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Product Updates

June 14, 2017

New! Create Yardi Work Orders Instantly with HappyCo

Your staff can now automatically initiate work orders during inspections with the new HappyCo Work Orders Integration for Yardi Voyager so you can manage necessary repairs instantly from anywhere...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

June 14, 2017

Reduce Turn Time, Costs and Complaints: What Every Student Housing Operator Needs To Know About Using Software to Manage Turn

When you’re turning 10,000 beds, mobile inspections with real-time turn boards can eliminate thousands of hours of labor, reduce resident disputes and raise your damage recoveries, but how do you choose the best tool?...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

June 6, 2017

You Need Mobile Inspection Software. Here’s How to Choose

Moving from paper processes to mobile inspection software can boost your portfolio’s operational excellence, efficiency and resident relations — but what should you look for in a solution?...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

May 19, 2017

Why Enterprise Software Should Be More Like A Video Game

Learn Why Great Software Design is Critical for Enterprise-Wide Adoption in this Q&A with Jindou Lee, CEO of HappyCo...

Ben Chadwell

Product Updates

May 4, 2017

Seamless Workflows & Reporting with the New Happy API

Easily integrate the data you collect in HappyCo into corporate applications and databases for seamless workflows and reporting…

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

April 20, 2017

Hurricane Preparedness: Why The Cloud is Your Friend

Keeping property-level inspection records backed up to the Cloud can get you a fair payout in the aftermath of a major storm...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

April 5, 2017

The Costly Myth of “Passive” Real Estate Investments

Why Real-Time Operations are your key to preventing lapses in Quality Assurance that lead to huge legal settlements...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

March 24, 2017

Prepping Your Pools & Spas for Prime Time

In the joyful rush of pool season, properly inspecting for health & safety keeps your residents’ favorite amenities open for fun in the sun...

Ben Chadwell

Product Updates

March 23, 2017

Digital Signatures for Android are Here

Authorize reports and solidify documentation records with the new Digital Signatures feature for Android...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

March 10, 2017

''How Could This Have Happened?'' Why You Won't Notice The Warning Signs Before A Fire At Your Apartment

95,000 U.S. Apartments caught fire in 2015. Avert disaster with Real-Time Operations...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

March 3, 2017

Why Bedbugs Will Cost You Millions (And How to Ensure They Don’t)

Exterminate both pests and lawsuits with a mobile inspection platform, and rest easy knowing your apartment communities are living up to your quality standards...

Ben Chadwell

Events

January 27, 2017

Immediate Jeopardy Webinar for Senior Living Feb 16

Learn how to avoid CMS CoP compliance issues so you can protect your residents, reputation and reimbursements in this free webinar...

Ben Chadwell

Product Updates

November 22, 2016

Now you can upload photos on the web with Happy Manage!

With the latest update to Happy Manage you can upload your inspection photos right on the web — your control center for operations is now even better!

Ben Chadwell

Product Updates

October 20, 2016

Get Improved Reports with Happy Inspector 1.5.0 for Android and Better Photo Sync with 3.11 for iOS

Happy Inspector 1.5.0 for Android makes it a snap to add Report customizations. 3.11 for iOS gets your photos uploading quickly. Learn about both updates...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

October 6th, 2016

The Consequences of Immediate Jeopardy

Getting terminated from Medicare & Medicaid is damaging enough, but the consequences of Immediate Jeopardy reach far beyond these two programs...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

September 30, 2016

Navigating and Averting Negligence in Slip and Fall

Find out how property owners and their insurers can best minimize their risk in this special report...

Ben Chadwell

Product Updates

September 29, 2016

It’s Here! Introducing Web Inspection Editing and Report Creation with Happy Manage!

Many of you have been asking us to add inspection editing and report creation to Happy Manage, our web control center. Today, we’re excited to announce we’ve updated Manage with those features!!

Ben Chadwell

Events

September 27, 2016

Tomorrow! Meet HappyCo at NMHC Student Housing Conference — Booth 321

Drop by Booth 321 tomorrow at the NMHC Student Housing Conference in New Orleans to chat with Ray, Sabrina and Mike about how you can realize up to 80% time savings when you’re turning thousands of beds!

