Tag Archives: resident retention
Posted on 21. Mar, 2013 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
As property managers, we’re all aware of the multitude of issues that frequently arise with unreliable tenants. Late rental payments, disturbing the peace, illegal activity, and a general disregard for the property are all problems that typically arise in the property management industry.
Posted on 25. Jan, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
We co-hosted a fantastic webinar with Grace Hill titled “Raising Rents Without Raising Turnover” featuring Doug Chasick, the Apartment Doctor. Along with being a great educator, Doug has years of property management experience in the multifamily industry and we were fortunate to have him as our featured presenter.
Posted on 24. Jan, 2013 by Bryan Ives.
Facebook provides a great platform for your marketing initiatives as a property manager. Figuring out ways to best implement your social media strategy for your property management business can be challenging.
Posted on 13. Dec, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
Decals are increasingly being placed on high-rise multi-unit residential buildings recognized by The American Cancer Society’s Healthy High-Rises program for being 100% smoke-free in New Jersey and New York.
Posted on 12. Dec, 2012 by Marc Courtenay.
Hope this article reaches you on time, because this is the #1 time of the year to let your owner-clients and your staff know how much you appreciate them. Don’t be alarmed if you’ve put this off or forgot, because here’s two easy ways to keep from being The Grinch.
Posted on 27. Nov, 2012 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
Twenty years ago it was difficult to find apartment communities that would rent to pet owners. For years, dogs and cats were not welcome at the majority of apartment communities, with managers citing a variety of reasons, some valid, others merely an excuse in disguise.
Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by Jennifer Newton.
Want to nurture the relationship between your rental property and the rest of the block and promote literacy at the same time?
Posted on 23. Oct, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
According to the article, “U.S. Apartment Owners See Profit Potential in Pooches” by Dawn Wotapka, on Nasdaq.com, apartments owners across the country are implementing dog friendly policies in order to attract and retain tenants.
Posted on 12. Apr, 2012 by Marc Courtenay.
Not to cause undue concern, but are your clients talking to other property managers about what they want and may not be receiving? The only way to answer the question is to get in touch with your clients soon, see how they’re doing and ask them what they want and need.
Posted on 11. Apr, 2012 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
While newer apartment complexes have separate utility meters for gas and electric, older properties often have a central meter for all utilities, with the end result being units marketed to tenants as ‘utilities included.’ An attractive prospect from a marketing standpoint, the fact remains that including utilities in your tenant’s rent can be a risky policy that may ultimately pay off for tenants while costing your management company thousands of dollars a year in inflated utility costs.
Posted on 03. Apr, 2012 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
Of all of the reasons why tenants leave, (other than relocating in another area or buying a house) inadequate maintenance is right at the top. There aren’t many people that would put up with a ceiling leaking for days, or a toilet that won’t work, or a faucet that constantly drips.
Posted on 28. Feb, 2012 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
While part of the selling process for any property manager is to increase visibility and drive more potential applicants into the leasing office, if more applicants than not end up walking out the door without filling out an application; there’s something wrong. Here are some suggestions that will get more of those walk-ins converted to applicants and eventually tenants.
Posted on 09. Jan, 2012 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
If you find yourself neglecting the small items, you’ll soon be on the hot seat for more expensive repairs. Building managers can find themselves with a run-down, in-desperate-need-of-repair building a lot sooner that they think.
Posted on 16. Dec, 2011 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
While the holidays always make us think about ways to engage residents in the holiday spirit, there are many activities and events that property managers can organize and easily implement that can be used not only during the holiday season, but throughout the year.
Posted on 30. Nov, 2011 by Lisa Trosien.
On a recent family vacation, we went to Seaworld (you probably guessed that by the title of this blog post). After paying the fairly hefty entry fee, we headed straight to the dolphins because they are my girl’s favorite at Seaworld.
Posted on 10. Nov, 2011 by Jennifer Newton.
College and university campuses are increasingly defining sustainable practices for their campus communities. This is, in turn, raising the bar for students’ off-campus expectations.
If your property is near enough to a campus to provide housing to students or staff, take a moment to assess any green attributes that could be leveraged to attract eco-conscious tenants. If you discover your property doesn’t have much to boast about, let this exercise be an incentive to you to explore adding a few green assets to your property.
Posted on 27. Oct, 2011 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
While the number of renters in the market has increased in the last few years, retaining good tenants can still pose a problem for property managers. Maintaining a current tenant is much less expensive than locating, approving, and moving in a new tenant. Of course the nature of renting itself is often transient; many people rent while looking for a home to buy, others only in the community for a short period of time.
Posted on 16. Aug, 2011 by Lisa Trosien.
Have you ever had your maintenance team members trained on the maintenance of the residents at your property? While it is critically important that your staff be able to correctly repair items like dishwashers, stoves and disposals, it’s also essential that they be able to repair and maintain relationships with your residents.
Posted on 26. Jul, 2011 by Heather Blume.
Here are 5 ways for you to capitalize on the opportunities in front of you today to help you get more renewals tomorrow!
Posted on 19. Jul, 2011 by Heather Blume.
If you’re trying to justify the purchase of tablets to your company, you’re going to have to have more than a strong, “I want it because it’s neat,” factor. With all the programs that have been coming out with great tablet integrations and apps, on site teams are salivating over these little toys. In fact, over the last 18 months I can’t even count how many people have told me how great leasing with a tablet can be. It’s cool.
Posted on 02. Jun, 2011 by Lisa Trosien.
I went flower shopping at Lowe’s this weekend. And while I hated fighting the crowds (it was even hard to snag a cart), I was able to experience two completely different kinds of service in the same department of the store.