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Single-Family Renters Prefer Properties With Smart Technology Automation

They Want Smart Homes – They Expect Smart Homes The evolution of smart home automation devices has gone from “gee-whiz” to “gotta have it” in just a few years. Renters and property managers alike are realizing the many benefits that smart devices offer – from convenience and security to comfort and savings. So much so that renters are to expect…

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Millennial Renters Prefer Smart Device-Connected Properties and Why That’s Important

We live in a constantly changing world, and today’s renters are younger and more technology-driven than ever before. They grew up with the internet at their fingertips and they want their surroundings to be just as innovative as the world they inhabit. I’m mainly talking about millennials, the world’s largest generation. Millennials—and, trust me, because I am one—are more likely…

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Smart Home Tech and Automation Makes Renting Frictionless in 2020

Whether you’re managing a vacation rental or a residential property, one thing is certain: modern-day renters prefer smart homes. Not only do connected devices make the initial move-in process easier, they also make day-to-day life more convenient. You’ll be happy to know that it’s easy to update your property to include IoT smart devices, so the return on your investment…

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Drips • Damages • Dollars

Property managers have the monumental challenge of caring for hundreds or even thousands of properties, some occupied and some not. Vacant properties are especially challenging for the very reason that nobody is around to raise a flag when problems arise. And one of the worst things that can happen in a vacant property is a water leak since it can…

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Self Showings – The Ideal Leasing Solution for Social-Distancing Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has made “social distancing” the new cultural norm. During these difficult times, people still need to shop for apartments and leasing agents still need to find new renters. With health and safety now top of mind for consumers and leasing agents alike, both groups are trying to figure out how to safely conduct business. Once considered a…

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Is Recession Coming in 2020? Is Your Vacation Rental Property Safe?

Economic recessions come and go—every 4.7 years by some estimates—and that means we’re overdue for a financial meltdown, as this quote from a January 2020 Forbes article indicates: “While it remains unclear whether a recession will indeed occur and, if so, how significantly economic conditions will deteriorate, businesses are preparing for a potential downturn in the next 12 months,” [the consulting firm Grant…

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