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Don't Skip Learning How To Follow Up

At Occupancy Solutions, we know the power that a phone call can yield. When it comes to the follow up, there are many community manages who take this process lightly or may even consider skipping it altogether, but this is something that we’d never recommend.

The Importance Of Staging Your Residences

When showing prospective residents through your community via a tour, your goal is to make them feel right at home. You want them to be able to picture themselves in your residences, living in your community, and enjoying your lifestyle, and this can be pretty tough with an empty residence and a “ghost town” feel.

Building On The Positive Owner To Community Relationship

If you’re looking for resident retention, you should be looking towards a positive owner to community relationship, and this is something that we prioritize here at Occupancy Solutions. A positive relationship between the community manager and those who make up their community allows residents to have a reason to stay living with you, as it also gives you a leg up on the competition in the area.

Improving Your Management Reputation

In the highly competitive world of community management, edging out your competition is everything. With a poor reputation, prospective leasers will often go with someone else’s community over yours, but it’s important to realize that it’s never too late to improve.

Selling Your Community's Features

The features you offer within your community are a big selling point, and learning just how to sell these features can mean the difference between a lease signed or a prospect moving on to seemingly greener pastures. In the world of community management, your features can be a very helpful tool, and we at Occupancy Solutions want to help you to sell these to your best ability in order to keep the residents coming in!

Customer Service And Edging Out Your Competition

In any industry, customer service is a big deal. Whether you’re shopping for apparel, in a restaurant, or looking to sign a lease for a new residence, having a great customer service experience will cause a patron to be left with a positive taste of what you have in store.

How To Give A Great Tour

The tour you provide to those who come to visit your community can be the real make or break point in the process. This tour will serve as the prospective leasers opportunity to see if they can envision themselves living your lifestyle within your community, and going about the tour in the right way can make a huge positive impact.

Bringing Your Community Online

When it comes to building a sense of community, this isn’t something that requires residents to be there in the physical sense. In today’s busy world, it’s not uncommon to have conflicting schedules come into play when trying to host community events in order to foster a true sense of community, and bringing your community online is a way that you can bring your residents together no matter what their personal schedule may entail.

Building The Best Website For Your Community

Research studies are showing that the public is going online before making all types of purchasing decisions, including looking for a new place to call home, and in order to keep up with the competition, you’ll require a website that stays competitive by being ahead of the curve.

Improving Your Community's Curb Appeal

Creating a great curb appeal is creating a community look and feel that can be seen from the road, and the right curb appeal can make those traveling through the area stop in their tracks as they see an attractive lifestyle they wish to be a part of.

Putting Your Community Before Competitors

The first thing you’ll need to do if you want to stay ahead of the competition with your community is know just who you want to reach. Figuring out just who your targeted demographic is and just how to reach them can help you to make an impact on prospective residents faster and more effectively when compared to any competitors you may have in the area.

Turning Calls To Visits And Visits To Leases

When marketing your community, you want to attract the right people, but you don’t want to only attract them once. When you get a call from a prospective resident interested in life within your community, you’ll want to entice them to come in for a physical meeting and tour, and then show them just why your community and your lifestyle is the best fit for them.

Marketing Your Community To Stand Apart From Your Competition

At Occupancy Solutions, we know how competitive the community leasing market can be, which makes it even more important that your marketing is able to make your community stand out from all the others. So, just how can you make your marketing effective at helping you to stand apart from the competition? It will take some technical savvy and a little bit of creativity on your part!