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3 Qualities to Look for in an Effective Property Manager–from the Owner of a Property Management Firm

Property management is a profession that overlaps and intersects with many other fields, such as accounting, marketing, construction, law, insurance, and many more. This makes it very hard to find or identify a good property manager versus an average or below-average one. The three qualities of an effective property manager are transparency, maintenance capabilities, and […]

2017 Visitors’ Choice Awards: America’s Most Popular Property Management Companies

Here at Halby, we’re passionate about connecting homeowners with property managers to maximize their rental income potential–and to make their lives easier. We created the Visitors’ Choice Awards to bring attention to the best property and association management companies in the industry. These companies have each differentiated themselves from the competition with outstanding […]

5 Ways to Motivate Homeowners to Become Active Participants in Their Community Association

Apathy is a rampant problem in community associations; but by taking the right actions, board members can spark homeowner interest. Educating homeowners from the moment they move in about the benefits of living in a community association is ideal, because once homeowners fully understand the impact an association can have on their property value, they […]

How to Choose the Most Cost-Effective Options When You’re Renovating a Rental Property

Remodeling your rental property can attract new renters and keep current residents in place. However, when it comes to choosing which upgrades you’ll make or which materials to invest in, it can often feel like you’re choosing between six of one and half a dozen of the other. Though the difference between two options can […]