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Technology Adoption

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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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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COVID-19 Is Increasing the Need for Smart Home Automation Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a worldwide effort to stay and work at home, socially distance from others when outside, and avoid contact with communal surfaces. At the same time, the smart home technology market is overflowing with innovative and exciting new gadgets. With the new realities of homebound life, many are turning to smart home technology to make…

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What the Future Smart Home Will Look Like After COVID-19

What many of us thought would be a month of mask-wearing and sheltering in place has evolved into an enduring global event. The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked rapid and radical changes to air travel, shopping procedures, work situations, schooling – even the way we greet our loved ones.  Our homes are changing too. During the last several months, our living…

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How to Protect your Rental Business from Unexpected Future Interruptions

Running a rental business is difficult, but rewarding. COVID-19 is certainly one of those difficulties, so much so that issues outside the pandemic might be ignored or shrugged off as insignificant in comparison.  These factors aside from a pandemic could disrupt your business in the future and that there are steps you should take preemptively to protect your interests. There’s…

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Taking Advantage of COVID-19: Smart Home Renovations You Can Make in Under A Month

Even though COVID-19 lockdowns are beginning to ease, there are still many unknowns in the coming months. However, there might be more summer travel than we previously thought! Rental property owners should see this moment as an opportunity to get ahead of the competition and make last-minute renovations that will help their properties to stand out – after all, there…

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Preparing Your Property For The Post COVID-19 Rental Market

COVID-19 has interrupted the normalcy of the rental market and is prompting financial hardship for everyone. The near term outlook on air travel is bleak and it is reasonable to expect that it will take years for travel to restore itself to pre COVID-19 levels. However, you must keep in mind that there are always opportunities for those who look…

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How to Accommodate Renters During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is tough for everyone. Renters are disappointed that their travel plans have been canceled, and property owners are worried that their incomes will be severely impacted. However, savvy property owners will see this pandemic as an opportunity—a chance to secure future renters, create goodwill, build out reviews and make those upgrades that they’ve been putting off for…

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Digital Keys: Managing Access to Single-Family Residences in the New Normal

The coronavirus pandemic has forced property owners and managers to face a new reality — one where contact is limited. Keeping residents, third-party vendors, and staff members safe will be of the utmost importance in the coming months and beyond.   While some single-family operators are beginning to adopt connected locks, many still rely on lockboxes to grant access to unoccupied…

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