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Home / Resources / 5 Pesky Property Management Tasks That Can Be Automated

5 Pesky Property Management Tasks That Can Be Automated

in Multifamily Property Management

Property manager: a small job title that encompasses an endless list of responsibilities and daily tasks. With a complex job like property management, it’s only natural to look for ways to increase efficiency in your daily workflow. Luckily, some of the more tedious and time-consuming tasks can be automated with a little help from property management software, package management systems, … Read More

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Home / Resources / Why Property Managers Need to be Concerned with Last Mile Logistics

Why Property Managers Need to be Concerned with Last Mile Logistics

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Say you order something from an online store. Once your order is received, the staff at a warehouse finds the item you ordered, packages up the goods, and puts it on a truck en route to a central distribution center. It’s only after the package is placed into a vehicle for delivery to the final destination that it enters the … Read More

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Home / Resources / Apartment Amenities You’re Guaranteed to Notice in 2018

Apartment Amenities You’re Guaranteed to Notice in 2018

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Swimming pools and treadmills aren’t enough to attract desirable tenants anymore. With so many young people choosing to rent over buying a house, multifamily building owners will have to step up their game. Amenities that will gain more popularity over the next few years will focus on technology, security, and a sense of community, so don’t be surprised if you … Read More

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Home / Resources / What Millennials Look for Before Signing a Lease

What Millennials Look for Before Signing a Lease

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Rental housing is big business right now. According to Pew Research, more U.S. households are renting now than they have at any point in the past 50 years… and Millennials have a lot to do with it. A staggering 65% of Americans under the age of 35 are renters. But the days of renting an apartment just as a cheaper … Read More

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Home / Resources / Renters Are Ready for Meal Kit Delivery, But Is Your Building?

Renters Are Ready for Meal Kit Delivery, But Is Your Building?

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The meal kit industry is booming. In fact, the meal kit industry’s revenue is projected to grow to over $10 billion in 2020 according to Statista. With that kind of rapid growth, you’ll undoubtedly be seeing HelloFresh and Blue Apron packages show up in your mailroom more frequently. And here’s the thing: no facility that caters to a younger demographic … Read More

Home / Resources / Success Story: University of Nevada Las Vegas

Success Story: University of Nevada Las Vegas

in Installations, Package Management Systems, Student Housing Management

When’s the last time you were able to give your student workers an immediate raise? That’s exactly what happened at the University of Nevada Las Vegas after they installed Smiota’s package delivery system in their residence halls. Streamlining their package management system doesn’t just save UNLV money. It saves their residence hall staff time, too, so they can focus on … Read More

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Home / Resources / Student Housing Upgrades Guaranteed to Impress (Without Breaking the Bank)

Student Housing Upgrades Guaranteed to Impress (Without Breaking the Bank)

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Your incoming freshmen might be dreaming of living in luxury. But unless you have a bottomless pocketbook, chances are installing a swimming pool in the courtyard or supplying Tempur-Pedic mattresses for all isn’t high on the priority list. Room and board can cost students upwards of $9,000 per year at a public university. And often the amenities just don’t match … Read More

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Home / Resources / 7 Things to Look for in a Package Management System

7 Things to Look for in a Package Management System

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You’ve decided to automate your package delivery to handle your mailroom chaos. Excellent choice. Now it’s time to choose which system is right for you. You’ll probably be meeting with several sales reps, so we put together this article as a quick read on some things to look for as you learn about the different package management systems available. Take … Read More

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Home / Resources / Why Choose Smiota Package Management System?

Why Choose Smiota Package Management System?

in Installations, Mailroom Software, Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems, Student Housing Management

So, you’ve decided to automate the package management process at your building. Excellent decision — your staff and your residents will thank you for it! Package management systems are relatively new, so there aren’t a large number of options, but there are a few. Here, we identify some of the features (and red flags) to look for when assessing package … Read More

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Home / Resources / Smiota Refrigerated Package Lockers Featured in Multihousing Pro

Smiota Refrigerated Package Lockers Featured in Multihousing Pro

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Fresh meal kit delivery services like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh have been growing in popularity over the past few years, posing considerable challenges for apartment managers and other multifamily communities. To keep up with the meal kit and grocery delivery trend, property managers and developers are starting to install refrigerated package lockers. Not only do refrigerated lockers this keep food … Read More