marketing

How a Basketball Player Reminded Me Why I Love My Job

I love a good sports movie.  I like to see the underdog rise to the top and as the music begins to crescendo, we see the team shoot the winning basket, score the final touchdown, kick the goal to
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#1 Need for a Pet Park? Cleaning up #2!

As I'm working on my new property, Vargos on the Lake, I'm scouring the internet for things that will make the property stand out.  One of my projects on the site is the Vargos Pet Park.  Th
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Creating Video Fun with Vine

A couple weeks ago, I shared with you the first video I filmed for CORT in their Sofa Secrets series, a video-based educational program for apartment industry professionals. My sec
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Getting Instagram photos off your phone and into your office!

With the rise in popularity of Instagram, some innovative companies have developed very creative ways to get pictures off of Instagram and into your (and your potential residents’) hands…  F
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How Important is Your Pool? Other Amenities Take Over!

When I was 19 years old, and my title was Leasing Consultant, I wondered why the people who built the property I was charged with leasing up did not load it with amenities.  This was "back in the
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A Marketing Lesson from 6 Dollar Shirts

My cousin, Andrew, placed an order with 6 Dollar Shirts.  This could have been your run of the mill Internet transaction until he received a game changer in his email box. He found an email
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How Can A Car Help You Lease Apartments?

Very simply put, creating a memorable experience will help you stand out in a crowded marketplace. "It took 9,000 hours over a period of seven months for eight craftsmen from two families to shape
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In Your Face Book

As an industry, we seem to be getting the age of Facebook all wrong. With a few exceptions, I'm seeing properties use their Facebook walls to post updates to their specials and prices. I just looked a
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The Apartment Internet Marketing Video Awards

Last month, AIM 2013: The Art of Creativity, was pleased to announce the first-ever Apartment Internet Marketing Video Awards, sponsored by Capture the Market and Apartments.com. With video becoming a
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Community Upgrades to Get The Most Bang for Your Buck!

By Cathy Macaione Cathy Macaione Consulting Services CM@Cathymac.net With more apartments coming on line, it’s time to plan your interior selections upgrades. We all know that renters want to li
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