Kate Spade handbag to one lucky subscriber before the big conference.
There’s no sugar-coating it—change is hard. Whether it’ll give your communities an advantage in the long run or not, it can sometimes be easier to ignore the benefits of a faster and more efficient property management software simply because you already know the ins and outs of your current program. Before switching your property management software, take some time to research exactly what your communities need and what you’ll be getting by upgrading. See if you can do a test run of the software. By digging around a little, you’ll be confident in the switch and make changing your property management software, easy.
Whether you love or hate using Craigslist to post rental listing ads, you have to admit that the website is pretty effective at drawing in applicants (plus, it’s free). The problem with this popular listing website is that you have to post frequently, and attract users to your information with headlines. Here’s our guide on writing catchy, but informational, rental listing headlines.
Whether you’re running your community analytics through your property management software or are calculating everything manually, you should have these big picture analytics available frequently. Whether it sheds light on your operating expenses, successful traffic sources, or frequent delinquencies, here are the top 4 property management reports you should have your hands on.
It’s undeniable that the advancement of technology within the past 5 years has not only significantly changed the multifamily industry, but will continue to shape resident acquisition and communication practices for years to come. Even the National Apartment Association can’t deny that the housing/technology opportunities are there. While some property management companies and independent rental owners continue to do offline, in-person rent and fee collections only, you might want to look into going online to keep your communities competitive.
Since officially releasing our cloud-based property management software, CICTotal Manger™, we’ve been excited to offer an all-inclusive and mobile-friendly management solution tailored to simplify day-to-day operations, obtain quality tenants, and reduce overall costs. As offering a complete property management software as a subscription service is unique to the rental industry, the question we’ve gotten asked the most is: “So how many features are really included in your software?”
With Memorial Day and Summer up ahead, you might want to start strategizing resident events and outdoor maintenance for your property. As leasing season gets closer utilize this valuable prep time to ensure the exterior of your community is maintained and safe, and consider hosting a few resident events to not only attract applicants to your property but keep the residents you have.