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.

Dupre & Scott Video Report: Brexit = Brenter?

Brexit = Brenter?Eighty percent more people moved into Washington State from England last month compared to three months ago. But more important than that, people are moving here from all around the country and...

Is Airbnb Good, Or Is It Bad, For Rental Housing?

Summary: The Airbnb lawsuit against the city of San Francisco is again focusing the debate on what is good, or bad, for the rental housing industry and the impact on the lack of affordable...

How To Keep Up With Apps and Your Mobile First Residents

Apartment managers and landlords need to stay on top of the latests apps to keep up with residents who are mobile first and spend plenty of time on their smart phones.If your apartment residents...

3 Ways To Get Promoted in Property Management

What is the secret to property management promotion to regional manager, vice president or CEO?By Matt EastonAs Executive Vice President at MultiFamily Traffic, I have worked with thousands of property managers, regional managers, marketing managers, CEO’s...

Average Rents Break $1,000 in Pierce-Kitsap-Thurston 

Average Rents Break $1,000 in Pierce-Kitsap-Thurston Seattle  -  Apartment Insights 1st quarter results show average rents climbed $19 to $1,014 per month and $1.15 per square foot according to Tom Cain, the firm’s principal. The data are...

Charm Residents with Outdoor Living Spaces

Charm Residents with Outdoor Living SpacesBy Scott Matthews, Director, Strategic Accounts, The Home DepotTuring outdoor spaces into comfortable, functional extensions of interior living areas is in demand for multifamily communities. Residents are interested in spending more time...
How Can You Detect Faulty Electrical Wiring In A Rental Property?

The Increasing Cost Of Owning Properties With Onsite Staff

The Increasing Cost Of Owning Properties With Onsite StaffBy Cliff Hockley, President, Bluestone & Hockley Real Estate ServicesEven though the sales of apartments are reaching very low CAP rates with expectations of high returns, a...

Dear Maintenance Men – Water Heaters

Dear Maintenance MenWater HeatersDear Maintenance Men:I have a hundred gallon water-heater serving seven units.  The residents are complaining about a lack of hot water and sand coming out of the faucets and shower heads....