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Properly Touching Base With Your Residents

If you want to keep a healthy community atmosphere, it’s important to touch base with your residents and see just what they’re loving, what can use improvement, and what makes them stay with you in their residence.

Engaging Residents In Marketing Your Community

One of the best ways to market any community is by getting your residents involved, as who would know better about the lifestyle your community provides than them? We know that the most difficult part of this is really engaging the residents to feel as passionate about the marketing aspect as you do, but there are ways to make it fun and interesting so everyone involved will have a great time!

Hiring the Right People: Fill In Your Gaps

When it is time to bring in new people to work with or for you, it is up to you to hire people that fit well into your team. Often times, it is easy to hire people who "fit in" and "mesh well" with the current staff. After...

Reach Your Occupancy Goals as a Team

Your big focus for the year is to get your occupancy rates up. This is something many communities focus on throughout the year. After all, a single apartment that is not filled is one that you are losing money on. It does not matter if it is...

Landlord Checks - Prevention Is Always Best

It's easy to set aside that list of previous and current landlords that you should call about a potential new tenant. After all, you may feel that it does not provide any valuable information to you because the current or previous landlord...

Approaches to Fair Housing

Each year, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) collects fair housing data from various sources, including federal and local agencies, private organizations, and more. The NFHA combines this data into useful, intriguing at times, information...

Occupancy Solutions Announces New Online Course

New course educates operators of Affordable Housing Communities on latest techniques and tools to achieve marketing success AUGUSTA, GA, July 21, 2014 -- Grace Hill, Inc., the leading provider of online education and learning management solutions...

Love Your Residents

We as property managers become so focused on dealing with our daily tasks and challenges that sometimes we forget to appreciate our residents, especially those who always pay on time, that keep their homes clean and tidy and that are considerate of...

S.M.A.R.T. Goals

A Goal Without A Plan Is Just A Wish Hello! My name is Elaine Simpson, founder and president of Occupancy Solutions LLC, a full-service property management training and consulting firm. I am excited to announce the launch of Multi-Family Minute....

First Impressions

Many times a prospect's first impression occurs long before they visit your community!  You know the cliché: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” – well this also rings true for your...

Marketing Goals Without a Plan Are Just Wishes!

Marketing goals provide the direction of your marketing campaign for your community. Without goals, it is impossible to know what needs to be done. Goals need to be not only long-term but short term, specific, realistic and provide aspirations for...

Generation Y: Our Next Generation of Renters

Gen Y, also known as the Millenials or Echo Boomers were born between 1982 and 1995.  This generation is considered the largest and most powerful group of consumers, leaders, advocates, renters, entrepreneurs and students the U.S. has ever...