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How Smart Home Tech Is Shaping the Future of Real Estate Showings

COVID-19 pandemic conditions and social distancing recommendations make real estate showings challenging. How are you supposed to show a property to a would-be renter or buyer without physically meeting them? Moreover, if you’re looking for a new home, how can you expect to shop around without interacting with multiple property managers or real estate agents? The answers to these questions…

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New Smart Lock Options Available From PointCentral: Which Smart Lock Is Right for Your Needs?

PointCentral continues to expand its smart lock options so property managers can choose what works best for their properties. The latest addition to the PointCentral smart lock family is the Yale Assure Lock for Andersen Patio and Entry Doors. Through PointCentral’s smart lock integration, the Yale Assure Series allows you to remotely add and remove unique access codes for users,…

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How to Utilize Smart Home Tech To Solve Common Property Management Challenges

Smart home technology may seem like a luxury right now. Still, it’s quickly becoming standard practice for those who are concerned with safety, lowering costs, and managing multiple properties with ease.  A tech-savvy approach to rental differentiation, whether in a single-family home, a multi-unit residential property, or intelligent commercial buildings, can offer that “wow” factor to prospects. However, sooner than…

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Smart Apartments vs. Smart Homes: Key Differences Homeowners and Renters Should Know

Innovation and automation are everywhere. PropTech is one of those areas where technology offers significant value to both property managers and tenants by facilitating communication, boosting security, increasing property utility efficiency, and reducing operating costs. Smart apartments and smart homes, however, are managed differently. Each property has different needs, and technology will be used in different ways. Take a look…

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Security Starts at Your Front Door: Why Smart Locks are a Smart Investment

Smart locks are more than just a keyless entry point. They offer additional security and peace of mind many people aren’t necessarily aware of until they take a good hard look at home security.  In fact, smart locks and keys are often considered after home security cameras and sensors, even though smart locks are less expensive and easier for homeowners…

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Prevent Mold and Mildew in Vacant Rental Units During COVID-19

Whether you’re juggling a handful of rental properties or thousands of multifamily apartments, COVID-19 has left you with vacancies — and we all know what vacant rental units can lead to rampant mold and mildew growth.  To help you keep your vacant rental properties in perfect shape during the remainder of the pandemic — so they don’t become Petri dishes…

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Safe, Secure, & Cost Efficient: Why Property Automation Is The Answer For Managers & Owners

Technology has revolutionized nearly every sector of the economy. Property management is no different. As scattered as rental properties tend to be, and as property managers look for ways to be more efficient while still providing exceptional customer service, managers are turning to property automation.  Lowering costs and optimizing returns while maintaining a personable customer experience is difficult until managers…

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How to Help Your Remote Check-In Guests Feel at Home

Establishing a meaningful connection with your short-term rental guests is the key to running a successful vacation rental property business. When you can leave your guests with a warm impression, they will come back to your property year-after-year and recommend you to others. For this reason, your staff members probably go out of their way to meet guests with a…

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Curb-to-Couch: A Revolutionary Access Control System for Large-Scale Property Managers

Among the many tasks that occupy a property manager’s day, there’s one responsibility that stands out above the others: Access Control. If your facility uses physical keys, someone needs to manage the process of cutting new keys and retooling locks every time a resident loses a key, vacates a unit, or suffers a break-in. Keycards and key fobs are a…

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The Benefits of Remote Working in a Smart Home

It’s clear why some people enjoy working from home. Telecommuters at home can work in their pajamas, avoid driving in traffic, and enjoy fewer distractions or interruptions from coworkers.  Despite the allure of these benefits, they are not the reason why approximately one-third of Americans are currently working out of makeshift home offices around the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced…

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