Category: Maintenance

3 Tips for Updating Your Properties to Bring in More Renters

If you plan on updating some of your rental properties this year, overall cost is probably a big consideration. You also may want…

Which Energy-Efficient Upgrades Actually Pay Off?

Owners and property managers know that making environmentally friendly upgrades to rental properties not only attracts renters who want to go green,…

Spring Landscaping Ideas for Property Managers

A little bit of curb appeal benefits property managers by showing off rental units in the best possible light. Time…

Should Property Managers Let Renters Paint?

One common issue that property owners and managers may face is the question of letting their renters paint. According to…

3 Ways to Master Commercial Property Management

Life is about to get a lot better in the commercial property world. With the economy on the upswing, previously…

Who You Gonna Call when Disaster Strikes? AppFolio’s Maintenance Contact Center

Accidents happen. Toilets clog. Pipes burst. Trees fall. Windows shatter. It may sound a bit like the plot of a…

3 Maintenance Tips to Prepare Your Properties for Winter

Property management companies employ maintenance teams to ensure the safety and comfort of residents. They do more than keep lawns maintained and change old light…

Top 10 Tips for End of Summer Property Upkeep

As the summer comes to an end and the holiday months quickly approach, it’s time for property managers to start the new…

5 Things Property Managers Wish Tenants Knew

Some tenants seem to think property managers sit around waiting for a problem to pop up. Fix a leaking water closet at two o’clock in the morning? No problem. Calm the crying babies, paste up the drooping wall paper, and banish the sand fleas instantly from the pet park – Right?

Evaluating Your After Hours Emergency Plans

According to the National Emergency Number Association, there are roughly 240 million 9-1-1 calls in the United States every year. The NENA reports that in some communities as many as half of all calls come from cell phones. Sadly, non-emergency calls for things like losing a passport or locking yourself out of your apartment clog the system and slow down response time for legitimate emergencies.