If you spend a significant amount of time in the car, podcasts can be one of the easiest ways to learn new information without having to carve chunks of time out of your busy schedule. While you’re waiting for the next season of Serial to come out, take advantage of MultifamilyBiz.com’s library of webcasts. These 3 specific podcasts from their archive are jammed packed with insightful industry information that’ll wow your co-workers and impress your boss.

  1. The Power of Decision – Screening Multifamily Housing Residents

As a property manager, you deal with applicants and background screening reports on a regular basis, but are your screening procedures really producing the best applicants for your community? In this podcast, William Bower, the CEO of CIC™ and President of the National Consumer Reporting Association (NCRA), delves into the importance of reviewing your resident screening procedures annually. By thoroughly vetting your provider for certifications, their technological offerings, and how up-to-date their data is to changing federal and state legislation, you can optimize your application process.  This podcast also highlights the essential items to look for on an applicant’s background report and how to interpret them, enhancing your productivity during the application process.

  1. Creating Actionable Results with Data Dashboards

opportunity_boulevard1In Creating Actionable Results with Data Dashboards, Kerry W. Kirby, CEO of 365 Connect, talks about how simplifying your community data into a “data dashboard” can not only help simplify the information, but increase productivity by turning it into actionable items. As you make decisions that directly impact your community on a day-to-day basis, this data visualization can directly impact your marketing, revenue optimization, pricing, and can even boost your property’s occupancy. This podcast discusses how you can streamline your community’s internal data to improve service and retain residents, and the importance of visualizing your data so that it’s understandable for stakeholders and managers.

  1. Harnessing the Power of Clean and Green Technology

Everyone is intrigued by clean, green communities; however taking the steps to create a fully green property can be daunting. This podcast focuses on how your community can become a green certified property and the benefits you’ll reap from it. On top of being great for the environment, going green can not only reduce costs for your property and residents, but can be a great marketing tool. As a huge percentage of the rental market is made up of price and sustainability-conscious millennial and post-millennial renters, by focusing on the utility-saving aspects of going green, you can appeal to applicants now and in the future.

Whether you listen to one or all three of these webcasts, it’s important to stay informed on upcoming news and technology innovations within the multifamily housing industry. By regularly listening to podcasts like these, you’ll not only make an impression at work, but grow within your field. It doesn’t hurt that you can do it on the go, when you’re dead center in rush hour traffic.

Are there any industry podcasts that have either inspired you or made a huge impact in your work? Did any of these 3 podcasts help you?

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About the Author

Author Becky BowerBecky Bower is the Communications Executive here at the Resident Screening Blog. She holds a degree in English, with a focus in creative writing, from CSU Channel Islands. Her biggest weakness is cake and favorite superhero is Batman.

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