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Industry Insights

November 11, 2019

Multifamily’s Missing Link: Execs Discuss
Gap Between Due Diligence Data, Work Orders

From unit walks to marketing signage, attention to detail is a must during multifamily transitions. Yet, industry execs tell HappyCo even their most organized teams struggle with a major gap in multifamily tech: the link between Due Diligence data and work orders. Here’s why...

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

November 4, 2019

Fire Safety in a Digital Age:
How Inspections Can Help Prevent Disaster

Burning more than 77,000 acres in Northern California, the Kincade Fire has disrupted everyday life for countless people in the region. With fire safety in the spotlight, HappyCo covers best practices for preventative inspections.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

October 24, 2019

Ensuring Safety is a Top Priority:
Best Practices for Your Communities

While views and amenities are certainly appealing to today’s renters, security remains a major priority for them. HappyCo shares best practices to keep multifamily communities safe.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

September 30, 2019

Managing Your Online Image in Multifamily:
How to Turn the Tide of Negative Reviews

Feeling burned by a bad review about one of your communities? It’s time to change the narrative. HappyCo explores the most effective approaches to online antagonism, revealing a range of ways multifamily operators can take the sting out of scathing reviews.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

September 25, 2019

The Minds Behind Multifamily Repairs:
How to Hire, Retain, and Empower Techs

Facing tempting construction jobs and an ever-changing software scene, maintenance techs are the multifamily workers to invest in — before it’s too late. HappyCo shares the best strategies to hire, retain, and empower the minds behind multifamily repairs.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

September 18, 2019

Heavy Rains, Heavy Costs: Unraveling
Flood Insurance Trends and Challenges

One trillion dollars. That’s the cost of flood-related damage to homes and businesses since 1980, according to Curbed. With climate change driving the rise of disastrous storms, it’s time multifamily lenders, owners, and operators understand the complicated world of flood insurance. HappyCo explains.

Glennis Markison

Product Updates

September 12, 2019

New Happy Manage Updates: Scheduling, Assignments, Dashboards, and More

Learn how the latest Happy Manage updates provide the compliance, accountability, and automated workflows your teams need — from new scheduling features to automated inspection reports.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

August 30, 2019

Ensuring the Safest Ride:
Elevator Risks, Operator Insights

From snapping cables to flooding hazards, elevators pose a variety of safety risks for residents and workers alike. HappyCo explores key concerns so that multifamily operators can ensure the safest climb for their communities.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

August 23, 2019

Marketing Your Communities to Gen Z:
How to Leverage Tech for the Toughest Crowd

When you’re trying to strike a chord with digital natives, “authenticity” is just the tip of the iceberg. HappyCo dives into the nature and needs of Gen Z renters, revealing how operators can transform their marketing strategies to win over a skeptical generation.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

July 31, 2019

Changing the Course of Energy Efficiency: Behind a Groundbreaking Natural Gas Ban

From methane leaks to asthma risks, the use of natural gas in residential buildings poses a range of problems. In July 2019, Berkeley took a powerful step to solve them, passing a groundbreaking natural gas ban. HappyCo covers its significance for multifamily operators.

Jennifer Tyson

Industry Insights

July 18, 2019

Beautiful Views, Major Risks:
Exploring the Coastal Development Equation

Waking up to an ocean view may sound like paradise, but in the face of climate change, this perk can come with serious consequences. From storm costs and safety risks to government responses and design strategies, HappyCo breaks down the coastal development equation.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

July 10, 2019

Multifamily Tours Meet the Digital Age:
Why the Leasing Experience is Evolving

From glossy touch screens to virtual reality headsets, leasing tours are changing shape as multifamily meets the digital age. Are your teams ready to balance cutting-edge tech with quality customer service? HappyCo explores the evolving nature of the leasing experience.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

June 25, 2019

Rebuilding Trust: Maintenance Hazards & Multifamily Opportunities in Military Housing

From “rodent droppings” to lead poisoning, military housing is making headlines for the worst reasons. As army leadership and elected officials work to rebuild trust, HappyCo uncovers maintenance pain points and operator possibilities.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

June 18, 2019

An Impossible Bind? Exploring the Student Housing Crisis in Major Cities

Expensive metro area plus affordable student housing? The math seems impossible. Yet, urban universities face considerable pressure to provide convenient, quality housing. From financial hurdles to legal challenges to student concerns, HappyCo frames the stakes.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

