Do You Have an I.T. Disaster Recovery Plan?

When it comes to protecting your business from disasters, the first thing that comes to mind is natural disasters. Maybe it’s the overload of end-of-the-world movies or 5th grade emergency preparedness programs, but when creating a disaster recovery plan, technological catastrophes are often overlooked. Meanwhile the actions we take in our everyday lives revolve around multiple forms of technology, often unprotected and susceptible to criminal activity. Safeguarding yourself from technological threats and planning out how you’ll recover from one is imperative.

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Boost Your Rental Occupancy by Attracting Millennials (video)

The rental market is primed for properties that cater to the interests of millennials. This group of renters is often continuing their education or building a career, and are more in favor of temporary residences over finding permanent foundations that could hinder their ambitions. Learn some of the best ways to attract this growing group of potential tenants, and help your business succeed!

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Three Halloween Tips for Property Managers

As you’ve walked around your community, you might have noticed the October spirit in the air. One of your residents has pumpkins outside their door, another has decked out their patio with spooky ghosts and goblins, and the seasonal pumpkin-flavoring has taken over everyone’s fridges. Halloween is on the way. Settle into the festive spirit by deepening your relationship with your community and following these few tips for a fun and safe Halloween.
Create a Safe Halloween Environment for Residents

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California Governor Signs Strictest Equal Pay Law in U.S.

This article was originally published on October 7, 2015 by Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
Yesterday, October 6, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act, which media observers have called the nation’s most aggressive equal pay law. The Fair Pay Act will be effective January 1, 2016 for employers with California-based employees.
How Does This Law Differ From Current Laws Addressing Pay Discrimination?

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The Benefits of Doing a Criminal History Check

The applicants for #3 “looked” good.  They were brother-and-sister.  They both had good jobs, and their incomes suggested that they could afford the rent.  They both had fairly good credit scores (above 650).  In the past, we would have rented to them.
That was then, this is now.
Now we can also run Criminal Background Checks. 

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Your Voice Carries The Words Of 10,000 Leases!

From the moment you spoke your first word as a small child, your voice and the words you select are often taken for granted—a gift you use throughout your life.  As leasing professionals, you know the importance of using the telephone, because this is how a majority of your future residents contact your apartment communities.  In this article, we are going to ask you to capture your voice and listen closely to how you are handling each call—a powerful exercise for becoming a leasing SuperStar.

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Keep a High NOI with Perfect Tenants

Everyone dreams of the perfect tenant; the type of tenants who pay their rent on time, don’t cause any damages, follow even the smallest of rules, and end up staying in your property for years. They’re the type of tenants that look at your property and instantly feel like its home. It’s that HGTV happy ending that we all crave with keeps our net operating income high.

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Online Rental Applications at No Cost Coming Soon to ApplyConnect

UPDATE: Click Here The read about the NOW AVAILABLE online rental application from ApplyConnect!
ApplyConnect isn’t going to stop doling out the updates yet, and this next one is going to be a big one! Very soon ApplyConnect landlords and real estate agents will be able to incorporate the online rental application to their prospective tenants’ background check invitation, and best of all it is free to ApplyConnect users.
The free rental application itself has all the fundamental elements in a sleek online form. This even includes convenient spaces for the applicant to explain rental factors, from previous hardships to the breed of their furry friends.

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States are Changing Their Hiring Laws, are You Affected?

All across the U.S. there are civil rights activists fighting for employees who are being discriminated against during the hiring process. There are arguments about the use of criminal records and credit history before an applicant has been interviewed, and how much of an impact the information should have on the decision for employment. Some states have already approved new legislation limiting what employers may ask or research before hiring a new employee, while others are in the review process.
In order to protect your business, be sure to keep up with changes your state might be making that will require a change to your employment policy.

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