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  • Getting Residents to Recycle

    Multifamily recycling is considered a challenge; however, it is possible for communities to establish and maintain successful recycling programs given the right tools and resources. A successful recycling program can be defined as one that achieves a high diversion rate, state or local goals, collects multiple types of recyclables, and makes recycling accessible to more people. The path to...
  • Celebrate Labor Day by Encouraging Others to Consider Apartment Industry Careers

    Many people will celebrate this Labor Day weekend with cookouts, time with friends and family and maybe a last-minute getaway to mark the end of summer. While many of us celebrate a day dedicated to our nation’s workforce, many people are still struggling to find jobs to support themselves and their families. Our industry can help. The good news is the U.S. the economy does appear to be on an...
  • An Apartment Tail: Fievel Goes to the Dumpster

    I’ve lived in an apartment for over three years now, so naturally I’ve learned a few tricks. Take pest management, for example. A few weeks ago my roommate thrust a chewed-up piece of saltwater taffy in my face, disrupting the quiet time I had requested while watching “Bachelor Pad.” She had discovered the gnawed taffy on the floor of her closet and could only assume one thing: we had a mouse....
  • Email Lead Exhaustion: Do we really need them all?

    Three percent of anything isn't much. If you handed me a pizza, and only let me have 3% of it, I'd be upset and still hungry. If I only allowed you to read 3% of this post, you would've finished it a sentence ago. Yet, considering that less than 3 percent of emailers sign a lease, leasing agents have to spend countless hours wasting 97% of their time working them. I suppose, before I boo-hoo ...

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