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How Online Shopping is Transforming the Apartment Industry

Posted in Communications, Housing, Industry Trends, Marketing, Technology

How Online Shopping is Transforming the Apartment Industry

Story by: Tim Blackwell The online shopping revolution is banging on your door.  Are you ready? A revolution is going on inside consumers’ computers, one that the apartment industry should take note. In the last six years, shopping has evolved, shifting from brick-and-mortars to the Internet. Customers want to trust the company behind the site Nowadays, the online shopping experience is similar to window shopping, much like standing in front of a downtown department store window. Or at the...

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15 Tips for Dealing With Non-Tech Savvy Clients

Posted in Communications, Housing, Industry Trends, Marketing, Technology

15 Tips for Dealing With Non-Tech Savvy Clients

If you’re successful as a leasing agent today, you more than likely embrace technology and effectively deploy the latest tools to generate leads, build client relationships and grow your business. But how do you handle clients who, for whatever reason, eschew technology? These prospects can negatively impact how effectively you communicate with them and, ultimately, how successful you are on their behalf. Here are 15 tips for dealing with non-tech savvy clients. First, determine your clients’...

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Effective Maintenance Management: People, Processes and Technology

Posted in Housing, Interior Building, Maintenance, Professional Services, Restoration, Retrofit, Suite Renovations, Technology

Effective Maintenance Management: People, Processes and Technology

Maintenance can be a necessary evil in the apartment industry. Water heaters leak, HVAC units fail and pipes burst in units old and new. As repairs add up, so do expenses, which drop straight to the bottom line. Effective management of repairs and expenses will lessen the blow in many cases, but that goes beyond getting good deals on replacement items. As with many business applications, solving problems efficiently often comes down to people, processes and technology. If you think you’re...

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THE RIGHT PRICE FOR MAINTENANCE

Posted in Development, Flooring, Housing, Interior Building, Maintenance, Professional Services, Suite Renovations, Technology

THE RIGHT PRICE FOR MAINTENANCE

Is your portfolio consistently over budget? Many multifamily companies have poor property level purchasing habits that have become an accepted way to do business. Busted budgets, rogue spending, decentralized purchasing programs and a general lack of control at the corporate level are just a few of the issues that plague companies that don’t have a technology-based managed procurement plan in place. Typical Purchasing Environment Typically, MRO, paint, floor covering and office supply...

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Apartment Marketing Trends

Posted in Marketing, Newsworthy, Technology

Apartment Marketing Trends

With technology constantly advancing, it can feel daunting to keep up with latest and greatest trends in online marketing. Every year, it seems like a new social media network is popping up and quickly grabbing the attention of users throughout the country. How can you sift through the fray and get to the heart of what really matters when it comes to marketing your apartment listings online? What are the statistics that might make you focus your energy on one social media behemoth over...

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MANITOBANS INVITED TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF POWER SMART

Posted in Association News, HVAC / Mechanical, Media Releases, Technology, Utility Management

MANITOBANS INVITED TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF POWER SMART

News Release – Manitoba November 21, 2013 MANITOBANS INVITED TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF POWER SMART THROUGH PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS Saving More Power Means Saving More Money for Manitoba Families, Businesses; Helps Ensure Supply When Needed: Minister Struthers Municipal Government Minister Stan Struthers, minister responsible for Manitoba Hydro, is inviting the public to help Manitoba Hydro do more through its Power Smart programs to save families and businesses money at the same time as...

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