June 11, 2019

More Than Likes & Shares: How to Set Your Communities Apart on Social Media

Social media is much more than a game of “likes” and shares. HappyCo covers why social is a prime multifamily marketing opportunity — and how to set a strategy that piques interest and builds community.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

June 4, 2019

Putting People First in Multifamily: Hiring Tips through Turnover Comebacks

In an age of unflattering Glassdoor reviews and frequent job switches, companies are under more pressure than ever to put people first. From hiring through turnover, HappyCo explores strategies for multifamily operators.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

May 24, 2019

Winning Convenience or Losing Privacy? A Multifamily Guide to Smart Lock Concerns

Are smart locks more rewarding than they are risky? As the technology grows in popularity, HappyCo dives into a range of privacy, safety, and legal issues multifamily operators should know before they leave keys behind.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

May 3, 2019

From Porches to Penthouses: Behind the Rise of Baby Boomer Renters

For baby boomers, the dream of a white picket fence is losing its luster. Many are trading porches for penthouses, entering the multifamily market in numbers far surpassing millennial stats. Here’s why they’re moving — and what they want.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

April 26, 2019

Community Sells: Why Millennials Want Co-Living and How Operators Benefit

For a growing number of millennials, amenities aren’t enough anymore. Instead, they’re after a perk that’s much tougher to quantify: community. Here’s why millennials want “co-living” arrangements — and how operators benefit.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

April 19, 2019

Clean Taps, Healthy Communities: Prioritizing Safe Water in Due Diligence Walks

Unsafe drinking water may have gained national attention with the Flint, MI crisis, but multifamily operators across the U.S. have long been on the hook to provide clean water for residents. Here’s how Due Diligence walks can prioritize the issue.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

April 4, 2019

Little Time, Big Consequences: A Multifamily Lens on Major REAC Inspection Changes

14 days. That’s all the warning HUD will now give affordable housing operators ahead of a REAC inspection. HappyCo dives into the update and the reasoning, offering a multifamily president’s insights on the stakes for operators.

Glennis Markison

Product Updates

March 27, 2019

Stress-free Multifamily Compliance with HappyCo’s New Required Items and Scoring Features

End the days of faulty heaters and slippery walkways. Take the reins of preventative maintenance. But, how? Happy Inspector’s latest updates are set to transform your multifamily operations.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

March 1, 2019

Trading Burbs for Transit Villages: Seize the Chance to Meet Millennial Demand

Tired of traffic and keen on cities, more and more millennials are looking for a change: trading suburbs for transit villages. Here’s how to meet demand as multifamily tastes evolve.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

February 26, 2019

Taking the Stress Out of Software Choices: How to Manage Mobile Devices in Multifamily

Increased productivity or security pitfalls? Mobile devices represent tremendous opportunity and significant risk in the workplace. Luckily, there are several software options to manage them! Here’s your guide for multifamily.

Jennifer Tyson

Industry Insights

February 15, 2019

Slow Economic Growth, Bright Multifamily Hopes: Why 2019 Spells Standout Housing Opportunities

Sluggish economic growth isn’t putting the brakes on promising opportunities in multifamily. Learn why 2019 is spelling standout possibilities — and just how you can maximize them.

Jennifer Tyson

Tech Talk

February 8, 2019

Happy Software Starts with Happy Teams: Isaac Mann Talks Successful Engineering Leadership

What does it take to build happy software? Happy engineers! HappyCo Director of Engineering Isaac Mann reveals the engineering leadership strategies that transform teams and delight customers.

Glennis Markison

Tech Talk

February 5, 2019

The Science (and Art!) of Delighting People: From Cafe Perks to Multifamily Products

Defining delight is the easy part. But, inspiring delight? That’s part science, part art. Here’s how it’s done and why it’s so worthwhile.

Andrew Mackenzie-Ross

Industry Insights

January 25, 2019

Much More Than a Source of Light: How to Get the Most Out of Multifamily Windows

In the multifamily world, much is demanded of windows. They should let in air and light, but not too much. They should be safe and efficient, but not absurdly expensive. Here’s your how-to guide on striking the right balance..

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

January 18, 2019

Unraveling the ROI Myth in Multifamily: Why Diligent, Mobile Inspections Save You Money

A calculator can’t always prevent a crisis. When it comes to multifamily decision-making, it’s critical to look beyond the lens of ROI. Here’s why diligent, mobile inspections will save you money — right now and in the long run.

