From the Field

Keep up with UW Stout coop education and internship experiences.

Creating Urgency

When trying to lease an apartment home, it is very important to create urgency for the prospect to get their application in. When you are able to create urgency in people, they are forced to make a decision quicker and are more likely to choose your community. If you do not […]

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Team Meeting

Once a month we have a team meeting, where our team, which is our sister properties, meet and talk about how the team is doing and what is happening at all of the other properties within our team. It was interesting getting to hear about all of the other properties […]

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Intern meeting

Weidner put together an intern/MIT meeting. Intern’s were there all day, and MIT’s were there only in the morning. We talked about different situations that could happen on an everyday basis, and even got to meet Dean Weidner himself. After the meeting, Weidner put together a little field trip for […]

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Shopping Comps

Today was a fun day in the property management industry because me and another intern got the opportunity to go to surrounding properties to find out there prices, how they treat their customers and other helpful tips.  I learned that all properties have there own and unique ways of standing […]

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My Internship Site

The community that I work at is a great little community in Everett, Washington. There are 131 apartment homes in the community. This is a great size when it comes to managing, because there is enough homes that there is not so much to take care of that you can […]

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Canceling Move Ins

We had a 1 bedroom leased up 3 weeks prior to the ready move in date. The apartment was set to move in the next day and the tenant canceled the day before. Then the tenant had the nerve to ask for her security deposit. The tenant hadn’t responded in […]

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Resurfacing Countertops

We had a turn this week that the counter tops didn’t match. We just picked up some counter resurfacing product at ACE and sprayed it evenly over the spaces. After an hour or so of drying the surfaces matched and looked new!

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MHA Judging

Yesterday I had the opportunity to tag along on a judging for property excellence through the Minnesota Multi Housing Association. We toured four properties in the Twin Cities area that had been nominated for the property excellence award. It was cool to see what they thought made them so successful […]

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Shopping Comps

Today I shopped some of the competitors in the area.  It was very interesting now that I have worked in the industry to see other companies strategies and practices.  It also gives our property a good understanding on where we stand in the market of course.

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False Alarm

I entered an invoice for $448 billed to a tenant today after they pulled the fire alarm in their unit. Firefighters responded to the false alarm and the manager had to respond to help shut the alarm off.

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Replacing Screens

Today I learned how to quickly replace a screen. The screen took only a few minutes to replace. You just pop the screen out of the window. Then you pull out the rubber that jammed in the crease to keep the screen net there. Remove the old screening and lay […]

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Flood in the Home

On Saturday, there were only 15 minutes left until we closed for the weekend. The leasing consultant and I were getting ready to start shutting things down, when the phone rang. A resident was calling to let us know there was a lot of water in their home on the […]

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No day is truly ever the same in Property Management

Every person you talk to in the property management industry will tell you the same thing; no day is ever the same. Recently through my internship I have really learned how true that is, One day everything is fine and residents are happy and the next you have 40 work […]

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