Understanding Credit Reports 101

In celebration of “National Housing Month” and amidst the hustle and bustle of the National Apartment Association (NAA) Education Conference and Expo last week, the National Consumer Reporting Association (NCRA) has released their “Man on the Street” video series! Designed to provide the average person with a basic understanding of what is and isn’t included on a credit report and to emphasize the importance of positive and accurate information, the series is an educational resource for everyone.

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Insure Proper Access to Credit Data

When my kids were teenagers going out with their friends, I used to tell them, as all moms did, to “Be careful”.  But I have sons, and I quickly learned that wasn’t likely, so I changed to “Be smart”.  Well, they were teenagers, so I again had to change my thinking. The household motto became “Be safe”.

While I certainly don’t mean to imply that my boys were not intelligent (they absolutely are) as teenagers they were not always cognizant of the difference between what they could do, and what they should do. Just because you are able to ride a unicycle down the steps at the park, and just because you are careful enough to wear a helmet, does not mean that this should be done.  Reading a consumer report is not entirely different.

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Investing in Yourself for Property Managers

Benjamin Franklin said “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest”, and for property managers who have a wealth of opportunity to grow with the multifamily housing industry, this quote has quite a bit of substance. While there are plenty of driven students who can’t find enough opportunities for learning, many people need some guidance and motivation to get back into the classroom after they have finished their primary education. There are plenty of different driving factors that make a person want to learn more about their craft, but it can sometimes to be difficult to find accessible options.

Depending on your level of interest, here are 3 fantastic opportunities to increase your multifamily credentials:

  1. Re-Introduce Yourself to Learning

Sometimes we can all use a ‘jump start’ to get back in the classroom, and what better way than by choosing what you want to learn, when you want to study it and being able to do so inexpensively.

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