Posts by Becky Bower

A Guide to California’s Proposition 10: Rent Control

The 2018 elections officially begin this week as Californians start receiving their vote-by-mail ballots. With rent control at the center of this year’s legislative debate, the statewide rent control measure, Proposition 10, has made waves amongst rental housing professionals and tenant’s rights activists. Before you hit the polls in November, take some time to consider

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How to Sell Rental Applicants on a Property They Haven’t Toured

Whether you have an out-of-state rental applicant, are promoting a new development, or have no units available to show, selling potential applicants on a unit they’ve never seen is tricky. Applicants still need a visual sense of the space, an understanding of how their lifestyle could change based on your amenities or neighborhood, and establish

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Why Some Properties are No Longer Taking Walk-Ins

In the multifamily world, accepting walk-in rental showings is typically considered a big component of good customer service and community branding… but that is slowly fading. Many multifamily properties have started ditching walk-ins in favor of requiring scheduled showings to maximize their leasing agent’s time and minimize the chances they’ll receive not-so-serious viewers. Whether or

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Remember the Equifax Data Hack? We Do and You Should Too.

Equifax’s major security breach last year caused irrefutable harm to millions of consumer’s personal information. With information accessed including names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and (in some cases) driver’s license and credit card numbers, a large number of Americans are still vulnerable to identity theft even now. As most consumers have long forgotten

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The Effectiveness of a Multifamily Dress Code

Creating a multifamily dress code policy for each position can be tricky business. With arguments for, and against, employee dress codes, striking a balance between professionalism and productivity is vital. Here are some things to consider when creating your property’s dress code for maintenance technician, leasing consultant, and property manager positions. While the multifamily industry

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Apartment Bidding Websites: Why Multifamily Owners Should Stay Far, Far Away

While the city of Seattle banned them in April, apartment bidding websites like Rentberry and Biddwell are insistent to stay. The service provides rental property owners in major metros across the U.S. the chance to make higher monthly revenue, but comes at a cost. This is why the multifamily industry should stay far, far away from these apartment bidding websites.

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