For years, apartment companies have offered residents incentives for making referrals and paying their rent on time, but lately they’ve gotten a little more creative.

Residents are increasingly rewarded for a variety of actions, from posting on social media to volunteering with a charity. If you’ve considered creating an incentive program, or you just want to make changes to an existing program, check out these highlights from our latest #AptChat. (Click on the links to jump straight to a specific question.)

Do you offer any kind of incentive program or loyalty program for your current residents? What kind of program is it?

How do you promote your incentive programs? What are some good ways to get the most out of these systems?

Besides referrals and paying rent, what other types of resident actions/activities do you try to incentivize?

Do you involve preferred employers or local businesses in your loyalty programs? If so, how are you involving them?

What did we miss today? How do you show the value of your incentive/loyalty programs? What other questions/ideas do you have?

Our next #AptChat is slated for Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 12 pm Eastern, and we’ll be discussing the best ways to handle resident feedback. In the meantime, be sure to sign up for #AptChat updates to get these recaps and more delivered straight to your inbox!