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  • Square Footage Was So Last Year

    The other day—a Friday night, to be exact—my roommate said she didn’t understand why we never met single guys. “I really don’t get it,” I said to her, sitting on the couch in an oversized t-shirt, scrolling through the TV’s On Demand menu so I could watch Maria Menounos and Derek Hough’s rumba (for the third time) on “Dancing With the Stars...
  • The Power of Positive Thinking—And Oprah Podcasts

    My roommate—who is a self-proclaimed mess right now, both personally and professionally—has started downloading podcasts from Oprah’s Spirit Channel to re-center herself. Last week she pulled out a notebook and began rattling off inspiring catch phrases—nuggets of wisdom such as “remember your spirit,” “what we dwell on is who we become” and...
  • Fair Housing Five

    I am so excited to be a part of the “Fair Housing 5” for this year’s National Apartment Association trade show and conference, and I am looking forward to the first time ever that NAA is being held in Boston (and I for one am glad it is not Viva! Las Vegas! yet again this year).  Being a part of the Fair Housing 5 means that I get to hang out with (and spar with) some of...
  • Responding to Online Reviews

    80% of review site users feel that a management response to a bad review is reassuring. – TripAdvisor, 2010 Would you, could you, should you… respond to an online review? Customer reviews land at the top of search results. In some cases it may be advised to respond to negative, and even positive, reviews. Set objectives and create a policy and a plan for responding to reviews. 95%...

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