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  • Welcome to Las Vegas!

    If you’re up and reading this prior to noon, congratulations—you survived your first night in Las Vegas! Start that caffeine drip now, because the 2015 NAA Education Conference & Exposition is just getting started.  While the details of your evening may be hazy, we hope you remember yesterday’s Conference Kick-Starters—a series of quick-paced, interactive sessions new for 2015. With topics...
  • 5 Ways to Boost Resident Satisfaction

    Keeping residents happy can make life a lot easier for property managers – from minimizing angry calls or emails to increasing retention and occupancy rates. More often than not, things like rent, square footage and location have the biggest influence.  But thinking critically about how to go beyond those top priority “must-haves” can set you apart from competitors and have a lasting, positive...
  • An American Abroad

    It’s a miracle I wasn’t hit by a car in England. When I studied there spring semester of my junior year in college, I spent the first three weeks looking the wrong way before crossing the street. I’m sorry, but the right side is the right side. I couldn’t tell just how much weight I was gaining, because British scales are in stones, not pounds. (Spoiler alert: 13 pounds.) I learned it’s...
  • Off The Deep End

    My grandparents’ above-ground pool was approximately the temperature of an ice bath. My cousins and I always had a blast once our internal organs had properly shut down and we were fully numb, but it was the getting in the water in the first place that posed the real challenge. Even at a young age, I knew I had to create some sort of game to take the plunge. I thought long and hard about it,...

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