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Rent Out Your Spare Office Space… With AirB2B?

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Popular websites such as Roomorama and Airbnb have already proven that the model of short-term renting out your residential space online works. So why not offer the same opportunity to businesses that have extra space, or professionals who need a place to work? The branding practically writes itself: Not Airbnb, but AirB2B.

Survey Reveals the Best Incentives for Retaining Tenants

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Advertising for new residents can cost thousands of dollars, so retaining the quality tenants you already have is becoming a top priority for property managers, especially in a booming multifamily market. We wanted to find out what kinds of incentives residents are willing to stay for, and the results are in.

Six Lease Agreement Amendments to Make Airbnb Work for You (Not Just Your Tenants)

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As sites like Airbnb grow in popularity, many landlords suspect their tenants are listing their properties as STRs – against lease terms. Some landlords are working out alternatives that sidestep conflict with tenants and increase profits. We consulted with real estate lawyers to create 6 amendments to include in your leases.

Why Property Owners Should Consider Micro-Apartments

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Micro-apartments are designed to target middle-class, single, and Generation Y residents in urban centers. Property managers in densely-populated cities have the opportunity to capitalize on this trend. This could be an opportunity to convert units into micro-units, yielding more rentals in your portfolio.

Drones: A Controversial Eye in the Sky for Property Managers

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The FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act will require the FAA to accept the flight of drones in U.S. airspace by 2015. Potential commercial uses for UAVs is of interest to both real estate and property management professionals. What’s the potential future of drones in the U.S. market?

Mobile Leasing: The Future or More of the Same?

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Industry insiders say things are changing a lot for tenants of high-end apartment communities, but many of us will still be filling out paper applications. But we may get to pay our rent and submit maintenance requests online. While searching for that great new place, expect to be courted with apps and mobile-friendly websites.

Winning & Losing Craigslist Ads

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Craigslist is a valuable marketing tool for rental property owners–particularly because it’s free. Maximizing the value of your property’s ad can attract more tenants, and save over time in advertising costs (vacancy equals loss of income). I’ve gathered insights from industry experts to define what makes a winning and losing Craigslist ad.

5 Simple Ways to ‘Green’ Your Properties’ Landscapes

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Landscaping can be a tedious and expensive burden for property managers, “Green” landscaping may seem even more daunting. But, making your rental property greener can make it more marketable–plus, a green landscape generally requires less upkeep, with lower maintenance costs.

“Green” Certifications LEEDing Facility Managers

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With sustainability on the minds of facility managers, deciding whether the investment necessary to achieve “green” certifications is worth it may seem overwhelming. Where do you begin? If you manage a facility, here are the green certifications and accreditations experts say you should pay attention to.

Curb Appeal Case Study: Finding Value in the Crafty and Eccentric

Property owners are familiar with the usual roster of curb appeal improvements, such as repainting the property, mowing the lawn and trimming the hedges. Basic steps like these should be done when preparing any property for rental. But beyond the usual, what are some additional ways to enhance curb appeal?

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