App Makes One-Click Package Logging A Reality And It’s Now Available For Android And iOS.

PackageLog® Pro allows users to ScanCam™ packages into PackageLog® instantly by simply taking a picture (one-click) of the label and tracking number with a tablet or mobile device. One-Click Package LoggingOrlando, FL – From the developers of PackageLog®, Logware® announces PackageLog® Pro allowing users with one-click to simply take a quick photo of an inbound parcel label(s) to automatically log packages into PackageLog® via tablet or mobile...
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Cause Your Customers to React, Act and Remember

By: Shad Bookout It has become harder and harder to capture and keep the attention of potential and current customers. The endless barrage of brand-driven advertising from multiple sources makes it difficult to stand out in the marketplace. The not-stop dings, beep and chimes of mobile devices has severely diminished the attention span of our culture. And, once you have connected to customers, it is challenging mission to keep the attention that you have worked so hard to earn. This is even truer for brands within the multi-family industry. The-
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How to Retain More Residents on Apartment Day and Beyond

By: Shad Bookout April 5th was National Apartment Housing Day and there has never been a better time to celebrate everything about the apartment industry. As managers, leasing teams, maintenance teams, executive staff and even suppliers cheer for the multi-family industry, the residents who call our apartments home cheer for other reasons. They cheer for the amenities, they cheer for the location, they cheer for price, and they cheer for us – their industry supporters. Each day that we work diligently to retain the residents that are our life’s-
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The Funny Thing About Being in Property Management Is…

By: Shad Bookout Only a handful of people in the world have ever uttered the phrase, “I want to be in property management when I grow up”. And 99% of those people have family roots within the industry. It is a shame that such little notoriety comes with a profession that has such a meaningful impact. In the U.S., 3.8 million people choose to live the apartment lifestyle. This, in turn, supports more than 12 million jobs and contributes more than $1 trillion to the economy. Those are all big numbers. And that is just what they are…only numbers. The-
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Join the Pro-Packages Party

By: Shad Bookout The political season is in full swing as Republicans and Democrats crisscross the U.S., debating the validity of their candidacy. Meanwhile, another debate is quietly taking place in the package rooms and closets that dot our county’s landscape. That debate centers around whether or not to accept package deliveries or to find other means for your apartment residents to receive packages. And, although the debate will continue for weeks and months to come, we would like to declare our support of the Pro-Package Party. The Crux-
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Will You Win The Super Bowl of Apartments?

By: Shad Bookout Every renter wants something unique and special in their new apartment home.  Many times, it is directly related to the circumstances where they are coming from. Every story is special and it is important that you take the time to understand what your residents need, want, and especially, what they are going to judge you on. For families that are downsizing or upsizing their apartment, size may be the amenity they crave. For busy executives on the go, the key to a happy life may be extended hours to use community amenities or-
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Groundhogs, Apartments and the Definition of Insanity

By: Shad Bookout Albert Einstein said it best when he declared that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. So, as members of the apartment industry, why do we find ourselves taking that well-traveled path time and time again? We undergo the same routines, which lead to the same results, day in and day out. It is almost as if we are stuck in some cosmic loop like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. But, we do not have to relegate ourselves to repeat the mistakes of the past. We can-
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PackageLog Saves the New Year (A Package of Resolutions)

By: Shad Bookout  The rush of packages that comes with the holidays is over…or is it? The combined efforts of UPS, FedEx and the US Postal Service have already resulted in more than 250 million packages delivered since Thanksgiving. For many apartment communities, it felt as though the majority came through their community’s front door. And, in 2015, we saw the important discussion of how to deal with the ever-increasing volume of package deliveries take center stage at multi-family conferences across the U.S. A variety of solutions came-
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PackageLog Save Christmas: Episode 5 (‘Twas the Day Before Christmas)

By: Shad Bookout ‘Twas the day before Christmas and all through our apartments Every resident was busy digging through compartments. They were wrapping their presents with ribbon and bow. And listening to the radio play “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.” All the residents were happy, not a single one mad; Not even the lady in 3C (What a hag!). And I was in my office pulling reports when, the UPS driver I feared came in. The Leasing Agents ran away to hide and my assistant claimed she was on lunch (She lied). Mountains-
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