Friday, December 6, 2013
Dear Apartment Industry Colleagues,The end is nigh!No, it’s not the opening to the latest apocalyptic zombie thriller (though I do enjoy those), I’m referring to the end of the first session of the 113th Congress. For the first time in many years, Congress will go and stay gone from Washington, D.C., for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. “Huzzah!” says every lobbyist, Hill staffer and...
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Last week I received a text on my flip phone while I was in an NAA staff meeting.
For those of you smartphone folks who can’t reach far back enough in your memory to recall the sound, it’s a series of three loud beeps.
“Lauren, I think your pager went off,” said one cruel co-worker who shall not be named (rhymes with Jeremy Figoten).
Unless I have a computer nearby, it’s technologically...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
My mom has a habit of trying to surprise me with good news by leaving voicemails that sound anything but.
“Lauren, call me when you get this” is a personal favorite. She left that voicemail a few years ago, her tone foreboding. Now, if I were a TV daughter, I would have been Full House’s D.J. Tanner—damn near perfect (minus the time she accidentally fell asleep on her boyfriend’s shoulder)—yet I...
Monday, November 25, 2013
“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” –Vince LombardiWhat a true statement! And coming from such an accomplished and successful individual. When it comes to taking on the best practices in the real estate and property management business, how exactly do you define the best? Yes, you have the Institute of Real Estate Management guide to refer to which is updated...