Property Management: 21 Low Cost Renewal Concessions

by JOHN WILHOIT JR. on FEBRUARY 7, 2015

Republished with permission from Mr. John Wilhoit, Jr. To view the original article, please visit the Multifamily Insight Blog.

What is your customer acquisition costs? What does it costs the property to obtain a new lease? There is advertising, overhead and staff time- all part of the expense for obtaining a new resident. Then there is the customer retention costs.

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ApplyConnect Launches Tenant Screening App for Real Estate Agents and Landlords

appApplyConnect, the industry’s most advanced tenant screening solution for landlords and real estate agents, recently launched a free smartphone and tablet app to enhance their users’ experience. This first-to-market technology saves landlords and real estate agents time, allowing the tenant screening process to be completed at the time of a showing. The app eliminates delays in the screening process and within minutes, residents can be approved and ready to move into their new home.

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Tax Identity Theft Awareness

 

Tax Identity Theft Awareness

Ready for tax season? If you haven’t heard about tax identity theft, you may not be.

Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information — like your Social Security number — to get a tax refund from the IRS. It also can happen when someone uses your Social Security number to get a job or claims your child as a dependent on a tax return. Tax identity theft is the most common form of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission. The IRS says tax identity theft is a top priority and says it has hired new staff, explored new technologies, and adopted new procedures to fight it.

“Tax identity theft is a significant and growing issue,” said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “It’s critical that we make sure consumers are aware of how they can prevent it, and if they are victimized, what steps they can take to recover as quickly as possible.” Continue reading

What Would You Do If There Was an Active Shooter at Your Workplace?

by: Laura Mowry

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Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Workplace preparedness for fires and earthquakes are commonplace, but with the growing occurrences of workplace violence, employers can potentially save lives with a simple 10 minute training video.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, since 2006, the U.S. averages an active shooter event with four or more deaths every 2.9 months. Understanding that these incidents are on the rise; the sheriff’s department launched a training video Jan. 29, to help prepare you and your staff.

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