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Get Ready to Guac: AppFolio’s 7th Annual Avocado Takedown
Blog 5 days ago
Get Ready to Guac: AppFolio’s 7th Annual Avocado Takedown

Hard to believe the 7th Annual AppFolio Avocado Takedown is already in the books. If you’re not familiar with this fun, festive, and popular event,...

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Another Great Reason to Work at AppFolio: A Highest Rated Cloud Company to Work For
Blog 1 week ago
Another Great Reason to Work at AppFolio: A Highest Rated Cloud Company to Work For

While those of us here at AppFolio know that it’s a fabulous place to work, it’s great to see our company recognized out in the wild. That’s why I...

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The Secret to Providing Excellent Service in Property Management
Blog 1 week ago
The Secret to Providing Excellent Service in Property Management

Did you know that more than 77 percent of the U.S. population owns a smartphone? As people become more dependent on their smartphones, every aspect...

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Rental Trends in the Largest U.S. Cities
Blog 2 weeks ago
Rental Trends in the Largest U.S. Cities

Judging overall rental property trends by the three largest metro areas in the United States actually gives a fairly accurate description of the...

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How Often Should a Property Manager Inspect a Rental?
Blog 3 weeks ago
How Often Should a Property Manager Inspect a Rental?

As a property manager, it's a good idea to regularly inspect your rental property. If it's not done often enough, you may miss some potentially...

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Screen Your Tenants With Confidence
Blog 3 weeks ago
Screen Your Tenants With Confidence

As a diligent property manager, of course, it’s only natural to want the best possible renters to live in your properties. The benefits are huge:...

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Set Your Associations On Autopilot – Webinar Recap
Blog 1 month ago
Set Your Associations On Autopilot – Webinar Recap

Did you know that 80% of new construction today is in community associations? If you’re not already in the HOA/COA space, you may want to think...

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AppFolians Give Back to the Santa Barbara Zoo and Local Beaches
Blog 1 month ago
AppFolians Give Back to the Santa Barbara Zoo and Local Beaches

It’s no secret that AppFolians have huge hearts. AppFolians are passionate about giving back to our local communities and making a positive impact...

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It’s Time to Evolve Your Communication Style
Blog 1 month ago
It’s Time to Evolve Your Communication Style

How many times have you communicated information to your renters about something, upcoming maintenance, for example, only to find that the day of...

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3 Steps to a Smooth Leasing Season
Blog 1 month ago
3 Steps to a Smooth Leasing Season

This year we've seen some softening of the rental market in a few select areas around the U.S. While we don't see a crushing downward spiral in the...

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The Power of Community Association Management Software
Blog 1 month ago
The Power of Community Association Management Software

Community association managers face a unique set of challenges, and software often misses the mark resulting in workflow struggles and wasted time....

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The Benefits of Electronic Transactions in Property Management
Blog 1 month ago
The Benefits of Electronic Transactions in Property Management

Most modern renters will agree that electronic rent payments are more convenient than writing a check, finding an envelope and stamp, and going to...

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Rental Trends in San Francisco – Will the Bubble Burst?
Blog 1 month ago
Rental Trends in San Francisco – Will the Bubble Burst?

San Francisco is famously the most expensive city in the United States. The growing IT industry and upper-middle-class culture both continue to...

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The Truth About Today’s Rental Market – Facebook Live Recap
Blog 2 months ago
The Truth About Today’s Rental Market – Facebook Live Recap

As a property manager or real estate professional, keeping an eye on market trends in the industry is essential, but sometimes hard to do –...

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AppFolio’s Walker wins 2018 “Technologist of the Year” at Innovation Awards
Blog 2 months ago
AppFolio’s Walker wins 2018 “Technologist of the Year” at Innovation Awards

A big congratulations to AppFolio Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Jon Walker on being named “Technologist of the Year” at the 2018 Central...

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It’s Tax Time: Are You Ready?
Blog 2 months ago
It’s Tax Time: Are You Ready?

Is your property management team ready for tax season? As long as all of your data and documentation is easily accessible and organized, you should...

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Keeping Up with the Boomers
Blog 2 months ago
Keeping Up with the Boomers

According to the Baby Boomer Survey conducted by PulteGroup, Inc., Baby Boomers are planning to retire earlier than before – at an average age of...

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How to Effectively Communicate with Your HOA
Blog 2 months ago
How to Effectively Communicate with Your HOA

One of the challenges we hear from property managers about their community associations is that they often feel like the “middleman” in the process...

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5 Debt Collections MythBusters You Should Know
Blog 2 months ago
5 Debt Collections MythBusters You Should Know

No matter how much work is put into tenant screening, property managers are bound to get some bad renters every now and then. These tenants may...

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Rental Property Trends: Is the Southeast the Next Big Thing?
Blog 2 months ago
Rental Property Trends: Is the Southeast the Next Big Thing?

Of the top 10 most expensive American cities to be a renter, only one of them is in the Southeast – Miami (around $1,900 US for a one-bedroom...

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3 HOA Trends To Look Out For This Year
Blog 2 months ago
3 HOA Trends To Look Out For This Year

What's new with community associations, and how should your association respond to these trends to position your HOA or COA for a strong future?...

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Leasing Season Survival Kit: Prep Now, Relax Later – Webinar Recap
Blog 2 months ago
Leasing Season Survival Kit: Prep Now, Relax Later – Webinar Recap

With the ever-changing landscape of the rental market, it’s important to be a leasing season prepper! Current trends are showing that we’re seeing...

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The Secret to Resident Retention
Blog 2 months ago
The Secret to Resident Retention

Today’s property managers are finding out that good customer service is no longer cutting it. Renters and consumers of all types expect amazing...

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Rental Market Is Trending Up In The Northwest
Blog 3 months ago
Rental Market Is Trending Up In The Northwest

Timing is of vital importance in any real estate investment, but especially so in the northwestern United States. This is not an area for the faint...

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10 Tips For Managing Your Online Reputation [Infographic]
Blog 3 months ago
10 Tips For Managing Your Online Reputation [Infographic]

Think back just five years; the internet was very different. The emergence of the online review site has changed the game, customers are now...

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Rental Market Trends to Look Out For in 2018
Blog 3 months ago
Rental Market Trends to Look Out For in 2018

The changing landscape of the real estate market as we look forward into 2018 is going to affect the rental industry in many ways. Anyone in the...

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Use Mobile Technology to Improve Renter Engagement
Blog 3 months ago
Use Mobile Technology to Improve Renter Engagement

If you polled renters on some of the things that property management could do to improve their overall tenant experience, it's probably a good bet...

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Easy Ways to Manage Risk and Improve Debt Recovery – Webinar Recap
Blog 3 months ago
Easy Ways to Manage Risk and Improve Debt Recovery – Webinar Recap

It has been said that clever people solve problems while wise people avoid them. In property management, there are many things that are out of your...

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Project Sea Cucumber Strikes Again! Product Development Goes ‘On the Road’ in Atlanta
Blog 3 months ago
Project Sea Cucumber Strikes Again! Product Development Goes ‘On the Road’ in Atlanta

Back for more collaboration and rapid-fire onsite product development is Project Sea Cucumber. Project Sea Cucumber – the silly working title that...

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How Modern Property Managers Get More Done
Blog 4 months ago
How Modern Property Managers Get More Done

“The early bird gets the worm.” “Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” “Carpe diem.” Each of these sayings serves as a foundational...

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