Three Keys To Unlock A Move Out Notice

Move out

The phone rings.  It’s a resident calling to have us explain the process to give their move out notice. The standard response usually includes a question about when their lease ends.  We explain either the 30 or 60 day lease termination notice.  If its appropriate we review the lease break policy.  We end with a […]

Spring Forward, Preventive Maintenance With Smoke Detectors

The change to Daylight Savings Time is a calendar point when  residential home owners are encouraged to check the smoke detectors in their homes.  Apartment residents can benefit by being encouraged to do the same.  Time and time again, fires are reported with fatalities.  These tragedies occur in both single family homes and apartments.  It’s […]

Outreach Marketing for Seniors Has Changed

“O” in the Senior Housing is More Than Bingo Series.

Outreach for Senior Housing

Outreach Marketing for Seniors has changed.  Connecting with today’s active independent senior requires a different focus in advertising campaigns.   It requires adjustments to the advertising efforts to capture their interest. In the past, advertising for seniors was largely built around the strong influence of health care and medical needs. With the tag line, that 60 […]

Create Relationships With Neighbors Builds Value

Part Three in the Life is More than Bingo for Today's Seniors

Seniios in Neighborhood

A successful Senior Citizen Apartment community will create relationships with neighbors to build a supportive environment or a network of its residents.  While the active individuals categorized as senior citizens have no interest in housing that is typified as a senior center, congregate living or what might be referred to as the old folks home.  They are likely to look […]

There’s More to Life Than Bingo, A Lifestyle Choice for Seniors

Living An Active LIfestyle

December has the calendar designation for National Bingo Month.  B-I-N-G-O serves as an interesting outline for a discussion on “Senior Housing.”  The individuals currently identified as seniors have different housing needs and expectations than the population that occupied senior housing at the turn of the century.  The multi family housing options for senior citizens has […]

Rent is Due! Due on the 1st, or Late on the 5th?

A property’s performance is measured by two components. The ability to generate revenue and the ability to control expenses, resulting in the Net Operating Revenue.  Revenue is the product of rent collection. Rental revenue generated by occupancy and related fees are the driving forces for revenue generation. Without effective rent collection, achieving an occupancy goal […]

Try This Question For Hiring New Leasing Staff

“Do you talk to strangers?”  Ask a leasing candidate about a conversation with a stranger.  It’s a good starting point to understand how easily they can connect and establish rapport. The answer to this question from a prospective leasing consultant gives you some insight into their character and personality.  Interview questions for an individual without […]

Property Performance Progress; Analyze and Adjust

Is your property ready for a mid-year report card?  With the end of June, just days past, take this opportunity to review your property’s achievement or progress toward its goals. is occupancy meeting or beating projected results? how do the year to date expenses compare to the budget?  How do they compare to the expense […]

Seven Steps To Increase Occupancy With Resident Retention

Many property management reports focus on occupancy. Every week we analyze the number of move ins and the pending preleases.  But our progress is undermined by the number of move outs and the pending move out notices.  Here’s the value of our lease renewals.  The number of lease renewals is every bit as important as […]