by Tim Blackwell, Property Manager Insider
“There are a number of areas that require thought, understanding, and planning to deliver a great [smart] solution,” Cooper [CEO Embue] says. “Operating an apartment home is becoming a team sport in that the owners, managers and residents need to have the ability to work together to instantly operate an apartment home,” says Behr. Cooper suggests that “smart managers” do their homework and seek out experts and vendors capable of providing a smart solution that fit the needs of each, whether that be for turnovers, emergency or routine maintenance, or to simply assist a resident locked out of their apartment.
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