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Happy Birthday Raleigh!

May 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

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

April 26, 2011 | 14 Comments

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?

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 […]

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Update to the “Available Apartments” Link

April 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

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”

April 4, 2011 | 2 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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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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The Power of Text

March 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

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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Dear Fair Housing Lady – No Section 8?

September 16, 2010 | 10 Comments

Dear Fair Housing Lady, My owner doesn’t want to rent to folks who have Section 8 vouchers.  I am not sure I agree with that opinion, but more importantly, I don’t want to get into fair housing trouble!  And now my owner has placed an ad that says “No Section 8.”  Is this even a […]

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Dear Fair Housing Lady

August 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Fair Housing Lady, It’s summertime, and the living is easy, but here at our apartment community we have folks who don’t want to wear swimming suits and swimming trunks in our pool.  I don’t mean that they want to go naked (thank goodness for small favors!) but they want to wear things like their […]

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ForRent.com introduces “Snap and Go” mobile scanning tag

July 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

New mobile bar code scanner lets renters scan For Rent Magazine® bar codes to find apartments in their area If Calvin Klein can do it, why not us? As Rick Mathieson highlights in his article Video: Forget Those Racy Billboards-Calvin Klein’s Showing off its QR Codes, the fashion retailer has replaced three of its billboards […]

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