Tag Archives: social media
Posted on 01. Apr, 2013 by Jennifer St. James.
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.
Posted on 10. Oct, 2012 by Marc Courtenay.
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.
Posted on 17. Jan, 2012 by Charity Hisle.
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!
Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by Lisa Trosien.
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?
Posted on 03. Dec, 2010 by Charity Hisle.
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.
Posted on 03. Nov, 2010 by Aimee Miller.
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?
Using Social Media in the Property Management Business: Interview with Kayla Morris Roeder, Cambridge Management Group
Posted on 30. Sep, 2010 by Aimee Miller.
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.
Posted on 19. Aug, 2010 by Heather Blume.
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”.
Posted on 16. Aug, 2010 by Charity Hisle.
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.
Posted on 26. Apr, 2010 by Aimee Miller.
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.
Posted on 18. Feb, 2010 by Heather Blume.
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.
Posted on 19. Jan, 2010 by Charity Hisle.
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.
Posted on 29. Dec, 2009 by Aimee Miller.
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.”
Posted on 23. Dec, 2009 by Aimee Miller.
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 [...]
Posted on 21. Dec, 2009 by Charity Hisle.
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.
Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by Aimee Miller.
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 [...]
Posted on 30. Nov, 2009 by Heather Blume.
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.
Posted on 30. Oct, 2009 by Jonathan Brownfield.
Lori Snider, Property Management Marketing Expert and Professional Speaker, explores the current trends affecting marketing, sales, employees and business. In the below video recording (and slide deck) of the Oct. 29 web seminar, learn what’s coming in 2010, understand how these trends affect the overall business climate and learn creative ideas on how to grow [...]
Posted on 14. Sep, 2009 by Aimee Miller.
I recently had the chance to speak with Nick Scarabosio from Jackson Group Property Management in San Francisco, CA. San Francisco is a competitive market and you have to be thinking of creative ways to reach your audience…and Nick is pretty creative! Aimee: How has your property management marketing changed over the past couple of [...]
Posted on 31. Aug, 2009 by Aimee Miller.
Our webinar on Wednesday 8/26 (5 Steps to Get More from Your Online Marketing) was a great success! Thanks to Brent for co-hosting this event and to Mike Whaling from 30Lines for being so knowledgeable and fun to listen to. Here is the entire recorded webinar including the audio. Mike did such a great job [...]
Posted on 29. Jul, 2009 by Aimee Miller.
I love reading Copyblogger’s articles – they are funny and always educational. Their most recent recent post, “What the Horizon Realty FAIL Can Teach You About Social Media,” has great reminders for an effective social media strategy. In a nutshell, a resident with only about 20 Twitter followers, tweeted (under the now expired Twitter account [...]