1. What You Can Learn From a Gum Commercial By Kristi McMillin

    Throughout the years, gum has been marketed and sold the same way. Ads about fresh breath and oral health have been ingrained in our brains. However, because of the redundancy and the economy, gum sales have dropped significantly. As the result of this Wrigley decided to take a risk and step away fr…Read More

  2. Responding to a Negative Facebook Post

    Facebook can be the ultimate marketing paradox. While it affords apartment communities the opportunity to engage and connect with both prospective renters and residents, it can also become a forum for people to post negative comments about the property or staff. So what is the best way to handle a n…Read More

  3. 3 Ways to Use Vine and Instagram at Your Property

    As Social Media progressively asserts itself into the everyday lives of our prospects and residents, apartment marketers are always looking for a new way to leverage a property’s Twitter, Facebook or Google + page into a viable marketing and retention tool.  With the recent launch of Twitter’s …Read More

  4. THINK BEYOND THE WALLS OF AN APARTMENT BY MICHAEL COAKLEY

    CLASS is very honored to have guest blogger and Student Housing Consultant Michael Coakley join us to weigh in on the amenity arms race that we are experiencing in Student Housing.  We would like to thank Michael for his great insight into the features and amenities that truly ad value for Studen…Read More

  5. Can Cause Marketing Work In Multifamily?

    For today’s consumer, there is purpose behind a purchase. If you watched The Masters last month, you may have noticed ExxonMobil’s campaign for their National Math and Science Initiative.  Rather than promoting their product, ExxonMobil utilized a marketing technique known as Cause Marketing. …Read More

  6. Apartment Application Of The Week by Justin Coleman

      This is a great app for your smart phone that can really be of assistance for not only leasing agents, but also for prospects. The app is called RoomScan and was created by Locometric.  RoomScan allows you to measure the dimensions of a room by simply holding your phone up to each of the wall…Read More

  7. Multifamily Leasing Case Study: Rehab Property

    PROPERTY OVERVIEW: The subject was a distressed property located outside of Cincinnati, Ohio.  The property had a terrible reputation for crime and gang activity and was poorly managed.  The asset was acquired by a local company that invested a significant amount of capital for both an interior an…Read More

  8. Don’t forget the parents!

    With all the talk about marketing and leasing to college students, we often find that a critical decision maker is left out of the sales process.  I’m talking about the parents.  You know, the folks who are actually writing the rent check.  While the property must first appeal to the student in…Read More