Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The apartment industry has changed a lot over the past three years, let alone 300 years. While we’ll never quite know what it was like back then, I had a little fun imagining a conversation with a property management executive from the 1700s…Me: I’m delighted that you, Leopold Hawthorne, the oldest property management executive in the world, agreed to this interview. Before discussing property...
Monday, September 16, 2013
I am the last person to admit that the seasons are changing, and as much as I want to deny it, fall will approach quickly. My friends are already dusting off their winter boots while I’m clinging to my flip-flops. However, when it comes to property management and the maintenance of investment properties, you have to acknowledge the inevitable. The demand for maintenance is as volatile as market...
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
The best part about having a large family is that you suddenly have an abundance of free labor.
Hold on—I’m now getting word that this has not been the case since “The Grapes of Wrath.”
Regardless, I think most people would agree that it’s nice to have people (a young child, your ailing grandmother, etc.) work for you—especially when it’s voluntary. This is certainly the case in the apartment...
Friday, August 30, 2013
Marketing is commonly defined as the process of communicating the value of a product or service to customers, for the purpose of selling the product or service. It is utilized universally as a critical business function for attracting customers. In property management it is important to acknowledge the connection between living requirements and financially viable results. What we strive for with...