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    Three Ways to Stay Organized During a Move

    Moving is almost always stressful. You probably know that taking time to stay organized as you move will make things easier in the long run. Don’t get stuck shoving your belongings in boxes, throwing them in the moving truck and leaving all of your unpacked stuff in the middle of your living room for the […]

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    How to Move in with Your Boyfriend (and Not Break Up with Him) – Guest Blogger

    Tiffany Current is the author of “How to Move in with Your Boyfriend (and Not Break Up with Him).” Recently we caught up with Tiffany, and she gave us the low down on moving in with your significant other…   After years, months or mere milliseconds, you’ve decided to take the plunge and move in […]

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    Happy Birthday Raleigh!

    That’s right! The Apartments For Rent Magazine publication has been in Raleigh, North Carolina for 5 years and is still going strong. Nationwide our publications have more than 25 million copies in circulation with a consistent pick-up ratio of 90%. With the interactive print ads, including all the latest avenues for consumers to contact apartment […]

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    Dear Fair Housing Lady – Maintenance Requests

    I am a Maintenance Supervisor and recently I had a discussion with a colleague at another property.  He got in trouble when he told a resident that there were several work orders in front of hers and that she would have to wait to have her problem fixed.  He said he was told this was […]

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    Peak leasing season is just around the corner. Is your community ready?

    It’s in the air.  You can just feel it.  Spirits are lifting.  And after the dreary days of winter, lackluster foot traffic, and the bad economy, everyone’s ready for change! As we know, the apartment industry experienced a strong recovery from last year’s recession.  Apartment prices and transaction volume are rebounding.  New construction is a […]

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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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    How Renting can Strengthen your Credit Report

         Buying a house is not a simple task, but building your credit report can lead to the best mortgage rates available.  A great way to do this is by renting!  By simply paying your rent on time every month, it will show the bank that you are fully capable of paying your bills.  Meanwhile, […]

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    Dear Fair Housing Lady: Cooking Odors?

    Dear Fair Housing Lady: While we welcome folks from all over the world to be residents at our community, what can we do when some of them cook with curry (or other things that I don’t even want to think about)?  Quite frankly, sometimes it smells bad and then their neighbors complain to us in […]

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    The Power of Text

    With 82% of American adults owning a cell or smartphone, and 72% sending text messages1, it just makes sense to use the power of text to communicate with your residents and prospects.  Short codes, keywords and text abbreviations have become vernacular.  Properties that utilize text messaging are sure to tap into their next generation of […]

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