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Top Valentine's Day Ideas for Your Apartment Community this Year: Ranked

Hey, did you know it's Valentine's Day in a week or so? 

Seriously, I'm really asking. Personally, I could have sworn Thanksgiving was coming up, but then I checked my calendar. I'm just trying to help you all.

So, obviously Valentine's Day at your apartment community is going to look a little different. There are still ways to celebrate with your residents. I ranked some options—for your convenience—starting with the worst option to the best, awarding each a certain number of apartments. And don't forget to document all your activities and events on your social media channels and use them in your marketing efforts!

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14 Ways to Treat Yo’ Self in the Rental Housing Industry

14 Ways to Treat Yo’ Self in the Rental Housing Industry
Let’s say it for the people in the back – working in the rental housing industry is tough! You wear a lot of different hats, deal with a multitude of very, very different people, and are constantly on your toes when it comes to new laws, rules, policies, and crazy renter situations you have to somehow manage. Whether you’re working with one property or a hundred, you need to know how to de-stress in order to keep your wits. Treat yo’ self this Valentine’s Day (or any day) with these 14 self-care secrets from landlords and property managers across the U.S.   “[I] Teach a spin class so I can yell and pedal hard and fast!” -Cyndi Daniell 1. Spin Cycle, Anyone? Want to burn off some steam and some calories? Try out a spin cycle class. This unique form of exercise promises to burn off 500 calories in 40 minutes and help get your mind off work, and who knows? Maybe you’ll get as good as this rental housing professional is and start teaching it. It’s a win-win!   “Wine… lots of wine!” -Demetria Holt 2. Wine Time! If spin cycle isn’t your speed, sip back and relax. Grab a fancy wine (or Trader Jo’s Two Buck Chuck), get cozy on the couch, and let yourself unwind. There’s nothing better after a hard, long day than uncorking and venting it all out. BFFs sold separately.   “I crack a cold beer when I walk in the door and then either do a fifteen-minute cardio workout......
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Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Your Apartment Community

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Your Apartment Community
Holidays are a great time to show your residents you appreciate them, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Pressed for time? No sweat! Read on for some simple, low-cost ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day in your apartment community that you can pull together in no time.   Set Up a Snack Station Set up a table in front of the leasing office for a couple hours and hand out Valentine’s Day treats to your residents (and prospective residents, too!). Cookies, cupcakes, heart-shaped lollipops or conversation hearts are all great options. Hang flyers in your community’s common areas to let residents know when they can stop by for a sweet treat.   Send Them a Greeting Purchase Valentine’s Day cards in bulk, ask your staff members to sign the cards, and have your maintenance team slip one under each of your residents’ doors. I’m willing to bet your residents will enjoy getting a piece of mail that’s not a bill! Display the Kids’ Artwork Is your community home to lots of families with children? Print Valentine’s Day-themed coloring pages (Crayola offers some free, printable coloring pages on their website) and distribute to the children in your community. Ask the kids to return their completed artwork so you can display it in the leasing office for everyone to see. Don’t forget to snap photos of your community’s Valentine’s Day festivities and share on your social media channels. Then, everyone can see how fun and festive your community is! What are you doing in your community to celebrate Valentine’s ......
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