Do you ever wonder which property management websites have the most useful information?
Here's a collection of the top five property management websites we seek out the most when we have questions about rental property, landlords, tenants, leases, and other property management-related issues. We thought you might be interested in checking out these favorite go-to sites in addition to allpropertymanagement.com.
The Bigger Pockets blog touts itself as an online real estate magazine, but it's actually more specialized than that: It focuses on helping regular people who want to know more about investing in real estate and gives advice on what to do with your investment rental property once you own it.
Those who are part of the biggerpockets.com network write the blog posts. Topics for rental property owners include landlord-tenant tips, landlord and renters insurance, tenant security deposits, evictions, how to rent your house, tenant screening advice, and much more. You'll find loads of investment advice, including a free Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing, tips on how to rent your investment property and negotiate real estate deals, information about buying foreclosure properties, and other useful information.
Property Management Insider is more focused on providing news and information for the multi-family industry, but many of the articles and information are relevant to other types of rental properties.
The Property Management section of the site is updated about once or twice a week, and includes information such as landscaping for apartment properties, how to get your property management career started, resident retention, and whether your rental property should be smoke free.
The site also has useful sections on the following topics:
Nolo.com is a great how-to and legal resource for landlords and tenants, as well as property managers. For personal and business use, the articles are well-written and informative. Nolo even has a chart of landlord tenant statutes by state. The website has a whole section dedicated to Landlords and Rental Property, and covers the following topics:
The Zillow for Pros Blog is definitely one of the big fish websites in rental real estate. The blog includes articles on landlord tenant rights issues, tenant retention, renters insurance, running a property management business, property maintenance, internet marketing, current events, and more.
Finally, this is an example of a good property management company website. The First Light Property Management website is packed with useful information. Property owners, tenants, applicants will find a number of resources available online.
Property owner clients have the ability to generate financial, maintenance, tenant, and banking reports. The company's property management services—which include both property management and home owner association management—are described clearly. Properties available for rent are also listed. The FAQs and Frequently Solved Problems sections contain answers to common questions and set up expectations for how you will be treated as a client.
Although First Light's blog isn't updated super-frequently, the blog posts are on practical and helpful subjects, and they're easy to read. Topics include how to make your rental property stand out, fireplace safety, and pest control.