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  • 5 Tips for a Smooth Make-Ready

    Apartment make-ready maintenance requires some planning and thought. The tasks required generally differ slightly from property to property, and there can be issues between team members when everyone is not on the same page (or even reading from different books.)  Here are some tips that can be used to ease the make-ready process: Have a clear organizational system. All people involved in the...
  • For the Love of Football, Don't Fumble!

    Football season, lest I mince words, is in the toilet. Perhaps I’m being a tad dramatic, but it’s been a rocky start for my Ravens. Off-field scandals aside, our season took a real dive last week with a disgusting loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Joe Flacco was sacked more times than Lindsay Lohan on a movie set. And don’t get me started on my fantasy football team, which—let me assure you—is not...
  • Capitol Update: Advocacy Is Like Changing a Dirty Diaper

    Dear Apartment Industry Colleagues,One recent afternoon I was enjoying some quality time with my 9-month-old daughter watching another hilarious adventure of Sponge Bob Squarepants when the most interesting commercial ran. The product is called “Diaper Surprise” where a doll, after being fed water, “deposits” a charm in its diaper which the doll’s owners can then wear on their wrists. After...
  • It’s Almost Time To MAXIMIZE

    It’s hard to believe that just next week we’ll be gathering at the MAXIMIZE: 2014 Multifamily Asset Management Conference, Oct. 13-15 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort.A record number of apartment asset managers, operations execs, ancillary and revenue management experts, and green building and sustainability pros will be in attendance. For those unfamiliar with the venue, Amelia Island...

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