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What is the verdict on dance poles in the apartments? Allowed or not allowed?

Residents find new ways to break things every day

Lilah Poltz Hey Felicia Norman, maybe this is actually what your upstairs neighbors are doing?!?
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Felicia Norman I'm telling you, it's a bowling alley. maybe a skating rink. Something is rolling for sure.
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Lindsey Smith 15 hours This poll ends on Feb 04 2023 at 08:33 AM

How frequently do you communicate with your residents via SMS messaging?

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Lindsey Smith EXTRA CREDIT! If you message your residents frequently, what kinds of updates are you sending? Resident event invitations? Review requests? Referral requests? Amenity reminders?
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Lilah Poltz Oh, great question and I'm curious now. It's such a fine line between not enough and too much!
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I have been in Multifamily housing since 1988. I started out making $6 per hour plus commission. My how things have changed. Please share what you are paying Leasing consultants including commissions as well as Assistant Managers. 

I am currently hiring and I need a guide line. We are offering...

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Brent Williams Hi Rachel,
This data is about a year old, and given the change in salaries since then, it may not be helpful. But just in case, here is some salary data: www.multifamilyinsiders.com/apartment-fo...ary-res… (www.multifamilyinsiders.com/apartment-forms/file/4…)
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Rachel I'm in Houston, TX
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Rachel Thanks Brent!
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I have a tenant who passed out a notice to tenants in his building threatening eviction for noise. He also called the police today on a family who just brought their newborn home from hospital. The noise is not abnormal it’s an apartment complex there is some level of noise. Police stated they had to walk the building 2 times and still didn’t hear anything out of the ordinary.
I want to send a property wide notice out to tell tenants to not...
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Guest Insider First amendment does not allow a tenant to threaten other tenants with eviction.
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Tina Asher Non renew.
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Robert Hoop Impersonating management with an eviction notice to their neighbors? They have to go. No questions. Eviction.
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Question: for communities charging monthly pet rent and/or initial pet fees:
(1) do you get questions about why you charge those, (2) if you do, what are your answers? I’m surprised there are still rental properties that do don’t accept pets and others that do but don’t charge pet rent &/or pet fees—but they are out there. Thanks!

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Guest Insider True story...we were located in a pocket of heavy competition - basically the same 80's product, good location but intense. Our property had been no pets since construction - wierd! With difficulty leasing and getting top rents, management decided to accept strictly controlled pets. Didn't really level the playing field. I was asked to assess and decided to try NO PET RENT! It was $15 a month so in a year we would lose $180 in revenue - big deal compared to an empty or underpriced unit. We went big on website and ads "We've set your pet free" Your pet is a family member - why charge rent! Incredibly successful!
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Guest Insider I have never understood monthly pet fees. Especially when we all know people have them and don't report them. Then they Asa animals, etc. I am all for REFUNDABLE pet deposit, but never see understood, monthly fees. Side note... I live in an pat complex that has a no pet policy and I have never seen so many pets in my life.
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Maria Johnson We rent houses. Very few apartments or multiplexes. We allow 2 four-legged pets. We charge a pet fee for each pet and that money goes to the owner of the property. We don’t charge pet rent. The biggest problem we have is the same as everyone else. Claiming the pet is an Emotional Support Animal to avoid paying the pet fee. I hate that law.
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Lilah Poltz shared a photo. yesterday

Hey on-site, who needs a quick reminder that your residents are amazing!?! I bet this happens more than we realize 👣❤️🍷.

Hey on-site, who needs a quick reminder that your residents are amazing!?!  I bet this happens more than we realize 👣❤️🍷.
Felicia Norman Sweet. But I think my upstairs neighbors have installed a bowling alley. I don't hear stomping and I can't figure out what in the world creates the noises I hear from up there.
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Lilah Poltz Felicia Norman ooh fun! I hope they invite you over to bowl 😂
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Good Morning,
Does anybody have a turn unit punch list that can be printed out. Also, if there are any in English and Spanish. 

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Guest Insider NAA, or your local apartment association will have one. Also HD or lowes pro in there resources
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Guest Insider If you have a Chadwell Supply account, you can click on resources and click on forms and at the bottom is a Turn Checklist. Also if you have an HD Supply account, you can click on resources, then property management tips, then scroll down to property turns and download the turn checklist.
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Kara Rice shared a photo. yesterday

OK, whose community is this? 😆

OK, whose community is this? 😆
Lilah Poltz This is my absolute FAVORITE kind of humor!!!
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HHello everyone, I hope all is well,

I am a commercial appraiser. I am currently valuing an existing apartment complex. My client is asking that I provide a replacement cost on the apartment buildings at the complex. This is to insure the buildings. Basically, I need to value each building as if a builder was hired to build just one building, not all of them at the same time. So the cost would be higher for one building.

These are two and...
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Brent Williams mark smith, what market are you in? And just out of curiosity, why would the process be different if it was just one building versus them together?
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Tracy Daves created new blog entry Midmod Mood 2 days ago

Midmod MoodMidcentury Modern has taken a foothold in design, and it won't be going away any time soon. Yippe-ky-yay! Because I love it.Have you seen the geometric shapes in furniture and mirrors take over? It's gorg and retro. I'm sharing a mirrored wall tile with you in the gallery that drips this trend for any of your common areas, shared spaces, coffee nooks, gym smoothie areas and kitchen backsplashes. Beautiful shapes in beveled su ...

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Needing a Concrete Scrubbing Machine for our stairwells. No drainage so needing one that sucks the water back up.
Any good suggestions for machines ?? Thank you!!

Needing a Concrete Scrubbing Machine for our stairwells. No drainage so needing one that sucks the water back up.Any good suggestions for machines ?? Thank you!!
Becky Dotson How to get it to adhere good to concrete steps?
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Guest Insider Small hand steamer. Worked at a highrise with concrete floors tried many things...
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Guest Insider Paint them just use some “shark grip” additive to prevent slipping.
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  In the last few months, I published a couple of articles about some of the shortcomings in how companies tackle content marketing, specifically content written to persuade people to buy certain products.  The first article was about the realities of marketing through digital platforms and how they create a natural pressure for everybody's content to be too similar. As the article argued, the antidote is to focus on "non-obvious" content. A su ...

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I love this!! I would have a chicken on a leash if I could. What kind of service animals/ ESA would you allow in your community?

Happy Duck Goes for Walk

Tracy Daves We raise chickens. No way can they go indoors. Even with a diaper it would be too much 💩 to deal with .


Super cute though!
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Tracy Daves Pic for proof. Pretending to be rich with the cost of eggs. 😂😜❤️🐔
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Lilah Poltz HAHA OMGosh Tracy Daves this is amazing!!!
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Hi all! So I am in need of some help!! As we all know, it’s the slow season, and I have 2 bedrooms sitting, ready for move in. I’m in a growing area in Florida, and we seem to be on par with the market, but I can’t get enough traffic to cover them! So I need some ideas that are creative for...

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I'm looking for feedback on RealPage vs Entrata.
I'm a RealPage kid, born and raised, so tell me the pros and cons of why I'd want to choose Entrata instead or stay away from it.
This is for a new build, not a conversion.

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Guest Insider Entraps is great for student housing not for conventional- stay with Real Page trust me!
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Guest Insider My only comment is- since RealPage was acquired by Thoma Bravo a private equity firm, there has been a decline of the products and customer service. So much so that we have canceled contracts and gone with other vendors.
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