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5 Ways to Get Repeat Renters as a Property Manager

By offering high-touch service as a property manager, you'll have a better chance of making sure that prospective renters become repeat tenants!

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News & Trends

Announcing Showdigs’ New Flat Rate Pricing & Nationwide Property Management Software Launch

Showdigs is launching our end-to-end leasing solution, from marketing to scheduling tours and pre-screening, to follow-up and conversion, to property managers anywhere in the United States and Canada.

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COVID-19 Resources for Property Managers

Here is a collection of guides, checklists, and templates to help property management companies respond to the COVID pandemic safely and efficiently.

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News & Trends

The Property Management Conference Guide for NARPM 2021

The 33rd NARPM Annual Convention and Trade Show is taking place October 26th-29th, 2021 in Kansas City, MO.

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Listing

What is a Rental Property Marketing Funnel and How Can You Optimize It?

Optimizing your rental property marketing funnel is a crucial step in getting your vacancies filled fast. But what does this leasing funnel look like?

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News & Trends

COVID-19 Response: Occupied Units, Condition Reports, and Group Tours

Showdigs is taking necessary steps amid the Coronavirus outbreak - here's how we're being safe when it comes to occupied unit tours and condition reports.

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Technology

How to Choose the Best Self-Showing Software

Are you considering enabling self-showings at your vacant property? Here's what you need to know about choosing the perfect self-showing software.

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Technology

Why Virtual Tours for Rental Properties Are Here to Stay

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more prospects are requesting virtual tours in an effort to stay safe and social distance - and virtual tours are here to stay!

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Listing

Top Rental Property Amenities that Tenants Want

In a competitive rental market, it's not always feasible to reduce the rent to fill your vacancy. Try offering amenities that tenants actually want instead!

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Leasing

How to Increase Leasing Activity During the Property Management Slow Season

We interviewed Ty Cayce, owner of Urban Key Property Management, to talk about the property management slow season and how he solves this issue with outsourcing.

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Leasing

3 Helpful Tips for New Property Managers

As a new property manager, there are so many daily tasks to deal with. How can you prioritize? Check out these helpful tips for beginner property managers.

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Leasing

5 Tips to Help You Communicate with Your Tenants

Communication is key when it comes to building a solid property manager-tenant relationship.

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Leasing

Tips for Preparing Your Vacancy for a Move-Out Inspection

When you're on the way to your rental property for a final move-out inspection, you might be wondering how to best prepare the property for inspection.

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Technology

Self-Showings: How to Self-Show Rentals with a Smart Lockbox

What are self-showings? Are self-guided tours safe? Check out some use cases for self-showing your rental properties!

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Technology

Pros and Cons of Self-Showings for Rental Properties

Can self-showings help property managers lease their properties faster, cheaper, and more efficiently? Check out this article to learn more about self-showings.

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Tips & Tricks

How to Run Your Property Management Business While You’re Away for the Holidays

The holiday season is right around the corner - what are some of the challenges that the holidays cause for property managers? Now’s the perfect time to come up with your holiday game plan.

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Technology

17 Best Property Management Software for 2022

Is your property management software ready to grow with you, or is it one-size-fits-all? Check out this list of the best property management software options!

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News & Trends

2022 Property Management Trade Shows and Conferences

We expect 2022 to be a big year, so we compiled a list of 2022 trade shows and conferences for single-family property managers - you might even find a multifamily event on this list as well!

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Technology

The Best Mobile App That Every Property Manager Needs

The best app for property managers is here: The Showdigs App for Property Managers is now available on the Apple store and the Google Play store!

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Listing

Self-Guided Rental Tours: Safety, Security, and Scams

When it comes to self-guided tours, property managers have concerns about safety measures and how to keep safe from scams.

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News & Trends

Move-In Condition Reports for Property Managers

Using your leasing staff to document the status of a property takes so much time for very little return. The good news? Showdigs now offers move-in inspections!

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Leasing

Job Description (+ Free Template) for a Residential Property Manager

Do you need to hire a property manager? Here are some of the responsibilities of a property manager, plus a free job description template to use when hiring!

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Listing

Tips for Marketing Your Rental Property to Help You Stand Out

When it comes to your vacancy, how do you market your rental property? Where should you post your listings? What should be included in your listing description?

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How to Market Your Services to Property Management Leads

If you're a property manager, you're always on the hunt for new property owner leads to turn into long-term clients. Here's how to market to property owners!

