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Lose Pounds but Not Productivity: 3 Ways to Stay Active in the Office

A mere seven percent of companies offer comprehensive employee wellness programs, according to Health Resources in Action. This is a woefully small representation — particularly when you consider the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) endorsement of workplace health programs as a means to reduce both absenteeism and presenteeism — described as “the measurable extent to which health symptoms, […]

Social Media Vs. Communications You Can Count On

A paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last year revealed shocking information: Facebook had deliberately manipulated the news feeds of just under 700,000 users in an experiment on “emotional contagion through social networks.” In this joint study between scientists at Facebook, Cornell and the University of California at San Francisco, […]

5 Tips to Help You Prepare for Budget Season

As a residential property manager, you’re likely already gearing up for the 2016 budget season. As busy as property managers are with the many hats they wear — marketing and sales, screening prospective residents, assisting with all manner of residents requests, and more — most understand that putting together a solid budget is critical for […]

Give Your Move-In Experience Momentum with This 3-Month Plan

How’s your move-in experience? If it consists of getting a signature, handing over the keys, and waiting for the checks to arrive, it may leave something to be desired. If your community isn’t putting its best foot forward with new residents, it’s time to give your move-in experience new momentum. You never get a second […]

Change Can Be Good

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.* Change. Good or not so good? We can all cite examples of not-so-good change: the new job with the micromanaging boss, or the new car that was the biggest lemon on the tree. Then there’s good change. Remember when you had to do most of your holiday […]

Pool Rules You May or May Not Know You Need

A pool is a big draw for an apartment community, but it is a big responsibility, too. Management of amenities such as a pool or hot tub is as much a legal issue as it is a maintenance one. There are rules that each community must follow to appease both law enforcement and the insurance […]