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  • New Training Available from NAAEI

      You’re probably already familiar with our CAM, CAMT, NALP, CAS, IROP and CAPS designations. Each provides a great way to build on your industry knowledge and to demonstrate your expertise to others in the profession. What you may not realize is that NAAEI also offers more than 40 online courses and webinars.   They cover a wide range of industry-specific topics that include fair housing, lock...
  • Community and Workplace Safety – It’s Not a Dance

    Safety is a lesson we learn from early childhood: Mothers remind us to pick up our toys from the hallway or warn us against placing a hand on a hot stove. Like our personal homes, the multi-unit communities in which we house hundreds or even thousands of residents have hazards that could cause a minor scrape or even a life-threatening injury. No community or leasing office – no matter how small...
  • Are You Experiencing Technical Difficulties?

    In every office there’s one person who doesn’t have a clue when it comes to technology. If you’re sitting there with your typewriter correction fluid thinking “not so, Lauren,” that probably means that person is you. While most of us thrive in a world of gadgets and gizmos, there are some who are intimidated by technology, clinging to card catalogues and typewriters and simpler times. You know...
  • 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...

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