1. Saying Sorry Is Easier Said Than Done

    Last week as I was heading to the airport to catch a flight from Mobile to Atlanta, my phone buzzed with a text alert from Delta. I knew what it was before even opening the message-- a flight delay. Thirty minutes later, along came another text informing me of a second delay. In the airline industry…Read More

  2. 4 Ways To Utilize Snapchat At Your Apartment Community

      When it comes to connecting with your residents and prospects, you as a member of the leasing office need to be exploring as many avenues as possible to use to your advantage, especially the free ones.  Do not make the mistake of thinking that prospects and residents only use Facebook and Twitte…Read More

  3. How to Handle Unhappy Residents

    It can happen at a moment’s notice: Your leasing agent is sitting with a prospect, hopefully describing all the great benefits of living at your community, when an unhappy resident bursts into the leasing office to frantically express their distaste for some recent occurrence.  This is no time to…Read More

  4. Smoke Free Community: Good or Bad Idea?

    There are some standard questions you get while leasing in a community such as: What is the price? Are you pet friendly? What is the noise like? But one new question that is starting to become more and more common is “do you allow smoking?” For the longest time the answer to this question is yes…Read More

  5. Customer Service Trumps Amenities by Justin Coleman

    With the abundance of new multifamily product scheduled to come online this upcoming calendar year, the leasing game will continue to get progressively more difficult.  For the communities that are not going to be the newest ticket on the block, leasing agents will need to sweep each prospect off o…Read More

  6. THE WORK DOESN’T END AFTER A SUCCESSFUL IPO BY KRISTI MCMILLIN

      Earlier this month, Twitter made it’s flawless debut on the NYSE. But with a successful IPO comes a new challenge. With almost a third of its users between the ages of 18-29, the social media site must now figure out a way to reach and engage a broader audience. However, the job doesn’t s…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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