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Friday, March 25, 2011

Sometimes in Property Management you just have to be Abigail…

Abigail’s story begins in 1 Samuel 25 and the example she sets begins in verse 18. It starts with the wisdom of acting quickly to resolve an imminent problem. This was a predicament that she didn’t cause (Nabal’s doing-- her pompous hubby) but would surely impact her and her family in the worse way!

For video discussion about Abigail ~ Click photo

 It’s no different when we deal with our renters, prospects or team members that have been treated poorly or is inconvenienced by a maintenance emergency or troublesome neighbor.  It’s not just our job but mission to rally up the best we have to offer and present it humbly to an offended party.

Although Abigail is described, as intelligent and beautiful, I believe those qualities are second to her courage and faith.  Below is a list from the scripture of what she presented to the anointed David to avert a possible massacre. 

 two hundred loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five dressed sheep, five seah of roasted grain, a hundred cakes of raisins and two hundred cakes of pressed figs,


WOW! What will you offer the next time you have to smooth things over to prevent a tragedy? My advice. . .Prepare your offerings today so that you can act as quickly as Abigail!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Clever Disguises


Property Managers want the same things, good occupancy, pleasant residents and occasional recognition from their bosses. I think this is a modest wish list and with just enough faith it can be a real list. But with any desire worth our prayers there’s a process that we usually endure to experience our wish bliss.   
The process must be rooted in a selfless focus on others,  which can feel so awkward and so counter-intuitive that we avoid opportunities cleverly disguised as headaches.  The Advil in this case, is understanding the life nugget of “getting what you give”.  

Inspired by: Galatians 6:2 ~ Carry each others burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.    Thank you for this Sis...  I Love u! 

Saturday, March 12, 2011


My best friend and I are studying the Book of Ruth. I’m thinking…. this is a story in the Bible that captures the very essence of warm fuzziness and delivers it with eloquence. One of the most interesting points in the story is when Ruth sets out to work or “glean” in a field to feed herself and elderly Mother–in-law Naomi. (Ruth 2:2-4) Impressively, she approached an enterprising mission with a level of humility that inspires me to re-evaluate my own career ambition in the apartment industry. I had to ask myself a tough question when I faced challenges like Ruth & Naomi, through prayer I discovered a strong answer….glean.

Ruth’s Gleaning: To pick up small amounts of crops left in a field after they have been cut and collected by the farmer.

My Gleaning: Approach business with a level of humility that will inspire my team, and residents.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Begin With A Vision & With Faith Paint A Masterpiece.

You can’t always see what you get when creating a portrait from a vision. Sometimes a Property Manger has to blindly feel her way through the creative process when painting a beautiful rendering of a successful property. Occupancy, retention and low turnover all while staying in budget would be her masterpiece! While we paint, the challenges present themselves daily, but with the right brushes they can be transformed into vibrant paint colors that add dimension and museum quality details. Its all about faith or in the case of the video I posted below…. blind faith.

Don’t fear what you can’t see, instead rely on your vision and faith to paint a Masterpiece.

Inspired by 2 Corinthians 5:7