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  • Don’t Choke When It Matters Most

    My mother has a history of ordering the one bad meal on the menu whenever we go to a restaurant. This combined with her propensity for choking—typically on a particularly sharp shell found in her crab soup, gristle in her cheeseburger or a small but debilitating bone in her fish—always makes for a memorable evening out. We’ve had a lot of experience with this, but one instance stands out due to...
  • Expert Advice for Landing That First Job in the Apartment Industry

    Earlier this week we wrapped up our 2012 Apartment Careers Month. We saw tremendous participation in this year’s event as more and more of our affiliates and corporate partners took advantage of the opportunity to let others know about the many careers available in our industry. As part of Apartment Careers Month, NAAEI hosted two webinars. The second of these was held on Feb. 29. While the...
  • Motivate Your Leasing Team in the “Slow Season”

    We recognize that this time of year can be a naturally quieter time for traffic.  However, when we know that it is a “slow season” it becomes even more important for your leasing team to inject energy into their working week and be proactive in their activities so that their performance does not lag. Of course we set goals to achieve our business objectives. However, setting goals is sometimes...
  • Dirty Little Secret

    Disclaimer: If you are a potential love interest, please stop reading. My name is Lauren and I own 36 porcelain dolls. I have a problem. I began collecting them as a young girl and continued to do so until the age of 20, when my mom stopped enabling me. The dolls were taking up too much space and, more important, creeping people out. Friends would walk into my childhood bedroom for the first...

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