Tag Archives: social media

Local Social Media Is Your Competitive Advantage: Part Two (eBook)

Local Social Media Is Your Competitive Advantage: Part Two (eBook)

Posted on 25. Mar, 2014 by .

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Part 2 of this informative eBook from Social Media Expert, Charity Zierten. She shares insider tips on how to use local social techniques to strengthen your brand message, building relationships and encourage loyalty with prospects and residents. Download Your eBook Here

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Local Social Media Is Your Competitive Advantage: Part One (eBook)

Local Social Media Is Your Competitive Advantage: Part One (eBook)

Posted on 25. Mar, 2014 by .

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Interested in learning how to attract and retain residents through social media? Social Media Expert, Charity Zierten shares insider tips on how to use local social techniques to strengthen your brand message, building relationships and encourage loyalty with prospects and residents. She believes that in order to be more effective, it’s all about managing customer […]

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Expert Advice: Social Media Secrets For Property Management Professionals (eBook)

Expert Advice: Social Media Secrets For Property Management Professionals (eBook)

Posted on 04. Nov, 2013 by .

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Learn how your property management business can get more exposure on social media in our latest complimentary eBook, “Expert Advice: Social Media Secrets For Property Management Professionals.” In this eBook, you will learn how to approach critical Yelp reviews, the best ways to be found on Pinterest, how to bring value to your Facebook page and much more.

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10 Unexpected Ways To Drive Rentals Through Social Media

10 Unexpected Ways To Drive Rentals Through Social Media

Posted on 12. Sep, 2013 by .

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Before a renter actually goes out and looks at apartment complexes, she browses online to find locations that she might like. Social media has created an opportunity to win over prospective renters before they even visit your complex’s website. But just mentioning your available units is not enough, especially if you’re managing a large property. You need to get creative.

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Why Property Managers Should Use Google+

Why Property Managers Should Use Google+

Posted on 01. Apr, 2013 by .

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Yes, I heard your collective sigh of frustration when you read that title. Yes, I know that every day seems to bring another form of Internet marketing that you just “have to” be using. But trust me when I say that this one is different. Who hasn’t heard of Google by now? Probably even people living under rocks have used Google to find out exactly what type of rock that is overhead.

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Why Use Facebook or Twitter if You’re a Property Manager?

Why Use Facebook or Twitter if You’re a Property Manager?

Posted on 10. Oct, 2012 by .

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This conversational experience on LinkedIn reinforces my belief that social media is working in a big way. Not only to attract business for our property managers, but to solicit new ideas and fresh perspectives. An example was the next comment from John, who weighed in with his point of view that deepened the scope of the conversation.

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The “Social Resident” Infographic

The “Social Resident” Infographic

Posted on 04. Sep, 2012 by .

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Enjoy this great visual representation of the “Social Resident”.

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10 More Pinterest Tips for Property Managers!

10 More Pinterest Tips for Property Managers!

Posted on 25. Jan, 2012 by .

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In our last post about Pinterest, we discussed why each property management group should have a Pinterest account. But how do you get creative with your account without being too salesy?

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Should Your Property Management Company Investigate Pinterest?

Should Your Property Management Company Investigate Pinterest?

Posted on 17. Jan, 2012 by .

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With over 4 million users, Pinterest is now in the top 10 list of social networks! It is a unique (and public) website that allows users to organize and share images and videos from across the web with one another. Think of Pinterest as an online bulletin board!

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Protecting Your Brand Online

Protecting Your Brand Online

Posted on 21. Sep, 2011 by .

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Do your employees understand your company expectations for online behavior? Do you require your employees to sign a social media policy?

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Why Should I Rent from You?

Why Should I Rent from You?

Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by .

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Start using testimonials in your leasing office, in your models, on your website and even on your collateral materials. Have a variety of demographic groups in your testimonials. The 65 year old empty nester couple might not relate well to the 22 year old roommates fresh out of college in their first jobs, you know?

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Helpful Holiday Facebook Strategies for Property Managers

Helpful Holiday Facebook Strategies for Property Managers

Posted on 03. Dec, 2010 by .

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How can an apartment community build their fan count by appealing to the good will of others? Below are two strategies to kick off a brainstorming session this holiday season.

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Uh-Oh. My Facebook Fan Page is Filled with Vacancy Postings

Uh-Oh. My Facebook Fan Page is Filled with Vacancy Postings

Posted on 03. Nov, 2010 by .

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Now that you’ve created a Facebook Fan Page for your Property Management company you need to actually post things to it that are interesting to your audience! If your Facebook Fan pages are filled with vacancies, updates and specials, it will take you a while to build a great fan base. Ask yourself – what would I find interesting, useful or entertaining?

