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Here you can find helpful tips and tricks for AppFolio, Buildium, and Propertyware as well as general Property Management Industry tips. Please reach out to us if you are unable to find the answer to your question - we are always looking to expand our knowledge base!

Managing vacation rentals in AppFolioManaging vacation rentals in AppFolio

Have you noticed the new property type? That’s right, AppFolio has officially added “Vacation” as a property type. But what features does that add? What does that mean for managing your vacation rentals in AppFolio? APM Help took a look at the new property type and worked with some of our clients to see what…

AppFolio: Am I overstating income on my 1099-MISCs?AppFolio: Am I overstating income on my 1099-MISCs?

January is a stressful time of year, mainly due to taxes. If you’re in the world of property management, you are most likely worried about the accuracy of your 1099-MISCs and NECs. There are a lot of things that need to be reviewed before you finalize your 1099s, one of those things being prepaid rent.…

AppFolio: 5 Key tools you may not be usingAppFolio: 5 Key tools you may not be using

AppFolio has a wide variety of features and functions available to you, which can be overwhelming at times. As an AppFolio expert, I’ve explored every nook and cranny of the software and used this knowledge to compile a list. It includes the most useful tools that AppFolio offers that you may not be familiar with,…

What does APM Help do, exactly?What does APM Help do, exactly?

Well, I am glad you asked! In short, APM Help is a fully remote, full-service bookkeeping company that specializes in AppFolio, Buildium, and Propertyware (for now). Our team is made up of accountants, software experts, artists, dog lovers, musicians, and more! We are real people, just like you and your team. We know that it…

The mysterious drain clogThe mysterious drain clog

Did I get your attention? Good. We wanted to share some of the of wildest maintenance stories that are from real Fyxed Maintenance clients. If you have your own crazy stories you’d like to share then leave a comment below – we’d love to hear them! What’s in the pipes? Management of Apartment Complexes is…

How to file 1099s in Property ManagementHow to file 1099s in Property Management

It’s that time of year again! It’s time for 1099s for property managers. I’m not talking about Christmas or New Years. Something far less exciting but a necessary part of the property management industry. It’s 1099 season. Every year as the Jan 31st deadline approaches we get dozens of emails and calls from panicked clients,…

How to Keep Your Owners Happy Using the Trust Account Balance Report in AppFolioHow to Keep Your Owners Happy Using the Trust Account Balance Report in AppFolio

Don’t get caught up in the web of negative property balances. Run your Trust Account Balance monthly to avoid commingling of funds and upset owners. Find out how in today’s blog!

AppFolio: How To Avoid Issues On Your Diagnostics ReportAppFolio: How To Avoid Issues On Your Diagnostics Report

The Financial Diagnostics report is one of the most useful tools in AppFolio, however, most people don’t know that it exists. For those of you who do know what it is, do you know how to make the corrections properly? Some of you do, but most people make “bandaid entries” like non-cash Journal Entries or…

"I could tell that AppFolio was a complete disaster when I started..." Client Spotlight: Danny with Majerle"I could tell that AppFolio was a complete disaster when I started..." Client Spotlight: Danny with Majerle

This week we are talking with Danny from Majerle Management, Inc. He is an APM Help consulting client who agreed to speak to us about his experiences as a property manager using AppFolio. The Ice Breakers APM: What first brought you to APM Help? Danny: I could tell that AppFolio was a complete disaster when…

How To Make Accurate Owner PaymentsHow To Make Accurate Owner Payments

Happy owners is something that just about every property management company worries about. In an ideal world, your owners would never be paid too much or too little, they would be paid “just right”. In today’s blog, we are going to explore reports and work flows that will make your owners Goldilocks-happy. Check Your Owner…