Friday, June 20, 2014
The fifth corn dog was not necessary. (That’s a call back to yesterday’s blog, so catch up, people!)
Even so, I had an amazing time at last night’s Opening Party. After a full day o’ learning, including a truly inspiring and good-humored speech from Michael J. Fox, lessons in customer service from two of the industry’s fiercest “road warriors” and innovative products on the tradeshow floor, it...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
With every ounce of energy I can muster at 7 a.m., let’s get excited, people! The 2014 NAA Education Conference & Exposition is underway. If you’re not in Denver with the best and brightest in our industry, I hope you feel really bad about yourself. No, not really. But maybe a little.
This year marks my fifth conference, which is to say that I’m pretty much a jaded old woman who has seen and...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
My Dad has been a teacher for over 35 years. Take a minute and think about just how many annoying high schoolers that shakes out to be. It’s, like, a million.
Growing up I considered following suit, turning the shaping of young minds into a family business of sorts. And then I grew up a little more and realized that, truth be told, I don’t really care for teenagers. Nor do I care for grading...
Valerie Hayman Sklar
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Nearly one-third of Americans choose to rent their homes, according to the National Apartment Association (NAA). That’s a lot of choices, and attracting the best residents to your property isn’t easy.Residents select their homes on a number of criteria—from location and price to amenities and customer service. Your leasing staff and maintenance crew play a vital role in recruiting residents and...