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Owner Held Security Deposit Scenario

Property Management Company Takes on New Property with an Existing Tenant The scenario is that a Property Manager acquired property that has a tenant in place and tenant’s Security Deposit had previously been paid to owner. Later in time, the tenant decides to move out. The owner is notified but office staff mistakenly only ask…
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Our mission and commitment to our clients.

We have been asked by you, our customers, about recent changes in our mission and related work to achieve our mission. In this regard, we gladly embrace transparency. Originally, our mission was to help clean and keep clean property management companies (PMC). Our mission has since evolved to not only continue this work, but also…
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Deposit Disposition Letters in AppFolio

Have you ever wanted to edit the disposition letter in AppFolio? Maybe you’d like to modify it so that there is not a phone number included. This can be done and here’s how: Navigate to the Reporting section and then select Letters from the subtask of menu items from the left side navigation panel. In…
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We Love Lauren!

Lauren Crosby is a valuable member of our team and we love her just as much as our valued client, Jesse Turner does. Would you like a free 30-minute consultation with Lauren to see how she can meet with YOUR expectations? We can make that happen. Contact us today at (281) 949-8755 or email us…
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Entity Distribution vs Property Distributions

Here’s a head’s up for something to watch out for in Property Management Trust Accounting software such as AppFolio. The scenario would be if you ever run a property negative (which definitely could happen) – because this is property-based accounting, it will actually draw the entity negative which results in an illegal commingling of funds.…
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Rent Credits to Tenants

Here are some commonly asked questions about Rent Credits to Tenants, “What GL account would I use for rent credits to a tenant?”; “Would we use an other GL account?”; and “Does it matter whether this is set up as an expense versus income?” These are good questions. Tenant credits need to be accounted for…
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Non-Sufficient Funds Payments from Tenants

Here’s a scenario in which the Tenant has bounced payments more than once and you no longer want to allow this to continue. What are the Property Manager’s options? To start, it is important to consider that most property managers prefer that payments are made electronically. This saves time and virtually eliminates the possibility of…
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Testimonial — APM Help Allows Property Managers to Feel Safe

APM Help wants you to feel safe too. Get expert property management accounting services, and get your books clean. Call (281) 949-8755 or e-mail info@APMHelp.com today for a free 30-minute consultation. We also welcome you to comment below with any questions that you may have as well.

The Future is NOW. The Future for an Owner Operator Property Management Company is Grant Wierson.

Grant was born and raised in Urbandale, Iowa. He has an older brother that is a scientist, the father is an accountant and mother is a homemaker. Grant has always been passionate about Real Estate, some of which has probably been a result of seeing big beautiful homes while on vacation to the Lake of…
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Lauren is Original!

Lauren Crosby was a big part of the beginning of the APM Help Team. First there was Taylor to come up with the idea of a “team” and then there was Lauren. How Did She Become Involved with AppFolio? Lauren began her initial experience with AppFolio at the Dallas office of AppFolio in the customer…
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