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  • Say WHAT?

    Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. No, not really—I just felt the need to work that lyric into at least one blog. But the summer is a fun time, and when you work in the apartment industry, it can be pretty funny too. In July’s IRO Insider, independent rental owner Paula Pant recalls three of the funniest—and weirdest—questions she’s ever received from a prospective resident. Chalk them up to...
  • Rocky Mountain Memories

    Let’s all do a slow clap just for getting up this morning. We know long conference days plus some evening shenanigans—I see nothing, I say nothing—can make for a challenging Saturday, but today’s events are not to be missed. But first, a few notes about yesterday: 1. We have the first female President of the United States! NAA members chose Hillary Clinton over runner-up Jeb Bush for U.S....
  • If You're Not in the Mile-High City, You're Missing Out

    The fifth corn dog was not necessary. (That’s a call back to yesterday’s blog, so catch up, people!) Even so, I had an amazing time at last night’s Opening Party. After a full day o’ learning, including a truly inspiring and good-humored speech from Michael J. Fox, lessons in customer service from two of the industry’s fiercest “road warriors” and innovative products on the tradeshow floor, it...
  • Welcome to Denver!

    With every ounce of energy I can muster at 7 a.m., let’s get excited, people! The 2014 NAA Education Conference & Exposition is underway. If you’re not in Denver with the best and brightest in our industry, I hope you feel really bad about yourself. No, not really. But maybe a little. This year marks my fifth conference, which is to say that I’m pretty much a jaded old woman who has seen and...

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