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10 Ways to Grow Your Property Management Business

In this post, we’ll provide you with property management tips to help you market your property management services and improve your business operations.

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5 Apartment Leasing Incentives to Help You Fill Vacancies

If you want to get your vacancies filled, especially in a renter's market, try offering concessions and leasing incentives like free parking or discounted rent.

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Leasing

Like a Game of Whack-a-Mole: Property Management Insights From a Pro

The Showdigs team sat down with property management pro, Lindsey Montoya Mozeika...

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Listing

5 Property Management Websites to Inspire You

Check out these property management websites to get inspiration for your next website relaunch and to learn more about running a successful business.

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Technology

Best Residential Property Management Courses 2022

Property managers have multiple roles and responsibilities. Let's look at some of the best property management courses for continuing education in 2022.

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Leasing

Why Prospect Screening Helps You Find the Most Ideal Tenants

Property managers all agree that getting an awesome tenant makes life easier. But how can you find the best tenants for your rental? By screening every prospect.

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News & Trends

When Do Prospects Want to View Your Rental Properties?

Tuesday evening is one of the most popular times that prospects want to see and rent your property. What other times are popular for touring rental properties?

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Listing

3 Property Management Marketing Plans (+ Free Task Checklist for Property Managers)

As a property management company, your monthly marketing plan needs to include both inbound methods like SEO and social media as well as outbound methods.

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Leasing

How to Get Started as a Single-Family Property Manager

Do you want to be a property manager? What does a property manager do? Here's what you need to know about how to start managing single-family rental properties.

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News & Trends

"Houses for Rent" Inquiries Down 50% at the Start of COVID

Google trends and Showdigs internal data both show the same thing: There are way fewer people looking for homes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Leasing

Tips for Getting Your Property Ready for Your Next Tenant

You have a little over a month to get your property ready for the next tenants - here's what we suggest!

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News & Trends

Top 7 FAQs asked by landlords

When we talk to landlords about Showdigs, these 7 questions commonly come up.

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Listing

7 Property Management Strategies That Will Grow Your Business

While most property management growth strategies focus only on new client acquisition, the truth is that you can’t grow your business solely with new clients.

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Leasing

Property Managers: Showing Your Own Vacancy is a Waste of Your Time

Whether you manage 5 or 500 rentals, showing your own vacancies is time-consuming - especially when your time can be better used. Here's why it's a waste of time.

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Technology

How to Improve Your Property Management Operations

Property management operations are essential to the health of your business. As a portfolio-based property, building efficiency into your operations is crucial.

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Leasing

Leasing Agent Job Description (+ Free Template)

Property managers who lose so many hours each day doing fieldwork are in need of a leasing agent. Here's a leasing agent job description, plus a free template!

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Technology

How to Boost Conversion Rates on your Property Management Website

What is a conversion rate and how does it apply to your property management website? Learn what it is and how you can boost your website conversion rates.

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Listing

How to Use Zillow to Validate the Rent Amount for Your Listing

It is important to use Zillow to validate the price of rent before you list your property and during the first few weeks of listing your vacancy.

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News & Trends

What Will the Summer 2021 Rental Market Look Like?

Wondering what the 2021 rental market will look like this summer? We predict that the 2021 summer season will be way busier than in 2020 - here's why.

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Technology

Top 7 Mobile Apps for Property Managers

Property managers are always on the go. In this post, we dive into the top mobile apps for property managers that help with leasing, marketing, and more!

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Listing

Why Should I Use Zillow to List My Properties?

Zillow is the largest rental property listing site out there, and in this competitive rental market, the more exposure you can get to your listings the better!

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Leasing

How Can Tenant Inspections Help with Pest Damage and Pest Control?

It is important to look for signs of pest damage during tenant inspections so that you can abate the pests and rodents that threaten your property.

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Leasing

5 Time-Saving Tips to Be a More Efficient Property Manager

If you own an investment property for passive income or if you’re a professional property manager, saving time by creating efficiencies will prevent many headaches.

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Leasing

Doing This One Thing Will Ensure the Longevity of Your Rental Property

Consistently documenting the condition of the properties you own or manage is the number one way to ensure the longevity of those rental properties.

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Leasing

How Outsourcing Helps This Property Manager Fill More Vacancies

We sat down with property management pro, Lindsey Montoya Mozeika, to discuss how outsourcing saved her time and enabled her to fill even more vacancies.

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