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  • Capitol Update: Congress’s Upcoming August Recess: Your Chance to Discuss Immigration Reform

    Apartment Industry Colleagues,The August Congressional recess is coming, which means it’s time for everyone to make their annual call to their members of Congress to schedule some time to talk about issues impacting the apartment industry. Each year we do these meetings on the home turf of our Representatives and Senators to impress upon them that what they do in Washington impacts apartment...
  • Move ‘Em In, Move ‘Em Out

    The Guide To Successfully Turning Units While researching unique perspectives on move-ins and move-outs in the property management world, I kept attempting to resort to a metaphor. Then I came across the origin of the word “metaphor” itself, which means “to carry” in Greek. In the context of a typical metaphor, the “carrying” is referring to the sense of one word to a different word, but I...
  • Take Charge of Your Own Career

    One of the best pieces of advice I was ever given was by one of my early managers who told me to take charge of my own career. She told me that it was my job to "figure out what I wanted to do when I grew up" and then do it. Now lots of us still think it's our manager's or our employer's job to make sure we make the most of our knowledge, skills and experience, develop new skills and move up the...
  • Maintenance Mania Surpasses Miss Universe

    Channeling my mother, I climbed to the top of the bleachers before the 7th annual Maintenance Mania National Championship—held during the 2013 NAA Education Conference & Exposition in San Diego—to ensure some sort of back rest. I’m 26 years old—I need the spinal support. Settling into my seat, I admired the costumes, t-shirts and party hats many of the audience members were wearing in support...

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