Infographic: How property managers are using the Console App

Infographic: How people use console app for console cloud | blog | technology

The Console App In April this year, we released our first app. Built to integrate with Console Cloud, the app schedules and records inspections from your smartphone. The app then talks to Console Cloud, and uploads that information live to your records. That’s the beauty of cloud-based property management software: instant information transfers. Besides transferring…

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Clean desk, clear mind: how your agency can go paperless

Clean desk, clear mind: how to go paperless

Clean desk, clear mind You’ve heard this advice before: go paperless. You have probably also heard the reasons why. To go paperless means instant cost savings, conservation of space, and less time spent looking for files. It’s a win for data security too, with the right protections in place. Digital files are harder to steal,…

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Cloud software explained, in plain English

cloud computing Cloud software explained in plain english

Still foggy on what cloud computing actually means? Here’s the definitive guide to what it means to be in the cloud, and why it’s such a big deal. Cloud software is… Cloud software is any software that lives on the internet. Instead of downloading a copy of a program (as you might with say, Microsoft…

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Facebook Pixel for absolute beginners


Have you ever wondered how that pair of shoes you viewed online starts following you around on Facebook for weeks after you left the site? The answer is Facebook Pixel. We’re going to show you why it’s a great tool for real estate agencies, and where to go to get yours set up. Let’s assume…

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4 Real estate website trends to watch


We love beautiful web design. After all, it’s what our WebChoice designers do for a living. To stay ahead of the competition, we’re always looking out for real estate websites that inspire, awe and (occasionally) entertain us. This is what we’ve seen so far this year. 1. Smarter mobile websites As of March 26 this…

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Change property owner details without duplicating entries


It’s common enough for a rental property in your portfolio to be sold to a new owner, and of course it’s great news when they decide to keep managing it through your business. Hooray—you’re not losing money. The difficulty with a change in ownership, of course, arrives at the moment you record that change. Here…

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5 Productivity hacks to live by this financial year


New financial year, new you. If you’re a property manager looking for ways to boost your productivity and bottom line this financial year, we’ve got you covered. Let’s begin with a hard truth: Just say no is unhelpful advice. Chances are, you’ve already heard of its managerial equivalent, also known as ‘Just don’t check your emails,’ or ‘Just don’t…

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7 Signs it’s time to refresh your website


If you suspect your agency’s website might not be bringing in as much business as it should, you’re probably right. It’s been drummed into us for at least the last 15 years: the purpose of a real estate agency’s website is to get more business. For a website to do this, it has to be easy…

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Trust receipting: how much time spent is too much?

Trust receipting

Receipting trust money–particularly tenant’s rent payments–is one of those regular but unavoidable tasks that simply must be done. But how much time does your business spend on trust receipting each day? Do you spend fifteen minutes? Thirty minutes? More than an hour? If you are spending more than five minutes on trust receipting, then we…

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