From the Field

Keep up with UW Stout coop education and internship experiences.

Student Outreach

This past week our property had several prospects come in for tours that said they were students in the area. All of them said their reason for liking our property was that it was close to their school. This made us think about how we could better target these students […]

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Leasing War

After already getting two leases in the past few days, I’m hoping that we will have another apartment leased after today which will put us at 100% occupancy here at Vue in Minneapolis. There was an apartment that was supposed to open last week after the construction was finished, however […]

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Dedication Gets Noticed

Today, we are celebrating something pretty special for someone in our office. She has been with our company for 30 years, so today is a fun day and we are going out for a lunch to celebrate!

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Crazy Busy

Well currently Alaska is in a slow market and we have been having trouble renting apartments so we decided to post some crazy deals on Craigslist and it is working! The phone has been ringing nonstop and we have had showings left and right this week. Today we had over […]

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Slow day

Today has been a very slow day in our office. We didn’t have any appointments, move in’s, or move out’s. We only had a few people walk in and ask about the property and showings. It’s been nice to be able to catch up on all of the work that […]

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Slow Day in the Office

Today has been pretty slow in the office, we didn’t have any tours scheduled for the day and we only have one move-in happening. I prefer when we are busy because the time goes by much quicker. However, the slow days give me a chance to follow-up with prospects and […]

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Gold Star Leasing Consultants

Recently my property hired a new leasing consultant. In order to train this new employee Weinder brought over one of their gold star leasing specialists. These specialists have worked as leasing consultants for a number of years and have excelled at the position. This consultant works with the new hire […]

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Case of the Mondays

Mondays on their own can be grueling to deal with. But today, and for most of the week, Half of our employees are gone on a conference, and it is empty in the office. This makes Monday even worse. Looking forward to Tuesday coming fast!

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Communication with Emergency Maintenance

I worked on this previous Saturday and we ran into a hot water emergency. I had to connect with the on-call maintenance member and illustrate the problem with him. It took a while to convey the whole situation but he responded very promptly. We had the emergency handled in no […]

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First Day at New Property

So Today I transitioned from my first property at Bigos property management to my second property that I will be working at. My new property is much closer to my home so the transition has been an easy one. I believe the quality of my new property is slightly lower […]

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Weidner Cares

This last week was our Weidner Cares event.  All of the offices were closed this day so we could go to the local Boys and Girls Club and do community service.  We transformed their club by painting walls, staining decks, power washing, and doing some serious landscaping.  This type of […]

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Intern = Grunt Work

Today, I’m back at the home office because there is a project that I was set to work on. I got in this morning and it turns out that the project is to make copies to send to electric and water companies for the release of billing information for residents. […]

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Last Day at First Property

Today is my last day at my first of two properties with Bigos Management. It’s bitter sweet because I’m really going to miss my crew that I have here and really enjoy the property itself. However, the new property I’m going to is only 5 minutes away from my house […]

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Today at the Office

I’m still over here in Minnetonka, filling in for the full time resident manager. Today I had an interesting task of figuring out how to use our phone entry system for the front door. We recently had a power outage and some of the settings got reset, so it was […]

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