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  • The Time is Now

    In college I took a frozen pizza out of the oven—only partially thawed—because I couldn’t wait any longer. It was horrible and cold and, well, frozen, but it still seemed better than the alternative. The alternative being patience. According to multifamily consultant Lisa Trosien, presenter of October 8’s Webinar Wednesday, “The Path of Lease Resistance,” we live in a microwave society. My...
  • 5 Tips for a Smooth Make-Ready

    Apartment make-ready maintenance requires some planning and thought. The tasks required generally differ slightly from property to property, and there can be issues between team members when everyone is not on the same page (or even reading from different books.)  Here are some tips that can be used to ease the make-ready process: Have a clear organizational system. All people involved in the...
  • For the Love of Football, Don't Fumble!

    Football season, lest I mince words, is in the toilet. Perhaps I’m being a tad dramatic, but it’s been a rocky start for my Ravens. Off-field scandals aside, our season took a real dive last week with a disgusting loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Joe Flacco was sacked more times than Lindsay Lohan on a movie set. And don’t get me started on my fantasy football team, which—let me assure you—is not...
  • It’s Almost Time To MAXIMIZE

    It’s hard to believe that just next week we’ll be gathering at the MAXIMIZE: 2014 Multifamily Asset Management Conference, Oct. 13-15 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort.A record number of apartment asset managers, operations execs, ancillary and revenue management experts, and green building and sustainability pros will be in attendance. For those unfamiliar with the venue, Amelia Island...

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