Time for the EXPO!


We are only a few days away from the AACSC 45th Annual FREE Rental Housing EXPO and Seminars on Thursday, September 12th at the Long Beach Convention Center. This year's theme is "It Takes a Team to Reach Your Goal".

To get to the show, DO NOT park in or enter the Pine Avenue Convention Center area. Parking is in the garage to the east of the Center—enter from Seaside Way. The doors for the EXPO are through the Sports Arena lobby entrance.

Kicking off the day at 8:00 a.m. is our 18th Annual "Saluting Our Stars" Industry Awards Breakfast (registration 7:30 a.m.). We will be honoring the most outstanding Managers, Supervisors, Leasing Agents, Maintenance Personnel, and Office Staffs. Don't forget to make your reservation for the Awards Breakfast by sending in the registration form.

Following the Awards Breakfast, the EXPO is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

What is Your Goal?

If you are looking for at least one new idea that will help you become an even more successful and profitable rental property owner and/or manager, then you will want to be at this year's AACSC Rental Housing EXPO. And chances are you will find more time-saving, money-saving, and money-making ideas at our EXPO than at any other event this year. Come find out why so many rental housing industry managers, owners, investors, contractors and vendors make this a "must-attend" event every year.

Membership in the Apartment Association, California Southern Cities is well worth your membership investment, especially when you consider all the many benefits and the legislative advocacy. BUT—owners and managers who make it a point to attend our Annual EXPO gain even more value with all the tips, ideas, and resources they collect during the day.

FREE Seminars

As always, we're offering FREE seminars where you can learn money-making and money-saving tips from the best people in our industry, The knowledge available here is worth top dollar, but we're giving it to you at no cost. Every rental housing owner and manager will want to attend these informative talks.

The First Half of the day's Seminars begins at 9:30 a.m. with "Field Maintenance." This will cover avoiding maintenance pitfalls, maintenance management, resident retention through maintenance, and cost-cutting measures. It is presented by Frankie Alvarez, Director of Operations for Buffalo Maintenance, Inc., and co-author of Dear Maintenance Men.

Also at 9:30 a.m. we have "Top Draft Pick Strategies." This will focus on the Best Markets for Investing Your Money and a Future Rental Housing Forecast, presented by Kyle Kazan, CEO of Beach Front Property Management, Inc.

At 10:45 a.m. we have the first of a two part seminar series, "Game Changers."

This first part covers reputation management strategies to attract, lease, and build a better resident profile and is presented by International Speaker and Marketing Guru, Toni Blake, one of the Apartment All Stars.

The Second Half of the day's Seminars starts with "Problem Players" at 12:15 p.m. This will cover Protecting Yourself Legally, and Tips to Beat Rent Control. It is presented by Dennis Block, well known Eviction Attorney.

Toni Blake takes to the field once again at 1:30 p.m. with her second "Game Changers" seminar. This time her topic is Miracle Marketing with Petty Cash—Digitize and Revolutionize Your Marketing Plan.

Scoring the final seminar touchdown at 2:45 p.m. we have "Completing the Perfect Screen Pass." Applicant Screening for the Perfect Resident and How to Make the Best Choice and Avoid Problems When You Have a Unit Available are the topics that Gary Glucroft, CEO of The Screening Pro's, and Kari Negri, CEO of Sky Properties, Inc. will jointly cover.

Remember … The Whole Day is FREE!!

So mark your calendars for: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Hall C, Long Beach Sports Arena Entrance to the Convention Center. Attend the Awards Breakfast beginning at 8:00 a.m. to see us Salute Our Stars. Come spend the day learning strategies and gathering new ideas— plus meeting the Vendors you need for your business—all at one location!

It Takes a TEAM to Reach Your Goal. Attending our 45th Annual Rental Housing EXPO will put your team on the field and the ball in your hands. The Victory is up to you.

Many of you have been asking for more Fair Housing classes—be sure to see the new schedule and registration form on page 30.

Legislatively we continue to protect your property rights and your responses to our latest Red Alerts have been fantastic. Thank you for making all those telephone calls to our State Senators.

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