What Apartment Features Are The Most Popular For Renters?

With rental space being at an all time high, were seeing more development pop up than ever before and if you haven’t noticed, the style and amenities are changing. Not everyone is looking to buy a house but there are features of a home or amenities within housing communities that some still find appealing and that’s where apartment developers are placing their attention.

Spaces And Services

Unlike before, when apartments used to seek after offering clubhouses, fitness rooms and a pool combo; development spaces are now looking to offer more in terms of space and in addition, services that those spaces include. Pools are still considered highly attractive to renters all throughout the year. Even if they don’t make use of them all year round, it’s still something they want when it comes to apartment shopping. The up factor is providing services such as water classes for residents which allow them to maximize their residential space all within living proximity.

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Understanding the squatting laws and how to protect your property

If a former tenant is overstaying their rental period or your property is being lived in by unwanted guests, it can be difficult to deal. Here is a guide on how to handle the situation and how to protect yourself. First, it’s important to understand that there are different types of squatters. Most people assume squatters are homeless people looking for shelter but that is not always the case. By definition, squatters are people who move into abandoned, foreclosed or unoccupied homes or premises. They can be anything from previous tenants who are no longer under a lease and have stopped paying rent but continue to live on the property, families or those whose mortgage was foreclosed but have not moved out after a determined amount of time, those who move in after a tenant moves out and are not bound by a lease or paying rent or, in extreme cases, those who have been paying rent to a fake landlord and are living on another’s property unknowingly. Squatters who manipulate the system will typically place utilities in their name, get mail at the property’s address and openly take possession of the unit or property.

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Tips to Build Community in your Multifamily Property

Multi-family owners and operators carry the responsibility to not only create a sense of home and safety for their tenants, but also the atmosphere and feel of the apartments community. It’s a significant task and one that owners and operators should feel honored to provide. Tenants living side by side will not always engage with one another as they go about their day to day. This is why it’s important to cultivate an atmosphere where tenants can gather and build community with one another. The following tips provide some ideas to potentially build an engaging sense of community.

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Commercial Property Landscaping Tips to Attract New Customers

First impressions always make an impact. When potential customers approach a property, the outdoor landscaping is the first thing to catch their eye; making well maintained landscaping a significant part of a commercial properties appeal. Streamlined gardens and beautiful but simple water features draw people in with their inviting displays and speak of the properties cleanliness and care. Attention to a simple feature can build favorable repore amongst current and new customers. Following a few simple tips, you can create a flawless outdoor landscape that draws new customers to your businesses property.

 

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What the multi family housing industry can learn from the hotel industry

The social norms of our modern day times is like nothing we’ve seen before. Millennials are raised in a digital friendly world of the latest technological devices, offering fast paced and quickened responses. Generations of past find themselves trying to keep up with current advancements while some generations have given up trying altogether. Culturly, we are trying to meet a variance of generational lifestyles that are exclusive but still allow for interactive engagements; creating spaces where any generation can feel present and actively involved according to their own preferences. With millennials accounting for the largest percentage of the U.S. workforce the world is continually adapting in order to capture their spending power, while still remaining inclusive of other portions of the population. One particular focus is in the multifamily residential development which is learning from the hotel hospitality industry.

 

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Serving Multi Family Roofing with Cost Effective Solutions


Since 1987, we’ve installed over 150 million square feet of roofing in more than 30 states. We’re named as one of the Top 50 Roofing Contractors in America by Roofing Contractor Magazine. Reliable Roofing is well-known in the multi-family housing industry and we enjoy a close working relationship with many of the largest property management companies in the US.

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FOUNTAIN VIEW ON THE PLAZA


Fountain View on the Plaza located in the heart of the Country Club Plaza Kansas City, Mo turned to Reliable Roofing for their roofing needs. The location offers 398 high end apartments and was looking for a provider that can work with the needs of the residents.

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Cost cutting tips for multifamily property owners Part 2

Property management professionals are always looking for opportunities to make adjustments and cut costs wherever they can in order to cut costs and continue to realize profits. Cutting back on expenses is never easy, but there are ways that you can save some money without having to sacrifice service or efficiency. Here are a few ways that you can start cutting costs in your property management business.

 

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Multifamily property owners can implement technology to cut costs and improve returns

The days of simply collecting rent and making sure the grass is trimmed are long gone for today’s multifamily owners and managers. To be an efficient competitor requires more skills and knowledge than in the past, especially for small property owners. Some of today’s savvier owners are improving bottom lines by leveraging technology and other resources. They are discovering that what works for top leading competitors can also work for them.

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RESPONDING TO NEGATIVE REVIEWS: THE PROPERTY MANAGER’S GUIDE

Navigating online reviews is critical for small businesses due to the popularity of social media and review sites. If done correctly, responding gives you the chance to deliver strong customer service and show potential renters you care. In fact, a recent study found that constructive engagement with reviewers actually leads to more reviews and higher ratings.

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