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Home / Resources / Visit Smiota at Apartmentalize 2018 in San Diego — Booth #2345

Visit Smiota at Apartmentalize 2018 in San Diego — Booth #2345

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If you’re in the multifamily industry, you’re not going to want to miss Apartmentalize, a premier event powered by the National Apartment Association. The event takes place June 13-16, 2018. The Apartmentalize Event This year, the Apartmentalize schedule is packed to the brim with learning sessions on everything from marketing to technology and human resources. Plus, there will be ample … Read More

Home / Resources / Your Tenants Will Love These 10 Summertime Events

Your Tenants Will Love These 10 Summertime Events

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As a property manager, you can easily get caught up in day-to-day tasks like writing up leases, fielding package deliveries, and coordinating maintenance requests. While those tedious tasks are critical for tenant satisfaction, don’t underestimate the impact a well-organized event can have on resident happiness. Don’t wait to start planning — summer is the perfect time to bring the community … Read More

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Home / Resources / Build an Irresistible Outdoor Oasis for Your Residents This Summer

Build an Irresistible Outdoor Oasis for Your Residents This Summer

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If you’re a reader of our blog, you know that multifamily renters love smart amenities that can be enjoyed year-round, like package lockers and keyless locks. However, the second Mother Nature lifts the blanket of winter, tenants start dreaming of lounging by the pool and barbeques under the sun. The arrival of summer is the perfect time to put the … Read More

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Home / Resources / Package Lockers: The Perfect Remedy to Soothe Last-Mile Growing Pains

Package Lockers: The Perfect Remedy to Soothe Last-Mile Growing Pains

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Last-mile delivery, or the transport of parcels from a hub to its final destination, is going through some growing pains. The process seems simple enough on a surface level: a courier drops off a package, and a recipient picks it up. However, challenges are arising because package delivery volume is swelling at an alarming rate. Globally, UPS delivered 5.1 billion … Read More

Home / Resources / 5 Must-Haves for a Successful Click and Collect System

5 Must-Haves for a Successful Click and Collect System

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Retailers like Target, Kroger, and Walmart are fervently growing their click and collect, or “Buy Online, Pick Up In Store” (BOPIS), capabilities as a response to consumer demand for more convenient fulfillment options. And while customers love being able to dodge shipping costs and quickly retrieve items, retailers reap the benefits of click and collect, too. In a report by … Read More

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Home / Resources / Retail Trends Guaranteed to Shake Up the Industry

Retail Trends Guaranteed to Shake Up the Industry

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Retail giants like JC Penny, Sears, and Macy’s have been making headlines the past couple years as they close brick-and-mortar locations at an alarming rate. The news of successful companies succumbing to the changing retail landscape can make it easy to buy in to “retail apocalypse” skepticism. Despite sensational headlines, the end of retail isn’t exactly upon us. Instead, traditional … Read More

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Home / Resources / Improve Your Customer Experience With Easy In-Store Returns

Improve Your Customer Experience With Easy In-Store Returns

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Consistently offering a great customer experience has been proven to positively impact your bottom line. There are endless ways to improve customer experience, but in this article, we’re going to focus on the in-store return process, more specifically, how to make it easier on shoppers. Before we dive in, remember not to associate “returns” with “lost sales.” Making it simple … Read More

Home / Resources / How To Choose and Seamlessly Implement New Software at Your Properties

How To Choose and Seamlessly Implement New Software at Your Properties

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Software can help property managers and staff save time on tedious tasks like collecting rent, scheduling maintenance requests, and managing package deliveries. But without mindful implementation, new technology won’t reach its full time and money-saving potential. Keep these things in mind as you shop for software and roll it out to your staff. Seek software with a smooth user experience … Read More

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Home / Resources / 19 Ways to Create Buzz Around Your Multifamily Development

19 Ways to Create Buzz Around Your Multifamily Development

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When the conversation surrounding your new multifamily development is quiet enough to hear a pin drop, filling unit vacancies can become an uphill battle. To generate interest in your property, you need to get the public talking from the moment you decide to break ground. We scoured the internet and came up with some of the best tactics to ignite … Read More

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Home / Resources / Ring Acquisition by Amazon: It’s About Managing the ‘Last Yard’ of Delivery

Ring Acquisition by Amazon: It’s About Managing the ‘Last Yard’ of Delivery

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If you’re up to speed on tech news, you probably already know that Amazon recently purchased security company Ring. Ring is best known for its video doorbell system that allows homeowners to monitor their porches in real time. The acquisition might leave you scratching your head — what does Amazon want with a home security company? But purchasing Ring actually … Read More