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Tis’ The Season for 1099s

It’s nearly tax season, but that doesn’t have to equal stressful, sleepless nights of preparation. AppFolio simplifies the 1099 process, making it possible to submit your documents to the IRS in an accurate and timely fashion. Learn more on tax preparation in today’s blog!

You’ve Switched to Propertyware or AppFolio – Now What?

The switch from a software you’ve been using for years to a newer software can be exciting and challenging. It is important to familiarize yourself as soon as possible, which means training! Today, we dive into some of the available resources to help you and your team become comfortable with AppFolio or Propertyware. Those Post-Switch…
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No Tricks, Just Treats

This Halloween, APM Help is handing out all treats, no tricks! Our mission is to help our clients clean up their books, and then keep those books clean. No disguises, no masks, no gimmicks. Treat yourself, and learn more about how our company can help you get back on the broom.  The Candy of the…
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Stand Apart From The Rest

The Property Management industry is full of competition, giving potential renters numerous options at their fingertips. It’s important to know what they are looking for so that you can accommodate them and separate yourself from the guys next door. It’s not just the shiny countertops, updated fixtures, and clean carpeting that we’re talking about here…

A Bookkeeper’s Code of Ethics

I am not required to do continuing education but I do it. I continue my education to be the best in my field I study with no intrinsic value. I give away examples of my expertise. I strive to be the smartest person in the room. I acknowledge myself as the smartest person in the…
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Reconcile Your Bank Accounts

I know for a fact that there are companies that do not do monthly reconciliations. Property Managers don’t recognize the importance of reconciling their bank trust accounts. To think about reconciling your bank accounts, you’ll think about a 3-way reconciliation. It is an audit requirement to reconcile your bank trust accounts in many states. A…
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The Property Management Maintenance Professionals

The Electrician Conspiracy Theory In this “real-life situation” our tenant is unhappy due to a blown fuse box. She refuses to believe that its because of everything plugged into the same power bar. The tenant thinks its all a conspiracy from the electrician but a good property management professional can help her reason this all…
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Keep Bookkeeping Simple

How can you keep bookkeeping simple when you may not know how to do bookkeeping? Simply just take the time and do it. Avoid the rabbit holes. Part of the human condition is allowing conflict instead of to keep things simple so that we can stay focused enough to get things accomplished. While collaborating there…
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A Viable Property Management Maintenance Solution

I met Keri Picciolo today of Palomar Property Services to find out more about what led her to finding a viable property management maintenance solution. You can read more about this company at PalomarPropertyServices. I was interested to learn that Palomar Property Services Property Management was founded in 2008 by its founder John Vogel. Keri…
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Accounting for a Tenant’s Bad Debt in AppFolio

A tenant has moved out leaving a $400 balance of bad debt on their tenant ledger. The property manager feels that she will never see payment for the $400 balance. She is not sure what to do with a tenant’s bad debt.