APTly Spoken Blog

  • When Should Apartment Owners/Managers Use a Consultant?

    It has been my experience that managers and owners are unsure how to react when approached with a solution to an issue that they know a little about, but are unsure whether or not they should believe me (a consultant) or just show me the door? If you are like most apartment managers or business owners, the question of using a consultant is not easily answered. Please allow me to try. The main...
  • Confessions of A Virtual Employee

    I’m not new to the virtual workplace but I’m new to working for my currently company, virtually and I have a confession to make… I’m WAY more productive at my home office than at our corporate office. Shocked? In disbelief? Think I’m not exactly being truthful? Well, then do let me explain and I’ll make you a believer! When I’m working from my home office, I’m doing just that - working from a...
  • Computer Illiterate? Seek Help!

    Let’s face it, the Internet is not a fad—the role both the Internet and computers play in our business is vast and ever growing. Let’s take a look at what parts of our business are computer and/or Internet based:    Communication (with Colleagues & Prospects) - E-mail, usually Outlook is used in our business Learning Management Systems - Does your company offer online learning? Property...
  • Play the Communications Game and Win for your Property and Your residents! Here are 5 Ways to Position your Property for Maximum Benefit!

    Cable Operators and Phone Company’s want your business, especially if you have 200 units or more. The reason is obvious; they make heaps of money off your property. In looking at some average cable and internet penetration levels for a standard 200 unit complex, the operator will bring in about $10,790.00 a month. This is using a 65% penetration level and an average resident paying $83 a month....

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