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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.

Migrating Your Property Management Platform is Easier Than Thought

Migrating Your Property Management Platform is Easier Than Thought

After a few months of vetting half a dozen Property Management Software providers, you finally decide on a platform. Success! However, soon after, a sense of panic overcomes you when you realize that you’re in charge of migrating EVERYTHING over to the new platform. Where do you start? Who should be involved?

You bought A New Property Management System - Now What?

You bought A New Property Management System – Now What?

Your company just bought new property management software, and like any new purchase, you want to take it out for a spin. But unlike say… a new 2014 Maserati GranTurismo that only needs a lead foot and a tank of gas to operate, your property management platform offers you a multitude of ways to get started – which can leave you feeling a bit overwhelmed. Luckily, I’m here to steer you in the right direction.

Preventive Maintenance: Turning Defense into Offense

Preventive Maintenance: Turning Defense into Offense

When it comes to commercial real estate, having the right plan and people in place are essential for running a productive, stand-out building. Planning normally begins with budget season in the fall and rolls into the winter months as management and engineers strategize their game plans for the upcoming year.

How to Solve a Workflow Problem

How to Solve a Workflow Problem

Assuming you’ve already identified that your current tenant service workflow system needs improvement, it’s time to take action to correct the issue. As with most projects, it helps to begin by identifying several specific objectives.

Maintenance Workers Gone Wild

Maintenance Workers Gone Wild

When it comes to preventative or general maintenance, you want a workforce you can trust. That is not these guys. Hot off the presses at Mashable.com, these eight pictures capture some seriously unsafe conditions in CRE environments.

The Definitive Guide to Tenant Communications

The Definitive Guide to Tenant Communications

Looking for new ways to attract and retain tenants? Get started with our Definitive Guide to Tenant Communications, and find out how superior tenant service and attention to developing tenant relationships can ultimately boost your bottom line.