smart buildings technology
Commercial Property AutomationHome AutomationMultifamily
July 26, 2021

How MDUs Can Embrace the Rising Popularity of Smart Buildings Technology

The continued interest in smart homes shows no signs of losing momentum even as the pandemic recedes. Renters and buyers alike have embraced the opportunity to live in connected environments that support the remote working lifestyle. This is just the beginning. Next in line for an upgrade to smart home technologies is the entire building. Find out how property developers…
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Property AutomationShort-term rentalSmart HomeVacation Rental
July 22, 2021

A day in the life of a smart vacation rental

If there were one single truth about the vacation rental market, it would be that customer delight is king. But, the needs and desires of Gen-Z renters are constantly growing and diversifying. What is a novelty today, will soon become a standard tomorrow.  In its continuous quest to deliver better guest experiences, the industry has adopted many new technology solutions…
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single family home rentals and renter demographics
Food for thought
July 21, 2021

Who’s in the Single-Family Rental Market? A Look at Current Demographics and How To Attract Great Tenants

Demographics are one of the most important considerations when seeking ideal tenants for any rental property. Single-family home rentals are booming right now, meaning investors, owners and property managers need to understand their ideal tenant for that market and know how to attract them in a highly competitive and noisy market.  Let’s take a look at the single-family home rental…
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moving trends
Food for thoughtMultifamily
July 19, 2021

How Remote Work May Continue To Determine Moving Trends

Prior to the 2020 pandemic, the American workforce was making a slow but persistent change to the way we do work. Now, we’re changing the way we work and live due to a significant factor — remote opportunities. Most notably, remote work is changing the face of urban and suburban geographies. Find out how moving during the pandemic and ongoing…
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Property AutomationShort-term rentalSmart HomeVacation Rental
July 16, 2021

5 reasons why smart pool control is making a splash this summer

Summer 2021 is on everyone’s mind. And guests eyeing vacation rental properties will be keen to beat the season’s soaring temperatures with a refreshing swim in your temperature-controlled swimming pool. It stands to reason that this might be a good time for short-term rental owners to consider an intelligent pool control solution. At PointCentral we love looking at ways in…
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Home AutomationHVACProperty AutomationSmart HomeSustainabilityVacation Rental
July 7, 2021

The heat is on: Why you should invest in a smart HVAC system for your vacation rental this summer

Summer has arrived. And the rental bookings are in. You’ve cleaned the decking, made the beds, and checked all the safety systems. You’re ready for summer guests to arrive. Or, are you? What about your HVAC system?  When planning for the summer rush, be sure to spare a thought for your guests’ in-room comfort.  Setting-up an intelligent HVAC system will…
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Home AutomationOperationsProperty AutomationSmart HomeVacation Rental
June 30, 2021

PMS Partner Spotlight: A Conversation With Streamline 3rd Party Relationship Manager Mike Norde

We’re proud of our integration with leading property management systems. Our partners use the PointCentral offering to provide a fully integrated solution powering an integrated smart home experience. This month we spoke with Mike Norde, Third Party Relationship Manager and Sr. Marketing Specialist at Streamline to find out more about Streamline’s software services, how they’re using smart home automation, and…
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Starting a Property Management Business
Food for thoughtProperty AutomationSmart Business ControlSmart Locks
June 28, 2021

3 Essential Steps for Starting a Property Management Business

If you’re thinking about starting a property management business, you might be entirely new to the game — and that’s intimidating. However, a little clarity on the basics of starting a property management company can ease your anxiety and start your business off on the right foot. With that in mind, let’s explore three first steps and some interesting, smart…
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seasonal home maintenance checklist
Due DiligenceFood for thoughtOperations
June 28, 2021

A Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist for Property Managers

Home maintenance is a must — regularly staying on top of the small stuff keeps your property in good working order all year round. For property managers, regular upkeep is crucial as the wear and tear of systems are subject to time, natural elements and tenant turnover. Whether you’re managing a single property, a multi-family rental, or multiple properties, a…
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work from home rental amenities
MultifamilyProperty AutomationSmart Business Control
June 28, 2021

Will Work-From-Home Trends Last? How Multifamily Home Developers Should Be Prepared

At the peak of the pandemic, up to 44% percent of employees in the U.S. were working from home. The sudden shift from office cubicles to Zoom conferences left normally busy commuter lines and bustling downtown districts temporarily deserted. However, with the vaccine rollout, returning to the office is on the menu again. Some employees welcome this, but not all…
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