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RealtyCom Assistance during the Covid-19 Crisis

With so many residents working from their homes during the COVID-19 crisis, making sure your community offers the best internet speed possible to meet this growing demand is critical.  If you’re experiencing a service issue, need to evaluate your services or need help with your Service Provider, RealtyCom Partners would be happy to help you at no charge and with no on-going obligation.  RealtyCom can proactively approach broadband Service Providers with the opportunity to increase bandwidth to your communities and residents, or work out a contract amendment that could provide additional capacity for your properties.

In addition, the larger franchise operations like Comcast have committed to opening their wireless networks to non-subscribing customers so that wireless internet can be accessed by anyone. Comcast, Cox and Charter are also offering a promotional 60-days of free internet service for customers impacted, and others are also offering group discounts on equipment and services to enable school-aged children to complete their studies at home. We continue to work closely with the providers and our clients to ensure residents can take advantage of these services during this difficult time.

Please reach out to our team at info@realtycompartners.com for assistance.

By |2020-03-27T12:52:45-06:00March 27th, 2020|

To Bulk or Not to Bulk by Annie Manfredi

What will work for your communities?

Property owners have choices to make when working with Service Providers (of Television, Internet and Phone services) on their apartment communities.  On a simple level, property owners need to choose from having Service Providers serve their communities on a retail basis or on a bulk basis.

In a retail scenario, your residents can choose to subscribe (or not to subscribe) to one or more Service Providers available at your community.

On the other hand, in a bulk scenario, services are purchased in bulk by the property owner to provide one or more services to all units at the property (regardless of occupancy).  Bulk arrangements are where we will focus in this post.

Bulk arrangements are not new, in fact Service Providers have been offering bulk agreements for decades.  Initially the arrangements included only Television.  Later on Internet was added as an option together with Television or on a standalone basis.

You may find yourself hearing a lot about bulk services from Service Providers.  While there are many benefits with bulk services, Service Providers can paint a rosy picture that only speaks to those benefits, including increased/improved amenities, streamlined resident connection process and added revenue (to name just a few).  […]

By |2020-03-06T11:07:13-07:00January 23rd, 2020|

Cord Cutting: Myth or Reality?

Recently there’s been a lot of focus in the media on “cord cutting” and eliminating traditional Cable Television, especially with the Millennial and Gen Z population now entering the apartment rental market. YouTube TV, Amazon Prime, Apple, HBO GO, Hulu, and of course, Netflix are leaders in providing content online – and now offering live-time sports and news entertainment. There are many options for customers who might want to ditch the traditional cable package.

We asked Anne Manfredi, CEO of RealtyCom Partners, some questions about how cord cutting may impact the multifamily real estate industry –

  • How do you see this impacting our clients and their assets, but more specifically the effect on their partnerships with broadband providers and revenue sharing models?

Residents who are looking to purchase their Video content through other means (streaming and over-the-top solutions) are undoubtedly putting more pressure on the existing hard-wire broadband networks at your properties. Our immediate concern is that our clients have a strong Service Provider in place who can provide a full suite of options for the residents – including high-speed Internet (300 Mbps or above) and traditional cable packages for those who have the desire for that service. The providers you have […]

By |2018-06-12T17:49:39-06:00June 12th, 2018|