Tag: "apartments"

Dear Fair Housing Lady: Cooking Odors?

March 8, 2011 | 8 Comments

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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Connect. Converse. Convert.

March 8, 2011 | 3 Comments

There are more ways to search for an apartment than ever before.  Social media has completely transformed the landscape, with consumers actively pursuing the opinion of others before making a buying decision.  According to Craig Donato, CEO of Oodle, Inc., “It’s no secret that Facebook has changed the game. Facebook has changed the way people […]

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Dear Fair Housing Lady – Children welcome?

January 26, 2011 | 6 Comments

Dear Fair Housing Lady, We love kids at our apartment community and we have great amenities for them – a kiddie pool, a playground and special activities for the younger set.  Heck, we would welcome Octomom and her brood here.  But according to some of my friends and colleagues I need to have my mouth […]

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Location, Location, Location

January 26, 2011 | 4 Comments

For some people, where an apartment is located can make all the difference.  Local amenities, proximity to schools, restaurants — even highways, can be deciding factors when choosing where to live.  That’s why resources like Walk Score® are growing in popularity.It’s all about lifestyle.  Being able to walk to local hotspots can be the deciding […]

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Gain Exposure with Online Video

December 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Today, more than ever, delivering video as part of the consumer’s online experience is a must.  With 175 million people in the U.S. watching video online*, NOT including video of your community is a missed opportunity.  Prospects want to see your property.  Online video lets them envision themselves as part of your community, and allows […]

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‘Tis Better (for your health) to Give than Receive

December 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

The giving season is upon us! This is a time when volunteering is at an all time high. Strangers come together to participate in the selfless act of volunteering, freely giving their time, money and support to a specific cause. But, did you know that volunteering has benefits towards your health? According to The Healing […]

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Fair Housing Factoids and Word Search

December 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Fair Housing Lady:I have been attending your classes and reading your articles for what seems like years now.  Do you ever get bored keeping up with all of the Fair Housing issues for our apartment industry? Sincerely, Just Wondering Dear JW: It not only seems like years that I have been teaching fair housing, […]

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Dear Fair Housing Lady: Merry Christmas?

November 23, 2010 | 2 Comments

Dear Fair Housing Lady, At this time of year I would say “Merry Christmas” to you, but I am oh-so-nervous to do that.  My manager says that would be a violation of the Fair Housing Act because anything related to religion is a no-no (I am even afraid to say “sin” because that might have […]

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Enhanced mobile website?? A definite UPGRADE!

Enhanced mobile website?? A definite UPGRADE!

November 19, 2010 | 2 Comments

 Enhanced mobile website?? A definite UPGRADE! Committed to bringing ease of use to potential renters, we wanted to let you guys know that we’ve made some upgrades to the ForRent.com mobile website. Check out the list below: Automatic Geo Location: The new automatic geo-location feature automatically recognizes the renter’s location from the homepage! This is […]

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