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  • Top Tips for Successful Community Landscape Care

    Community appearance – “curb appeal” – is crucial to attracting new tenants and keeping existing ones happy, and property managers understand the obvious: Common areas require regular maintenance, including having the turf mowed regularly. But landscape care doesn’t end with the weekly “mow and blow.” There are other aspects of a quality landscape-management strategy that can help ensure your...
  • We Might as Well Just Have a Pre-Recorded Message!

    I’m sorry… I don’t need you. No, seriously. If all I needed was someone to get the guest card basics (name, phone number, size & date) when they answer the phone and proceed to recite the same old tired “speech” time and time again… I may as well just have a really great pre-recorded message that at its conclusion asks the caller to leave their name, phone number, size apartment they’re...
  • Part Two: Be Engaging...On Facebook

    Here are some more tools and tips on how you can use Facebook to benefit your community.   Be Unique In order to set the Facebook vanity url for your fan page, there are several things which need to be in place first. You need to be admin of the page in question You need to have 25 “likes” or “Fans” You need to know the name you want for your community’s page because once you set it, you can...
  • Judy Blume Didn’t Prepare Me For Adulthood

    On Monday night I purchased my first new car. It was a right-of-passage moment straight out of a Judy Blume book. I stood there with the keys in my hand, sobbing as my mother went off on the dealership manager because he did me wrong. OK, maybe not Judy Blume. The Spice Girls may have paved the way for girl power in the 90s, but the truth is it’s really intimidating to walk into a car...

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