Jade Smith

Contributor, Property Management Insider

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Jade is a contributor to Property Management Insider. Her background includes social media, reputation management, and content marketing. She is a graduate of Baylor University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. During her studies at Baylor, she held the position of Director of Social Media for Baylor’s student-run record label.

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Hurricane Update: 6 Actions to Take When Conditions Warrant

Forecasters say the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season could be stronger than previously thought, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns that coastal residents should have their hurricane preparedness plans in place and monitor the latest forecast. What was deemed in May to be a below average season with 10-16 named storms is now expected[]

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Driving the Adoption of Smart Home Technology

Industry, multifamily working to overcome slow adoption of smart home technology The path to smart home technology adoption in multifamily maintains a twisting route navigated with short steps, much like the pace of the industry that promises systems to propel residential living of the future into the next galaxy. The subject has been a hot[]

How a Contact Center can Create Golden Opportunities

Like many days in the front office, this one is hectic. The phone rings as a leasing representative checks the package delivery log-in for a waiting resident. The phone keeps ringing. A maintenance tech distracts the representative and asks about the paperwork for a service call in Building C. “It’s on the clipboard,” she says[]

The Latest from MPF Research: Reno, Multifamily Lending, and the Twin Cities

Updates from America’s #1 source of multifamily research data, MPF Research. Beginning today, we’ll be bringing to this blog regular summaries of the latest research from our MPF Research division that will help you keep your finger on the pulse of the multifamily industry. Where applicable, we’ll provide links so you can dig deeper into[]

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Digital Printing Adds Realism to Wood Flooring

Advances in digital print technology have created some of the most realistic patterns in simulated wood and tile flooring options. In some cases, the naked eye can’t tell the difference. And the floor, not necessarily the sky, is the limit for the multifamily housing industry. High-definition printing is creating a flooring revival that’s sweeping vinyl,[]

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Leadership: Getting Inside the Brain

It’s been said that to be in management, you have to have thick skin. True, yet the trait of a good manager may go deeper than having a tough outer shell. Finding the search begins and ends with just being keenly aware of how the brain processes memory, makes decisions, and manages emotions. When brain[]

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What’s New in Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, and a Facebook Study

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. This series was created to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. By taking advantage of social media for multifamily, your property management company[]

10 Best Practices for Residents to Properly Inventory Possessions

Renters have a lot of stuff, but they seem to not know exactly how much for insurance purposes. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners notes that 59 percent of consumers have not made a list or inventory of their prized possessions and valuables. Of those who have done their preliminary paperwork, 48 percent have no[]

Why Remodeling is on the Rise for Rental Housing

Influenced by Baby Boomers and Millennials, the home remodeling market is cruising at high speed, continuing to gain momentum since the housing crash nearly a decade ago. Recent reports by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University (JCHS) and the National Association of Home Builders indicate that homeowners and renters are craving new[]

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Debunking 3 Resident Myths about Renters Insurance

The Value of Renter’s Insurance Natural disasters have a way of shining a light on the necessity and value of renter’s insurance. According to the Insurance Information Institute, insured losses due to natural disasters in the United States in the first half of 2015 totaled $12.6 billion, well above the $11.2 billion average in the first[]

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What’s New in Social: Tools, Timelines and Tweets

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. For this reason, Property Management Insider has created a weekly series to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. Here’s what’s new in social:[]

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3 Ways Spend Management Software Can Streamline your Purchasing Process

How you manage your money can make or break your property management business. In good economic times and in bad, it’s important to keep costs under control and reduce spending when possible. Tasked with streamlining your accounting process? Worried about letting money fall through the cracks? Start saving by embracing spend management and technology, and[]

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4 Ways a Contact Center Helps Capture Apartment Prospects and Leads

For prospects and residents, the inability to reach an apartment community when they need information or assistance is frustrating. Add sitting on hold and unanswered emails or voicemails to that experience, and you’ve potentially lost a lead (or an opportunity to build trust with an existing resident). According to a recent study, Americans are fed up[]

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What’s New in Social: Tricks and Tweets

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. For this reason, Property Management Insider has created a weekly series to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. Here’s the latest in social[]

4 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Property Management Solution

Finding the Perfect Property Management Software You’re in a highly competitive business and need a performance-driven property management solution to help you be profitable. Having a solution that can centralize and manage the full spectrum of your property operations can help you outperform the competition and grow your business. But the options can be overwhelming.[]

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What’s New in Social: Facebook Continues Its Mission to Connect the World

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. For this reason, Property Management Insider has created a weekly series to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. Here’s what’s new in social:[]

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What’s New in Social: Customize and Buy

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. For this reason, Property Management Insider has created a weekly series to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. Here’s what’s new in social:[]

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August 2015 U.S. Renter Retention, Renewals Rise

Rising Retention Rates Last month, Jay Parsons of MPF research reported renter retention and renewals were on the rise. In fact, retention continues its 20-month run above 50% as renewal rates rise 5.4%. MPF Research provides data and insights into reasons why residents are renewing their leases despite rents increasing: MPF Research assesses recent general conditions in[]

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What’s New in Social: Grow your Business with Recent Updates

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. For this reason, Property Management Insider has created a weekly series to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. Here’s what’s new in social:[]

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