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The Science and Art of Snow Days

When the weather forecast calls for snow, many households are abuzz with the question, “Will they or won’t they cancel school?” While snow day calls may sometimes seems arbitrary, there’s actually a method to the madness, and it starts long before that first snowflake falls. Let’s take a closer look. A Science-Backed Art There are […]

The Power of One Call Now: How it Works

Take a minute to view our new video explaining the power of One Call Now. Pass it on to others who could benefit from an effective, inexpensive group communication solution. One Call Now – How It Works from One Call Now on Vimeo. To learn more, check out our article, One Call Now, How it […]

Non-English? Non-Spanish? What About the Gap?

My son’s classmate had some great stories when he returned to the US from a nine-month total immersion foreign-language study program. Most were about his struggles with the language… how a mispronounced word or voice inflection dramatically changed meanings and create some awkward situations. That made me wonder… what is the impact on non-English speaking […]

Green is Sprouting Up Everywhere

5 Practical Ideas to Green Up your Bottom Line It seems that everyone is taking steps to go a little green. So what’s it mean for property managers? Is it worth your time and effort to promote a green agenda? For individuals, going green is a personal choice. For some it comes down to situational […]

You talkin’ to me? No soup for you!

School newsletters are going out yet again reminding parents to pay their kids’ school fees for the year. They’re due in September… it’s now April and most schools are thousands of dollars short. That’s a lot of money and I’m sure many of the parents who owe fees don’t realize that they’re the ones who […]

Five Routine Uses for Mass Notification Technology

Once used only in emergencies, organizations of all types and sizes are now recognizing the numerous benefits of using mass notification technology for routine messages. Here are five of our favorites: IT Alerts A mass notification service can be utilized for notification of virtually any IT-related issue. Whether your network is down (unexpectedly or for […]

To Tow… or Not To Tow? Seven Tips to Keep that from Being the Question

I don’t know a property manager who doesn’t grapple with parking issues. At best, they’re a hassle. At worst, they threaten resident safety, satisfaction and retention. They can even send you to court. Towing may alienate a resident… but failure to act on a parking problem could alienate many residents. The best solution is a […]

Housing Inspections – The Brilliance of a No-Surprises Strategy

I once had a boss who told me it was my job to make sure he was never surprised. I thought that was odd, but over time I realized it was brilliant… because nobody likes a bad surprise. When it comes to student housing inspections, it’s likely that nothing would surprise your team. But your […]

Make Your Property the Total Package

Property managers get a lot of packages for their residents. Trying to notify these residents and make sure everyone gets what they ordered in a timely manner can be difficult, frustrating, and time-consuming. However, there are ways to improve the transfer of delivered packages from property managers to their residents. The Survey Says… According to […]

It’s Free, Cool, Easy, and Waaaay Underused

When you wanna know now, use the Polling feature anywhere you are.  Want to know if your group would prefer to meet Tuesday or Wednesday? Need to fill a shift and don’t have time to make a lot of phone calls? Need to get volunteers for a last-minute project? With One Call Now’s Polling feature, […]