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Using Social Media in the Property Management Business: Interview with Kayla Morris Roeder, Cambridge Management Group

Using Social Media in the Property Management Business: Interview with Kayla Morris Roeder, Cambridge Management Group

Posted on 30. Sep, 2010 by .

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Kayla is one of the Owners of Cambridge Management Group and is also on the Board of Directors at the San Diego Apartment Association. Recently I was able to interview her and ask her about how she uses social media in her business.

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Property Managers: Know Your Audience When Marketing Online

Property Managers: Know Your Audience When Marketing Online

Posted on 19. Aug, 2010 by .

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I tell people repeatedly that I’d rather that they had no Facebook page than seeing a poorly thought out and executed one. Yet, I keep logging on, “liking” pages, and seeing sales pitches. If you go for the direct sale, you’re going to lose. Consider these stats from the video “Socialnomics”.

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4 Facebook Lead Generation Tips for Property Managers

4 Facebook Lead Generation Tips for Property Managers

Posted on 16. Aug, 2010 by .

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Can apartment communities increase their fan base AND acquire leads? Absolutely! We can take a page from a few top brands using Facebook today and apply similar techniques to our own marketing strategies. Here are 4 tips for getting leads on Facebook.

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How Property Managers Use Social Networking to Grow Their Business (Apr. 22 Webinar Recap)

How Property Managers Use Social Networking to Grow Their Business (Apr. 22 Webinar Recap)

Posted on 26. Apr, 2010 by .

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In this April 22nd webinar video recording, Mike Whaling, social media expert for the residential property management industry, talks about how property managers can use social media (think Facebook, Twitter, blogging) to connect with current and prospective residents as well as prospective owners.

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Hammer vs. Feather: Using Subtlety with Facebook

Hammer vs. Feather: Using Subtlety with Facebook

Posted on 18. Feb, 2010 by .

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I see a lot of properties and companies doing a cannonball in the deep end of the Facebook swimming pool. I’d estimate that I’m “friended” or “followed” by at least six new properties or management companies a week.

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5 Ways Property Managers Can Build Their Facebook Audience

5 Ways Property Managers Can Build Their Facebook Audience

Posted on 19. Jan, 2010 by .

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In my last post “10 Tips for Property Managers Using Facebook”, we discussed the most important things you need to know to get your community Fan Page started on Facebook. Now that you have a Fan Page, what do you do?

Here are 5 ideas for building your audience on Facebook.

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Chris Brogan’s Social Media Ideas for Realtors (That Also Apply to Property Managers)

Chris Brogan’s Social Media Ideas for Realtors (That Also Apply to Property Managers)

Posted on 29. Dec, 2009 by .

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I love Chris Brogan’s articles and have been reading them for quite some time now. Chris is a renowned social media expert with a history of helping businesses create online relationships with their audience. So it was with great pleasure that I read his most recent post, “If I were a Realtor.”

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SoftwareAdvice.com Survey: How Are Property Managers Using Technology?

SoftwareAdvice.com Survey: How Are Property Managers Using Technology?

Posted on 23. Dec, 2009 by .

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SoftwareAdvice.com recently sent out a survey to learn more about how property managers are using technology in their business. A few interesting highlights: 1. Almost half of the companies surveyed grew their business last year – either growing by increased revenue or more units. This is great to hear in a struggling market! But how […]

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10 Tips for Property Managers Using Facebook

10 Tips for Property Managers Using Facebook

Posted on 21. Dec, 2009 by .

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Facebook is opening doors for property managers to engage in conversation with residents and their local community. The question everyone wants to know is, how? It’s easier than you might think! Here are 10 tips for apartment communities using Facebook.

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Preparing Your 2010 Property Management Marketing Plan (Dec. 15 Webinar Recap)

Preparing Your 2010 Property Management Marketing Plan (Dec. 15 Webinar Recap)

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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On December 15 AppFolio hosted a joint webinar with Multifamily Insiders and brought in a special guest speaker, Lisa Trosien. In the video below, Lisa shares her perspective on marketing trends, social media, tips and creative ideas from around the country to help you create a great plan for marketing your vacancies and property management […]

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“Try Anti-Depressants,” and Other Ways Not to Respond to Resident Feedback

“Try Anti-Depressants,” and Other Ways Not to Respond to Resident Feedback

Posted on 30. Nov, 2009 by .

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We used to ignore sites like Apartment Ratings and tell our people to try to just forget they were there and not take things personally. In the last two years though, the shift of the social media model has required a reexamination of our silence, and it’s been decided, by pretty much everyone out there, that it’s time to respond to online public resident feedback.

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