Smiota’s Top 5 Articles of 2018

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Commercial Building Development, Mailroom Software, Multifamily Building Development, Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems, Retail, Student Housing Management Leave a Comment

Top 5

From package theft to apartment amenities and buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS), we covered loads of topics in our posts last year. If you missed some of the headlines, don’t worry — we put together a quick highlight reel for you. Below are the five most-read articles from 2018. #1 6 Shocking Stats about Package Theft The proof … Read More

Installing Smart Home Technology in Your Multifamily Building Could Be the Best Decision You Ever Make

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Multifamily Building Development, Multifamily Property Management Leave a Comment

Smart home technology

Turning the lights on with a voice command, setting the thermostat to a comfy temperature before your afternoon commute, and even remotely feeding Fido a treat midday sounds like something out of an episode of The Jetsons. But the truth is, smart home technology is penetrating the housing market at an extraordinary rate.   Smart home tech isn’t just for … Read More

Build an Irresistible Outdoor Oasis for Your Residents This Summer

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Multifamily Building Development, Multifamily Property Management Leave a Comment

apartment pool

If you’re a reader of our blog, you know that multifamily renters love smart amenities that can be enjoyed year-round, like package lockers and keyless locks. However, the second Mother Nature lifts the blanket of winter, tenants start dreaming of lounging by the pool and barbeques under the sun. The arrival of summer is the perfect time to put the … Read More

19 Ways to Create Buzz Around Your Multifamily Development

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Multifamily Building Development, Multifamily Property Management Leave a Comment

People having conversation

When the conversation surrounding your new multifamily development is quiet enough to hear a pin drop, filling unit vacancies can become an uphill battle. To generate interest in your property, you need to get the public talking from the moment you decide to break ground. We scoured the internet and came up with some of the best tactics to ignite … Read More

Package Lockers + Multifamily Developments = Perfect Match

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Multifamily Building Development Leave a Comment

new apartment building

Package lockers are the cherry on top of any multifamily development. There are plenty of reasons to love package lockers, but these are a few of the biggest reasons why they’re popping up in multifamily facilities across the country: They save time on managing package deliveries They provide a desirable amenity for Millennial renters They reduce package theft There’s no … Read More

Don’t Fall Into These Common Property Development Traps

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Multifamily Building Development Leave a Comment

New Apartments

Property development is appealing to fearless entrepreneurs, and for good reason. With the possibility of making dramatic profits in short period of time, property development can be a lucrative and rewarding venture. However, one small misstep can derail a project, leading to enormous setbacks, and in some cases, financial ruin. While novices might be especially vulnerable to making mistakes, seasoned … Read More

Make Your Multifamily Development a Safe Haven for Future Renters

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Multifamily Building Development Leave a Comment

keyless lock

Every decision you make about your multifamily developments should have future renters in mind, and if there’s one thing renters want, it’s to feel safe at home. In fact, a massive 65% of Millennial renters said they would move out of an apartment if it lacked security. So even if you’re working on prime real estate in the heart of … Read More