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The Power of Integrating at your Community

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The Power of Integrating at your Community

With all the technology available in today’s multi-family industry, we should be looking at the power of integration. Integration is what happens when your PMS (Yardi, OneSite, Entrata, etc) is connected with the systems that help run your community. Access control, parking and car... Continue Reading

08/23/2022


Getting Ready for Electric Vehicles

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Getting Ready for Electric Vehicles

Changes are ahead for property owners and operators as demand rises for all- electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Rising gas prices, policy support, environmental awareness, improvements in battery technology, charging infrastructure, and the allure of new... Continue Reading

by Amy Leonard
08/19/2022


On Trends | Marketing with Technology

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On Trends | Marketing with Technology

Fast forward through the pandemic to bring us to the rapid deployment of virtual touring and self-guided experiences, our industry is embracing technology in new ways. Successful marketing begins with understanding the customer journey, which encompasses several touch points with technology. Our... Continue Reading

by Lisa Gunderson
08/16/2022


ABIDE with Me: Five Meaningful Steps to Activate DEI(B) in Your Organization

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ABIDE with Me: Five Meaningful Steps to Activate DEI(B) in Your Organization

I tend to see more serendipity than mere chance in life. It is, for example, more serendipitous than chance that my last name is House, and I now work in housing. And it’s even more powerful for me that as a DEI advocate, strategist and practitioner, my “model” for engaging... Continue Reading

08/12/2022


Virtual Reality: The Future of Maintenance Training

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Virtual Reality: The Future of Maintenance Training

The Multi-Family industry is currently struggling with what the National Apartment Association calls “The Great Resignation- people’s post-pandemic priorities have shifted and their current jobs just aren’t cutting it anymore.” According to NAA, the average onsite... Continue Reading

by Katelyn Cheatham
08/10/2022


The Renter's Journey

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The Renter's Journey

The renter’s journey has changed. The once simplistic affair of finding a home is no longer a linear process. From the point of needing a space to the point of signing a lease, there are now many stops for renters along the way. For management companies to make the best use of their... Continue Reading

by Brittany Johnson
08/8/2022


To Post or Not to Post? That is the (Fair Housing) Question.

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To Post or Not to Post? That is the (Fair Housing) Question.

As those in the multi-family industry can testify, the Fair Housing Act (FHA) plays a starring role in how property managers run their communities. From the proverbial ground up, every aspect of property management is subject to government scrutiny to ensure that a community is compliant with... Continue Reading

by Jennifer McCoy
08/1/2022


Metro Action's Assistance Portal is Closed - What Now?

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Metro Action's Assistance Portal is Closed - What Now?

Metro Action’s Assistance Portal is Closed – What Now? In March 2021, Nashville’s Metropolitan Action Commission (MAC) opened its online portal for Davidson County residents seeking rental assistance. With varying degrees of success, speed, and efficiency, over the... Continue Reading

by Nathan Lybarger
07/4/2022


Tradeshows and Networking Events

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Tradeshows and Networking Events

One of the primary ways we connect with potential new and current customers is through tradeshow and networking events. Here are some overall best practices to ensure a successful event: Support the Theme Draw Attention Make it FUN!!! Games, Pictures Use social media to promote: Find... Continue Reading

by Bridget Opfer
07/1/2022


On Trend through the Seasons

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On Trend through the Seasons

This week has brought the hottest temperatures for this time of year in over a decade. The changing of seasons is always a time for reflection. Summer is upon us, and we eagerly await the association tradeshow. We are interested in learning what new professional services and products are... Continue Reading

by Lisa Gunderson
07/1/2022


What makes you Stand Out?

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What makes you Stand Out?

What makes you stand out? What comes to mind when asked this question? Everyone is uniquely designed and has unique talents that nobody else possesses. There is no right or wrong answer, but we should know what fuels us, our strengths, and what makes us stand out. It’s not about... Continue Reading

by Amy Brinson
07/1/2022


RPM Careers Week | July 18 - 22

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RPM Careers Week | July 18 - 22

This year, RPM Careers Week will take place July 18–22. This is an opportunity to highlight the amazing work of the residential property management industry, and give prospective job seekers a peek into what this type of career is all about. Help us spread the word! The week’s events... Continue Reading

by Katelyn Cheatham
06/9/2022