Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Resident retention is important for any property manager. Whether you manage a single property or a large multi-unit community, retaining your residents means lots of work for you. Every property manager needs a strategy and needs to follow through with that strategy. The cornerstone of any retention program is communication. Here are some ways to increase your communication with your residents...
Thursday, February 20, 2014
In the words of Mrs. Doubtfire, my apartment currently has a “fleeing one’s homeland” motif. As I type this blog, several men are replacing all of the windows in my apartment, as well as the balcony doors. And everything that once resided within a 3- to 5-foot radius of said windows and doors is now piled on the couch.
On the bright side, my roommate and I were forced to clear off our balcony,...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I had many childhood dreams. One was to fall in love at a sleep-away summer camp.
I used to be fixated on the idea of spending two months on a lake somewhere in Maine doing arts and crafts, water-skiing to my heart’s content and having a respectable summer fling with a 14-year-old boy most likely named Ethan or Cory. We would bond over our shared love of water sports, spend the summer flirting...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
A few months ago, I taught a class for the local apartment association that encompassed all-things marketing, social media and resident events (at least as all-encompassing as two hours would allow). I love to start a class with one of those obnoxious ice-breakers, so everyone had to stand up and give us their name, property, “theme song” (because if it’s an early 90’s rap song, I will instantly...