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Kaitlin Krull

Writer, Home Improvement Leads

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Kaitlin Krull is a writer and mom of two girls. She enjoys writing for Home Improvement Leads with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on home projects with confidence and to connect them to qualified contractors to make it a reality.

 

Inside Today’s Reimagined, Reenergized Clubhouses

Say goodbye to tennis courts and drab, windowless fitness centers. Say hello to color-splashed clubhouses with open floorplans, high-end coffee bars, and outdoor fireplaces and kitchens. Call it the “Starbucks effect” or the “Millennial effect.” Either way, the big trend in multifamily properties is to renovate or build anew clubhouses that serve as a communal[]

renter segmentation
 

Leasing Redefined: The Power of Renter Segmentation

Uncovering new leasing strategies through renter segmentation data The information supplied by prospects and residents during the leasing and lead processes can be like striking gold. Apartment leasing teams panning for new residents can gain insight into how to attract, secure and retain residents by digging into the mounds of renter-provided information and key demographics[]

multifamily industry
 

The State of the Multifamily Industry in 2017

2017 multifamily outlook: Optimistic despite expected cooling after record cycle On Jan. 10, Apartment Association of Greater Dallas members packed their annual state-of-the-industry luncheon before a panel of industry professionals that included Steve Lamberti of Milestone Apartments REIT; Jay Denton of Axiometrics; Jeff Price of Jones Lang LaSalle; Jay Wagley of CBRE and Brian Tusa[]

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Know It All: Outsmarting the Competition with Business Intelligence [eBook]

Autonomy. Accuracy. Agility. Action. If your multifamily business intelligence software isn’t nimble enough to let you steer strategy with these attributes, it’s time to make a change. So what’s an “ideal solution” supposed to look like? We’ve done the research among leading industry experts, and found that the most successful businesses use tools that reveal asset[]

budgeting season
 

8 Ways to Prepare for Budgeting Season

8 tips to ready a web-based accounting system before budgeting season. Like baseball has spring training and football training camp, budgeting has its own pre-season. It’s the time before the crunch that property managers and administrators prepare for planning the next year’s budget. Or at least they should be. Never mind the two-a-days, budgeting preparation shouldn’t[]

smart apartment
 

Building the Smart Apartment Home of the Future

Applying smart home technology to apartments comes down to choice. The future of putting the pieces in place into a smart apartment home may be more like ordering ala cart at the local diner. Because preferences of one resident to the next surely will differ, a technology menu may be more appropriate. At least that’s how[]

Student Housing Multifamily
 

Turning Student Housing Units Quickly and Cost Effectively

Having a well-orchestrated plan for turning student housing units is as essential as a well-written mid-term paper. Because providers require all units to be turned at once, sound project management and a seamless plan are necessary to keep a steady workflow. A hiccup with a contractor can be costly and potentially jeopardize inventory availability. Creating[]

Electronic Signature Solutions
 

4 Things to Look for in an Electronic Signature Provider

The advent of the electronic signature has been celebrated in every contract-laden business, and ours is no exception. The electronic signature frees renters from a trip to the front office during leasing, making the leasing process convenient and paperless while saving the front office staff time. Now renters can take care of leasing from front[]

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Your Apartment Property Management System Health Check

Times are a-changin’ in the rental housing market. Growing market demand pushes occupancy to the limit, making a property look good at first glance.—but a deeper look into the property may reveal a different story. Checking your Property Management System Health Good property health goes beyond maintaining high occupancy, low overhead and consistent rent collection.[]

 

Top Remodel Projects Renters Wish Their Property Managers Would Invest In

Renting a house or apartment carries many benefits for renters, including saving money and offering flexibility. However, home improvement restrictions on rented properties mean that many renters often feel frustrated that they cannot update their homes in the ways they need or want. At Home Improvement Leads, we believe that property managers have the ability[]

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