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Cut Apartment Energy Costs with Energy Monitoring Systems

Energy Monitoring Systems

Energy monitoring systems are an often overlooked – and under-promoted – way for renters to cut utility costs, energy consumption, and their ecological footprint. If apartment owners promoted these devices, they could help cut costs and attract a new generation of tech- and green-savvy renters.

IBM Acquires Tririga; Facilities Management Enters the Limelight

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Last week IBM announced the acquisition of Tririga. What business does Big Blue have buying Tririga, and why now? Tririga’s software will round out IBM’s current offerings with new real estate portfolio management, capital project management, and energy management capabilities.

Expert Round Table Series – Best Practices for Lead Management

In the latest of our Expert Roundtable Series, we report on best practices for managing leads. We interviewed three experts in the multifamily housing market to learn about the technologies and procedures they use for successful lead management. Among our experts are executives from Gables Residential and Archstone.

How To Negotiate Your Rent in 2010 | A 10-Step Guide

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The National Multi Housing Council recently reported that the U.S. apartment market was “tighter” than it had been at any point in the last four years. A “tight” market is defined as one with low vacancies and high rent increases. The tighter the market is, the harder it is for renters to get good deals.

Ask Your Landlord About Their Green Credentials

The next time you’re searching for a rental property, throw out this question to your potential landlord and gauge their reaction: “What are your green credentials?” The response you get probably will range from a quizzical look to a mumbled sentence about switching to new light bulbs. Sustainable practices haven’t caught on as quickly in property management as in other industries.

Searching for Real Estate Made Easy: Geo-Fences Plus Mobile Phones

It’s Saturday morning. Joel and Rebecca are walking their dog through a neighborhood in Austin, TX. As they walk, they chat about the movie they saw last night, what they’re going to make for dinner, and the big trip they have planned for next weekend. You wouldn’t know it by listening to their conversation, but the couple is also house hunting.

Survey: How are Property Managers Using Technology?

Since Software Advice launched our property management software buyer’s guide in early 2009, we’ve talked with over one thousand people during their search for property management software. This week, we’re moving from the anecdotal to the empirical with our Property Management Technology Survey. The survey is a short one and will only take you a couple of minutes to complete.

5 Amazing Mobile Apps for Property Management

Property management is not often an industry on the cutting edge of technology. However, more and more property managers are making use of smartphones in their daily activities. So we put together a list of smartphone apps we’d like to see developed for property management. Most of the technology already exists in property management software and other mobile apps.

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