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NOW IS THE TIME TO LEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION FOR A BETTER, SAFER EXPERIENCE

Posted in Industry Trends, Laundry, Newsworthy

NOW IS THE TIME TO LEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION FOR A BETTER, SAFER EXPERIENCE

Through the first round of COVID-19, businesses were forced to stay flexible and adapt to stay viable. Policy and processes were put in place and perhaps even new technology or equipment was added to enhance safety. Then vaccines were introduced, and we turned a corner. Now it feels the Delta variant has us all dusting off the pivots above and planning additional actions. Your property’s community laundry room is on the front lines of this fight against the virus – clean laundry is more...

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TURN YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM INTO AN AMENITY TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN RESIDENTS

Posted in Industry Trends, Laundry, Newsworthy, Technology

TURN YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM INTO AN AMENITY TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN RESIDENTS

It’s easy to forget sometimes that the rental housing business is competitive. Renters come and go. But maybe they don’t have to! If you view your market as competitive, it becomes easier to look at your own property with new eyes. Are you positioning the property to not just attract new residents, but also providing the services and environment to retain them? If the answer is no, it’s time for a refresh. One area that can pay dividends in attracting and retaining residents is the laundry...

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NOW IS THE TIME TO LEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION FOR A BETTER, SAFER EXPERIENCE

Posted in Coronavirus, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Laundry, New Products, Technology

NOW IS THE TIME TO LEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION FOR A BETTER, SAFER EXPERIENCE

We are all ready to move on from COVID-19. However, one need only step outside and see the number of masks people are wearing or see the numbers on the nightly news to be reminded that we’re not there yet. So, the bottom line is we are all quite concerned with safety and will be for the foreseeable future. The question for those in the multi-housing world of apartments and condominiums is what steps can you take in the laundry room to ensure residents feel safe? One simple way to turn the...

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MAKE SURE YOUR PROPERTY IS DOING EVERYTHING TO MEET RESIDENTS’ LAUNDRY NEEDS

Posted in Coronavirus, Health & Safety, Industry Trends, Laundry

MAKE SURE YOUR PROPERTY IS DOING EVERYTHING TO MEET RESIDENTS’ LAUNDRY NEEDS

No doubt that COVID-19 has us all more than a bit on edge. Community laundry facilities stand on the front lines, not only helping to keep the spread of the virus in check, but also serving as centers, where residents can get information. Just as you would utilize signage, your website and social media to communicate with residents, property managers should leverage the same mediums to distribute information. Offering messaging in multiple languages, obviously including French in specific...

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TIPS ON MAINTAINING YOUR BUILDING’S LAUNDRY ROOM

Posted in Coronavirus, Laundry, Maintenance, Newsworthy, Security

TIPS ON MAINTAINING YOUR BUILDING’S LAUNDRY ROOM

A clean, well-lit laundry room is a valuable amenity for your apartment building. Not only does an inviting laundry area make a positive first impression on potential renters, it gives current residents a sense of security when laundry day arrives. Here are a few ideas to help you make your apartment building the rental of choice with a welcoming, community-focused laundry room. Communicate COVID-19 guidelines During these times, most residents are likely concerned for their health. Keep a...

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RHB TV is now live!

Posted in Appraisal, Bylaws / Regulations, CMHC, Communications, Development, Employment, Events, Finance, Housing, HVAC / Mechanical, Industry Trends, Insurance, Interior Building, Laundry, Legal, Legislation, Maintenance, Marketing, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Real Estate Law, Rent Control, Tax Law, Technology, Tenancy Law, Utility Management

RHB TV is now live!

RHB TV is the first and only news broadcast for the RENTAL HOUSING INDUSTRY. For the past 18-months, the RHB team has been hard at work developing and producing a show specific to our industry. RHB TV is a one-of-a-kind media platform, that covers industry news, market data and emerging trends. EPISODE 1 is now live! Watch it at www.rhbtv.ca

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A Modern Spin

Posted in Finance, Housing, Laundry, Newsworthy, Technology, Utility Management

A Modern Spin

Technology is so much a part of our lives that we don’t often notice how much we interact. For instance, have you noticed how many apps you have on your phone and use each day? That’s just one example. This begs the question, why are there still property owners who have not upgraded their laundry facilities to more modern equipment that can turn their laundry facilities into an amenity residents can interact with and appreciate. Increase capacity Let’s be honest, laundry isn’t ever going to be...

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Community Laundry Rooms are getting a Makeover

Posted in Communications, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Laundry, Maintenance, Utility Management

Community Laundry Rooms are getting a Makeover

Canada is hopping. The economy is stronger than ever and growing. The large millennial population is ready for home ownership. And home prices continue to rise. However, higher prices may mean a good portion of this millennial group may be renting for a longer period of time than normal before becoming first-time homebuyers. Now add to the equation a multi-housing market that is starting to see new construction. Bottom line – owners of apartment properties need to make sure locations are...

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Top 10 Most-Searched Apartment Amenities

Posted in Flooring, Furnishings, Housing, HVAC / Mechanical, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Laundry, Marketing, Newsworthy, Recreational, Retrofit

Top 10 Most-Searched Apartment Amenities

Story by: Brittany W. Boyce Successful marketing of your community is key for drawing in prospects, but it’s also important to stay in tune with what amenities they are seeking in a rental, so you can be prepared to meet their needs. Updating your property can be costly, but consider making small investments within your community from time to time in order to appeal to the Next Generation of Renters searching for their ideal community. If you’re looking for a place to begin, here’s a list of...

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