APTly Spoken Blog

  • Connecting With Residents in Person

    In today’s society, we are more “connected” now than we have ever been — but that’s not true. Even with all the print and online messages being exchanged every day, no technological advance can render in-person communication unnecessary. You can make life at your property more rewarding for your residents by creating memorable face-to-face interactions. Tactics to Engage Current Residents While...
  • How (and Why) to Build Community within Your Community

    The apartment industry houses one-third of the American population, so you might think that would make our onsite staff experts on building community. After all, they’re on the front lines of American families, and in many ways know their residents very well. So, how can property managers and leasing professionals take resident functions a step further than holiday parties to build a strong sense...
  • Run, Run, As Fast As You Can

    When my brother and I were in elementary school, there were several instances of men in white vans kidnapping children. Always a white van! Naturally, for the next decade, anytime we saw a white van driving up our street, we would sprint and hide behind a large bush in our front yard until the coast was clear. Understandable at the age of 8; a little weird at 18. Hey—bad reputations die hard,...
  • The Doctor Is In The House

    I have a bad habit of passing out at inopportune medical moments. Most recently, I took one of my short “naps” after getting the flu shot at work. Let’s just say that when I came to, coworkers surrounding me, I was very pleased with my decision to wear leggings under my dress that morning. It’s hard to remain ladylike when you faint. Fortunately, California residents who share my subconscious...

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