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When it comes to tips for apartment owners there are some great options and ideas to increase the quality of tenants and the amount of rent and to decrease those vacancies. It all depends on what you are after and what your property can offer.

Marketing a small space? Make sure to have plenty of storage and consider purchasing smaller appliances to save room in kitchens. Concerned with sustainability or saving on energy costs? From Energy Star appliances to changing out your old lightbulbs for new compact fluorescents there are many of changes – large and small – that can be made. You might also consider the pros and cons of furnishing an apartment, redoing the floors in a versatile and inexpensive material like vinyl, and allowing pets in your buildings.

For the exterior of buildings, consider your landscaping. Does it look welcoming or is it more likely to scare off perspective renters? Do you need to spend some time on spring prep to spruce up your place? And don’t forget the important elements of child safety – this should not be overlooked!

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Energy Savings & Money Savings, Water Heater Damage

How To Winterize Outdoor Machines & Equipment

 

Spend a few hours winterizing your expensive outdoor equipment to make it last longer and perform better. Save money and avoid costly repairs with these maintenance tips.

Does your business have green space to maintain? Whether it’s a simple front lawn or a complex landscape design, there’s a good chance you are using some type of machinery to keep the grass and other vegetation looking trimmed and tidy. When winter approaches, don’t forget that those outdoor machines require extra attention before storing them for the season. A little preventative maintenance goes a long way in ensuring they are working properly when you need them again in spring!

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Apartments & Property Management, Industry News & Tips

Furnished Apartments: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

Is the extra money and effort it takes to furnish an apartment worth the work?

Property owners often make tough decisions as to what perks they offer their renters. For many years, utilities-included rental options (heat, energy and water) were a competitive advantage. Nowadays, additional specialized markets have arisen to address more specific renter needs (like small-space studios), so property owners must adapt and offer new services to fit these changing market needs. One such marketplace is fully furnished apartments. Some renters don’t want the hassle of moving furniture into an apartment or worrying about choosing décor. Others have temporary situations, like work or school, which makes a fully furnished apartment very appealing. But is the the extra money and time it takes to furnish an apartment worth it for landlords?

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Energy Savings & Money Savings, Hot Water, Water Heater Repairs, Water Heaters

Why Would Anyone Rent a Water Heater?

With so many great reasons to rent, why wouldn’t you make this choice?

When people ask “What do you do?” the short answer is simple – HOT water! More specifically, Reliable Water Services rents commercial water equipment – water heaters, boilers, softeners & more – to businesses that need it. The question that typically follows is “Why would anyone rent a water heater?”

To that we say, “Why would anyone not rent a water heater?”

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Water Heater Damage, Water Heater Safety

You NEED Regularly Scheduled HVAC Maintenance!

HVAC maintenance is NOT a job for the amateur handyman, that’s for certain.

You’ve probably seen plenty of billboards, fleet vehicles and other advertisements with the word HVAC on it. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning. It’s just one of those things that everyone takes for granted, but as soon as it’s gone, we seek immediate aid. In fact, modern living would be impossible without it.

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Energy Savings & Money Savings, Hot Water, Water Heater Repairs

Proactive Plumbing Maintenance Tips To Prevent Common Commercial Plumbing Issues

Preventative plumbing maintenance is the first step to avoiding the worst problems.

Plumbing problems are a fact of life—they’re going to happen, no matter what. You have one of two options: wait for problems to manifest and try to deal with the unexpected expenses (and headache), or you can be proactive about your plumbing.

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Industry News & Tips, Restaurants

How To: Start a Rooftop Garden

Never forget that innovation is the key to success.

Whether you’re the owner of a restaurant or apartment building, or if you just want to be more environmentally conscientious, starting a rooftop garden provides tons of benefits for your business, your community, your building structure and the environment. Green roofs are increasingly becoming a popular concept for an overwhelmingly wide variety of reasons.

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Energy Savings & Money Savings

Soundproofing: Be the Architect of Your Soundscape

No matter what the cause, it goes without saying that people are happier when other people aren’t disrupting their world with noise pollution.

Let’s face it: there are a lot of musicians out there—but they aren’t the only ones making noise in apartment building and hotel rooms. Kids scream and stomp, teenagers do everything at full volume, gamers blast away at their war games, and grandma watches her stories. (Not to mention that couple that rented a room to “celebrate their love.”)—the list goes on and on.

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Apartments & Property Management, Industry News & Tips

Your How-To Guide: Attracting & Keeping Good Tenants

Every landlord faces the same challenge: finding and keeping good tenants. It can be a lot harder than you might think.

At the same time, it doesn’t have to be difficult if you understand what a good tenant is and what they look for in a rental property. There are a number of factors to consider when trying to attract responsible tenants. Some are obvious, but others are much less so. Figure out what these factors are and you’re on your way to saving (and making) money.

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