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Model Misbehavior: What to Avoid to Sell More Prospects

Apartment models can leave a lasting impression with potential renters, making the difference between securing a new lease and watching the one that got away. Models staged to meet current trends and designs are more inviting to prospective residents, say apartment industry style gurus who presented at the recent National Apartment Association’s Education Conference &[]

Making the Most of Mobile: Russ Webb on Leveraging Tablets and Apps

Today’s mobile devices are amazing … but are you making the most out of it? Russ Webb bets not. That’s why he’s on a mission to share how tablets and smartphones can increase productivity and do just about anything possible. Webb, vice president of the Atlanta and Georgia Apartment Associations, spreads the gospel by teaching[]

How Google Changes Will Impact Online Marketing of Properties

Cross-Device Measurement, “Native Ad” Simplification and Automation of Deal Terms to Boost Effectiveness of Online Marketing Three important changes coming online at Google are going to help savvy property managers more effectively advertise, evaluate results, and even ensure their advertising agreements are accurately carried out. Share the following information with your marketing people to be[]

Hold the Phone: Why Pricing Calls Work with Revenue Management Systems

In the past, price setters have relied on weekly or periodic calls with on-site staff to finesse rates to drive traffic and secure leases. Today’s software systems, however, do much of the legwork by helping determine rates based on daily and historical market trends and other factors. In turn, they reduce the number of hours[]

2015 NAA Education Conference Recap

The excessive Las Vegas heat probably kept many National Apartment Association conference attendees from stealing away to the golf course. Good thing, because they would’ve missed some cool stuff. This year’s Education Conference & Exposition at the Mandalay Bay in June was much more than four days of industry banter. As record heat basted the Strip,[]

How Three Industry Leaders Maximize Mandatory Renters Insurance Compliance

Three industry experts weigh in on how they keep mandatory renters insurance compliance as high as possible. Just because it’s mandatory doesn’t mean your residents will maintain it. That’s been the experience of many properties when it comes to renters insurance. At the recent Crittenden Multifamily West Conference, three industry leaders shared tips for maximizing resident[]

Resident and Staff Education on Having a Safe Grilling Season

A recent ABC News video shows how the joys of outdoor grilling can go up in smoke in just seconds. Quicker than you can say “make mine a cheeseburger”, fire engulfs a home when flames soar as greasy burgers are flipped. In another scene, the build-up of propane blows the top off a closed grill[]

5 Tips to Help Apartments Snuff out Potential Damage of Wildfires

Drought is easing across the Plains and Midwest after a tumultuous month of heavy rains, but farther west the landscape remains dry as a bone. Lack of moisture in California and other western states has prompted public awareness campaigns to encourage property owners to conduct insurance policy reviews to determine if policies provide adequate coverage[]

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