Jon Simpson

CEO, Canonball

author photo two

Jon Simpson is the C.E.O. and founder of Canonball, a digital marketing agency in Dallas that specializes in both multifamily and mixed-use development.”

eBills: The Digital Life

eBills are no longer a new idea or technology, and the statistics back it up. Payment processor Fiserv reports that over 50 percent of Americans receive some bills electronically, and 78 percent of households are receptive to the idea. In fact, the majority of consumers receive at least a mix of paper and paperless bills.[]

7 Ways to Make Budgeting Season Less Painful

Yes, it’s arrived, like a distant relative who you wish would not visit and definitely not stay. It’s budgeting season. A regional manager once quipped, “I’d rather have root canal surgery once a week than create the budget.” Ouch! Why is this such a dreadful time of year? The year is making the turn to[]

Embracing a Technology-Focused Apartment Marketing Strategy

Mobile technology is becoming more in demand in multifamily housing, according to some of the latest survey data. And websites need to get right to the point or prospective renters will move on to the next community. Lia Nicole Smith, Vice President of Education and Performance for SatisFacts and ApartmentRatings, said all indications are that[]

RealWorld 2019: Taking the Pain Out of Leasing and Resident Services

Buying a car used to be like pulling teeth. Same as renting an apartment for the resident and property manager. Not too long ago, you had to pack a lunch (or dinner) when visiting the dealership to buy a new car because the buying experience was long and painful. Credit approvals and paperwork dragged out[]

Using Unauthorized Digital Content is Like Throwing Money in the Fire

Using Unauthorized Digital Content is Just like Burning Money

When a rental housing investor buys a property, many assets beyond the obvious fixtures and physical infrastructure come with the deal. When it comes to digital content, there is a financial risk property owners and managers need to consider before continuing use of such assets. The seller typically relinquishes some or all intellectual property, such[]

The Three Key Leasing Tools Proven to Maximize Occupancy [eBook]

The Three Key Leasing Tools Proven to Maximize Occupancy [eBook]

With the market starting to soften, it is more necessary than ever to adopt new strategies and marketing solutions in order to increase occupancy and accelerate leasing quantities. Lead management, leasing analytics, and contact centers, are three key leasing tools proven to be indispensable according to the National Multifamily Housing Council’s (NMHC) top property owners[]

KMG Prestige Prioritizes Employee Learning at its Affordable Properties

KMG Prestige Prioritizes Employee Learning at its Affordable Properties

“The unemployment rate is dropping, and finding and retaining good people has become a really big deal to us,” says Samuel Brooks, VP of Technology and Innovation at KMG Prestige. With over 900 employees needed at hundreds of sites, it’s quite a challenge. The company suggests an investment opportunity that also serves as a solution:[]

Optimizing Your Student Housing Assets for Maximum ROI

Optimizing Student Housing Assets for Maximum ROI

You’re sitting on a student housing gold mine. But you might not even be aware of it. No, we’re not talking about your student properties themselves. We mean the data they’re spinning off day in and day out that can help you optimize asset and portfolio performance. Only in the past decade has this become possible,[]

renter lifecycle

Sustaining the Renter Lifecycle at AIM 2018

An expert panel recently gathered at the annual Apartment Internet Marketing Conference to talk about one thing—how to sustain the renter lifecycle. In “Aligning Prospect and Resident Touchpoints to Deliver a Superior Living Experience,” Melissa Robbins, Kortney Balas, Ryan Davis and moderator Brock MacLean unveiled opportunities for better business practices that often go unnoticed by property[]

Perception Counts, Even in Apartment Maintenance

Perception Counts, Even in Apartment Maintenance

I rarely get called Mr. Blackwell, although one colleague insists on greeting me that way. Just so you know, I’m no relation to the fashion czar who ruled Paris and Rodeo Drive until his death a decade ago. You may recall that his designs had no boundaries and that annual style lists of the rich[]

SEO

Targeting Residents with SEO + PPC

In the world of multifamily marketing, “Search Engine Optimization” (SEO) and it’s cousin “Pay-Per-Click” advertising (PPC) are important to driving qualified prospects to your website and apartment community. It may seem simple enough to think of digital presence in the terms of Field of Dreams –if you build it, they will come. Sadly, it’s not[]

The Future of Apartment Websites

In this day and age, it’s not difficult to convince multifamily properties that a website is necessary for continued success.  However, it is difficult to convince them what the form and functionality of that website should be.  While most apartments prefer to approach websites as a “digital brochure,” showcasing leasing information and lush property photography[]

Follow PMI  


Property Management Insider is brought to you by RealPage. Learn more.

 

© RealPage, Inc. All trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. 1-877-325-7243 | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | DMCA Notice | Sitemap