PetScreening Names Brian Birdy as National Sales Manager, SMB

Posted by Mallory on Feb 19, 2020 10:05:00 AM

CHARLOTTE, NC — Feb 19, 2020: PetScreening, a first-of-its-kind screening platform that empowers property managers to outsource their pet risk assessment and assistance animal validation processes at no charge, today announced that Brian Birdy will be joining PetScreening as National Sales Manager, SMB.

Birdy, a licensed Real Estate Broker in Texas, Missouri, and Washington, started his property management career in his family business, Birdy Properties. Under Birdy, the 42-year old company grew from a one-man office with 50 doors to a business of 20 employees that manages over 2,000 single family properties. In 2018, Birdy served as the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®) National President, and his industry designations include Residential Management Professional (RMP®), Master Property Manager (MPM®), the Certified Residential Management Company (CRMC®) designation from NARPM®, and the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from IREM®. Additionally, he is an approved Property Management Instructor for the States of Texas, Florida, Washington, Utah, and NARPM®.

Birdy will be bringing his knowledge in property management along with his extensive experience in leadership and public speaking to PetScreening to further the company’s growth in the property management industry’s small and medium-sized business segment.

“Having used PetScreening as a property manager, I’m intimately familiar with the product and its benefits to property managers of any portfolio size,” says Birdy. “In the summer of 2017, my own company was one of the original six property management companies to start using PetScreening’s service. I truly believe in its mission to improve pet management and stop assistance animal fraud, and I look forward to expanding PetScreening throughout the rental housing industry.”

“Brian’s knowledge, enthusiasm and experience in the professional property management industry is unparalleled, making him a valuable asset to help lead and manage our SMB sales team.” says John Bradford, CEO of PetScreening. “We are very excited that he’s joining our Pack.”

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Responsible Pet Owners Month: Encourage Your Residents to Make a Positive Impact

Posted by Pat on Feb 12, 2020 12:15:00 PM

Being a responsible pet owner is undoubtedly a yearlong objective. But that doesn’t mean pet owners can’t occasionally take inventory of just how well they’re doing on the accountability scale.

February is Responsible Pet Owners Month, which creates a prime opportunity for community managers to encourage their residents to take part. Odds are your community is largely full of responsible pet owners, but even the most stellar of the bunch sometimes aren’t 100% compliant with your pet policies.

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Our Analysis of HUD’s New Assistance Animals Notice

Posted by John on Feb 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM

On January 28, 2020, HUD released the rental housing industry’s long anticipated updated Notice on assistance animals in housing accommodations.

PetScreening was notified directly by HUD’s Enforcement Office about the new Notice and commented that our service’s feedback played an important part in the development of the Notice. Our Pack truly appreciates the positive working relationship we have developed with HUD, and we believe this Notice is thoughtful and well-intended to all parties involved.

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PetScreening and First Communities Management Announce Partnership

Posted by David on Jan 28, 2020 11:01:00 AM

Screening Platform Introduced at over 200 Communities, 53,000 Apartment Homes

CHARLOTTE – Jan. 28, 2020 – PetScreening, a first-of-its-kind screening platform that empowers property managers to outsource their pet risk assessment and assistance animal validation processes at no charge, today announced it has partnered with First Communities Management to implement its platform at more than 53,000 apartment homes spanning over 200 communities.

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Pet Policy Keepers and Dumpers

Posted by Pat on Jan 20, 2020 9:45:00 AM

Like nearly everything in an increasingly digital world, rental pet policies are in need of a refresh. 

Many pet policies in the apartment world are outdated and based on logic from a previous era, when residents viewed pet-friendliness as a luxury rather than a prerequisite, and before advanced tech tools were available to make life easier for onsite teams.

Some pet policies are worth keeping while others should be dumped and can go the way of the dial-up modem. Here is a look at some of the primary examples from each side.

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Topics: pet policy

PetScreening and ZRS Management Announce Partnership

Posted by David on Jan 15, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Screening Platform Introduced at 150 Communities, 50,000 Apartment Homes 

PetScreening, a first-of-its-kind screening platform that empowers property managers to outsource their pet risk assessment and assistance animal validation processes at no charge, today announced it has partnered with ZRS Management to implement its platform at more than 50,000 apartment homes spanning 150 communities.  

ZRS Management is an Orlando, Florida-based third-party management company that oversees apartment communities in six states (Texas, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, Virginia and Maryland/Washington D.C.). ZRS Management piloted the PetScreening platform and the phased rollout started in early October.

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3 Steps To Take When A Resident Gets A New Pet

Posted by Mallory on Jan 13, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Surprise! You just discovered that one (or more) of your residents got a new pet over the holidays. While the image of a new puppy or kitten popping out of a gift box is undeniably adorable, a new, unreported pet means added liability for you as the housing provider and more responsibility for your residents to care for your rental property. 

How can you mitigate the risk that comes with housing this new pet and pet owner? A pet screening and auditing platform, like PetScreening, can help. To better understand how it can help gauge your risk and reduce your liability, take a look at these three ways to hold your residents more accountable in your rental properties now and well into the New Year.

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Topics: Property Management, Pet Screening

Use Case Spotlight: Removing Breed Restrictions with Rich Properties

Posted by John on Dec 4, 2019 12:15:00 PM

Rich Properties

For over a quarter century, Rich Properties has devoted itself to building a reputation as one of the most respected developers in the Southeast region. With a diverse portfolio of over 3,000 luxury apartment homes, town homes, and condominiums in several thriving markets, Rich Properties has become a trusted industry leader in South Florida and beyond.

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PetScreening Wins Top 10 Tech Startups to Watch at 2019 NC Tech Awards

Posted by Mallory on Dec 2, 2019 10:15:00 AM

PetScreening is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2019 winner of the Top 10 Tech Startups to Watch at the NC Tech Awards. Winners were recognized at the annual awards gala on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Raleigh Convention Center, presented in conjunction with title sponsor Cherry Bekaert. This year’s event was attended by more than 750 leaders from across the state.

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Appeasing the Anti-Pet and Pet-Free Resident

Posted by Pat on Nov 26, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Admittedly, pet owners can sometimes look through a narrow lens. Their pets are everything to them, and they often can’t fathom how anyone could see it differently.

But at a rental property, some residents are between pets, some choose not to own them and others simply don’t like them. Perhaps they experienced a dog bite when they were younger, have allergies to certain animals or have other reasons as to why they’d rather avoid them.

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Topics: Property Management