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Technology Adoption

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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Smart Apartments: How Smart Home Tech Is Changing Apartment Rentals

Successful property managers are experts at knowing what renters want. Whether it’s perks like swimming pools, gyms, modern window treatments or free coffee in the lobby, the last couple decades have seen the same kinds of “extras” added to properties to attract new renters. But now that we’re getting deeper into 2020, the modern “tech generation” is hungry for something…

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Using Smart Home Devices to Save on Your Air Conditioning Bill This Summer

Smart devices have a unique blend of attributes. They get real-time information from the internet, use artificial intelligence to learn about the inhabitants’ habits and are great at doing the math behind optimization. So it’s no mystery that nearly most successful rental owners have retrofitted their properties with smart home devices to save on utility costs. These cost-effective and easy…

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Sick Building Syndrome: What Is It and How Can IoT Help?

When we think of air pollution, we imagine hazards such as a coal-burning factory emitting thick, black smoke, an old jalopy with too much engine exhaust, or a layer of cough-inducing smog hanging over a city skyline. We don’t think about the air quality in our homes and offices. Nevertheless, the condition of the air inside the buildings where we…

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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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