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.

May 26th: Happy Memorial Day! No #AptChat today. See you next Tuesday!

11 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Free-For-All Friday Recap

Our latest #AptChat was a Free-For-All Friday. We focused mostly on resident communications through newsletters, blogs and text messages. Check out the highlights from our discussion, below: @maggieforrent we are launching community blogs in January. Not seeing much interaction on FB.Survey Residents and they want a blog #AptChat — Jolene Sopalski (@JoleneSopalski) December 7, 2012 […]

03 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Sustainable and Affordable Housing

Our latest #AptChat featured special questions submitted by Virginia Tech students studying Managing Affordable & Specialized Housing. Our conversation focused on sustainable and affordable housing…check out the highlights below: Question 1: What are the tops trends you’re seeing related to sustainable/green housing for conventional, student & affordable markets? For #studenthousing, building for top LEED certifications […]

19 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Content Marketing for Apartments

Our latest #AptChat focused on content marketing for apartments. We talked about types of content marketing, planning a content roadmap and measuring the success of your content marketing efforts. Check out the highlights from our discussion below: Question 1: What types of content marketing work best for apartments? What are some things that have worked […]

05 November 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Brainstorming Conference 2012 Preview

Our latest #AptChat focused on Multifamilypro’s Brainstorming Sessions in Las Vegas this week. Check out the highlights from our conversation below! Question 1: Have you ever attended a #mfbsconf before? What are your favorite parts of the event? What should rookies expect? @30lines I’m looking forward to meeting others and talking to people who get what […]

29 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Free-For-All Friday Recap

Our latest #AptChat was a Free-For-All Friday, which means you set the topics, you asked the questions. We covered everything from friendships with residents to workplace bullying and social media. Check out the highlights below. Question 1: Should property managers, leasing agents & maintenance techs create friendships with their residents? @aptchat I don’t think they […]

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 […]

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