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A Brief Guide to Tackling Pesky Preventive Maintenance Tasks

A Brief Guide to Tackling Pesky Preventive Maintenance Tasks

  Everyone remembers their first car. The name of mine was Chuck, and it was a 1998 Saturn passed down from my older brother. It was a new sense of freedom to be able to drive myself to school and go out with friends on the weekend. What I wasn’t prepared for was the responsibility […]

Here is a Quick Way to Fast Track Your PM Tasks

Here is a Quick Way to Fast Track Your PM Tasks

Preventive Maintenance Debt (also known as PM Debt) is an all too real threat to the success of property management teams everywhere, because of its paralyzing effect on operations once tasks begin to pile up. In many ways, PM Debt is much like its remote cousin, financial debt. Once debt starts to accrue, it can […]

Re-think Service Delivery: Setting Priorities & Benchmarks

Re-think Service Delivery: Setting Priorities & Benchmarks

See The Tools From the Video in Action! Building Engines helps you move beyond traditional work order management, and improve tenant service using the power of automation, mobile technology and real, actionable data.

Get Rid of Unfinished Work Orders Once and For All

Get Rid of Unfinished Work Orders Once and For All

“I absolutely love it when work orders are completed, but I hate it when they pile up and aren’t finished.” Sound familiar? Frustration over unfinished work orders is a pretty common problem, which often leads to a resentment towards incoming work requests. But before you go and point the blame, consider this: Maybe one of […]

What Property Managers Can Get Out of the Internet of Things

What Property Managers Can Get Out of the Internet of Things

There is a hot new technology buzzword being talked about these days: the “Internet of Things.” Maybe you’ve heard of it? The Internet of Things (IoT) has been mentioned in articles within almost every industry imaginable, and it is picking up steam within our magical world of commercial real estate. In fact, it was said […]

3 Big Ways ‘Dispatch’ Helps Your Property Team Succeed

3 Big Ways ‘Dispatch’ Helps Your Property Team Succeed

How do you quickly assign incoming work orders to the best person for the task, and manage your property team workloads without overburdening the members of your team? While all property management teams depend on the ability to quickly prioritize work orders and tasks in their effort to deliver consistently great tenant service, it is […]

The 5 Coolest Property Management Software Features You Didn’t Know Existed

The 5 Coolest Property Management Software Features You Didn’t Know Existed

You may think you are already familiar with Property Management Software. You know, that “system that does work orders and PM.” But as we head into the New Year, I challenge you to stop using the phrase “Work Order System.” That means no more, “Yeah, we have a work order system.” Or telling your tenants […]

Property Managers, Winterize!

Property Managers, Winterize!

Baby, it’s getting cold outside! Despite ending 2015 with unseasonably warm temperatures (for the most part), you don’t want to get caught flat on your feet when winter finally decides to freeze us out, because trust me, it will! Denial may be convenient in the short-term, but planning for the worst is a smarter decision […]