Thursday, June 13, 2013
Integrating a Revenue Management System into Your Operations: Managing the Human FactorWhen it comes to setting rents, human input based on first-hand market knowledge is invaluable. But some feel that a subjective approach to multifamily pricing is no longer adequate in today’s times of advanced technology. Revenue management systems for the real estate industry have surpassed people power when...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Last fall, I became the manager of a 156-unit community in Avondale Estates, Ga. Our community was built in 1984 and it has its challenges, but it also has a lot of potential as an older and more established community in the metropolitan Atlanta area.
As Manager, I have a charge to make myself available to over 300 residents. I’m the only one in the office to answer calls, schedule appointments,...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Ask any maintenance technician how they ended up in their current position and inevitably there will be a statement similar to: “I kind of fell into it”. In other words, this job is not one that often lends itself to being a “destination” type career. How often is there a booth at a Career Fair advertising the apartment maintenance field?
Similar to the upkeep required on a swimming pool, a...
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Floss daily. Exercise four times a week.
These were two of my 2013 New Year’s resolutions. Now that we’re approaching the halfway point, how am I doing so far?
1. Floss daily. In the past five months, I have flossed. Now, if we want to get technical, I have not done so daily. I was just too…tired.
I did, however, get a real wake-up call last week when I was told to “only floss the teeth you want...