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Creating a Measurable Vision Board
January 6, 2020 at 5:00 AM
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Many of us are visual people and need to see something in action to fully comprehend the scope. If you are a visual person, creating a vision board will help you to see your goals and create a plan to best reach those goals. A vision board, sometimes referred to as a dream board, is where you can express your goals and plans through images.

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How to Keep Your 2020 Resolutions
January 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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We are all guilty of the New Year Resolutions that never end up happening. “I’m going to lose weight and start eating healthy this year” or “I’m going to quit shopping and start saving!!” Too many words, not enough actions! Thankfully, we’ve crafted a few tips that have helped our team stay focused on our resolutions for you, so at the end of the year, we can both be proud of all you have accomplished!

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Holiday-Themed Parties Your Residents will WANT to Attend
December 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM
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Are you looking for last minute ideas to bring your residents together for the holidays? Hosting a holiday party is a great way to spend time with your residents and show them they are appreciated.

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Halloween-Inspired Resident Events
October 30, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Halloween-Inspired Resident Events

Looking for something to get in the SPOOKY spirit, along with helping your residents become more engaged with not only you, but each other? Here are some great Halloween themed ideas to keep the residents from ghosting YOU this year.

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Reasons Why Residents Renew
October 4, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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There are many contributing factors to why residents decide to stick around for another year. Taking care of your residents and striving for them to be as happy, comfortable and feel at home as much as possible is very important! Taking the time and care to show your resident’s you appreciate them and their decision to choose your community above all others throughout the year is imperative to increasing resident retention.

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Fun Ideas to Increase Resident Retention
September 20, 2019 at 1:30 PM
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Fun Ideas to Increase Resident Retention

Keeping your residents happy throughout their entire stay with you is key. You cannot simply offer incentives when renewal or leasing season approaches, because that is ingenuine and is proof of a community just focusing on the bottom line. Generation Z is looking for an authentic connection with others and wants to know the faces behind your brand; they want to buy from people and live with people, not buy from an asset.

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Move Out Tips for Apartment Managers
July 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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We’re already halfway through the month of July, (WHERE DID 2019 GO THOUGH?) which means it’s officially move-out season for Student Housing properties all over the nation! After participating in our FAIR share of move-outs over the years, we thought we’d give you our favorite tips on how to make it through! We’re all in this together for the next few weeks and every little bit helps! :) And don’t forget to check out our Turn Tips article to help with the inevitable prepping on the horizon!

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Social Media Marketing Tips for Business Part 3
July 11, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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The concept of Influencer Marketing is simple — Outsourcing some of your marketing efforts to someone(s) with a large and engaged following through social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat and YouTube. People buy from PEOPLE, more importantly, people they trust.

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Social Media Marketing Tips for Business Part 2
July 2, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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Social Media Marketing is here to stay and if you want to stay relevant and appear credible to prospective customers, you have to get on board. Here is Part 2 of our 3-Part Series — Social Media Marketing Tips for Business!

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Social Media Marketing Tips for Business Part 1
June 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM
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It’s June of 2019 and if you want to be a credible, refutable and ultimately, profitable business, you must boast a strong social media presence. Hundreds of thousands of companies have come to this realization over the past few years and have actually created sole positions and sometimes even fully dedicated departments to advancing their social media contribution.

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Tips for Handling Stress and Anxiety
June 20, 2019 at 2:30 PM
Tips for Handling Stress and Anxiety

Today is National Yoga Day and GOOD LORD if we all can’t use a little help in the managing stress area! Summer no longer brings the promise of staying out late and sleeping in later like it used to when we were younger.

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5 Reasons You Should Add Influencer Marketing to Your Fall Marketing Plan
June 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM
5 Reasons You Should Add Influencer Marketing to Your Fall Marketing Plan

Influencer Marketing is the new strategic digital craze that’s rapidly replacing PPC ads for businesses and brands all over the world. The concept of Influencer Marketing is simple — Outsourcing some of your marketing efforts to someone(s) with a large and engaged following through social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat and YouTube.

