So you're considering managing properties, either through your investments or as a service for other property owners. Property management is an exciting path full of potential. Your work will be different every day, you get a nice mix of desk work and getting out of the office, and the money can be excellent if you play your cards right.
Welcome to another Innovation Spotlight! Throughout this series, we hope to connect you to the latest trends, innovations, and some of the biggest thought-leaders in our industry.
This week, we feature Jennifer Stoops, senior vice president of Park Avenue Properties. Three years ago, our Senior Consultant Blais Case began talking with Jennifer about automation. Since then, she has implemented automation into Park Avenue's daily routine with great success.
Today we pick Jennifer's brain about how to plug different automations into your property management process to make it mainstream, faster, and automated. Jennifer shares how automation has improved her office's efficiency, and how this helps them serve their customers better.
The SEO game changes almost faster than anyone can figure it out. One of the latest SEO trends to help new clients find your website (and your company) is to make sure your website has strategic, well-designed pillar pages.
We aren't making up new terms for the same old content. You need more traffic to your website, and a pillar page is the latest way to get it. The phrase "pillar page" isn't just a clever alliteration. It's something your property management company's website desperately needs—sooner rather than later.
Don't worry if this sounds like nonsense! We're here to explain the pillar page and why your property management company needs one—right now.
Welcome to our first Innovation Spotlight! We’re so excited to begin a regular blog series that shines a light on the best and brightest within the property management industry. Through this series, we hope to connect you to the latest trends, innovations, and some of the biggest thought-leaders in our industry.
Our first featured guest comes from Citizen Home Solutions. If you haven’t yet heard of this innovative service, we’re excited for you to get to know a little more about it - and the man behind it.
We talked with Wes Owens, founder of CHS (Citizen Home Solutions). He developed a unique concierge service to come alongside landlords, property managers, and tenants. CHS helps provide a stress-free transition for your property’s utility and ancillary services. Working with CHS is not only free to you as a property manager, but it also provides you with an additional revenue stream.
We hope you enjoy today’s feature with Citizen Home Solutions!
If you’re a property manager who hasn’t heard of Google My Business, it’s time to get online and get in the game. Google My Business is a free and easy-to-use set of tools that allow you to provide accurate information and boost your Search Engine Optimization (SEO.)
Trade shows and Expos are a great way to meet prospective clients and leave a personal and lasting impression. However, it’s once the booth has been torn down that the real work begins. Without a solid follow-up plan in place, you’re likely to lose any prospect’s interest, and you’ll have wasted time and money spent on setting up your booth in the first place.
The following guidelines will help you create an excellent strategy for reaching those leads and turning them into clients.
Search Engine Optimization or SEO for your website is just as much about user-friendliness as it is about your website “talking” to search engines using tools like keywords. This is key when you’re trying to develop your company’s website, especially if you’re considering how to market a multi-faceted company best.
In the field of property management, many companies also have a real estate side and sometimes their own investment properties, which brings up the question: is it best to utilize a single website that encompasses all of the services or should I break them out into individual sites?
It is 2019, and most people do the majority of their research online. This research includes looking for a property management team that will fulfill their needs.
In the days of yore, people would flip through a phone book (you may still get one on your doorstep, thick books with hundreds of thin yellow pages – have post-millennials even seen one before?) and find all of the resources closest to them.
Outbound vs. Inbound marketing can be summed up as: do you approach your customer, or do they approach you? Currently, marketing teams are still putting the majority of their budget into outbound marketing because it’s what’s done and what has been done for since the dawn of advertising.
It makes sense to everyone because of how prevalent marketing is in our lives: commercials on our radios, our televisions, flashing across our websites. Another term for it, though? Interruption.
Video marketing has proven itself as highly successful over the past couple of years. Both Google and Facebook have algorithms in place that look favorably on content that includes video. Video marketing is easy to track, and by 2021, it is expected to make up at least 80% of all internet traffic.
For property management companies, video marketing is especially important. Renters these days take to the internet to perform a ton of research on available properties. With a solid video marketing strategy in place, property management companies can increase tenant retention and shorten vacancy cycles.
Keep reading to learn why property managers need video marketing. You’ll also learn video tagging techniques to increase the SEO value of a video marketing strategy.