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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...
  • Capitol Update: Advocacy Is Like Changing a Dirty Diaper

    Dear Apartment Industry Colleagues,One recent afternoon I was enjoying some quality time with my 9-month-old daughter watching another hilarious adventure of Sponge Bob Squarepants when the most interesting commercial ran. The product is called “Diaper Surprise” where a doll, after being fed water, “deposits” a charm in its diaper which the doll’s owners can then wear on their wrists. After...

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