Jennifer Tyson

Industry Insights

January 9, 2019

The Race is on to Go Green: How to Give Residents the Sustainable Housing They Want

From tainted water to warming temps, environmental crises keep making headlines — and changing minds. As people grow more and more concerned about local pollutants and global warming, the race is on for multifamily executives to give residents what they want: sustainable housing.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

January 4, 2019

The Next Ten Years in Property Management: Predicting Multifamily Tech in 2028

Chatbots, smart locks, artificial intelligence — HappyCo CEO Jindou Lee breaks down the buzzwords and predicts just where property management tech is heading over the next ten years.

Jindou Lee

Industry Insights

December 27, 2018

The Upsides of Going Upscale: How Strategic Upgrades Can Increase Rent, Reduce Vacancy

Between competition from luxury apartments, higher expectations from millennial renters, and modern rental units entering the market, owners of older multifamily properties may need to consider rebranding their communities as upscale to compete effectively. Here are the best strategies.

Jennifer Tyson

Industry Insights

December 20, 2018

Chilly Nights, Icy Steps: How to Keep Residents Safe All Winter with Mobile Inspections

With winter underway, property managers face a range of high-stakes issues: from heating-related fires to dangerously icy walkways. Here’s a detailed look at winter’s biggest threats — and the best ways to keep residents safe by switching to a mobile inspection platform.

Glennis Markison

Industry Insights

November 26, 2018

Building Communities of Quality: Changing Perceptions About Affordable Housing

Affordable housing operators that maintain their communities at high quality standards and programs like NAHMA’s Communities of Quality are changing negative homeowner perceptions and opening the way for more development, so critical in California’s tight housing market.

Jennifer Tyson

Industry Insights

October 19, 2018

Budgeting for Compliance: Take the Stress out of Budget Season with Mobile Inspections

Budget season is the ideal time to double-down on inspection workflows for critical compliance requirements. With item-level analytics, you can now calculate the expenses associated with safety and compliance and forecast accurately.

Jennifer Tyson

Industry Insights

October 8, 2018

Wake Up to the Post-Lawn Dawn: 4 Ways Multifamily Benefits from Ecological Landscape Design

If your landscaping isn't building property resilience, restoring habitat, improving your NOI, and helping you draw and retain renters, it’s time to apply ecologically regenerative design & operations thinking to your green spaces...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

September 13, 2018

Transportation Trends Should Have You Rethinking Renter Parking

Disruption has come to claim your properties’ parking spaces. How are you responding?...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

August 17, 2018

Don’t Turn an Asset Into a Liability: How You Can Keep Your Multifamily Balconies Code Compliant and Safe

Building codes exist for a reason — to protect human health, safety and welfare. After a fatal balcony collapse in Berkeley in 2015, 20% of balconies, decks and other exterior elevated elements (EEEs) failed inspection...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

August 9, 2018

Negligence No More: How to Protect Yourself from Damaging Lawsuits

In this live recorded panel from 2018 NAA Apartmentalize, four operations and legal experts discuss how to defend yourself from unreasonable negligence lawsuits by taking preventative steps that ensure you have substantial protections in place...

Yuliya Maystruk

Industry Insights

July 31, 2018

Managing Mold & Moisture Intrusion in Multifamily

Where there's moisture, there's often mold, which can cause health problems, building damage and lawsuits. But you can avoid the dangers of mold and get a head start on remediation with your inspection system...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

July 11, 2018

6 Things You Can Do to Protect Properties and Residents During Hurricane Season

Taking a few basic precautions for hurricane season can mean the difference between a mere inconvenience and a catastrophe...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

June 29, 2018

4 Tips and Tricks for Attracting New Residents

Is your occupancy as favorable as it could be? Keep your properties competitive during peak MIMO season with these 4 suggestions for steering renters in through the door...

Jennifer Tyson

Industry Insights

June 20, 2018

Are Your Properties A Disaster Waiting to Happen? Take Fire Safety into Your Hands

You can’t prevent fires if you’re unable to see the issues putting your properties at risk. Emerging property management tools like mobile inspection software give owners and managers visibility to detect critical vulnerabilities early...

Ben Chadwell

Product Updates

June 12, 2018

Happy Insights is Here. Drive Higher NOI and Make Better Business Decisions with Real-Time Property Analytics

Real-time dashboards ready for action right out of the box, blazing fast database access, and the ability to easily drill into your data empower you to make critical business decisions quickly and confidently...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

May 31, 2018

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...

