Category Archives: Articles & Information

Proper Screening of Possible Tenants, can Eliminate Problems Down the Road

“This article mentions several tips as to screening that can assist in minimizing risk. The article not only recommends utilizing background checks but, also fraud checks. I urge readers to review their screening process and make changes as needed. As … Continue reading

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Communicating With Your Tenants

“Your tenants are your customers so good, clear communication is critical especially when they are dissatisfied.  This article includes suggestions for effective ways to address sticky issues.” Charley Staab, CIC   By: Sandy Adams Shortly after speaking to a group of investors … Continue reading

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New Construction and Renovation Planning

This article is on renovation and new construction projects, as it emphasizes the need for proper planning which will reduce the probability of problems down the road. Plus, as reinforced in the article, you always need to contact your insurance … Continue reading

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Summer Maintenance

This is an excellent reminder for property managers and apartment owners as we swing into Summer to take care of those pesky  maintenance issues.  As stated in the article, it will pay off in the long run with happier residents … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season… For Maintenance!

This article is very appropriate as we usher in spring 2013. Repairing and upgrading your property makes for happy customers. Plus, via the survey quoted in the article it also enhances your retention rate at renewal time. Please review and … Continue reading

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Green is Sprouting Up Everywhere | 5 Practical Ideas to Green Up your Bottom Line

Greening up initiatives are not only trendy and politically correct but, also can derive great cost advantages. This article is `spot on’ and encompasses a myriad of areas from recycling to energy savings. I would recommend utilizing these  five items … Continue reading

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To Tow… or Not To Tow? Seven Tips to keep that from being the Question

I found this article in The Apartment Management Magazine, February, 2013 edition. As we all know this can be a very touchy subject. It is not anyone’s desire to alienate a resident but, you must have uniform application of compliance … Continue reading

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