Thursday, August 18, 2011
I’d like to think I have a few talents. Writing, playing the theme song to “Titanic” on my light-up Casio keyboard, investing inordinate amounts of energy in reality TV couples—these are all things I’m good at. But do-it-yourself (DIY) projects don’t make that list.
Due to my total lack of handiwork skills, sixth-grade Industrial Arts class was a particularly harrowing time for me. I always felt...
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
H G Fenton, based in San Diego, Calif., and Ellis Trick Multifamily, Tuscaloosa, Ala., tied for the highest portfolio score in SatisFacts’ 2010 National Resident Satisfaction Awards.
Additionally, Fogelman Properties, Memphis, earned the Exceptional Portfolio Score Award through its participation in SatisFacts’ 365 Day/Year Resident Feedback Program.
These firms are among the more than 100...
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Sometimes the simplest changes are the hardest to implement. Safety training is about achieving behavioral change, and getting people to change their routine, even in a seemingly minor way, can be hard to accomplish unless the individuals involved “buy in” on the benefit (to them – not you) outweighing the effort to change that work habit.
One of the classic examples in apartment maintenance...
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Of all the things I tend to take for granted (sometimes) in life, breathing is one of the basics. As in: sun’s gonna rise, my heart is still thumping, got air, and they took taxes out of my check.
Luckily, managing and maintaining apartments doesn’t involve many situations that can change that whole easy breathing thing. But, there are jobs that your maintenance staff members do on a regular...