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Real Estate Data Visualization

Real Estate Data Visualization

Your Property Management System contains valuable data that can tell you how your business is performing and where opportunities lie for doing even better. Running standard reports is a common way to look at the data and make meaning out of it. Some companies export...

Is There an ROI in Analytics?

Is There an ROI in Analytics?

Is there an ROI in Analytics? Within five minutes of meeting a prospective RentViewer customer, I can tell if they are going to see an ROI in analytics or not. Many companies reach out to me because they are tired of compiling data in Excel, or want to view data...

Four Stages for Effectively Utilizing Metrics

Four Stages for Effectively Utilizing Metrics

Think of any real estate operator that is doing very well. It is highly likely that they are using metrics very effectively to drive their business. However, not all companies are using metrics effectively. In this post I will describe the four stages of the journey...

Asset Management Goals

Asset Management Goals

Real Estate Asset Management Goals and Analytics Go Together My customers don’t care about the technologies my company specializes in. They don’t care about data analytics. They have asset management goals. What they care about is increasing the value of the assets...

Dashboard cost estimate surprises

Dashboard cost estimate surprises

Dashboard Cost Estimate Dashboards and icebergs have something in common: they both have a part that is visible and a part, much larger, that is not visible. The invisible part of a dashboard is the data that gets pulled into the dashboard. The effort, and therefore...

Real Estate Asset Management with Excel

Real Estate Asset Management with Excel

There comes a point when Excel expertise can become a liability. Excel is such a powerful tool that pretty much anything can be done in Excel. And some asset management teams don’t look beyond Excel to do their work. Here’s a conversation between an institutional...

How to estimate the cost of a dashboard

How to estimate the cost of a dashboard

Before we can give you a quote for a custom dashboard, we need to gather some information. In this post I will explain how to estimate the cost of a dashboard, and what questions we need to ask in order to build the quote.   How to Estimate the Cost of a...

How to specify custom property management metrics

How to specify custom property management metrics

Companies come to us because the reports from their property management system don't provide them the metrics they want. Customization is the driver. We have a process for specifying custom property management metrics. Here is how we do it.   Custom Property...

What to do with those real estate deal proformas

What to do with those real estate deal proformas

Real Estate Deal Proformas When I review metrics with my clients, I also ask how the asset is performing relative to the original real estate deal proformas. Most of the time that question is hard to answer. We know that as a deal sponsor, if you can demonstrate that...

Four Types of Metrics in Real Estate

Four Types of Metrics in Real Estate

In this post I am going to introduce the four types of metrics in real estate management that I recommend our clients keep an eye on. Most of our clients ask to look at Actual vs Budget. Looking at the variance to budget helps them know how they are managing. I think...

Real Estate Data Visualization

Real Estate Data Visualization

Your Property Management System contains valuable data that can tell you how your business is performing and where opportunities lie for doing even better. Running standard reports is a common way to look at the data and make meaning out of it. Some companies export...

Is There an ROI in Analytics?

Is There an ROI in Analytics?

Is there an ROI in Analytics? Within five minutes of meeting a prospective RentViewer customer, I can tell if they are going to see an ROI in analytics or not. Many companies reach out to me because they are tired of compiling data in Excel, or want to view data...

Four Stages for Effectively Utilizing Metrics

Four Stages for Effectively Utilizing Metrics

Think of any real estate operator that is doing very well. It is highly likely that they are using metrics very effectively to drive their business. However, not all companies are using metrics effectively. In this post I will describe the four stages of the journey...

Asset Management Goals

Asset Management Goals

Real Estate Asset Management Goals and Analytics Go Together My customers don’t care about the technologies my company specializes in. They don’t care about data analytics. They have asset management goals. What they care about is increasing the value of the assets...

Dashboard cost estimate surprises

Dashboard cost estimate surprises

Dashboard Cost Estimate Dashboards and icebergs have something in common: they both have a part that is visible and a part, much larger, that is not visible. The invisible part of a dashboard is the data that gets pulled into the dashboard. The effort, and therefore...

Real Estate Asset Management with Excel

Real Estate Asset Management with Excel

There comes a point when Excel expertise can become a liability. Excel is such a powerful tool that pretty much anything can be done in Excel. And some asset management teams don’t look beyond Excel to do their work. Here’s a conversation between an institutional...

How to estimate the cost of a dashboard

How to estimate the cost of a dashboard

Before we can give you a quote for a custom dashboard, we need to gather some information. In this post I will explain how to estimate the cost of a dashboard, and what questions we need to ask in order to build the quote.   How to Estimate the Cost of a...

How to specify custom property management metrics

How to specify custom property management metrics

Companies come to us because the reports from their property management system don't provide them the metrics they want. Customization is the driver. We have a process for specifying custom property management metrics. Here is how we do it.   Custom Property...

What to do with those real estate deal proformas

What to do with those real estate deal proformas

Real Estate Deal Proformas When I review metrics with my clients, I also ask how the asset is performing relative to the original real estate deal proformas. Most of the time that question is hard to answer. We know that as a deal sponsor, if you can demonstrate that...

Four Types of Metrics in Real Estate

Four Types of Metrics in Real Estate

In this post I am going to introduce the four types of metrics in real estate management that I recommend our clients keep an eye on. Most of our clients ask to look at Actual vs Budget. Looking at the variance to budget helps them know how they are managing. I think...