May 142015
 
What Renters Want with Jessica Fiur: Harry Shearer Leaving The Simpsons: What to Do When a Key Employee Leaves Your Multifamily Community

Harry Shearer, the voice actor for many key characters on The Simpsons, is allegedly leaving the show. Employees unfortunately leave all the time. Here are some tips on what to do when an employee leaves your multifamily community.

Apr 202015
 
What Renters Want with Jessica Fiur: 4 Strategies to Deal with Problem Residents

You might not admit it, but there are going to be times when your residents annoy you. (Well, you shouldn’t admit it to the residents, but I’m sure it comes out over a beer or two with your colleagues.) In a recent blog on Rent Sauce, author Dallas Jensen discusses what could result from negative […]

Apr 102015
 
What Renters Want with Jessica Fiur: Looking Beyond the Resume: 8 Traits to Look For in a Multifamily Employee

Resumes can reveal a lot about a potential property management candidate—relevant experience, education and ability to write a resume, to name a few things. But they don’t tell anything about the personality of the candidate (unless, of course, they submitted the resume in crayon, which says they have a wonderful, childlike spirit, or are a […]

Apr 072015
 
Guest Blog: How to Increase Your Visibility on Apartment Search Sites

By Edward Jiang, Business Development Manager at PadMapper A successful marketing strategy for every multifamily community recognizes how renters in your area look for new places to live, and being available and visible in the right locations. With 27-million monthly unique visitors to the top 6 apartment search websites according to ComScore (and that’s in […]

Mar 242015
 
What Renters Want with Jessica Fiur: 6 Ways to Encourage Healthy Living at an Apartment Community

OK, so I know it doesn’t feel like it, especially to those of us on the East Coast who are still walking around in our puffy jackets and fur-lined boots, but it is almost swimsuit season. Already. I know, it’s been months of pasta  and red wine and candy (though pasta has essential carbs and […]

Mar 102015
 
What Renters Want with Jessica Fiur: 5 Ways to Give Your Community an Apple Watch Makeover

Yesterday Apple had a huge announcement where they gave more details about their soon-to-be-released Apple Watch. And now we all know what we’re going to do with that extra 10 grand we have laying around in our apartments, right? Well, time will tell whether the Apple Watch will go the way of Google Glass, and […]

Mar 062015
 
Guest Post: Creating Active Adult Communities that Withstand the Test of Time

By David Smith, Florida Division President, AV Homes Baby boomers are known for their commitment to progress, and their pursuit of revolutionary new ideas. It is only fitting, then, that the generation that redefined activism decades ago is changing what it means to be an active adult today. As developers, managers, board members and property […]