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  • Does Green Pest Management Exist? The Answer is Yes

    Pest control is a touchy subject, especially when it comes to multifamily properties. An even more sensitive issue revolves around the methods used to manage pests. Many property managers and residents do not prefer the use of traditional pesticides. So how can you to get around that issue and still keep your property pest-free?   Why not try implementing “green” pest management practices?  ...
  • 'Boston' Does Boston

    My name is Lauren Boston and I’ll be at the 2012 NAA Education & Exposition June 28-30…in Boston. Let’s just get that joke out of the way right now. In addition to visiting a city that shares my last name, I’m excited about everything else Boston—and the conference—has to offer. For starters—or should I say ‘stahtas’—there’s the food. When I visited Boston three years ago, I ate my body...
  • Maintenance Mania - My Labor of Love

    When I started at NAA in the summer of 2008, I knew that my job responsibilities would be many and varied. Among the projects I would undertake was a little program called Maintenance Mania. The concept was pretty unusual but sounded like a lot of fun. Most appealing to me was the fact that this program puts the spotlight on those who rarely get any recognition but for whom this industry could...
  • Top 10 Social Media Priorities for Apartment Marketers

    When a property management company calls, usually the only thing they know is that they need help with social media! But, help with what exactly? That’s when the call can become quiet. “You tell us.” There are so many ways we can help, but we need to clarify the situation, realize the opportunities for improvement, and then establish your priorities.What have you done to-date? If you’ve already...

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