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  • In Which I Give Thanks for Taylor Swift

    As I sit here at my desk eating a doughnut and stretching my stomach for the impending Thanksgiving feast, I know I have a lot to be thankful for. 1. Dancing With The Stars. Aside from host Tom Bergeron being an absolute delight, I am currently obsessed with dancing partners Val Chmerkovskiy and Janel Parrish—or, as we in the seedy underbelly of competitive ballroom like to call them, Janelskiy....
  • Four Ways to Keep Residents Coming Back for More

    When potential residents make the effort to call, email, and spend time at searching for a place to call home, most apartment community staffs are on their best behavior, trying to make the positive first impression in hopes to “woo” the prospect into a  lease signing, rent paying member of the community. Mutual trust is built, the future looks bright, and hopes are high for a wonderful...
  • The Importance of Workplace Prioritization

    Apartment managers are pulled in many different directions for many different reasons throughout the day. One minute, there is the need to assess a resident’s apartment and walk vacant units; the next, quarterly inspections. Then there’s managing people, managing the numbers, and managing yourself. Finally, but not least, there’s attempting to prioritize the work in each department from specific...
  • The Time is Now

    In college I took a frozen pizza out of the oven—only partially thawed—because I couldn’t wait any longer. It was horrible and cold and, well, frozen, but it still seemed better than the alternative. The alternative being patience. According to multifamily consultant Lisa Trosien, presenter of October 8’s Webinar Wednesday, “The Path of Lease Resistance,” we live in a microwave society. My...

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