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  • “My RPM Story” – Caity Russell

    I started my college career in the business administration program at the University of Wisconsin – Stout, but I soon switched to property management on the advice of a mentor. I hoped to work in the business world and learn more about accounting while pursuing my passions for marketing and working with people. Residential property management (RPM) has endless possibilities, encompassing all my...
  • “My RPM Story” – Carrie Riley

    Military spouses move. And move. And move again. Sometimes you get lucky and stay somewhere for a few years — but usually you don’t. (We sometimes moved before even a year had gone by.) But one comfort of each move was knowing that I would be able to find a job in the RPM industry at the next duty station, because there are apartments everywhere — no matter where you end up. And when you work in...
  • The "Self-Cleaning" Kitchen?

    My favorite season is here: Holiday Cooking Season! Many residents will begin to ponder recipes that go along with their various family gatherings and functions. This is a fantastic time of year to suggest to residents they use the self-clean function in the oven to be ready for holiday baking. The way that a Self-Cleaning oven works is a mystery to many residents. More than a few times I’ve...
  • A Kit Culture

    If we were to compare the amount of work that a maintenance technician today is required to do at an apartment community, and compare that to 5 years ago; what would the comparison look like? The most common question I’m asked by community managers is “How long should it take my technician to do <insert task here>.” My scripted answer is not to give an answer. My answer instead is to ask...

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