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The Truth About That "Happily Ever After" Moment

The Truth About That “Happily Ever After” Moment

Purchasing a property management platform is a lot like building a relationship. It takes dedication, effort, and the desire and ability to achieve common goals.

Building Engines’ Benefits Touted in BOMA Magazine

Building Engines’ Benefits Touted in BOMA Magazine

“The ability to view and analyze data in the field is only the beginning of better building operations,” CRE industry expert Phil Mobley wrote in his latest cover article for BOMA Magazine, Big Data, Big Rewards.

Getting Started With Social Media: A Few Quick Tips

Getting Started With Social Media: A Few Quick Tips

From Kim Kardashian to the Allstate Insurance “Mayhem” guy, people and businesses alike are making you remember them, for better or worse. They are having a bigger and bigger impact on our daily lives via arguably the most important medium of communication in our world today: Social Media.

Incorporating Vendors onto your Operations Platform

Incorporating Vendors onto your Operations Platform

Most Property Management teams view their property management platform as their single source into what is happening at any given time within their portfolio. Every work order, preventative maintenance task, inspection, and incident passes through the system, yet for some reason vendors are rarely incorporated into it.

Why Giving Back is Good for Business

Why Giving Back is Good for Business

According to a Social Impact Study by Cone Communications, 89% of consumers say they are very likely to switch from one brand to another that is associated with a good cause.

8 Ways to Get Your Building Ready for Winter

8 Ways to Get Your Building Ready for Winter

While we’re positive that YOU are not one of companies that just switch off the air conditioning at the end of the season rather than follow correct shut down procedures (gasp!), it’s always good to have a winter preparedness refresh as we head into the drag of cold and snow.

Driving the Product Roadmap: Customer Wish Lists

Driving the Product Roadmap: Customer Wish Lists

Like most people, I use quite a few software products in the course of a normal work day. (I’ve used eight different software products so far today, but who’s counting?)

Is a CRE Broker a Salesperson?

Is a CRE Broker a Salesperson?

Building Engines SVP Scott Sidman recently guest posted on Duke Long’s blog. Check out his piece: “Is a Broker a Salesperson? Or… What Can CRE Learn About Sales & Marketing From a Technology Company?”

4 Common Deployment Data Questions (and Answers!)

4 Common Deployment Data Questions (and Answers!)

Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite subject: data. There’s a saying out there which goes, “Stuff in, stuff out.” Well, maybe it doesn’t go exactly like that, but you get the idea.

How to Recognize Good Customer Service

How to Recognize Good Customer Service

Great service is the lifeblood of any business. You can sell anything to anyone once, but unless you support those sales with stellar customer service, that sale won’t stick around for long – and you certainly won’t be able to sell that customer anything else.

3 Tips for Mastering Your Property Management Software

3 Tips for Mastering Your Property Management Software

Congratulations! You’ve decided to implement a brand new property management system. After carefully reviewing numerous operations service providers and applications, license agreements have been signed; tenant and equipment data has been collected; and you’ve set a target date for your tenant launch. The next (and most critical) step in the deployment process is to prepare and train your property management staff – the ones who will be using the system on a daily basis.

“What’s the ROI of Property Management Software?”

“What’s the ROI of Property Management Software?”

I hate this question and that’s probably why the marketing folks here asked me to write about it. They’re a cruel bunch at times. It’s not the premise of determining ROI that I take issue with, it’s the generic nature of ‘so what’s the payback for your software?’ It bothers me because the honest (and appropriate) answer really depends on you and your company’s current situation.

9 Ways to Fall in Love With Your Data

9 Ways to Fall in Love With Your Data

Your business, like your life, is surrounded by legions of data of varying shapes, sizes, values and heritage. Finding your dream data requires the same skills you use in a courtship. Okay, so the impetus and methods may be different, but the identical instincts and judgments apply. Here are 9 secrets to success: Finding your […]

Risky Business: Shark Diving and COIs

Risky Business: Shark Diving and COIs

Recently my wife and I went on a shark diving trip. We departed from Fairhaven, MA and traveled about 90 minutes out to sea. After stopping at our destination, the captain threw out the chum and my wife and I got outfitted into our dive gear. We dove into the water to setup the finishing touches, and within seconds an eight-foot-long blue shark was less than 30 feet away from us.

The Property Manager’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

The Property Manager’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

The undead have overtaken cities in frenzied masses. Does your property management team have what it takes to stay alive?