Thursday, September 8, 2011
Yesterday I went into the community clubhouse to renew my lease for yet another year—partly because I like my apartment, but also because I’m far too lazy to clean out my car, let alone pack everything up and move.
As I was sitting there waiting to sign the papers and eating a caramel chew that I swiped from the communal candy dish, I overheard a young couple rattling off a list of complaints to...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Cable Operators and Phone Company’s want your business, especially if you have 200 units or more. The reason is obvious; they make heaps of money off your property. In looking at some average cable and internet penetration levels for a standard 200 unit complex, the operator will bring in about $10,790.00 a month. This is using a 65% penetration level and an average resident paying $83 a month....
Friday, July 29, 2011
The future is all about Wi-Fi. For some, this trend has already started. Wi-Fi is a wireless local area network for Internet access. It will soon be everywhere as cable providers expand their networks to include Wi-Fi, but for a price. Over the next few years, you may be forced to offer this service in almost all of your community access areas, such as your lobby, washroom, swimming pool, etc....
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I’m sorry… I don’t need you. No, seriously. If all I needed was someone to get the guest card basics (name, phone number, size & date) when they answer the phone and proceed to recite the same old tired “speech” time and time again… I may as well just have a really great pre-recorded message that at its conclusion asks the caller to leave their name, phone number, size apartment they’re...