Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Craigslist is certainly not a new marketing tool for rental property managers; it's been around for quite some time, though with a growing popularity in its presence as a host for local properties, more and more property managers are utilizing this free tool (aside from brokered apartment listings in NYC). That said, given that it is, in fact, free for most listers, it's unfortunate how many...
Thursday, April 26, 2012
I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life.
Bangs, for example. I grew up in the late 90s, a decade after Bubble Bangs were in, but I said to hell with fashion and continued to sport them well into Y2K.
If that wasn’t bad enough, I attempted to cut said bangs with poultry shears on several occasions. My mom would ask me why there was hair in the bathroom sink and I would shrug, my bangs creeping...
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
As property management professionals, it can be easy to forget that our leaseholders come from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. Our typical demographic has changed greatly over the course of the last generation. In North Carolina the state population has increased by 18.5% since 2000, far greater than the equivalent national rise of 9.7%. According to the 2010 census, it now stands...
Thursday, April 19, 2012
A unicorn, an unlimited supply of Toaster Strudel and Zac Efron.
When I went in on the Mega Millions in late-March with several co-workers, these were the things I dreamed of purchasing with my cut of the money.
I knew I had a better chance of being pecked to death by a hummingbird than winning the lottery, but I’ve always been lucky and didn’t see any reason why this would change. Few people...