Too Tall

I always wanted to be 6 feet tall. Alas, I am not that tall. I am *only* 5’8”. This does not stop me from wearing heels. Everywhere. All the time. Even while running through DIA to catch a flight. Once at the pool, I was wearing my 2 inch wedges (I would call these “flip […]

It’s OK to Make a Withdrawal

I practically begged him to fire me. About eighteen years ago, I worked at a real estate company (manufactured home communities and apartments).  While I normally rocked my job more than melted lava cooling and solidifying, I went through a brief “soap opera and bon-bons stage.” Due to the pain of divorce, Rebecca Poppins was no […]

Doughnuts Matter

You can raise the rent. You can increase occupancy. You can even shorten the office hours. But don’t take away the doughnuts! In my property management days, I was out to prove that I could increase the net operating income. Sure, there were the basics: raise rents, review utilities rates for leaks or other issues, […]