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Seamless Access Control In A Multifamily Multi-Door Community

Multifamily buildings have a lot of locked doors. There’s a door to enter the building, doors to the apartments and many more in between. There’s a door for the exercise room, the laundry room, the storage room, the community patio level, the pool, and more. And there are a variety of people who need access to some or all of…

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5 Key Ways Property Management Companies Can Navigate COVID-19

Coronavirus has upended the travel industry and forced the short-term rental community to consider creative, new ways to maintain business stability. While the challenges are certainly very real, our industry is young, agile, and full of innovators and big thinkers. So, while short-term property management companies have been among the businesses hardest hit, they are also among the best-positioned to…

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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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Social Distancing with Smart Tech

Our vocabulary is changing rapidly in these days of coronavirus. Suddenly, the words on everyone’s lips are shelter-in-place, hunkering-down, social distancing and hand sanitizer. It’s a new world out there, and we don’t have any choice but to cope. While people handle this pressure differently, everyone is trying to avoid transmission of the virus by avoiding person-to-person contact. Smart home…

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Three Things To Look For In A Property Automation System

An increasing number of property managers, from residential and multifamily, to short and long-term rentals, are investigating the benefits of smart home technology to automate their properties. They want what others are realizing; greater convenience and safety for their residents and guests, and more efficient operations and lower costs for their management company.  But it doesn’t take long for smart-shopping…

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Choosing the Right Smart Home Upgrades for Your Winter Rental Property

Anyone who loves skiing or snowboarding is likely to head to the mountains in the upcoming months to relax and enjoy the winter sports. That means that smart homeowners and investors will take the time to review the amenities in their winter vacation rental property before these vacationing guests arrive.  Winter vacation rental properties can be great investments depending on…

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Key Tips on How to Combat Rental Fraud and Create Legitimate Vacation Property Listings

The home and vacation rental property industries are fraught with con artists and scammers. One of the most common cases of rental fraud happens when scammers copy photos and descriptions of real properties, post them online and demand an upfront deposit from the victim. After getting the money, the scammers disappear.  Cases like this are constantly making their way into…

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How to Prepare Your Home for Travel With Smart Technology

No matter how secure your neighborhood feels, leaving your home alone while you’re traveling may come with a touch of anxiety. After all, the most recent FBI statistics on property crime reveal the following: More than 7 million property crime offenses happened in the United States in 2018. The rate of property crime was almost 2,200 per 100,000 inhabitants in…

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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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