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    College Housing

    When it comes to college housing, students are never guaranteed anything on-campus. Every year beginning in June, right after high school graduation, and running all through summer, freshman and transfer students from all different colleges are in search for housing for the upcoming semester.   After my first year of college I decided to transfer, […]

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    Wallpaper Removal

    Often when you move into a new apartment or house, there is something décor wise that you don’t like. We have all been there, walking into a room and asking yourself, “What were they thinking?” Paint is easy enough to fix: just paint over it. A slightly more complicated problem is wallpaper. While pretty, wallpaper […]

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    DIY Outdoors: Building A Shed

    A few weeks ago we bought a huge air compressor to use on all our outdoor projects and automotive hobbies (projects = me, hobbies =  him). Once we got the ginormous thing unloaded, we realized that we had a situation on our hands. As magnificently shiny and red as the thing was, it was also […]

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    What Is The Coolest Space In YOUR Place?

    Here at ForRent.com and Homes.com, we want to know what part of your apartment or house is the coolest space ever! We will be running a photo contest for the next month.   We want to see the best part of your home environment whether it is a room that makes you feel happy, a […]

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    “Coolest Space in Your Place” Contest Rules

    Whether it’s entertaining guests in your shabby chic living room, finding your Zen place in your tranquil bedroom, or lounging around on a killer vintage chair, we want to see your coolest space. Send us a photo of your favorite space in your home, and you could win $2,500! Five Semifinalists will be selected and […]

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    9 Tips to Create a Vibrant Community Facebook Page

    9 Tips to Create a Vibrant Apartment Community Facebook Page   You’re an apartment community, and you created a Facebook page. Great!   Creating your Page was easy enough – you filled in the basic info, uploaded a profile image and even got some people to “like” the Page. You’re hoping that Facebook can assist […]

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    3 Keys to Engaging your Followers

    Content really is King! You can have all the Facebook “Likes” in the world but without engaging content, your Facebook page is about as useful as a 3:00 a.m. infomercial. We know Facebook isn’t a tool for talking at customers; its greatest strength is to provide a place where people can have lively interaction and […]

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    Start a Conversation!

    With leasing season heating up and potential residents looking for their perfect apartment, countless questions regarding apartment communities are sure to arise. Make sure that your community is being seen every way apartment shoppers are looking: mobile, video, online, print, social platforms, etc. Social media is a simple and efficient place for you to start […]

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    Update to the “Available Apartments” Link

    A key component and value of the Marketplace Expert package is the automatic inclusion of a link within your Facebook page showing your listings on a “My Listings”, or “Available Apartments” link. We’re making some major improvements to this feature this month: 1. An all new user-friendly page layout 2. Advanced filters and searching 3. Ability for potential […]

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    Don’t be afraid of “Comments”

    In the age of social media, we now have exciting new ways to exchange information. We understand text messages and wall posts, but what about “Comments?” Comments are good! You just need to know how to use them to your advantage. This is the natural way people on Facebook communicate and interact. They communicate in […]

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