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Oh, The Places You’ll Go! The Opportunities in Property Management

Oh, The Places You’ll Go! The Opportunities in Property Management

This title from a Dr. Seuss favorite, is the best description for a response to an inquiry about opportunities for challenges and advancement in Property Management.  A career in property management is different than many occupations. Success is measured by results. Special emphasis needs to be offered to individuals newly hired into the industry.  Unlike […]

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Talk Up Training

By on June 7, 2016 in Training with 0 Comments
Talk Up Training

How do you present a training opportunity to your staff? “You’re required to take this class, and it needs to be done today?”                          Or “We’re excited that you have the potential to be an important member of our team.  This instructional course will […]

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Leasing With Confidence, Every Prospect Is A Future Resident

By on June 1, 2016 in Leasing with 1 Comment
Leasing With Confidence, Every Prospect Is A Future Resident

The most important function in property management is leasing. With no rentals, no residents; no rental income; no revenue; expenses can’t be paid, property failure results in foreclosure. Leasing is the life blood of our industry. Unfortunately, leasing positions at a property are viewed as the entry level and experience the highest volume of turnover. […]

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Scheduling Craigs List

By on May 25, 2016 in Goal Setting, Leasing, Marketing with 2 Comments
Scheduling Craigs List

Craigs List continues to provide a strong source of prospective residents for apartment homes in many markets. The amount of quality traffic is directly related to the quality and quantity of Craigs List ads posted each day by the leasing team. Users of Craigs Lists or other Internet Service Providers will focus on the most […]

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Managing the Mystery of the Maintenance Budget

Managing the Mystery of the Maintenance Budget

“We Need Supplies.” Maintenance Supply is often the expense account where there always seems to be more month than dollars in the budget. Given this is an area of operations that is reactive to the volume and variety of the requests of the residents; is it possible to effectively plan and budget for maintenance spending? […]

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You Can’t Buy Experience, The Value of Long Term Teams

You Can’t Buy Experience, The Value of Long Term Teams

Possibly the most valuable asset in property management is experience. Properties with tenured, long time staffs benefit from: development of annual systems. they have noticed, realized and anticipate occupancy trends. they create and build relationships with residents, which improves resident communication, rent collection and resident retention. Preventive maintenance is incorporated into the monthly schedule without […]

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Savvy Shopper, Knowing Your Competition

Savvy Shopper, Knowing Your Competition

It seems like every time I visit an apartment community to collect information for my market survey, I leave with another feature discovery that will help me convince prospects my apartment community is the best choice for their new home. Shopping the competition is required each month.  Updating a market study analyzes pricing and availability. […]

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Opportunity Is Calling

Opportunity Is Calling

Answer the Phone!  Respond to the inquiry.  Many prospects will initiate their contact via email, or arriving onsite for a tour.  Just as many will call, with technology in everyone’s pocket, purse and dashboard.  The minute someone considers making a call, the send button is hit, and the call is in progress. Amazing technology is […]

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Supply and Demand, Lease Your Apartment Today!

Supply and Demand, Lease Your Apartment Today!

Probably some of the most dreaded words in a leasing conversation are, “I’m not planning to move for thirty days, a month or two, or six months…” Our apartments are vacant now!  We need move ins now!  Leases signed now!  Commitments now! Availability Vs Schedule First consider, is the leasing team able to challenge the […]

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