9 Ways Property Managers Can Mitigate the Impacts of COVID-19

In 2020, COVID-19 has had an impact on every single business across the country. Property managers and landlords are especially facing increased pressure to adapt to changing times, even as the future effects of this situation remains largely unknown. Luckily, creating a safe community for tenants while maintaining a profitable...

Property Management Tools: Organization 101

Being a property manager takes skill - and guts! You are responsible for overseeing many relationships, managing properties while growing your business all at the same time. It's multitasking at its finest. You may be overwhelmed at times and feel like the to-do lists are unending and like you can't...

SecondKeys Wins LaunchTN, Moves to Finals in NBMBAA Contest

38|68 Fest's LaunchTN Pitch Competition  The team at SecondKeys has had a busy summer, and the highlights began a few shorts weeks ago at a startup competition in Memphis, Tennessee. Competing in their hometown, SecondKeys entered 38|68 Fest’s LaunchTN Pitch Competition for a chance at a cash investment of between...

How Online Property Management Software Helps You Scale

How Online Property Management Software Helps Scale Rental Businesses If you manage a rental property, you’re also in charge of growing the business. But between interacting with tenants, addressing maintenance concerns, tracking rent payments, and record keeping, it’s hard to find time for this crucial duty. But what if software...

Why You Should Offer Online Rental Payments?

Why You Should Offer Online Rental Payments?   What do landlords worry about most? Is it worrying about tenants having a criminal history? Or maybe it’s worrying about appliances breaking and other issues with the property. In a test performed by SmartMove, the aspect landlords worry about most is payment...

What are the Best Cities to Invest in Real Estate?

If you are going to get involved in investment properties, there’s a lot to think about. Investors need to think about what properties will generate high cash flow and equity. Focus your attention on affordability, growing population, high job growth, etc.    Real Estate Property Trends Many real estate investors...

Cash For Keys: Why You Should Consider It

Why to Consider Cash for Keys   You have a tenant who is nothing but trouble and you need to get them out; it’s bound to happen to any property owner/manager. Most owners are familiar with the process of eviction and the legal aspects that come along with it. What...

Rental Property: Is It Worth It?

What is a Rental Property?   A rental property is a property bought or built with the intention of making money off of it. Profit is made through holding the property and renting it out with a later intent of selling the property after the value of the property has...

Renting to College Students: What You Need to Know

If you have a property located close to the local college or university, you could be missing out on a prime rental opportunity. Millions of students each and every year are in search for housing. In a study done by College Board, the percentage of students who live off campus...

What 5 Features Will Your New Renters Want in 2020?

As we wrap this year up and head into 2020, it’s a known fact that the need for multifamily housing is incredibly strong and there is an increasingly growing desire for renting as opposed to standard homeownership. So what does that mean for you? In property management, it is important...