Home Management & Maintenance

Management & Maintenance

This department of Rental Housing Journal is your source for property management and maintenance information. Whether you’re an independent landlord, portfolio manager, on-site community manager, leasing agent or apartment maintenance professional, the site is dedicated to bringing tips, best practices and information to help make your job easier and keep you up to date and educated.

Fire Pits And Rental Property - Some Things to Think About

Fire Pits, Tenants And Rental Property – Some Things to Think About

Fire pits and rental property is the maintenance tip this week from Keepe which looks at some of the do's and don't for fire pits. Fire pits are very popular, and no doubt your tenants...
Property Management Apartment Jobs In High Demand

Property Management Apartment Jobs In High Demand

Job postings for skilled property managers accounted for 30 percent of all apartment jobs in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to the National Apartment Association. Robust apartment demand led to only an 0.7 percentage...
Renter Preferences Survey Shows Residents Desire More Space

Renter Preferences Survey Shows Residents Desire More Space

A new renter preferences survey says residents are reporting a great desire for more space, better amenities and in-home creature comforts as the pandemic caused residents to evaluate their housing needs. The 2022 Renter Preferences...
Are Your Fair Housing Policies and Procedures Up to Date?

Are Your Fair Housing Policies and Procedures Up to Date?

By The Fair Housing Institute It’s a new year and the perfect time to review your company’s fair housing policies and procedures. Laws and best practices are constantly changing, so you need to be sure...
How Pet Poop Testing Fixes Your Apartment Poop Problem

How Pet Poop DNA Testing Fixes Your Apartment Poop Problem

Pets and pet poop are a way of life in rental housing and if you want your rentals fully leased, pet owners are a key tenant demographic you want to keep and apartment pet...
What Can Housing Providers Facing a Challenging 2022 Do?

What Can Housing Providers Facing a Challenging 2022 Do?

The industry is being reshaped by political forces with little thought given to supply and affordability of housing so what can Oregon housing providers and others do in 2022? Michael Havlik, CPM® Deputy Executive Director Multifamily NW As...
Your Short-Term Rentals Can Generate 6x Gains

Your Short-Term Rentals Can Generate 6x Gains

As you look at your rental property portfolio heading into 2022 says veteran real estate property owner and manager David Pickron, consider short-term rentals because short-term rentals can generate up to six times the...
What Realtors Should Know About Going Pet-Friendly in rental property and apartments

What Realtors Should Know About Going Pet-Friendly

Going pet-friendly in your rental property has many advantages so here are 5 tips to make your rental property appeal to pet owners. By Mark Daniels  The past few years have brought on a surge of...
Here are 5 strategies and best practices to enhance your leasing process from an expert in multifamily community.

5 Strategies to Enhance Your Leasing Process

Here are 5 strategies and best practices to enhance your leasing process from an expert in multifamily community. By Ciera Moraga Mark-Taylor Residential Exceptional multifamily living always begins with the leasing process. Guests become pleased residents when...
Bank Account Linking Does Not Equal Tenant Fraud Detection

Bank Account Linking Does Not Equal Tenant Fraud Detection

Bank account linking does not equal tenant fraud detection in multifamily real estate and here's why from Daniel Berlind. By Daniel Berlind Tenant fraud in multifamily real estate is an increasingly pervasive problem, putting property owners,...