The Value of a Pet Audit in Rental Housing

Posted by Pat on Aug 5, 2019 1:57:31 PM

As the community manager at a 322-unit midrise in Atlanta, Jenny had a hunch that a few pets had come in to the property under their radar.

What Jenny and her team discovered was a definite eye-opener. Their door-to-door audit revealed residents had accumulated 36 unauthorized pets, meaning those that weren’t properly registered with the community. That underscored her management company’s desire for a more comprehensive platform to keep tabs on pet activity.

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Topics: pet policy

3 Takeaways from RealPage’s RealWorld 2019 Session: “Unleash Your Pet Policies”

Posted by Mallory on Aug 1, 2019 11:59:00 AM

On July 21-23, 2019, RealPage® hosted RealWorld 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, FL and welcomed property management executives and real estate investment professionals from across the nation. Attendees with backgrounds in IT, leasing, marketing, operations, finance, accounting and asset management came for the latest product innovations, industry trends and networking opportunities and went home with new ideas, connections and education credits.

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Topics: pet policy

A Pet Policy Makeover: Ensure Residents Know and Follow Your Pet Policies

Posted by Pat on Apr 9, 2019 11:00:00 AM

It happens time and time again, and the reasons given are common: “I didn’t know.” Or: “Nobody told me I couldn’t do this.”

Residents will often move into a community without a pet, but they may adopt one or have a friend or relative visit with a pet. Some may even start a pet-sitting business in their living rooms. On most occasions, they do not notify the community of these new pet-related developments. Naturally, this creates a risk for the community, especially if those pets have a history of barking, running off leash or even violent behavior.

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Topics: pet policy