2022 Wrapped: A Year of Innovation & Incredible Partnerships
2022 Wrapped: A Year of Innovation & Incredible Partnerships Team Obligo

As the year wraps, we want to thank all of our amazing partners for an exceptional 2022! Let’s take a look back at some insights and milestones worth sharing.  Partner… Read More

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Piecing Together the Proptech Puzzle: Insights from Property Management Companies
Piecing Together the Proptech Puzzle: Insights from Property Management Companies Cyan Zhong

Real estate technology is advancing rapidly. New products promising to make lives easier for property managers emerge all the time. It can be hard to keep up, so we invited… Read More

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3 Budget Season Tips for Property Managers to Start Strong in 2023
3 Budget Season Tips for Property Managers to Start Strong in 2023 Team Obligo

The holiday season is at hand — and with it, budget and planning season. With the end of the year rapidly approaching, property managers are currently busy mapping out initiatives… Read More

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The Art of Owner Communication: 4 Property Managers Share Their Advice
The Art of Owner Communication: 4 Property Managers Share Their Advice Cyan Zhong

In residential real estate, the relationship between property managers and their owners is an important one to nurture. Here at Obligo, we love insights gained from real-world experiences, so we… Read More

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For A Truly Paperless Rental Flow, Cashier’s Checks & Money Orders Need to Go
For A Truly Paperless Rental Flow, Cashier’s Checks & Money Orders Need to Go Cyan Zhong

Property management softwares often promise a paperless solution — manage move-ins and move-outs on the go, handle electronic payments, and more. But in 2022, property managers are still sending renters… Read More

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How 5 Star Property Management Provides A Better Resident Experience with Integrated Deposit-Free Living
How 5 Star Property Management Provides A Better Resident Experience with Integrated Deposit-Free Living Team Obligo

Obligo’s integration with Buildium enabled 5 Star Property Management to implement the deposit-free living solution with ease. “It has been a really positive experience for us. We always want to… Read More

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How to Boost Your Property’s Net Operating Income (NOI) with Deposit-Free Renting
How to Boost Your Property’s Net Operating Income (NOI) with Deposit-Free Renting Cyan Zhong

NOI, or net operating income, is an essential metric to evaluate how profitable a given property is. A high NOI usually indicates that the property is efficiently operated and will… Read More

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How RPM® Triad Streamlines Move-In Payments & Fills Vacancies Faster with Obligo
How RPM® Triad Streamlines Move-In Payments & Fills Vacancies Faster with Obligo Team Obligo

See how Obligo’s deposit-free solution helped Real Property Management® Triad save 15 hours per week on deposit admin and speed up the leasing process by 4 days per resident.

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Avoid High Unit Turnover Cost: Incentivize Lease Renewals with Deposit-Free Living
Avoid High Unit Turnover Cost: Incentivize Lease Renewals with Deposit-Free Living Cyan Zhong

The peak rental season is here, and so begin the lease renewal negotiations between property managers and residents. Even in today’s rental market, where filling units quickly is not the… Read More

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Are Security Deposits the Best Way to Limit the Losses From a Bad Renter?
Are Security Deposits the Best Way to Limit the Losses From a Bad Renter? Team Obligo

Originally written by Emily Gallagher and published in Propmodo. Years ago, on the heels of the 2008 housing crisis, Omri Dor bought a single-family home with the intent of renting… Read More

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Top 5 Property Management Challenges Solved By Deposit-Free Living
Top 5 Property Management Challenges Solved By Deposit-Free Living Cyan Zhong

A property manager wears many hats. Filling vacant units, collecting payments, communicating with residents, processing move-outs, and implementing new technology solutions are just a handful of the day-to-day responsibilities. Ultimately,… Read More

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9 Key Questions to Ask Before Implementing a Deposit-Free Renting Solution
9 Key Questions to Ask Before Implementing a Deposit-Free Renting Solution Cyan Zhong

In rental housing, security deposits have long been the preferred way to protect property owners from damage and other losses. But as property management operations become highly automated, security deposits… Read More

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How Property Managers Can Improve Renter Communication In A Proptech Boom
How Property Managers Can Improve Renter Communication In A Proptech Boom Roey Dor

This article was originally published in the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal.  Property management companies are facing increased pressure to streamline processes and adapt with the latest technologies. It’s only a… Read More

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Overheard on the Conference Floor: The Importance of Proptech, Integrations & Resident Experience
Overheard on the Conference Floor: The Importance of Proptech, Integrations & Resident Experience Reilly Hanlin

In-person conferences are back! In February and March, members of the Obligo team traveled throughout California to Nashville, hearing from industry experts and absorbing valuable insights along the way.  The… Read More

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Refunding Security Deposits to Roommates: It Doesn’t Have to Be A Nightmare
Refunding Security Deposits to Roommates: It Doesn’t Have to Be A Nightmare Cyan Zhong

One of the most essential components of rental housing is having roommates. In 2016-2017, one in three adults in America still lived with roommates, or in doubled-up households. That percentage… Read More

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The Most Frequent Renter Complaint: Slow Security Deposit Refunds
The Most Frequent Renter Complaint: Slow Security Deposit Refunds Cyan Zhong

Tolstoy wrote: ”Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”  This line certainly rings true in today’s rental market as well: Happy renters are… Read More

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Obligo Launches Lease Renewal Incentive Program
Obligo Launches Lease Renewal Incentive Program Team Obligo

We are pleased to announce the launch of our lease renewal incentive program, designed for residential landlords to increase retention rates, minimize the cost of concessions and provide renters with… Read More

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“The Property Management Brainstorm” Podcast: Episode 39
“The Property Management Brainstorm” Podcast: Episode 39 Team Obligo

As a landlord or property manager, have you ever wondered what it would be like to rid yourself of the need for security deposits? On Episode 39 of Bob Preston‘s “The… Read More

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COVID-19 Guide: What Is Remote Leasing & Is It Here To Stay?
COVID-19 Guide: What Is Remote Leasing & Is It Here To Stay? Team Obligo

If you were looking for an apartment 3 months ago, you would not have been able to go through the entire process without meeting a broker or visiting a leasing… Read More

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COVID-19 Guide: Release deposits for rent, while maintaining security
COVID-19 Guide: Release deposits for rent, while maintaining security Team Obligo

As the coronavirus continues to keep people in their homes, uncertainty grows. Millions of renters are unable to pay rent, due to being furloughed or laid off. Even those still… Read More

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The 14-Day Deposit Refund Rule: How New Rent Laws in New York Affect Security Deposits
The 14-Day Deposit Refund Rule: How New Rent Laws in New York Affect Security Deposits Omri Dor

Real estate professionals all over New York State are still coming to grips with the full extent of this change. The most glaring changes have to do with a landlord’s… Read More

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