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Disclaimer: My views are my own and are not representative of any Management Company. I am an independent-thinking real estate professional specializing in reinventing challenged properties. COS;CAM.
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Mindy Sharp

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  • I LOVE newsletters and this is no secret. I LOVE the newsletters I create with personalized content directly related to a specific property. Those have always been highly regarded by residents and they like them enough to ask for copies to send to parents, etc. because they have been featured in an...
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    kunena.post 2 days ago
  • True. Dealing with the difficult situations allow us to grow and learn as managers, etc. The hardest thing, and I get this, is when a resident's circular thinking interferes with one's ability to communicate in a way the resident finally understands.
    komento 2 days ago
  • A few years ago during the recession, I suggested exactly the same thing regarding the "freebie," and was strung up by my thumbs for it, though I have stood by that every day anyway. I agree 100% with everything you have written.
    komento 9 days ago
  • Mindy Sharp replied to the topic 'How To Avoid Hiring Smokers' in the forum.
    When an existing property has not had a Smoke Free designation ever (which could mean for 30+ years for some communities) it would be the Owners' decision to create such a designation. In some states where smoking is almost a rite of passage, there may be many residents who are smokers. It is easier...
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    kunena.post 13 days ago
  • Thanks, Julia! Do you have any stress relieving tips you or your Corporate Office use to ease onsite teams?
    komento 13 days ago
  • Mindy Sharp replied to the topic 'Running Applications' in the forum.
    Amanda, your company should be providing a Resident Selection Criteria to every property manager. There should be something in writing in the leasing office, too, that can be given to applicants so they know what is looked at regarding their background (credit/criminal). Applicants whose...
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    kunena.post 17 days ago
  • Mindy Sharp replied to the topic 'How To Avoid Hiring Smokers' in the forum.
    What about simply being a designated non-smoking office/shop? I once worked for a real estate company that had such a designation. I agree that smokers tend to take a lot more breaks than non-smokers, but I have not deliberately NOT hired someone who smokes. Usually we as a company stress the health...
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    kunena.post 17 days ago
  • Mindy Sharp replied to the topic 'Portland Rent Increase & Relocation Expenses?' in the forum.
    Hummm. Turn about is fair play - if residents don't renew their lease, do they have to pay a non-renewal Fee? Sounds like it is difficult to be a multifamily property owner and/or manager in Portland!
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    kunena.post 17 days ago
  • A recent post online:   “I’d love to show up to a tenant’s job and cause a scene like they do in the leasing office.
    easyblog 21 days ago
  • Mindy Sharp replied to the topic 'Late Rent' in the forum.
    It's a new year, Amanda, so now you and your Manager can set to work to correct the lax collection policy. Since Ownership is fine with creating a possible occupancy issue when evictions add up, then start with what the Lease says. Send out a letter to every single resident with what the Rent...
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    kunena.post 35 days ago
  • Mindy Sharp replied to the topic 'Looking for a "Team Player?"' in the forum.
    Perry, you cannot assume what another thinks without talking to that person. Talk to your manager.
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    kunena.post 35 days ago
  • Mindy Sharp added a new comment in Finding The Lost Prospects
    Every application we process is given an approval, decline, approved with conditions or canceled status within 72-hours for most properties in my experience. When applicants do not lease, we provide a reason in the software system so Corporate knows
    komento 35 days ago
  • Mindy Sharp replied to the topic 'Looking for a "Team Player?"' in the forum.
    I do not know a Manager who does not consult with Maintenance when planning budgets and deciding how to align Owner's goals to meet the budget and needs of the property/residents. That, that takes teamwork. The only time this would not take place is if the maintenance tasks are all contracted out...
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    kunena.post 41 days ago
  • Mindy Sharp added a new comment in The Secret Weapon
    I LOVE this blog! What a great story and the point is well written. Thanks for sharing!
    komento 41 days ago
  • Mindy Sharp added a new comment in Leasing to Baby Boomers
    This is what I know about the market for Baby Boomers in my area. If you are a person of a certain age, and you want to sell your house, or you want maintenance-free living, the choices can be limited depending upon one's level of income. For most of
    komento 41 days ago
  • To some degree this already happens in Student Housing communities of major universities where the star athletes live. I now happen to know a few pro football players, lol. Anyway, they aren't allowed to accept gratuities, etc., but having those famo
    komento 49 days ago