Ben Chadwell

Events

September 27, 2016

Tomorrow! Meet HappyCo at Franchise Leadership & Development Conference — Booth 23

Drop by Booth 23 tomorrow at FLDC in Atlanta to chat with Jindou and Sean about how you can increase your brand compliance by 46%! Plus, take home one of our famous t-shirts!

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

September 21, 2016

What Every Senior Living Provider Should Know About CMS Immediate Jeopardy

Even the most well-run assisted living facilities, nursing homes and other senior living providers can get blindsided by Immediate Jeopardy. But what is it?...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

August 5, 2016

Minimizing Bad Buzz and Improving Ops with BI

Learn how business intelligence tools can help you cut customer complaints by more than 50%...

Jennifer Tyson

Industry Insights

August 1, 2016

Why Business Intelligence Matters to Restaurants

What is BI and how can it give you the visibility you need to address issues immediately before they become negative customer reviews?...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

July 29, 2016

Putting a Price on Commercial Property

Determining the value of a property can become a lengthy and contentious process. In order to pinpoint the best price for a property, mortgage originators are now taking advantage of inspection technology to capture data with speed and ease...

Ben Chadwell

Product Updates

June 28, 2016

Happy Inspector 1.3.0 for Android

For Happy Inspector 1.3.0 for Android we’ve listened to your feedback and squashed bugs from camera issues to problems creating reports. Shape up your Happy Inspector experience with Version 1.3.0 for Android...

Jennifer Tyson

Product Updates

June 15, 2016

Faster inspections and sharper reports with Happy Inspector 3.10 for iOS

For Happy Inspector 3.10 for iOS we’ve listened to your feedback and implemented several interface improvements to speed up your inspection workflow, spiff up your reports and boost photo upload. Plus there’s lots of performance improvements under the hood...

Jennifer Tyson

Events

February 12, 2016

Feb 24 Webinar with Buildium: Severe Weather Prep and Recovery

Weather maintenance emergencies are at the top of most property management companies’ lists of nightmare scenarios. Whether it is protecting against an oncoming hurricane, sweltering in a heat wave...

Brittney Hodson

In the News

February 5, 2016

HappyCo & Buildium Offer Multifamily Industry's 1ST Integrated PROPERTY INSPECTIONS Solution

HappyCo is excited to announce that we have partnered with Buildium to offer the multifamily industry’s first integrated property inspections solution! Buildium customers can now complete all inspection actions in the Happy Inspector app...

Brittney Hodson

Industry Insights

January 19, 2016

Can You Picture This? How Residential Property Managers Can Save Time and Money

Despite major advances in technology in the last 15 years, photographs are still an afterthought when it comes to most property inspections. Sure, inspectors can pull out their mobile phones and take shots of stained carpets and frayed curtains, but...

Brittney Hodson

Tech Talk

January 18, 2016

How to Introduce BI to Newbies

In October 2015, HappyCo released its very own business intelligence tool, Happy BI. Our CEO, Jindou Lee, a former real estate investor, has a keen understanding about why every real estate and property management company needs to have a BI tool...

Brittney Hodson

Product Updates

December 22, 2015

A Gift for You—Happy Inspector 3.9.1!

To close out 2015 and celebrate the holidays with cheer, we’ve overhauled report formatting in Happy Inspector 3.9.1. Update through the App Store today, and the Force will be with you in 2016...

Brittney Hodson

Product Updates

November 11, 2015

Templates, Templates, and More Inspection Templates!

With all of the new features that we've been releasing lately, we've made sure to focus on the basics, the starting point for all of our users—templates! Since an inspection template is the core of being able to complete an inspection...

Brittney Hodson

In the News

November 10, 2015

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Equity Residential To Deploy HappyCo

November 10, 2015 marks a very special day for HappyCo, as today is the official release day of Equity Residential's unveiling of their multi-year deal to deploy HappyCo's suite of inspection tools to their nearly 500 property managers...

Brittney Hodson

Product Updates

October 29, 2015

Happy Inspector for Android!

We want everyone to be Happy Inspectors, not just iOS users! Which is why our engineers have been working extremely hard to get Happy Inspector ready for Android tablets and smartphones...

