NOI Calculator Tool | FJS Distributors

Posted by FJS Distributors, Inc. on November 15, 2017

You’ve seen it on your balance sheets and cash flow statements, but how much does your net operating income (NOI) impact your day-to-day decision making? Investopedia defines NOI as “a calculation used to analyze real estate investments that generate income.” Your NOI takes into account all revenue your property generates, as well as any operating expenses incurred from managing and upgrading your property. It’s an important indicator of the financial health of your property, and it can help you to determine whether a planned upgrade will result in an investment or a money pit.

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Apartment Living Made Spectacular with Stackable Washer and Dryer Sets

Posted by FJS Distributors, Inc. on September 28, 2017

Amenities. Amenities. Amenities.

Today’s renters want (and sometimes expect) amenities that make their lives easier. Over the years, in-unit laundry has been a top-requested amenity by renters nationwide. Make this the year you make the investment.

In-unit laundry may be more attainable than you think. There are several high-quality appliances that offer a quick return on investment. And as ventless drying technology is adopted more widely in the United States, more properties can boast in-unit laundry at a low cost.

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Maximize Your Upgrades: Five Apartment Upgrades that will Increase Your Property Value

Posted by FJS Distributors, Inc. on July 26, 2017

Part of owning, operating or managing multi-family housing properties is making sure your units remain attractive to current and prospective residents. One of the best ways to ensure your property keeps its competitive edge is through strategic, cost-effective renovations. Providing updated units with attractive amenities is key to adding value in a very competitive market. From updated fixtures to upgraded appliances, there’s a lot you can do to update your properties, but which has the best return on investment? What will add value while staying on budget? We’ve explored the top five renovations to help you decide what is best for your property.

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Heat Pump Technology: Maximizing Space and Energy in Multi-Family Units

Posted by Richard Mertz on May 03, 2017

Trending now in the multi-family industry

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Attract and Retain Quality Renters

Posted by Richard Mertz on January 26, 2017

In-unit laundry is a sought-after amenity, and the advances in laundry technology have made adding in-unit laundry easier than ever. In-unit laundry can increase property value, reduce turnover and increase rent and resale values.

The Multi-Family Executive explained that renters from Millennials to Baby Boomers are savvy, well-informed advocates of sustainability, who will seek out rental opportunities that align with their values.

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Your Guide to Affordable Stainless Steel Kitchens

Posted by Jennifer Mertz on January 23, 2017

It’s timeless. It’s durable. It’s affordable. It’s stainless steel.

It is no secret that renovated apartments rent faster and can command higher rents. Upgrades to flooring, cabinetry, countertops or windows require construction, which can be difficult, expensive and timely. Upgrading appliances, however, is a quick but solid investment in your property.

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Topics: Stainless Steel Kitchens

Using the Compact Ventless LG Washer/Dryer Combo

Posted by Richard Mertz on January 23, 2017

If you’re thinking about adding in-unit laundry to your property, you’ve probably done your research. You know that adding laundry to your units is a value-add project that will increase your property value, and that in-unit laundry is a highly desired amenity.

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Topics: LG Compact Ventless Washer/Dryer Combo

The Cost (and payoff) of Adding In-Unit Laundry

Posted by Jennifer Mertz on January 23, 2017


Would you believe it if we told you that the average American household completes 8 loads of laundry each week? That’s upwards of 30 loads each month, and over 400 loads of laundry every year. Multiply that by the number of families in your multi-family housing complexes, and the numbers grow quickly. Between water, electricity and time… laundry can be expensive.

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Topics: In-Unit Laundry

Stackable vs. Combo Ventless Laundry Solutions_Tip Sheet

Posted by Richard Mertz on May 19, 2016

When it comes to property management, you know your stuff.

You know, for example, that in-unit laundry is one of the most desirable amenities in any rental property, be it a condo, an apartment or a multi-family housing unit.

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Topics: Laundry Solutions

Ventless Dryer Guide

Posted by Jennifer Mertz on April 06, 2016

In-unit laundry allows you to increase rents by $50-100 per month per unit. Plus, it decreases turnover. Ventless dryers make in-unit laundry possible for almost any building – without expensive retrofits.

People often come to us with questions about ventless dryers.

  • Can you use a ventless dryer with a gas connection?
  • Will an all-in-one washer dryer combo work in a closet with the door closed?
  • How does a ventless dryer work, anyway?

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Topics: Ventless Dryer

The FJS Blog

For owners, managers and developers of multi-family housing, the FJS Distributors blog is your go-to source for advice on how to add value to your bottom line through appliances. This blog covers topics like:

  • Appliance selection
  • Appliance installation
  • Retrofitting older buildings to add appliance amenities, such as in-unit laundry 
  • Benefits and tradeoffs of different types of appliances
Why listen to us? Well, our family-owned company has been a reliable source for wholesale appliances for over 15 years. And we will always give you honest advice. Because our goal isn’t to make a sale – our goal is to be your trusted appliance advisor for life.

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