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8 Questions for your apartment digital marketer

8 Questions to Ask your Apartment Digital Marketer!

January 16, 2018 2:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Reading Time: 4 minutes Choosing the right Apartment Marketing firm for your apartment community is an important decision; apartment digital marketing directly impacts how many conversions, leads, and ultimately leases you receive. Apartment marketer can help with your web design, SEO, content writing, Digital Ads, social media, and more! You’ll need to prepare yourself for success, bringing in questions that answer the following: Is my digital marketer knowledgeable about the apartment business Is my digital marketer going to care about me as a customer? Does my digital marketer have a long history of success in this industry? Ultimately, apartment digital marketers need to be... View Article


What is a virtual tour

What are Virtual Tours?

December 5, 2017 3:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Reading Time: 2 minutes You’re probably looking to boost your marketing game for your apartment community! One of the easiest ways you can do accomplish this is by utilizing a virtual tour of your apartment! So what are virtual tours? What are Virtual Tours for Apartments?  A Virtual tour is a convenient, and innovative way for potential residents to “tour” your property through their computer, tablet, or phone! Just like Google Street View allows someone to view the outside of a building to better understand the  surrounding area, a virtual tour allows prospects to experience the interior of the property without ever leaving the comfort... View Article


Digital Marketing Tips for Apartments

5 Easy Digital Marketing Tips for Apartments

November 28, 2017 9:10 am Published by 4 Comments

Reading Time: 4 minutes For apartment managers and properties, digital marketing is integral to finding renters. Just to see how important digital marketing is to properties, simply ask your residents how many of them found you through either a website or a digital ad. Probably most of them! To help your digital marketing strategy, Market Apartments has compiled our cheat sheet of 5 Easy Digital Marketing Tips for Apartments: 1. First Impressions Matter!  When meeting someone for the first time, you want to look nice, be articulate, have a firm handshake, the works. In a world where Americans spend more time on the internet... View Article


Roommate Apps for sharing bills

Best Mobile Apps for Splitting Rental Costs

October 19, 2017 10:00 am Published by 1 Comment

Reading Time: 3 minutes Decades ago, in the years of our forefathers, there existed this concept of a checkbook. It was rectangular. It was made of paper. It was used to exchange money. I know what you’re thinking–how archaic!! How frighteningly traditional! Today, in the age of the app, it can be difficult to imagine not using our phones to do something for us. Well, add another thing to that growing list; our phones can pay and split our bills for us! It’s never been easier to split up costs among roommates than with apps. With that in mind, we came up with a... View Article


wear and tear

The Difference Between Normal “Wear and Tear” and Excessive Damage

October 18, 2017 2:04 pm Published by 1 Comment

Reading Time: 6 minutes Perhaps you’re a resident hoping to get your full security deposit, or an apartment manager wanting to know whether or not you should charge a tenant for damage. Either way, you’re probably currently asking yourself, what is normal “wear and tear” and what’s coming out of the security deposit? As an apartment manager, sometimes you have to ask yourself tough questions. For instance, when there’s something wrong, in your neighborhood apartment community, who are you gonna call?? Perhaps your plumber or electrician or handy brother-in-law. That’s an easy question. Maybe the better question is, who’s going to pay for it? ... View Article


Resident Retention Idea for the fall

Throw a “Say Yes to the Address” Party for Residents

October 4, 2017 3:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Reading Time: 3 minutes For those familiar with the hit TLC show “Say Yes to the Dress,” you know the ways in which apartment shopping is a lot like wedding dress shopping–there’s the surly friend who shoots down everything (too big, too small, WAY too shiny!), the mom who just wants her child to be happy (I like this TOO!), and the drive to find the “perfect one.” Here at Marketapts, we think residents should be just as happy with their homes as blushing brides are with their dresses. Because of that, we’re giving you the tips to throwing your own “Say Yes to... View Article


Free checklists for apartment move-in

The Ultimate Apartment Move-In Guide

October 2, 2017 5:08 pm Published by 1 Comment

Reading Time: 3 minutes When you first move into a new apartment, it can be overwhelming to remember everything you have to do. We’re here to help! See our tips, tricks, and advice on how to de-stress your move-in and remember everything. See below for our checklists for the ultimate apartment move-in guides! Move-in Checklist! Forwarding your address There are actually several places you will need to forward your address. Remember to leave a forwarding address with your old residence, should they need to forward you any bills or notices, as well as with the post office. In addition, you’ll need to leave a... View Article


Attract and Retain your Millenial Residents

Learn how to attract and keep millennial residents!

September 29, 2017 4:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Reading Time: 3 minutes It should come as no surprise that the millennial generation is the largest growing renter population. For you as a property manager, what does this mean? It means Millennial residents should be a target group for your marketing. Here you’ll learn the best strategies to attract and retain Millennials in your apartment: Who are Millennials and what do they want? Although Millennials represent one of the biggest demographics for apartment renters (a number that will only grow as they get older), they also are one of the most finicky groups. A new study found that over 60% of millennial residents... View Article


How to set up your own social media campaign for apartments

How-to: Setting Up a Social Media Calendar

September 12, 2017 11:00 am Published by 1 Comment

Reading Time: 5 minutes Social Media Calendars: What are they and why do you need them?  In apartment marketing, online presence is important. Facebook, snapchat, pinterest, instagram, and other social media sites can help residents find you and decide to lease from your building. Hubspot recently conducted a survey that found that 80% of businesses say that social media increased traffic to their websites. So let’s say you’ve hopped on the social media bandwagon, and now need a way to stay organized. How much should you be posting, and how often? What time of day? How will you keep everything organized? While sites like... View Article


checklist

Cleaning Checklist for Apartment Move-Out

September 8, 2017 3:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s the end of the summer, and still, peak move-out/move-in season! Likely either you or someone you know is getting ready to go through the process of moving out of their apartment. You want to leave your apartment as good as it was when you moved in (to reap the full benefits of that security deposit you might have forgotten all about!), but aren’t sure where even to begin? See our complete apartment cleaning checklist for moving out. You can also send some checklists to your residents! First, let’s start with the checklist for the entire unit: Likely a lot... View Article