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Pillow Talk: Knowing is Caring
Pillow Talk: Knowing is Caring

A political pollster recently asked potential voters what they thought about ignorance and apathy regarding the 2024 elections. The top two responses were "I don't know" and "I don't care." While the fictitious pollster joke is old, the fact remains that many FWAA members experience paralyzing... Continue Reading

Postedby Perry Pillow
Date posted02/12/2024


Pillow Talk: Advocacy Attributes
Pillow Talk: Advocacy Attributes

In 2023, Pillow Talk focused on personal advocacy opportunities, importance, and impact. This year, Pillow Talk dives deeper into individual advocacy. For the next twelve months, we will explore personal advocacy challenges, how to overcome these obstacles, and the attributes obtained by... Continue Reading

Postedby Perry Pillow
Date posted01/12/2024


Pillow Talk - DIY
Pillow Talk - DIY

Have you ever thought, “There ought to be a law against that!”? Have you ever driven into a pothole and thought, “Someone should fix that!”? Have you ever driven back at 2:00 a.m. from WinStar and thought, “We need casinos in Texas!”? How many times have you... Continue Reading

Postedby Perry Pillow
Date posted12/14/2023


Redbook Blues - Packages, Boxes, & Bags
Redbook Blues - Packages, Boxes, & Bags

I love Christmas. It is my favorite time of the year: lights, trees, decorations, shopping, and presents. And food – lots of food, especially cookies! The holidays are also busy and, at times, personally and professionally stressful for AATC members. From company parties to resident... Continue Reading

Postedby Nicole Zaitoon
Date posted12/14/2023


Pillow Talk - Thanks for Asking
Pillow Talk - Thanks for Asking

Who asked you to get involved with AATC? Was it a friend, colleague, supplier partner, or fellow real estate investor? Perhaps your boss "volun-told" you to attend an AATC career development class or sign up to serve on an AATC committee? You may have been asked to attend an AATC event like... Continue Reading

Postedby Perry Pillow
Date posted11/10/2023


Pillow Talk - Get on Board
Pillow Talk - Get on Board

AATC members possess talents, skills, experiences, education, and relationships that benefit our organization. AATC members give their time, talents, and treasure to advocate, educate, communicate, and provide networking opportunities that ensure our association thrives. These same... Continue Reading

Postedby Perry Pillow
Date posted10/6/2023


Pillow Talk - Hosts Raise the Most
Pillow Talk - Hosts Raise the Most

Last month, Pillow Talk looked at personal investment in advocacy: participating in AATC PAC events (golf tournaments and Pickle Ball), Business Exchange (NAA PAC), and donating to AATC PAC, TAA PAC, and NAA PAC. This month, we continue the personal aspect of advocacy by exploring hosting a... Continue Reading

Postedby Perry Pillow
Date posted09/8/2023


Pillow Talk – It’s Not Business, It’s Personal
Pillow Talk – It’s Not Business, It’s Personal

Last month, Pillow Talk explored the external aspect of advocacy: “The Ask.” This month, we turn inward and consider personal investment in advocacy. Unlike realtors, doctors, and lawyers who personally join their respective professional trade associations, AATC members are... Continue Reading

Postedby Perry Pillow
Date posted08/1/2023


Pillow Talk - Glad You Asked
Pillow Talk - Glad You Asked

My current and former AATC colleagues know if they ask me a question, bring a snack because they will listen to my answer for hours! I get paid to talk—it’s what I do! Alexandra Rohloff can confirm!! Asking is one of the most challenging aspects of advocacy. The June 2023 Pillow Talk... Continue Reading

Postedby Perry Pillow
Date posted07/5/2023


Redbook Blues - Dealing With Death
Redbook Blues - Dealing With Death

Let’s be honest; some residents are easier to deal with than others. Like all interpersonal interactions, our personalities align well with specific types of individuals and clash with others. There are days it is hard to be a professional as we all deal with challenging residents.... Continue Reading

Postedby Nicole Zaitoon
Date posted07/5/2023


Texas Supreme Court Ends Eviction Order
Texas Supreme Court Ends Eviction Order

Source: Texas Apartment Association The Texas Supreme Court will not renew its Emergency Order setting additional rules and procedures for eviction hearings. Variations of this Emergency Order have been in place following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic three years ago. The current... Continue Reading

Postedby Perry Pillow
Date posted07/5/2023


Garages, Carports, Storage Units, Oh My!
Garages, Carports, Storage Units, Oh My!

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, Scarecrow, and Tin Man are walking through a dark forest when their fears grab hold of them. Tin Man imagines lions and tigers, and bears. Dorothy adds an “Oh, my” for effect! Then, in unison, they repeatedly chant, “Lions and tigers and bears, oh... Continue Reading

Postedby Nicole Zaitoon
Date posted06/2/2023