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

April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

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 fraction of its former robust self, which spells good news for existing rental properties.  How can your community capitalize on this trend?  One thing’s for certain—a little spring cleaning never hurt!  After all, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.  Sure, floor plans and rent prices are important.  But people come to visit your property to see what it would be like to actually live there.

So spruce up the landscaping. Plant some flowers. Replace the pool furniture and power wash the walkways.  Have a fitness center on the premises?  Make sure it’s clean and tidy.  And don’t forget curb appeal.  Be sure your front entrance is inviting.

For more helpful suggestions, check out this article at Multi-Housing News.

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