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  • The Post-It Always Stings Twice

    One of the questions commonly asked throughout our surveys is “The speed to which your maintenance work was handled.” So what exactly constitutes a fast response time? There is usually a disparity between what the office considers a fast turnaround and what a resident is comfortable with. Believe it or not, the clock starts ticking for a resident the moment that service request is placed. Whether...
  • The Career of a Lifetime

    Years ago I wanted to see what it would be like as leasing consultant. I even reached out to one apartment management company due to an interest in beginning my career in the apartment industry. Needless to say, I did not get far.This wasn’t the right time for me, but my opportunity eventually came. After moving to metropolitan Atlanta, I worked as an associate in a local pharmacy. Many shoppers...
  • The Pros and Cons of Renting to a Resident with Pets

    If you've managed a property long enough, you've surely been asked whether you allow pets, and may have considered accepting pets during times when you've had trouble filling a vacancy, but ultimately came to your senses and declined. A recent FIREPAW (Foundation for Interdisciplinary Research and Education Promoting Animal Welfare) survey found property managers who rent to residents with pets...
  • How Likely Are You To Get Burglarized?

    Certain states in the US are more vulnerable to crime than others, but unless you have easy access to the facts, how do you know whether your property is located in a high risk area? From Alabama to WyomingOverall, there is some good news—figures released by the US Department of Justice and the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports show that between 2000 and 2012, burglaries in the US fell by 8.0 percent...

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