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6 Green Ideas for Your Residents

6 Green Ideas for Your Residents

Posted on 02. Nov, 2011 by .

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Property managers can find ways to green their offices and green their properties in order to attract ideal residents. After all, you want the kind of residents who will respect their interior and exterior environment, believe in a minimal impact way of life, and are likely to build a sense of community. These environmentally friendly folks may be looking for new ideas on going green.

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Window Treatments: A Green Investment

Window Treatments: A Green Investment

Posted on 16. Sep, 2011 by .

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It is good to prepare properties for the upcoming winter months and residents can learn simple tips to keeping their utility bills down this year. According to the US Department of Energy, properly selected and installed window coverings can save you up to 33% in heating and cooling costs.

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Strong Resident, Strong Community

Strong Resident, Strong Community

Posted on 29. Jun, 2011 by .

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My neighbor Sage comes to mind when I think about an ideal tenant. First off, she’s reliable, responsible and stable. She’s lived in her apartment for nearly seven years. She treats her rented space with the utmost respect — just as if it were her own. She organizes efforts to clean up litter, create street art and plant flowers. I figure that her landlord certainly must know a thing or two about enticing high-quality, socially responsible tenants.

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Turning Over a Green Leaf

Turning Over a Green Leaf

Posted on 22. Jun, 2011 by .

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By taking steps to reduce the water and energy used by homes, management may be able to extend the life of existing systems, attract conscientious, green renters and increase operating income.

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Nuturing Tenant Loyalty

Nuturing Tenant Loyalty

Posted on 04. May, 2011 by .

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Once you’ve found a great match between a tenant and your property, you want to nurture tenant loyalty. Here are a few easy-to-implement ideas that will help build a long and beautiful relationship.

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How Do You Vet Prospects for Eco-Consciousness?

How Do You Vet Prospects for Eco-Consciousness?

Posted on 20. Apr, 2011 by .

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First contact launches the screening process – green or otherwise – of potential tenants. Use this initial exchange, be it in person, by phone or via email, to highlight a few key green assets of your property. Even if the prospect isn’t entirely green-savvy, they will be put on notice that green principles rate high with you.

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Smoke Free Property Management

Smoke Free Property Management

Posted on 01. Apr, 2011 by .

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Since 2006 municipalities across the country have been passing smoke-free ordinances. Some may set rigid timetables while others allow a percentage of smoking units, but they all have the same ultimate goal. To prohibit smoking indoors.

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Calculating the Value of a Green Tenant

Calculating the Value of a Green Tenant

Posted on 16. Mar, 2011 by .

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How do you calculate the value of an eco-conscious tenant? It goes well beyond a timely rent payment — a tenant can easily pay rent on time, while destroying your property from top to bottom.

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Best Practices for Tenants to Conserve Energy

Best Practices for Tenants to Conserve Energy

Posted on 09. Mar, 2011 by .

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Tenants are always looking for easy ways to conserve energy and save some money in the process. No one likes to put a large chunk of their paycheck towards outrageous energy bills that are once again on the rise nationwide. Management companies can easily provide their tenants with a list of things they can do to save both energy and money. Many of these things require little monetary investment, and tenants can see lowered utility bills almost immediately. Here are some suggestions that your tenants will appreciate.

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Save Energy by Marketing Properties to Local Employees

Save Energy by Marketing Properties to Local Employees

Posted on 12. Jan, 2011 by .

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Buildings account for approximately 30% of all energy used in the United States. While this may seem like an astounding number, consider that transportation to and from home and work can consume an equal and more often greater amount of energy. As a real estate and property management professional, there are several ways to decrease this load by attracting local employees to your rentals and altering office practices to encourage greater sustainability.

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Cheap Tweaks to Attract Green Tenants

Cheap Tweaks to Attract Green Tenants

Posted on 13. Oct, 2010 by .

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Green-minded folks tend to have a mindful, tread-lightly approach to living in the world that doesn’t stop at the welcome mat. But don’t worry, you don’t have to add solar panels to your rooftop or a goat in the backyard to attract the right folks. Here are a few simple, inexpensive changes to consider when adding to your green arsenal.

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Why Go Green In Property Management

Why Go Green In Property Management

Posted on 26. Aug, 2010 by .

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According to my friends out there who manage single-family rentals, vacancies are high, rents are dropping and it’s tough to find qualified applicants. Gaining an advantage in this atmosphere is more important than ever and going green may be just what the doctor ordered.

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“Going Green Helps You Target the Tenants You Want”

“Going Green Helps You Target the Tenants You Want”

Posted on 19. Aug, 2010 by .

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I recently had an uncomfortable, albeit necessary conversation with a landlord who owns a property on my block. This face-to-face meeting followed a rocky year with one of her tenants—the kind of neighbor no one wants to live near: Yelling in the street at all hours of the night, an unkempt yard complete with garbage bags that languished in the front yard for weeks on end, and serving as headquarters for increasingly badly behaved teenagers with hobbies that included drug dealing. Needless to say, neighbors were not happy.

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8 Ways You Can Run a Greener Property Management Business

8 Ways You Can Run a Greener Property Management Business

Posted on 17. Aug, 2010 by .

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You have probably heard that being “green” is a valuable marketing tool for property managers to use in order to attract new business and retain residents. However, maybe you don’t know where to begin? Below are some specific things you can do to green your office and your properties that will help the environment while saving you money long term.

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5 Ways To Attract more Residents with Green Marketing

5 Ways To Attract more Residents with Green Marketing

Posted on 18. Mar, 2010 by .

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Environmentally conscious folks tend to bring certain values to all areas of their lives—particularly their living spaces. Greenies aren’t perfect, but they are generally more mindful of their impact on resources regardless of whether they pay for access and use (gas for heating, for example) or own the mechanism to create heat (i.e., a furnace).

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7 Easy Tips for Greening Tenants (& Your Bottom Line)

7 Easy Tips for Greening Tenants (& Your Bottom Line)

Posted on 09. Mar, 2010 by .

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Greening initiatives tend to produce more than just the obvious goal of reducing our impact on the planet. Often, in fact, opting for green actually saves the other kind of green—money. Greening is a learning process for you and your tenants, and there’s certainly no one-size-fits-all approach. These 7 tips are easy to adopt and shouldn’t cause any pain:

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