Maintenance Technician Supervisor

February 16th, 2015

Showcase your Maintenance leadership skills and make a difference in our communities! Through a hands-on approach, you will support our vision of maintaining the appearance and preservation of our properties.
The Maintenance Technician Supervisor is a vital part of the community and maintenance staff, responsible for overseeing and managing the maintenance operations and department.

About BH Management:
With more than 200 communities and 1,500 employees in multiple states, BH Management Services ranks 19 out of the 50 largest management companies in the United States. We strive to provide the highest quality living environment at our communities in order to retain satisfied residents, and we do this through hiring creative, motivated and talented team members and growing those team members by providing opportunities for advancement through continuous training and mentoring.

BH Management Services LLC believes that our employees are our most valuable asset. We are proud to provide our employees with a range of comprehensive and valued benefits. Some of the benefits we offer include:

• Competitive compensation and earnings potential
• Optional medical plans; major medical/prescription, dental, vision, life, disability
• 401K Retirement with Company match
• Paid Time Off (Holiday, Vacation, Personal, Illness)
• Training/mentoring programs
• Internal opportunities for career advancements
• Educational Reimbursement
• Employee Referral Bonus

Apply online: Visit our careers page on: www.bhmanagement.com

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Equal Opportunity Employer. Drug Free workplace. Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and drug screen.

Community Manager

January 21st, 2015

National Management Company seeking energetic, experienced and professional Community Manager for 432 unit property in Amarillo, TX

Job Summary
To ensure the efficient operation of the property (which includes, but is not limited to, marketing and leasing apartments, rental collection, condition of the buildings, models, vacant and occupied apartments, common areas and amenities, staffing, and resident relations.)

The Community Manager will promote a strong service culture and successful teamwork as they strive to achieve the goals of cottonwood Residential and maximize the return on the owner’s investment. While the following information should be considered a comprehensive description of the position, it should also be noted that some responsibilities and duties may not be specifically addressed.

The Company emphasizes a team approach and fully expects every person to perform any reasonable task or request consistent with fulfilling company objectives.

For additional details and to apply visit: www.cottonwoodres.com/employment

Apartment Manager

January 13th, 2015

Great opportunity for an experienced Apartment Manager with an established local company. Computer skill required.

Please send resume to bpmgmt@suddenlinkmail.com

Marketing Coordinator

January 6th, 2015

Person will be responsible for soliciting memberships (new and renewing) and fostering communication between members.

This position will be responsible for marketing programs, events and meetings to our members using social media and other marketing avenues as well as securing ads for our website.

Must be able to work independently and within a variety of committees. Knowledge of websites and 2010 or higher versions of Microsoft Office Publisher, Access, Excel, and Word is helpful.

The base salary is 11.00 per hour (payable bi-weekly) with the potential to earn more through a bonus program. Please submit your resumes by fax to: (806) 355-0451 or email to: janette@aapanhandle.com

Hang this letter on every door!

November 6th, 2014

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Hang this on every door and your residents and service team will thank you.

I know from my own experience that being on call during the Holiday Season is a challenge, and often, as soon as you sit down to relax, a service request comes in and you have to go make a repair that could have been avoided if someone thought to check and see if their appliances worked before the day they needed them to make a Holiday meal.

So, here is a letter that will help prevent last minute service calls. Hang one on every door and I guarantee your Service Team and Residents will appreciate you looking out for them.

Sincerely, Mark Cukro www.serviceteamtraining.com

Dear Resident,
The Holiday season is approaching and many of you will be traveling or having company to enjoy a good meal with.

In order to make sure and everything goes smoothly and there are no last minute surprises such as an oven or appliance not working when you need it the most please check the operation of all of the appliances in your home.

This way if something is not working we can respond to service calls now and make any repairs before your guests arrive. This will also allow us enough time to order any parts if they are necessary.

We want you to have a fantastic Holiday with Friends and Family and hope everyone visiting enjoys your home cooked meal.

Here is a check list:
Stove burners – check all of them
Oven
Broiler
Microwave
Dishwasher
Garbage disposer
Drains – sink, bathrooms, guest rooms, etc.
Anything else you don’t use often that a guest may need.

Is your occupancy down?

March 31st, 2014

Is your occupancy down?
Do you want to rent your available units?

Take a look at our Property Search program on our website at www.aapanhandle.com

This program on our website allows the general public to log onto our website and search for available apartment and/or rent houses. It allows them to search by bed/bath count, price, area, etc. Anytime someone calls the association looking for available units, we refer them to this website.

In addition, the association pays for an Advertisement in the AGN referring people looking for homes and/or apartments to rent, to go to www.aapanhandle.com This drives the traffic to your listings.

Why are your properties not listed?
Do you want to rent your available units?

Is it time consuming to list your properties for rent on the site?

Solution: Let us do it for you!
The AAP staff will type in all your listings, as you provide them to us. We will remove them when they are rented, etc. A nominal fee and a completed form is ALL it will take for you to take advantage of this benefit.

Cost: Based on unit count:

0 to 10 units $10 monthly w/12 month commitment*
11 to 50 units 20 monthly w/12 month commitment*
51 to 100 units 40 monthly w/12 month commitment*
101 to 200 units 60 monthly w/12 month commitment*
201 + units 100 monthly w/12 month commitment*

*Cost doubles without commitment contract on file.

