HOW WILL THEY KNOW YOU’RE GREEN?

Everyday, people search the Internet for green apartments. Will your property be among the results? 

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Green features are becoming a big selling point to potential residents. Sixty-two percent of renters said living in a community with at least some green features is an important consideration factor in choosing an apartment, with nearly half saying its VERY important. 

So if your property has green features, why not highlight them? Some things that may seem standard, like having a recycling program or energy efficient appliances, might not be clear to all visitors to your website or property. 

One great way to make sure web visitors know you’re green is to have a separate “green page” on your site. Even if you have these features listed under amenities or community features, listing them again all in one place will help potential residents understand quickly and easily that you are eco-friendly. Even if you only have two or three initiatives going, showing you care by making those clear will put you above the competition in the prospects mind. 

Social media and resident newsletters are also a great way to keep current and prospective residents thinking green. Reminding people of recycling locations, alternative cleaning products, and offering green living tips will keep it fresh in their minds.

And don’t forget that options like online applications, leasing, or rent payment; or recycling and green initiatives within the leasing office count. 

Knowing your property is environmentally friendly is a wonderful feeling. Share that, and attract more residents by showing it off. 

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The Package Room

Have you ever seen a package room at its worst? Boxes piled to the ceiling. Make-shift shelves that can barely hold the weight. Unit numbers in black sharpie everywhere!

We’ve seen a lot of them!

PicMonkey CollageFrom our travels, we’ve found it takes up about 4 hours a day on average, or 20 hours a week out of management staff’s time to handle packages. Trying to work around this can be a difficult talk, for sure. The delivery carriers arrive between certain windows of time, but sometimes they’re late or early and this can interrupt staff members from dealing with resident services or other office duties.

After the mountain of packages piles up, it can be hard to remember who has a package and who doesn’t. Residents come looking for their package and sometimes, it’s not there. Then they need to check with the carrier and it can take several more calls and trips to the office to sort out their package problem. To top it off, most offices closes before everyone returns home from work.

What a hassle for everyone involved.

When the package is successfully stored in the package room, it still needs to be sifted out of the others and passed off to the resident. Even this small step takes time. Some properties have resorted to letting residents claim their own packages, which can open a whole other can of worms as far as security goes.

In most of today’s communities a package room is required to help organize deliveries. And for a simple solution, learn more about our digital package locker system.

Is your package room messy too? Share pictures with us!

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