Do you make it easy for people to complain?

Do you make it easy for people to complain?

As I write this article I am pretty much ready to severely hurt my neighbor! They are nice people, and I like them, but they seem to have NO concept that this is a multifamily community-and that we can hear everything they say and do! From the minute they moved in we have experienced non-stop construction noises (saws, hammers, clanging metal etc.) from early morning to late at night, along with LOUD conversations (usually on speaker phone so we can BOTH sides of the conversation), fights bet…
Critical Conversations Made Simple

Critical Conversations Made Simple

Do you have any past due conversations? You know, those conversations you keep putting off for one reason or another. Perhaps you know that productivity is lagging and you’re ‘just to busy’ to deal with it. Or it’s that chronic tardy situation that’s causing coworkers to begrudgingly cover for another person. And it could be that negative-Nancy who is allowed to cause drama and bring a dark cloud into the workplace. The list of possibilities could go on-and-on as to what you’re pu…
MMC2016: A Must for Property Owners & Managers

MMC2016: A Must for Property Owners & Managers

This year’s Midwest Multifamily Conference is a must-attend event for all Property Owners and Managers in the Midwest!  There are many reasons why you should attend this year’s conference, including the educational seminars offered, the annual Convention Trade Show, the honoring of multifamily professionals at the Midwest Prodigy Awards Dinner, and the endless networking opportunities. This year, MMC is bringing the best speaker lineup to date.  Each seminar has a message specifically t…
Swag with REAL SWAG – Don’t Cheap Out This Season

Swag with REAL SWAG – Don’t Cheap Out This Season

Written by 2016 MMC speaker Heather Blume.  We’re quickly rolling into my most favorite of all seasons – a magical time of year that’s full of seeing familiar faces of people I love, great conversations, late night drinks, phenomenal parties, and, of course, presents. No.  I’m not talking about the winter holidays. I’m talking about national conference season! Don’t get me wrong – Christmas is awesome – but sometimes all that family togetherness leaves me feeling a little bi…
A WORD FROM THE CHAIRS

A WORD FROM THE CHAIRS

The 2016 Midwest Multifamily Conference is shaping up to the biggest and best show to date! The Conference Committee Co-Chairs were both asked to sum up the conference in one word, and then tell us why they chose that word. These are their stories (dun dun). “Energetic. Everywhere you go over the two+ days of the conference, you can’t help but feel energy from 2000+ multifamily people! There’s always a buzz both days on the expo floor that creates an energy between the vendors and the a…