As the culmination of our second annual cause campaign Raising Awareness. Taking Action: A Campaign to Help End Homelessness, Apartments.com donated $35,000 to three wonderful organizations dedicated to combating homelessness. This past week, I had the personal privilege to travel to Vogel Alcove in Dallas, TX and People Serving People in Minneapolis, MN to present two checks for $12,500, and then surprised the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless with a check for $10,000.
As part of our campaign, we promised to donate $1 to be shared equally between People Serving People and Vogel Alcove for every new “LIKE” Apartments.com received on Facebook from November until the end of December. While not an official recipient of the 2012 campaign, The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless was presented with a $10,000 check by our General Manager and Senior Vice President, Dick Burke, in recognition for their partnership with Apartments.com in our inaugural cause campaign in 2011. Read More
A few days ago Facebook announced that they would be stepping into the search engine arena by releasing an experience that delivers personalized answers to your questions. It’s called Facebook Graph Search, and I want to point out immediately that Facebook Graph Search is not entirely a search engine the way Google is. However, Graph Search will incorporate Bing search results when relevant – more on that later.
Networking is an important part of the job in almost every industry, and multi-family is no exception. But we understand that networking doesn’t come easy to everyone, so we put together a few tips on how you can maximize your networking skills.
In the leasing office, we’re often taught that getting leases signed is our #1 priority. But what happens after the lease is signed? Do we focus on customer service with our renters throughout the year as much as we did initially? If not, we could be sabotaging our chances of resident renewal! Apartments.com was joined by Jen Piccotti, Senior VP of Education and Consulting, and Lia Smith, VP of Education and Consulting, of SatisFacts to help us learn how we can better retain residents by shifting our priorities to focus on retention first and leasing second – 275 days a year!
Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to spend less time stressed out and more time on things you enjoy? If so, you’re like many others! Some of the top ten New Year’s resolutions include spending more time with family and friends, fitting in fitness, learning something new and getting organized. What is the common denominator in those resolutions? You need more time!
Apartments.com named Dan Bakst, of Tampa, FL, the 2012 Roommate of the Year! As the Grand Prize winner, Dan is walking away with Free Rent for a Year plus $10,000. Besting video entries submitted from coast to coast, Dan proved he was in tune with what it takes to be the Roommate of the Year in his soulful music video entitled The All-Star Roommate Musical. Watch Dan’s reaction on learning he has been crowned the 4th annual Roommate of the Year by Apartments.com.