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 […]

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 […]

Time for a Team Meeting Celebration

A fun theme for a team meeting to kick off the New Year is “The Team Toast.”  So, with the New Year’s Celebration fresh in our thoughts, having a theme with party hats and champagne flutes can make the first meeting of the year memorable. A toast, as used at weddings and celebrations is a […]

Twas The Week Before Christmas

Twas the week before Christmas, across all the land, Not a creature was stirring, a quiet day was planned. The banners were hung across the property with care, In hopes the prospects would find their way there. The team was gathered, it was team meeting time Work orders, turnovers, “Let’s fix the sign!” The Manager […]

Keys To An Effective Team Meeting

Team meeting

Do you have a team meeting to start your week? Share the leasing goals for the week. Report results from the prior week. Ask for input on supplies to be ordered. Knowledge Creates Ownership Including your team in these discussions creates the opportunity for ownership in your property and its operations. All too often, the […]

The Silent Treatment, Overcoming The Just Looking Response

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Imagine a leasing consultant returning from an apartment tour. It’s an apartment with a less than great view, it’s been vacant for 45 days. It’s on this weeks focus “hot” list. The manager asks, “How did it go, did you get a deposit?” The leasing response, “Great, they didn’t even comment on the view! They’re […]