In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, multiple wildfires on the West Coast, tornadoes and the recent catastrophic earthquakes in Mexico, now would be the time to learn about you and your residents’ rights during a natural disaster. As most parts of the United States are impacted by at least one natural disaster (with some areas hit by several different kinds per year), knowing how to manage a natural disaster on each of your multifamily properties can alleviate some of the stress in the moment.
As you probably know, increasing your rent in your community can undeniably cause conflict and tension between you and your residents. Before raising the rent, consider our tips to protect your community from legal action and breaking the law. No one wants to loose great renters, and with our guide you can learn a few tactics to successfully raise the rent and retain your residents.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to dealing with your property management software, and the glitches or “I wish it could do this” thoughts, it can easily feel like the grass is greener on the other side. While many simply learn to live with the software they have, and silently wish for an easier management process, we’ve compiled a list of vital tools and visual data snapshots that you should look for in a PM software.