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  • Attention “Tim The Tool Man” Taylors—Read Carefully

    I’d like to think I have a few talents. Writing, playing the theme song to “Titanic” on my light-up Casio keyboard, investing inordinate amounts of energy in reality TV couples—these are all things I’m good at. But do-it-yourself (DIY) projects don’t make that list. Due to my total lack of handiwork skills, sixth-grade Industrial Arts class was a particularly...
  • Computer Illiterate? Seek Help!

    Let’s face it, the Internet is not a fad—the role both the Internet and computers play in our business is vast and ever growing. Let’s take a look at what parts of our business are computer and/or Internet based:    Communication (with Colleagues & Prospects) - E-mail, usually Outlook is used in our business Learning Management Systems - Does your company offer...
  • Bank On a Budget, Not a Baby Tooth

    I once pulled out a baby tooth, despite the fact that it wasn’t ready to come out, just to get a dollar. I had run out of birthday money and really wanted the latest Polly Pocket. A few years later, I found myself $300 in the red after losing many, many games of darts to my younger brother. I should have quit after the third game but I couldn’t stomach the thought of losing and felt...
  • Play the Communications Game and Win for your Property and Your residents! Here are 5 Ways to Position your Property for Maximum Benefit!

    Cable Operators and Phone Company’s want your business, especially if you have 200 units or more. The reason is obvious; they make heaps of money off your property. In looking at some average cable and internet penetration levels for a standard 200 unit complex, the operator will bring in about $10,790.00 a month. This is using a 65% penetration level and an average resident paying $83 a...

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