It’s a new year and with that, a new chance to engage the residents at your multifamily property. We’ve talked before about the importance of resident retention in property management, and we stand by the fact that classes and events are a great way to achieve it. The hard part? Coming up with ideas that are both fun and practical for everyone. Because let’s face it, the same old stale yoga classes aren’t cutting it anymore. Read on to discover 5 unique classes that will engage your residents and boost retention in 2023!
Shake up your normal class schedule with this fun one just for the adults–because we all need a break after the holidays, am I right? Bring in a local bartending professional to teach your residents-of-age the art of cocktail making. Plan this one around a holiday like Valentine’s Day or St. Patrick’s Day and incorporate a themed menu!
Dance the Day Away
Of course, we had to throw in a fitness class to put your property’s fitness centers to good use. The best part: dancing is so fun that you’ll forget how great of a workout it is. Pick your style, whether it’s a Latin dance like the salsa or a social dance like line dancing, and hire a dance instructor to show your residents the moves.
Knitting (…is cool again?)
That’s right, the consensus is in. Gen Z gave us the go-ahead and confirmed that knitting is in fact cool again. Grandmas rejoice! But really, knitting is an engaging and trending hobby this year, and it’s the perfect family-friendly activity for the winter months. Plus, who doesn’t love a good handmade beanie and scarf?!
Cooking is a classic class to offer, but make it unique with the type of cuisine you choose to teach. Sushi seems like a difficult craft to master, but we promise it’s easier than it looks–and a whole lot of fun. Plus, residents get a free lunch out of it (…okay, we’re sold)!
Who knew a valuable life skill like self-defense could also make for a fun multifamily class? This one is especially great for properties located in large cities where staying safe around town is top-of-mind. Partner with a local studio that already offers this kind of instruction and be sure to advertise the benefits to residents. From providing you with skills to protect yourself and improving awareness to building confidence, self-defense is an underrated art and a unique way to bring people together.
The Key to Successful Classes
The secret to hosting a successful class at your multifamily property lies in how convenient you make it for your residents. Exploring and booking classes shouldn’t be a hassle. Make sure residents have an easy way to view classes and availability, and book what they’re interested in. Property management software with a fully built-out resident portal and integrated classes & events system makes this easy and helps you manage your property happenings with confidence.
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