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November 18, 2021

Multifamily housing property managers everywhere: Say hello to convenient self-guided tours

4 in 10 renters have passed on a property because they didn’t have time to view it. Isn't it maddening when a lead slips out of your hands? Sure, virtual showings have soared in popularity owing to COVID-led social-distancing norms. But, most prospective renters still want to visit the property in person before they rent it.  Enter PointCentral’s Unattended Showings…
Proptech Essentials: 3 Reasons To Install A Smart Thermostat This Winter
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November 16, 2021

Proptech essentials: 3 reasons to install a smart thermostat this winter

Winter is just around the corner. And the upcoming cold weather means more strain on your heating system. As a property manager, this must cause you to worry about the rising energy cost implications.  Whether you’re dealing with rental tenants in a multifamily building or vacation guests in a short-term rental, come winter a smart thermostat is non-negotiable. Apart from…
Customer Success Team Spotlight: Lessons from the road
Home AutomationPointCentral FamilySmart HomeVacation Rental
November 11, 2021

Customer Success Team Spotlight: Lessons from the road

At PointCentral, we help property managers everywhere take the hassle out of running their rental business and help them to improve operating income through smart automation and connected devices.  And we’re with them every step of the way. From training field staff and corporate teams to ensure smooth onboarding and utilization, through to regular updates and host webinars to ensure…
BoomersHome AutomationShort-term rentalSmart HomeVacation Rental
October 27, 2021

Baby boomers choose flexible living: The property automation effect

Move over millennials and Gen-Z. The baby boomers have become the fastest-growing group of renters in the UK and USA. They’re getting rid of their large home investments and instead choosing to live in rented properties. This change in living conditions is likely driven by the desire to cash in on the current hot housing market or simply live a…
smart home trends
Home AutomationInternet of ThingsProperty AutomationSmart Home
October 18, 2021

Smart Home Trends: Which Ones To Adopt and Which To Ignore

Necessity is the mother of invention, as the popular saying goes. In recent years, many smart home trends either met real needs or sold the need for smart home tech. Many smart home innovations certainly made our lives easier, but some of these inventions lacked staying power, as with any trend. Let’s look at the impact smart home technologies have…
apartment amenities
Home AutomationMultifamilyTechnology Adoption
October 14, 2021

Apartment Amenities: How Renter’s Priorities Changed During The Pandemic

The shift to the “new normal” presented both challenges and opportunities for apartment renters and managers. Staying indoors 24 hours a day and seven days a week meant severe space, movement and activities restrictions. The pandemic influenced a shift in the kinds of apartment amenities renters looked for, and the new trends in renter preferences that resulted will most likely…
benefits of buying multifamily properties
Food for thoughtHomeownersMultifamily
October 12, 2021

Buying Multifamily Properties: Why It Could Be Your Best Investment Choice

If you're looking to expand both your rental and investment portfolio, buying multifamily properties could be your best option. If you already own some single-family rentals (SFRs), you’ll enjoy the increased security of having multiple streams of income within one building. Property management is also easier with all your tenants under one roof.  It’s easy to scale your investment portfolio…
Prepare your smart rental home for off-season with regular HVAC system health checks
HVACShort-term rentalSmart HomeVacation Rental
September 30, 2021

Prepare your smart rental home for off-season with regular HVAC system health checks

Summer is drawing to a close. And property managers everywhere are preparing for the off season. They’re dialing down on short-term rentals operations in anticipation of lower guest traffic.  But, what about your Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) system? Does that ever stop being a focus for property managers?  The short answer is no. Whether in or off-peak season, it’s…
multifamily market
Property AutomationSmart HomeTechnology Adoption
September 20, 2021

How Smart Home Automation Keeps Landlords Competitive in a Hot Multifamily Market

According to a May survey by Yardi Matrix, rent growth in the multifamily market has reached pre-pandemic levels. Rent prices rose 2.5% year over year in May 2021, with all major markets nationwide showing recovery. As workers in finance return to the office, many seek luxury apartments in major cities like New York. On the other hand, many tech workers…