Rental Decorating
Posted on March 12, 2018   |    Last Modified: March 12, 2018 4:11 pm   |   

5 Tips for Decorating a Rental

Reading Time: 3 minutes So you’re renting an apartment! Perhaps it’s your first apartment, or maybe you’ve been renting for years. Either way, you’ve decided that this is the year you’ll turn your space into a home, through decorating! Decorating a rental space can be tough. There are probably rules in your lease that prevent you from doing things like hanging artwork, repainting, using nails, etc. No fear! This does not mean you can’t still have a space that is entirely your own! It just means you get to be creative 🙂 With that, here are our decorating tips for your apartment: 1. Decals... View Article

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Apartment Thanksgiving Dinner
Posted on November 22, 2017   |    Last Modified: November 27, 2017 3:52 pm   |   

Host Thanksgiving Dinner in your Apartment

Reading Time: 3 minutes It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. You’re in a beautiful apartment, but it’s Thanksgiving and you need to fit your closest 12 friends into a studio. What’s a renter to do? No fear! With some creative uses of space and a high level of organization, any apartment can be turned into the perfect hosting space for a large dinner party. The key is to be prepared. At first, small space challenges might seem insurmountable, but after many years in the apartment business, we’ve compiled our favorite tips and advice for handling small space issues.... View Article

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Turn your property into a smart apartment
Posted on November 6, 2017   |    Last Modified: October 17, 2019 1:59 pm   |   

How to Turn your Apartment into a Smart Apartment

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you’re like me, and you stayed up late watching Disney’s 1990s film “Smart House,” starring Katey Sagal (pre-Sons of Anarchy) and Kevin Kilner (post-Home Alone), then you’re probably wondering how you can turn your home into a smart house–minus the domineering robot of course. If you live in or manage an apartment, you might think you can’t have a smart house. Not true! We’re here to give you all the tips and tricks to turn your apartment into a smart apartment, for both residents and property managers! Alert Systems Smart Alert Nightlight This smart alert nightlight plugs you into... View Article

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Roommate Apps for sharing bills
Posted on October 19, 2017   |    Last Modified: October 19, 2017 10:45 am   |   

Best Mobile Apps for Splitting Rental Costs

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

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Advantages of property management
Posted on October 10, 2017   |    Last Modified: October 17, 2017 11:44 am   |   

The Frights of Not Having Property Management

Reading Time: 3 minutes As you shop for apartments, you might notice that some apartment communities are managed through a property management company, while some are just rented through landlords or (even worse) subletted through tenants. So, why go with a property manager? In honor of October, we’ve composed our six frights of living without property management, to help you make an informed decision about your apartment! 1. Avoid Freezing your Bones Off! The air is chilly and you don’t want to feel like the fake skeleton that’s a decoration for your front lawn for Halloween! Stop us if you’ve heard this one: it’s... View Article

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Posted on October 4, 2017   |    Last Modified: January 29, 2018 5:32 pm   |   

Candy Apple bar

Reading Time: 2 minutes The perfect Halloween get together must involve caramel! Here are a few tips and how to throw the perfect candy apple bar: Lots of toppings are a must! Let your residents get a little messy and creative. Some people like their caramel apple simple and some like them layered with every topping possible either way it’s a win win for everyone. It’s also a great way to make your caramel apple bar look adorable!   2. Offer a menu of topping combination ideas. 3. Keeping it clean Yes, you are working with caramel which will always be a little messy.... View Article

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Posted on October 4, 2017   |    Last Modified: January 29, 2018 5:33 pm   |   

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Reading Time: 1 minute There are so many ways to go about this and make it so great! Option 1: Have residents do it before a certain date and have them email in their submission. You post in on social media and let your residents and friends vote for their favorite. Option 2: Have a little pumpkin carving party. You can do BYOP (Bring your own pumpkin). Have snacks and drinks and at the end of the night you pick your favorite pumpkin. Option 3: Have residents Carve pumpkins by a certain date and put them in front of the leasing office as a... View Article

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Free checklists for apartment move-in
Posted on October 2, 2017   |    Last Modified: November 27, 2017 3:34 pm   |   

The Ultimate Apartment Move-In Guide

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

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Resident Retention Ideas
Posted on September 19, 2017   |    Last Modified: September 29, 2017 5:23 pm   |   

Move-in gift idea: Welcome to the Neighborhood

Reading Time: 1 minute Hello, Welcome to the neighborhood new neighbor! Nothing will make your new resident feel right at home than a yummy dinner basket. This basket is easy to assemble, but will impress your residents with your thoughtfulness. Take your residents to Italy with ingredients you can find at your local grocer. What you’ll need: A basket A box of your favorite pasta Pasta sauce Parmesan A bag salad Tongs A free label from Marketapts! Simply email kari@marketapts.com with the Subject Line “Welcome to the Neighborhood Label” Of course, the best move-in gifts are the thought behind them. You think up the... View Article

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