Tips & Tricks

Efficiency Nova Scotia – 10 Tips for Running an Efficient Fridge

Top 10 Tips for Running an Efficient Fridge Follow these 10 tips to help with the efficiency and life of your fridge or freezer. 1)      Keep the Condenser Coils Clean The condenser coils on your refrigerator (located on the back or underneath the fridge) are what the fridge uses to transfer heat out of the fridge and release it into the air. The coils naturally collect dust, dirt and pet fur, and can become coated in debris. When the coils are covered in dirt, the fridge has to work harder to release the heat and in turn costs you more money…

How do You Stack Up Against The Rental Competition?

POSTED IN COMMUNICATIONS, HOUSING, INDUSTRY TRENDS, MARKETING Rental Business Newsreel – Week of August 25th How are you competing against other apartment communities in your area? With so many different players in the rental market, it’s important to be aware of approaches other rental marketers use to gain traffic and eyeballs (and eventually leases) from renters. By comparing theirmarketing tactics to your own, you’ll be able to identify growing trends or new ideas for your own property. As you look through your competition’s Web presence, pay attention to their marketing strategy and ask yourself the following questions tobenchmark your business against others in the playing field.  AS YOU LOOK…

Reducing Property Crime: 10 Ways to Create a Crime-Free Atmosphere

POSTED IN COMMUNICATIONS, EXTERIOR BUILDING, HEALTH & SAFETY, HOUSING Rental Housing Business  Newsreel – for the Week of August 25th Those tennis shoes hanging from nearby telephone wires or electrical lines probably aren’t because a few kids are fooling around after school. Dangling sneakers knotted together by their shoelaces are a sign that a serious problem may exist on your property. Seemingly misplaced sneakers are among the many signs that your property may be ridden with crime, and that’s not good for business. Drugs, guns and criminal mischief increases resident and employee turnover because of unsafe – sometimes dangerous – living conditions and attracts…

5 Questions Employers Should Ask Themselves to Avoid Bad Hires

POSTED IN COMMUNICATIONS, EMPLOYMENT ISSUES, MARKETING Bad hires. We’ve all had them, no matter how hard we tried to avoid them. They looked good on paper, during the interview process and they managed somehow to provide some pretty good references. About seven or eight months later, however, something went horribly wrong. The new kid on the block languished and brought down the rest of the team. Obviously, the fit wasn’t good. If only the hiring manager had known. THE “ID” CROWD AND YOUR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY These employees are among the throng of self-absorbed workers out there who are hard to avoid. Their…