Jennifer Tyson

Industry Insights

May 30, 2018

Is BYOD Right For Your Organization?

A Bring Your Own Device approach to enterprise mobility saves your company on hardware costs and increases employee satisfaction and productivity. But how do you strike the right balance between convenience and data security?...

Jennifer Tyson

Industry Insights

May 25, 2018

Package Problems? Get the Play-by-Play on Solutions for Multifamily Package Management

With more than 5 billion items shipped through Amazon Prime in 2017, parcels are piling up at multifamily properties. New package management solutions promise peace of mind for both you and your residents. What are your options?...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

May 2, 2018

Get Ready for Swimming Season: 4 Ways to Prep your Community Pools

Keep your pools sparkling and in pristine condition by properly prepping your staff and pool facilities for a busy swimming season.

Yuliya Maystruk

Industry Insights

April 26, 2018

Emotional Support Animals (ESAs): What Multifamily Operators Should Know

Emotional Support Animals (ESAs), Service Dogs, and pets might bring some behavioral, sanitary, and damage risks, but Multifamily operators are getting clear on laws and opening up their policies...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

April 23, 2018

Recover More Losses at Student Turn with Your Final Account Statements (FASs)

Are you missing opportunities to recapture damage losses? No more debates over damage or cleaning charges. Make a statement by documenting MIMO on mobile and get your FASs to parents and students fast…

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

April 9, 2018

The Future of Multifamily Housing Demand

There’s at least one thing young and old can seem to agree on: in today’s housing market, renting is the way to go...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

April 2, 2018

2 Ways to Pattern Your Patios After Your Brand Promise

As your most visible amenities, your properties’ patios and decks have the power to promote your brand promise — or break it. Here’s how to ensure a pattern of quality, safety and daily delight alfresco style...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

March 23, 2018

The TOP 6 Trends to Watch in the Next Battle for Multifamily Market Share

Customer Centricity will be at the heart of winning the next big battle for Multifamily. These 6 trends will impact whether you succeed or fail in the coming decade...

Jennifer Tyson

Industry Insights

March 19, 2018

Avoid these Violations: How to Keep Children Safe at Your Playground

Kids do and will get injured on the playground. Sometimes, it’s unavoidable. But what if it’s your fault? Avoid playground violations and negligence claims by following these simple guidelines to uphold the highest standards...

Yuliya Maystruk

Industry Insights

March 10, 2018

Creating Value for Millennial Renters

Part 2 of our series on millennial renters shares tips for investing in features and amenities that win over the generation most likely to rent...

Ben Chadwell

Product Updates

February 16, 2018

Standardize Property Operations and Streamline Reporting by Integrating HappyCo Data with RealPage

HappyCo’s new integration with RealPage delivers seamless unit and property syncing, automated MIMO and streamlined reporting for line-of-sight visibility to onsite operations...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

January 30, 2018

What Millennial Renters Want

The largest generation in America has strong lifestyle preferences to match its appetite for renting. How can you capture the Millennial market?...

Jennifer Tyson

Industry Insights

January 9, 2018

Is Your Online Reputation Costing You Student Renters?

Reclaim your online reputation and drive better reviews with real-time inspections for Student Housing...

Jennifer Tyson

Product Updates

December 12, 2017

Flexible and Reliable Lease Auditing with New HappyCo Lease File Audit Solution

Transform lease audits with a web application and tailored reporting that improve speed and more reliably uncover rental income and risk factors...

Ben Chadwell

Product Updates

October 25, 2017

MRI Inspections Powered By HappyCo — Available Now

Transform your inspection process and improve quality standards with MRI Inspections Powered By HappyCo...

Ben Chadwell

Industry Insights

October 6, 2017

Your Property Data is Money: This Fall, Turn Over a New Leaf and Budget Smart

All good budgets are based on solid data, but without a well-structured inspection platform you may be missing key data points…

Ben Chadwell

Product Updates

August 30, 2017

Streamline Property Inspections with HappyCo’s new ResMan Integration

Our integration with ResMan revolutionizes your maintenance operations, — streamlining unit setup, inspection scheduling, move-ins and move-outs and work orders...

Ben Chadwell

Product Updates

August 8, 2017

Faster Walks & Better Budgeting with New HappyCo Due Diligence Module

Automate due diligence with mobile inspections and real-time intelligence for faster walks, accurate budgeting and lower bids...

Ben Chadwell

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 2016. 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

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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