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Your Maintenance Team: Your Top Apartment Marketing Weapon

Oh, Property Management Insider. They’re always blowing the lid off property management stories. Most recently, they contend that an apartment manager’s maintenance team is not only key to lease renewals, they can be very important to marketing. Marketing, you say? Turns out Property Management Insider writer Michael Cunningham had a moving encounter with a housekeeper […]

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Why It's So Hard to Rent Right Now

America’s economic problems haven’t only hit homeowners, they’ve hit renters, too. As the Huffington Post reported recently, renters of modest income are finding it “incredibly difficult” to find affordable housing; foreclosures have forced former homeowners to rent, and people who might have bought homes are reluctant to do so until the buyer’s market improves, and […]

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Cheap and Simple Supplies to Divide a Room

This recent revelation from Apartment Therapy: things you can get at a hardware store in order to divide a room in your apartment, and either save money by splitting rent or save your sanity by not having to look at your roommate all the time. 1. Rope Apparently, you can make walls out of rope. […]

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Make Your New Employee a Keeper!

As a property manager, you’ve probably faced this scenario. You hire someone new. You hope that he will make your life easier because you can finally entrust XYZ to someone else. He doesn’t know exactly what he’s doing, might not even know things you would expect from someone with his background. He starts to flounder. […]

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Property Managers: Is Your Model Apartment as Effective as You Think?

Multifamily Insiders is offering an interesting new survey: How Effective Are Model Apartments? Property managers tweak their models in various ways—but do these strategies actually affect the ability to lease a place? If you manage apartments and take the survey, Multifamily Insiders will give you give you free results (in exchange, we can only assume, […]

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Better than a Coffee Break: Yoga Poses for the Office

Just because you work at a desk doesn’t mean you can’t move a bit during the day. Try these simple exercises, but be careful! Yoga, like any other exercise, has its dangers. It’s best to first do poses with a teacher in order to learn to do them with minimal risk. Wrist mobility For people […]

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RealPage Honored With A Heroes of Hope Award From United Way!

We Hate to Brag, But… We here at RealPage (what, you thought we only went by MyNewPlace? No, no, silly, that’s just our little sub-company; why would we settle for one name when we can have two?) are proud to announce that we’ve been honored with a Heroes of Hope Award from United Way. These […]

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Should I Rent From Family Members?

Slightly different from last Friday’s post on whether to rent TO family members, this one’s for those of you looking for an ideal place, and wondering if it belongs to Uncle Frank. If you’re considering moving into an apartment run or owned by a relative, consider the following points first. Make sure they can say […]

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Getting Landlords to Reverse Their No Pet Policy: Is It Possible?

The first rule in the game of How to Live Happily with Fluffy is, of course, to seek only apartments that allow pets. If these explicitly-fine-with-Fido properties are lacking in your area, however, don’t despair. There are a number of ways to increase your chances of convincing Landlord-to-Be that your pet won’t be a problem. […]

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