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Conversations In The Blue Chair
16 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Episode #21: epIQ Conversations
What does it take to be ranked at the top of our epIQ rankings? Just ask the guests of this episode. Ruth Eisenhauer, President of Legend Management and Kaley Rawlins Vaughn, Director of Marketing for WRH Realty share how their companies successfully navigated the challenges of 2020 while never missing a beat in delivering epIQ chart-topping service to their residents and employees.
20 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
Episode #20: Moving During the Pandemic
10 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Episode #19: Renters and the 2020 Election
In an election year that has literally divided the country, hear from renters as they talk about their candidate of choice and what they think of those on the other side. With so many passionate views and strong opinions, is there any hope among them that our country will eventually come together?
25 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Episode #18: Renters Working From Home Speak Out!
Remote working has dramatically changed the resident experience and how renters are living in their homes. Many have discovered their spaces either work or don't when it comes to pulling double duty as home and work environments. We're checking in with those working from home to see how things are going and hear about the challenges their facing.
19 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Episode #17: Client Kudos
Despite the challenges due to COVID-19, our clients have really stepped up and found ways to keep residents feeling the love. And now it's time for their residents to give a little love back. Not only did they rate their management team's performance a 5 out of 5, they also dish on all of the great things happening at their communities. Well deserved praises to our ApartmentRatings and SatisFacts clients!
28 minutes | Aug 23, 2020
Episode #16: The Bank of Mom and Dad
Perception of value. Do expectations change when parents are paying the rent? High annual turnover does not have to be the norm for student communities. Listen in as student renters and parents share their thoughts and opinions on what value means to them and its impact on the decision to renew.
28 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
Episode #15: Renter Mask Wars - Round 2
The war rages on! Renters across the country remain very divided and continue to have strong opinions. Hear from them how this battle extends beyond COVID-19 and, according to many, directly impacts their decision to renew and overall sense of community
13 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
Episode #14: Renters and Social Media
Offices are closed, residents are home and the opportunity is here to leverage social media as a tool to connect, inform and entertain. Listen in as renters tell us how their management teams are doing when it comes to social media.
21 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Episode #13: Renter Mask Wars
To wear or not to wear? That is the question. Renters on both sides of the mask debate have very strong opinions. Hear from them how this battle extends beyond COVID-19 and, according to many, directly impacts their decision to renew and overall sense of community.
19 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
Episode #12: COVID-19 and Communication
Our recent COVID-19 National Renter Study clearly shows renewal likelihood is directly linked to the amount and frequency of pandemic-related communication distributed by management teams. Current renters speak out on what their teams are and are not doing at this time, and how it all plays into their experience and intent to renew in the future.
18 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
Episode #11: COVID-19 Lessons Learned
Management teams have had to think fast and figure out ways to navigate through the pandemic. Effective internal and external communication strategies have been crucial in keeping residents and employees informed and engaged. Listen in as two industry professionals share how their companies have successfully managed to weather the storm.
22 minutes | May 19, 2020
Episode #10: COVID-19 and the Renter Experience
Lia and Jennifer interview renters of all types to discover how their experience living at an apartment community has changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss what onsite management has done well AND how they may be able to do better.
19 minutes | May 4, 2020
Episode #9: Virtual Tours - What Renters Want
Believe it or not, renters are still searching for new homes. Many are unable to visit their options in person and have to rely on virtual tours to help them decide. Renters are sharing what they want from virtual tours and what communities can do to get them to that all important "yes"!
26 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Episode #8: Fake Reviews and Catfish Communities
Lia and Jennifer talk to real renters to find out how they determine the authenticity of community reviews. Also, we discuss the epIQ Index - ApartmentRatings new renter experience and property management performance metric. Discover how the epIQ Index works and what you can do to easily improve your communities performance.
27 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Episode #7: Pet Owners Speak Out!
More than ever before, renters are looking for a community that will be a good home for their pets just as much as for themselves. In this episode, Lia and Jennifer speak to renters across the country to hear what they had to say about pet-related amenities, events, and fees / deposits at their communities.
21 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
Episode #6: Management Team Shout Outs!
In this episode of Conversations In The Blue Chair, Lia and Jennifer ask real renters to share some of their favorite stories about their community's management team!
18 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
Episode #5: Worst Neighbors Ever
This episode is all about the Worst Neighbors Ever! We likely all have one or even maybe two "Worst Neighbor" stories, but in the multifamily apartment industry where residents live so close to each other, what exactly is the role a community’s management team when it comes to resolving neighbor issues?
20 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
Episode #4: Review Responses Gone Wrong
In this week's episode we talk with real renters to see if review responses even make a difference. Does the response motivate them to rent? What do responses say about the community’s management team?
17 minutes | Feb 23, 2020
Episode #3: My Management Team In One Word...
Today, we’re talking to renters about their management teams. In our Review Response Workshop, we ask the audience to describe their community’s brand using one word. There are so many elements to a community and its brand – it can be hard to determine a one word description but it’s important to have a consistent voice that links everything together.
23 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
Episode #2: Making Sense of "Community"
Events alone can not create a sense of connection, belonging and togetherness. Join us as we talk to a renter who says there is a strong sense of community where she lives and another who says her management team could care less. We'll also help you make sense of "community" and how to leverage that knowledge at low-to-no cost. Your residents (and budget) will thank you.
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