Welcome to the Apartment Chat!

#AptChat is a discussion about the apartment industry that takes place on Twitter every Tuesday at 12pm Eastern. Anyone is welcome to join.

February 24th: TBD

22 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Resident Communication: How Much is Too Much?

Our latest #AptChat was all about communicating with residents, and how much is too much. We covered different forms of resident communication, asking for resident feedback and centralized customer relationship management tools. Check out the highlights below: Question 1: What are all the different ways you currently communicate with residents? What do you use to manage […]

08 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Apartment Marketing Budgets for 2013

Our latest #AptChat was all about Marketing Budgets for 2013. We talked about where to focus investments, specifically in terms of online marketing and social media. Check out the highlights from our discussion below: Question 1: What are your top priorities for your marketing efforts in 2013? Where are you focusing your investments? @aptchat making […]

24 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Negotiating with Vendors, Prioritizing Work Orders & Adding Value to Move-Out

Our latest #AptChat covered negotiating with vendors, prioritizing work orders, and adding value to move-out. Check out the highlights below:   @aptchat I think it is fair for vendors to raise their prices also. They took a hit the same time we took hits. #AptChat — Jolene Sopalski (@JoleneSopalski) September 21, 2012 #aptchatAs far as […]

19 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Selling the Renting Lifestyle

Our latest #AptChat was all about selling the renting lifestyle. Check out the highlights from our discussion: Question 1: Are you seeing more people renting by choice? If so, what can you do to make sure your messaging appeals to this audience? @aptchat A1: Markets such as Seattle we still have a affordability gap and most […]

11 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Free-For-All Friday Recap

Our latest #AptChat was a Free-For-All-Friday, which means you asked the questions and picked the topics. We covered everything from “smaller” apartments search sites (think PadMapper, Lovely, and Apartment List) to Google+, and even Myspace. Here are the highlights from our discussion: Q1: Have you tried “smaller” apartment search sites like @padmapper, @lovely, @apartmentlist? What kind of results have you […]

28 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Maintenance Appreciation and Training

In honor of Maintenance Appreciation Month, our latest Apartment Chat was all about great maintenance teams. We covered everything from training and keeping your team motivated, to showing appreciation for your maintenance team and how they can help market your property. Special thanks to our co-moderator, Jana Muma from Grace Hill. Check out some of […]

18 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Perfecting the Property Tour

Our latest #AptChat was all about perfecting the all-important property tour. This is a critical step in the leasing process, and we got some great insight from our participants about making the most of it. Check out some of the highlights from our discussion: Should you work the same property tour every time, or should […]

11 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Making the Most of Prime Leasing Season

We’re getting into the busy leasing season, so the focus of our most recent #AptChat was all about making the most of this prime time of year. Here are some of the highlights from the discussion: Question 1: What are the most important things you need to make sure you have ready as traffic ramps […]

04 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Free-For-All Friday Recap

Our most recent #AptChat was a Free-For-All Friday, which means you asked the questions and picked the topics. We discussed the importance of being “green” and how to cut through the noise when it comes to social media. Here are some of the highlights: Topic 1: The Importance of Being “Green” #aptchat. How important is […]

21 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Measuring the Success of Your Marketing

Our latest #AptChat was all about measuring the success of your marketing. We wanted to know how you monitor and track your marketing sources and measure results. We also wanted to hear what you do with this information, and how it affects your strategy moving forward. Here are some of the highlights: Q1: Besides leads […]