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  • Retention For the Win

    After being struck with Cupid’s arrow and Russia’s meteor madness, passion and reality reiterate the importance of business goals and operations. How do you accomplish corporate goals, prepare for a disaster and push your company to its full potential? One way to begin answering these questions is by acknowledging that a successful property needs high and effective retention rates. To obtain...
  • Are You Ready For That Job Interview? Ten Helpful Tips Just For You!

    Top Ten Tips for a Successful Interview: 1. Research the company and be prepared with some written questions. Go to the company website and spend at least thirty minutes reviewing the management team, the about us pages, and make sure you read any recent press releases.  Prepare questions about the company and the department you are interviewing.  Be on time, and that means between 15 and 5...
  • Whistle While You Work—And Doodle and Make Tin-Foil Flowers, Too

    I don’t want to brag, but I was the belle of the ball at my hometown pizzeria in suburban Maryland. During my three months there as a waitress, a few of the dish washers had a bit of a crush on me. I always had bread crumbs in my hair and permanently smelled like garlic, so this doesn’t surprise me. Of all my prospective suitors, Lucio was my favorite. He spent a good portion of his time making...
  • CAM, CAMT and NALP Offer Training Ideally Suited for Preparing Employees to Succeed

    A lot has been said about the impacts of the recent recession. The one affecting our industry the greatest is the shift to a more renter-based nation, which is highlighted in NAA’s 2012 Survey of Operating Income & Expenses in Rental Apartment Communities. People are choosing to rent rather than purchase items such as cars, major appliances and even the places they call home. It has created...

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