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  • Connecting with Residents Online

    In a world of adding Facebook friends that are practically strangers, texting others from the next room, and being quicker to live-tweet an event than enjoy it firsthand, it seems that fewer and fewer people are truly connecting with others. How can you, as an apartment manager, connect with your residents online in a way that fosters community, instead of making face-to-face conversation even...
  • Get Proactive with Preventing

    Preventative maintenance (PM) is one of those topics that continue to vex all levels of onsite personnel. While many see the benefit and can prove the financial need to perform these tasks, quite frequently they are delayed beyond recommended schedules.  To prevent a delay, the PM scheduling should be a regular part of the day/week/month time-management cycle. Break the property down by dividing...
  • Finding the Catalyst: Part 2

    This is the second part of a two-part blog on building social connections among your residents within your community. If you missed the first part, you can read about the importance of a community and why you need a community catalyst in your corner.  We've already talked about the importance of community buy-in to start building a greater sense of community. Here are some additional tips to find...
  • Fishing For a Star

    I once had a job interview at an aquarium in Ireland.  Admittedly, this seemed bizarre even at the time. Then again, when the job you’re applying for involves selling sandwiches you’re carrying around town in a red basket, there’s no…home office. To add to the absurdity that was this moment in my life, my best friend also came along for the interview. The head of The Tasty Sandwich Guy only had...

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