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Property management: the next 12 months

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It seems every other day someone will write about AI or VR as ‘the future of property management.’ While they rave breathlessly about agent-less inspections and facial recognition of the future, they miss the forest for the proverbial trees. The conditions for a colossal industry shake-up are already here. Exciting as robots and machine learning…

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The ultimate pre-holiday checklist for property managers

The Ultimate PM pre-holiday checklist

You made it. It’s almost time to go on holidays. If you’re logging off for the rest of the year pretty soon, make sure you’ve got these items ticked off your list first. So let’s get to it: The Ultimate Pre-Holiday Checklist for PMs—no matter which software you’re using. 1. Make sure you’ve rescheduled any routine…

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Australia’s new decryption legislation: what everyone should know

Decryption legislation - what you need to know

Australia’s new decryption legislation: another dent in our digital privacy and security New legislation intended to fight crime gives government agencies the power to invade Australians’ digital privacy, and opens data to attack by hackers. Imagine Apple secretly giving the federal police access to all your iMessages on your mobile phone. Imagine installing a WhatsApp…

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The Rental Arrears Workflow in Console Cloud

Rental Arrears Workflow

The property management revolution is here. That’s because the Rental Arrears Workflow has just been launched in Console Cloud. So let’s explain what the Rental Arrears Workflow does, and how it is going to deliver radical productivity gains for property managers.  You have probably heard of or used the term workflow before. At Console, we…

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The Lease Renewals Workflow in Console Cloud

The property management revolution is here. Workflows have just been launched in Console Cloud. In this article, we explain what the new lease renewals workflow does, and how it’s going to revolutionise property management. Let’s start by explaining what a workflow is, in the sense that we talk about them in Console Cloud. We’re guessing…

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Infographic: How property managers are using the Console App

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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

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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

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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

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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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