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Tips for Tackling Turn Prep
May 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM
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School is officially out, which means another Student Housing year is coming to an end and Turnover season is swiftly approaching! “Turn” is industry jargon for the process of moving former residents out of units and immediately prepping those units for incoming residents.

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Where Your College Residents Might be During Spring Break This Year
March 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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Across the country this month, students are setting their pencils down and picking their surfboards up for Spring Break 2019! After some brutal winter temperatures and long hours of studying for midterms, students are looking for a chance to relax and recharge with their friends and family.

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Travel Tuesday - Tampa, FL
March 19, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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This week’s Travel Tuesday goes out to our new partners in Tampa, Fl at On50! Servicing the proud green and gold reppin’ students of the University of South Florida, On50 offers student living, redefined! With floor plan options ranging from 1–4 bed/bath pairings and state of the art amenities including a stunning oasis-style swimming pool, a hammock garden, recreational courtyards and so much more, this is the best place for any USF student to call home!

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Where You Should be Celebrating St Patrick's Day This Year
March 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM
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This article is for all of our fun-loving Irish readers or those just looking to find out where to have a good time! Here is a list of our top-5 BEST places to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in a few of these awesome states!

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Travel Tuesday - Denver. CO
March 12, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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This week’s #TravelTuesday goes out to our newest partners in Denver, CO at CoLab Apartments! A modern and refreshing take on Student Housing, CoLab offers residents access to state of the art amenities that include a roof deck, a movie theater, a resort-style pool and outdoor lounges equipped with fire pits and ample seating to enjoy Denver’s beautiful weather.

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What You'll Need for a Mardi Gras-Themed Resident Event
March 5, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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Today is March 5th, which means it’s officially time to “Let the good times roll!” Mardi Gras, French for “Fat Tuesday,” is the last day of the Carnival season where thousands of locals and tourists alike cover the streets of New Orleans, LA with green, purple and gold beads and witness one of the most colorful and eccentric parades before Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6th. Since we can’t all make it to NOLA before the parade begins today, here’s some ideas on how to bring the Mardi Gras party to your residents, no matter where your property is located!

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Funny Places Students Sleep Publicly
February 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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Today is National Public Sleeping Day and it's also midterm week for many of your student residents across the country. After putting in those long study hours, every student needs a place to catch some Z's, but it doesn't necessarily have to be at their apartment. Enjoy some of these unique places students have been caught sleeping - publicly!

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Travel Tuesday - Toledo, OH
February 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM
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Today's Travel Tuesday goes out to the Flats at Douglas in Toledo, OH! Known as the Glass City, Toledo is a post-industrial, Rust Belt town that is located on the edge of the Great Lakes. From a booming jazz culture to photogenic mansions and churches, Toldeo, OH is the perfect tourist destination! Here are some of the must-do's of Toledo!

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DIY Margarita Recipes
February 22, 2019 at 10:00 PM
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Happy National Margarita Day, friends! At Pivotal Property Solution, we work hard and play hard! The key to a happy and successful life is BALANCE! To celebrate this awesome "holiday," we've compiled some of the best margarita recipes that you can make for yourself tonight! These out of the ordinary but DELICIOUS margarita recipes will have you screaming it's 5 o'clock somewhere!

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Pet Friendly Amenities They'll Roll Over For
February 20, 2019 at 11:00 PM
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Today was National Love Your Pet Day and my Instagram feed was filled with the most adorable pictures of people from all around the world showing the pictorial love our furry friends deserve. With more and more college students and young adults seeking the companionship of a pet, the housing industry must understand and embrace the notion that individuals are no longer just making housing decisions based on their needs, but now also the needs of four-legged roommates. So how do apartments keep renters with pets satisfied? Here are some awesome pet-friendly amenities that'll have everyone's tail wagging.

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