Friday, June 19, 2015
Keeping residents happy can make life a lot easier for property managers – from minimizing angry calls or emails to increasing retention and occupancy rates. More often than not, things like rent, square footage and location have the biggest influence.
But thinking critically about how to go beyond those top priority “must-haves” can set you apart from competitors and have a lasting, positive...
Monday, June 8, 2015
Shhhhhhhhhhp. It’s a common sound for anyone whom has been around a toilet. Chances are you have heard the sound before and possibly ignored it because the toilet still flushed.
Shhhhhhhhhhp. A maintenance technician will often walk towards a bathroom and hear the resident exclaim: “It’s about time someone made that toilet shut up!!! You know it’s been making that sound for over a month...”...
Thursday, May 21, 2015
My grandparents’ above-ground pool was approximately the temperature of an ice bath. My cousins and I always had a blast once our internal organs had properly shut down and we were fully numb, but it was the getting in the water in the first place that posed the real challenge.
Even at a young age, I knew I had to create some sort of game to take the plunge. I thought long and hard about it,...
Thursday, May 14, 2015
It’s nearly impossible to kill a cactus. They’re like the chill, Southern California dude of the plant world. It’s hard to get them riled up.
And yet the cactus in my office was clinging to life but a few weeks ago, deprived of water for so long that pieces of it began giving up and just breaking off.
This does not bode well for my future children, not to mention my wallet.
Fortunately, not all...