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Building Walls for a Better Property Management Future

In most cases the phrase “building walls” has a negative association of putting up barriers and blocking things (or people) out. However, as is happening with many industries, building design and construction is currently undergoing a revolution of sorts, as revolutionary ideas are being introduced to solve problems related to population growth and urban density and the corresponding stresses that these create on our existing energy infrastructure and our environment.

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6 Website Mistakes That Could Be Costing Your Property Management Firm Business

Your website isn’t just a place to showcase your brand and let people know what services you offer. It’s the virtual front door of your business. In many cases, your website will be the very first impression a prospect will have of your property management company, so it’s incredibly important that you’re really wowing them in those first few seconds. If you’ve noticed that the traffic coming to your site isn’t converting as much as you’d like it to, chances are you could be making one of the following costly website mistakes.

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The Pitfalls and Windfalls of Managing Mixed-Use Condominiums

The trend towards urbanization is still going strong in most major cities across the country, driven by a high number of young, talented people migrating to city cores for both employment and entertainment opportunities.  And residential developers are fiercely competing for these buyers by giving them what they love — convenience and community. This takes the form of blending residential and commercial components in the latest condominium developments, with commercial spaces that include retail services such as food markets, restaurants/cafés, salons and more.

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5 Ways Your Property Management Business Can Benefit from the Right Software

Property Management at its core is about people and relationships. On the surface it may appear to be about managing buildings and dealing with things like by-laws, maintenance and financial transactions, but at the end the day the over-arching purpose is to serve the needs of people — and hopefully make their lives a little more enjoyable.

While some may argue that technology has made the world more detached from human relationships, we believe that technology can be an indispensible tool for enhancing the lives of humans and offers the opportunity to support more positive and mutually beneficial relationships.

Fully integrated end-to-end property management software can help your organization to achieve the following:

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How to Ensure Fast and Reliable Internet Connection in Your Property Management Office

No matter where your property management firm currently sits on the technology curve, these days a fast and reliable internet connection is critical to your day-to-day business operations.

At the very least, your employees likely use the Internet for work-related research and access to online resources, while a number of property management companies rely heavily on the Internet to run their cloud-based ERP systems and customer service portals.

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How to Effectively Address Building Security in Property Management

The subject of building security in property management applies to both the central management office, as well as the individual properties within your portfolio, as you want to protect your residents and building assets, as well as the equipment and historical data that resides in your management office.

Businesses have been safe-guarding their valuable information, equipment and human resources for quite some time with locks, alarm systems and surveillance cameras. However, the internet of things has infiltrated this area too, providing sophisticated features that offer outstanding user convenience and enhanced security.

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Spotlight on Cyber Security in Your Property Management Offices

The risk of cyber attacks ranging from stealing information to spreading malicious viruses, is something that the business world has been dealing with for a number of decades now. Even the largest, most well-known companies that have an abundance of resources on hand are not immune, as breaches in security and the theft of their customers' data frequently make news headlines. For that reason most organizations already have protective measures in place such as firewalls, anti-virus software and the use of passwords to restrict access to authorized personnel.

Think your business is too small for cyber criminals to bother with? 71 % of cyber-attacks occur at businesses with fewer than 100 employees.

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The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Property Management Employee Satisfaction

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) means many things to many people. In the most basic of terms, it’s how your business treats others – customers, employees, the community, the environment and society as a whole. Regardless of whether your property management company has 10 or 10,000 employees, recognizing and embracing the importance of social responsibility is something you absolutely should be doing. In fact, if you’re not, you could be jeopardizing the relationships your employees have with your brand, which means lower satisfaction and engagement and subsequent higher turnover rates.

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Using Big Data to Better Serve Your Property Management Clientele

The concept of Big Data is nothing new. In fact, it’s been all the buzz for the past decade or so. But are you doing enough to leverage all of the information that’s out there for the benefit of your property management company? With the right strategy, you can leverage big data to help you locate your ideal customers and gain a deeper understanding of exactly what they want so that you can better position your firm as the perfect solution. Not sure where to begin? Here are a few pointers to get you started.

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3 Advantages of Keyless Entry Systems for Apartments and Condos

It seems that everything these days is being impacted and enhanced by technology and the IoT — and the traditional lock and key system that people rely on for security and peace of mind is no different. As technology for keyless entry and SmartLocks evolves and becomes more affordable and secure, many multifamily complexes and condo associations are making the switch to electronic key systems for their exterior doors. And although replacing standard locks with keyless entry on individual unit doors can be cost prohibitive at a typical range of $125 to $325 per door to install, some communities are recognizing the long term cost-savings benefits and are upgrading all doors to this technology in stages.

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