Brittney Hodson

Product Updates

October 23, 2015

Happy Inspector Feature Release: Scoring!

Wouldn't it be nice, if when doing an inspection, you could somehow tally up points for items whether they were in good or poor condition, or even give items monetary values, so that at the end of a walkthrough you knew immediately the charges a tenant or guest owes...

Brittney Hodson

Product Updates

October 22, 2015

Don't Just File Away Your Data — Use It with HappyCo's New Business Intelligence Tool

So, you've been gathering data about your properties, units, restaurants, rooms, shops, equipment, or whatever else it is that you manage... inspectors have been documenting everything that is in great condition, what needs minor repairs, and what is completely broken...

Brittney Hodson

Industry Insights

September 22, 2015

As the Property Turns: Helping you maximize the efficiency of planning and executing student housing turnover

Every June through September, when students vacate their housing locations, property managers scramble to execute quick transitions. What’s the best way to minimize delays and maximize efficiency...

Kathleen Smith

Industry Insights

September 21, 2015

Getting Your Vacation Rental Property Portfolio Ready For Autumn

If the emergence of pumpkin-spice everything is any indication, summer is breathing its last toasty warm breaths and the cooler days of autumn are moving in. For property managers, this means that the bustling summer vacation season is drawing to a close...

Kathleen Smith

Product Updates

September 18, 2015

A Happier Inspector—Upcoming Additions and Fixes

Here at HappyCo, we are always busy listening to customer feedback and engineering new ways to improve Happy Inspector based on the feedback we get. We are happy to announce that there are some BIG changes in the works...

Brittney Hodson

Industry Insights

September 17, 2015

Follow These Simple Steps To Construction Worksite Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that, on any given day, nearly 6.5 million people are at work at more than a quarter of a million construction sites across the United States. Unfortunately, those same people are at the highest risk...

Kathleen Smith

Industry Insights

September 15, 2015

The Most Productive Communication Practices For Managing Student Residents (and their parents!)

Communication is the most important aspect of what we do as property managers. Managing student housing units can prove to be one of the most challenging work conditions as we not only have to deal with our tenants...

Kathleen Smith

Industry Insights

September 10, 2015

How To Hack Your Turnover: Tips To Make Turnover Faster & Easier Than Ever Before

It’s no secret that managing expirations and planning in advance will make for a smoother transition at turnover. While having a clear strategy will help you to meet the industry standard of three days, it isn’t always easy...

Kathleen Smith

Tech Talk

September 8, 2015

[eBook] A Property Manager's Ultimate Guide To Technology

There's a lot happening with technology today and it's getting harder by the day to keep up, especially in an industry as fast-paced as property management. Our new eBook, A Property Manager's Ultimate Guide To Technology, will help get you caught up to speed...

Kathleen Smith

Product Updates

September 2, 2015

Updates to Happy Inspector - Create templates, eSign, dashboard and more!

There has been a lot of updates and improvements to the Happy Inspector product in the past 4 months. We wanted to share with you a summary of the key updates...

Matthew Ho

Industry Insights

September 1, 2015

El Niño Is Coming, Is Your Property Ready?

What will El Niño mean for property management professionals? This blog post will give you all of the information you need to make sure your property is ready for this year's weather phenomenon and includes a free checklist, too...

Kathleen Smith

Tech Talk

August 27, 2015

Make Inspector Gadget Jealous With These Tech Tools for Property Managers

WegoWise utility management platform, DropCam wifi-enabled video , Kevo by Kwikset Bluetooth powered lock system, PackageLog parcel management, Tile Asset-Location Technology...

Kathleen Smith

Industry Insights

August 25, 2015

The Proof Is In The Pixels: How Digital Photos Can Alleviate Move-Out Disputes

An apartment inspector’s task list for each move-out is formidable, time-consuming, and must be completed on a tight deadline. However, new technologies are making it easier for inspectors and property managers to gather the information they need...

Kathleen Smith

Tech Talk

August 20, 2015

6 Mobile Apps Every Property Manager Should Know About

Property management pros, residents and even future tenants are relying on mobile technology more now than ever before. If your property management business is not utilizing the latest mobile apps, they may move on to a company that is...

Kathleen Smith

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