Top 9 Property Management Blogs You Should be Reading
As a property manager, improving your business and keeping your residents happy often comes down to education. Even if you attend industry conferences and trade shows, there’s still a lot of self-learning that goes on behind the scenes.
With this in mind, we’ve curated a list of multifamily blogs you should be reading to stay abreast of the latest trends in multifamily, engage with industry experts, and read up on apartment community business tips from your colleagues in the industry. Here are our top picks:
Why it’s worth the read: Whether you’re a seasoned multifamily professional or just starting out, Grace Hill is one of the best places to learn about the multifamily industry. Their site offers a ton of educational resources, including free educational webinars, a radio station, networking events, and a multifamily career portal.
Why it’s worth the read: If you haven't subscribed to this blog, head on over immediately. PropertyManager.com offers great content for property managers that are keeping an eye out for how to attract residents. Check out their post on More Inexpensive Ways Property Managers Attract Good Residents or Simple Ways to Fill Vacancies Quickly, Carefully, Intelligently.
Why it’s worth the read: If your community is technologically savvy, or if you’re looking for a few digital tips, 30 Lines is definitely worth digging into. Their blog shares helpful advice on how to leverage digital tools to improve the resident experience and generate more business. A few of their useful articles include why you should add online tour scheduling to your website and how to get more out of social media for your apartment website.
Why it’s worth the read: Chances are, you’ve heard of Multifamily Executive. But, if you’re not familiar with it, think of it like CNN for housing news. You’ll find up to date information on housing market news, industry demographic information, and executive leadership news.
What’s more, Multifamily Executive is on the leading edge in terms of advocating technology in apartment communities, so it’s definitely worth plugging into if your community’s looking to read up on trending tech best practices.
Why it’s worth the read: A self-described “apartment marketing nerd,” Juleen is the V.P. of Marketing for J.C. Hart Apartment Communities in Indiana and is an expert on all things apartment marketing. In his "Marketing Minute" episodes on his blog, he engages industry thought leaders to share apartment marketing tips regarding how technology can improve your community’s resident service delivery.
Why it’s worth the read: The Yardi blog is truly a one stop shop for all of your multifamily news. On their Insight page, you’ll find several articles on how to improve resident satisfaction, including everything from winter event ideas you should implement in your community to how to understand how seniors search for an apartment.
Why it’s worth the read: For those of you that prefer to watch and learn, the Property Solution blog is definitely worth a visit. One of the best features on their blog? They offer free webinars that keep you up to date on industry tips, such as Managing Your Online Presence or how to Renew Your Focus on Resident Retention.
Why it’s worth the read: The best part about Multifamily Insiders is that you’ll hear directly from your colleagues in the industry about what’s working and where they’ve experienced roadblocks. You’ll read about a broad swath of topics – from best practices in apartment marketing to property management and operations tips.
Why it’s worth the read: The AppFolio blog is truly a must-read for any property manager. Their content is fresh and easy to digest – perfect for some late-night reading on how you can leverage technology to deliver a better resident experience.
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