How to submit your listings:

Send an email to website@aapanhandle.com to request a property search listing form that you can fill out and return or go online to www.aapanhandle.com/listing.php and fill in the form there.

Your Best Advertising Is You!

November 26th, 2013

It’s been said that to have a successful business, it’s about location, location, location.

Exactly what location is best? Is it the beautiful three story building on the corner of a major intersection?

Would a better location be right next to a bank where people are coming and going all the time and have easy access to your business?

Maybe you could buy the biggest billboard in town announcing your location, because it’s always best to advertise, advertise, advertise.

No matter where you locate your business, you will always need to advertise or no one will know you exist. When the economy is slow, companies often cut advertising budgets while waiting to see what will happen. When the economy picks up again, will your customers know who you are and what your company does or will your competitor have spent the last 6 months building a stronger relationship with your clients because they continued to advertise?

Your biggest complaint may be you have no advertising budget or your company won’t approve sponsorship of an event so it’s hard to get your name out there. The other complaint you might have is time. Your swamped handling day to day duties, and you can’t hit the streets to visit all the properties you’d like to do business with.

My father always told me to be resourceful and called me “Pollyanna”, because he knew I always looked for the positive in everything and spent my life trying to succeed with minimal resources. So here’s my positive outlook for you!

It’s all about location, location, location, but not necessarily where your company is located. It’s about where “YOU” are. Are you at the monthly meetings to network with your target customers? Your competitors may be.

Companies spend millions branding their names and products. A big part of advertising comes from sales representatives, not advertising budgets. “YOU” are one of your companies best advertisements. Being involved in your local association’s events and committee meetings allows members to get to know about you and your company. It’s been said that people buy from people they know. How well do your customers know you?

And let’s talk about time. There is never enough of it. We all struggle with limited hours in our work day. As I’m sitting here writing this I’m thinking about 12 other projects on my “A” list that are being ignored, at the moment. However, they’re not being ignored, they are being gently pushed to the side for only 1 hour. After that I’ll go back to them at full force. Imagine it taking only 1 hour out of your day to attend a luncheon or have one-on-one time with current or prospective customers. You can do this by serving on a committee. By participating in the PSC committee which is made up of PSC members for PSC members, you can build owner relationships.

Now, do you get the point that I’m trying to make? It costs little to nothing to be involved in your Association and you have the potential to reap big rewards in the end.

So, still no advertising budget? Consider us your partner in advertising. Get Involved! Stay involved and grow your business. Remember, people like doing business with people they know.

Janette Litz
Association Executive

—TRADE SHOWS ARE LIKE DATING—-

August 16th, 2013

“Trade shows are a great way to put a face and personality to your company.”

Showing your product and services at a trade show or exhibition offers an excellent opportunity for face to face contact with customers.

The trade show environment can be one of the most exhausting and challenging of all marketing activities. However, they provide cost effective exposure to a large relevant audience and the perfect way to meet great potential customers in one location.

You also gain the chance to strengthen past/existing relationships with your clients, as well as being able to mix in with your competitors. This could lead to new idea’s for better business strategies toward your business.

By the end of the day you should receive great insight from other businesses, as well as a good indication where your business stands in the current market.

For more insight and great tips on trade show skills, call C&B Marketing Solutions at 1.806.374.6262.
Ask for Zack or Mike.

C & B Marketing Solutions

August 8th, 2013

Since 1962, C & B has been making businesses look good by promoting your image through visual communications. Advertising your business, your products and what you do through printing, specialty items, and graphic design is what we do.

Not only can you get your business cards and letterhead from C & B, but also imprinted promotional products such as pens, chip clips, koozies, mouse pads, t-shirts, etc. Whether planning a trade show, company event, or a fund-raiser, C & B can help you stretch your advertising budget. C & B Printing suggests printing and promotional products that represent your message more effectively.

C & B is Amarillo’s full service business to business partner. C & B Printing offers single to full color printing, legal document copying and imaging, business and legal forms, and graphic design.

Call us at 374-7773

Alexander Photography

July 9th, 2013

(Sung softly to yourself)
Summertime, Summertime, Sum—Sum—Summertime Summertiiiime.

I want to encourage you to take advantage of these long days of summer by gathering with your friends and family. The beautiful sunsets and cool breezes in the evening make perfect backdrops to your events.

And take lots of photos — all the sweet kids, the aging grandparents, the new son-in-law, whoever makes up your unique family. I have a couple of tips for when you drag out your phones for all those snapshots. First of all, move in. A closer shot of the cute kid is much cuter if you can see his face. We don’t need to see the backyard, so get close to the subject(s). Secondly, be sure the subject is well lit. When the sun is setting behind your grandmother, Grammie is gonna be too dark. Either use a flash on her, or reposition her so that she gets natural light on her face.

And I’d like to suggest you spring for a photographer to shoot the whole family. Photograph the whole family, ok? Anyhow, by hiring someone who is professional, personable and reasonably priced (that’d be me) you can get some great photos of the whole clan without sacrificing someone to take the picture. While I’m there, I’ll take pics of the individual families, the cute kids and all sorts of combinations of said family.

I’ll put the photos on the internet and everyone can download them for themselves. It doesn’t get any easier. Contact me soon to schedule your summer event photography.

Have a great summer!!

Donna Alexander
Alexander Photography
806.683.1299
dalex4616@gmail.com