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  • The Down and Dirty of Turn Season

    My memories of college move-in days involve a lot of crying or sweating. Sometimes both, together. At the time, I wasn’t so great at the whole being away from my parents thing. Damn you both for providing me with a loving childhood. Simultaneously, my college wasn’t so great at the whole air conditioning thing. Three flights of steps + all of my worldly possessions – A/C = a disgruntled father. I...
  • Inspection Time

    Fall is almost here meaning that the year is about three quarters of the way done. That means that it’s time for that most wonderful of occurrence: Next Year Budgeting!!!!! (YAY?) An important task to undertake in preparation for next year’s goals is to inspect the community. It’s an easy thing to say “I walk the property every day when I pick up trash or show a prospective resident the...
  • My RPM Story: RPM Career Ambassador Michell Garcia Brown

    Six years in the hospitality industry gave me a foundation. Residential property management (RPM) gave me a future. After spending the better part of a decade managing restaurants and hotels, I was well-versed in overseeing operations and delegating work to my team. I also excelled in (and loved) managing the budget. A colleague told me that a career in RPM would combine my management experience...
  • No More Mr. Bad Guy

    Breaking up, as they say, is hard to do. No one ever says the right thing. Someone is always crying. And the dumper, despite the very best of intentions, is automatically the bad guy.  Now imagine if you took the subjective element out of it. Instead of spouting out lines that are meant to comfort but that always feel like crap to hear (“It’s not you, it’s me,” “You deserve so much better”, “I...

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