Monday, December 31, 2012
OK, we’ll leave the comedy up to Jeff Foxworthy. However, daily “surprises” are the bane of nearly all community managers. And one of the worst surprises of all is unexpected turnover … losses that could have been prevented if you had only known there were problems.
In a 2011 SatisFacts Research survey, residents reported the top three factors influencing retention:
Quality of maintenance...
Thursday, December 20, 2012
I don’t want to brag, but I was the belle of the ball at my hometown pizzeria in suburban Maryland.
During my three months there as a waitress, a few of the dish washers had a bit of a crush on me. I always had bread crumbs in my hair and permanently smelled like garlic, so this doesn’t surprise me.
Of all my prospective suitors, Lucio was my favorite. He spent a good portion of his time making...
Monday, December 17, 2012
In October, Hurricane Sandy slammed the east coast and wiped out entire communities. Sandy, the largest Atlantic mega storm on record, caused 100 deaths; an estimated $50 billion in damages; demolished hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses; and left millions of households and businesses without electricity, heat, water and provisions.
If you’re struggling with the aftermath, there may...
Monday, December 10, 2012
Here at SimpliSafe Home Security, we think apartments are a great living choice - they’re space-and cost-efficient, they boost community, and they tend to be in awesome locations. Sadly, there’s another group of people who love apartments, too: burglars. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, apartments are 85% more likely to be targeted for burglaries than single-family homes. You...