Author Archives: Alecia Pirulis

About Alecia Pirulis

As Digital Content Manager at NCI, I spend my days writing, editing, and blogging. I enjoy traveling and spending time with my husband, our two sons, and our small-but-mighty chihuahua and sweet-but-dopey pug.
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"ApartmentFinder.com Honored for the Fifth Time in 2014 for Excellence on the Web, Wins International Davey Award

ApartmentFinder.com Honored for the Fifth Time in 2014 for Excellence on the Web, Wins International Davey Award

It has been an exciting year at Apartment Finder! It started with winning a second W3 Award. Then, Apartment Finder was named an Official Honoree in the Real Estate category at the 18th Annual Webby Awards. Apartment Finder won Best … Read More

"The NAA Guidelines for Ebola

The NAA Guidelines for Ebola

It’s always a good idea to plan ahead for emergencies. Disasters such as a fire, earthquake, or tornado can strike without warning, so knowing what steps you’ll take – even if you never have to put the plan into action … Read More

"Looking Forward to the Multifamily Social Media Summit!

Looking Forward to the Multifamily Social Media Summit!

The Multifamily Social Media Summit (MSMS) will take place January 28-30, 2015 in beautiful Napa, California! This event is in its third year, and Apartment Finder has been a proud sponsor each year.  As the leading social media conference for … Read More

"The New Hollywood: Atlanta, Georgia

The New Hollywood: Atlanta, Georgia

FADE IN, WIDE SHOT, EXT: Trailers sit in tidy rows in a remote parking lot, gleaming in the afternoon sun. A tent set up nearby shelters a large grill that perfumes the air with the sweet, spicy scent of barbecue. … Read More

"TLC Properties Holds Relay for Life Event

TLC Properties Holds Relay for Life Event

On Saturday, October 18, TLC Properties held the first corporately-held Relay for Life event in the Southwest Missouri area. Apartment Finder of Southwest Missouri was a proud sponsor of the event, which was held at TLC Properties’ Orchard Park Apartments … Read More

"Apartment Finder’s Orange Team Rocks in Pink!

Apartment Finder’s Orange Team Rocks in Pink!

In 2010, the Birmingham Apartment Finder Team formed Team Finder Cure to help put an end to breast cancer. On Saturday, the team participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Event, held in Downtown Birmingham’s Linn Park. … Read More

"Life Above the Line at Apartment Finder

Life Above the Line at Apartment Finder

It takes a lot of effort and coordination to lead a team to success – especially one as large as the Apartment Finder sales team, which stretches from one end of the country to the other. Apartment Finder President Marcia … Read More

"Apartments in Altamonte Springs Deliver the Ultimate Florida Lifestyle

Apartments in Altamonte Springs Deliver the Ultimate Florida Lifestyle

If your checklist for a new apartment to rent looks something like this… A lush, tropical location that’s inland, but close enough to area beaches for day trips. Someplace warm year-round, with palm trees and exotic wildlife. A location that … Read More

"The Big Winners of Apartment Finder’s Yearly Awards!

The Big Winners of Apartment Finder’s Yearly Awards!

Every year, Apartment Finder celebrates the talent and drive of its dedicated team. Nominees are chosen based on performance, award winners are announced, and Apartment Finder President Marcia Bollinger travels to each city to take the award winners out for … Read More

"Apartment Finder Wins Top Honors!

Apartment Finder Wins Top Honors!

On the heels of the three-peat win as Best Internet Listing Service by Multi-Housing News, Apartment Finder just won the Silver W3 Award for Excellence on the Web – for the second year in a row! Apartment Finder also took … Read More

"An Apartment Finder Three-Peat: Best Internet Listing Service!

An Apartment Finder Three-Peat: Best Internet Listing Service!

Once is great, twice is terrific – and the third time is amazing. For the third year in a row, ApartmentFinder.com was named the Best Internet Listing Service of the 2014 Multi-Housing News Technology Choice Awards (see pages 26-27). Apartment Finder … Read More

"America’s Favorite City: Finding Apartments in Raleigh

America’s Favorite City: Finding Apartments in Raleigh

Brick sidewalks line narrow, cobblestone streets. Towering oak trees and green hills provide an unequaled setting for the historic architecture that houses the charming boutiques and unique shops that dominate the downtown area. The historic gives way to the modern, … Read More

"Tips for Healthier Tailgate Parties

Tips for Healthier Tailgate Parties

Fall means football – and football means tailgating! Whether it’s an official tailgating party in the parking lot of your favorite college or pro team or a “tailgating” party in your apartment (as long as there’s a television and football … Read More

"Apartment Finder Heats Up Miami at the ZRS Marketing Retreat

Apartment Finder Heats Up Miami at the ZRS Marketing Retreat

(Above: Apartment Finder President Marica Bollinger, AF National Accounts Director Michelle Roberts, and AF West Palm publisher Denise Hull.) The ZRS Marketing Retreat 2014 was held Thursday, August 28 at the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami. Apartment Finder President … Read More

"How to Clean Before (and After!) a Party

How to Clean Before (and After!) a Party

September has arrived, which means one thing: party season has begun! Football get-togethers, your annual Halloween party, Thanksgiving, dinner parties, cookie swaps, progressive dinners, cocktail parties, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve … it will be nearly impossible not host a … Read More

"Digital Coupons Are a Growing Trend

Digital Coupons Are a Growing Trend

We’ve all been behind that person in line at the supermarket. You know the one – they wait with a fistful of coupons as their purchases are being scanned, feverishly sorting through them before handing them over to the cashier, … Read More

"Easy, Breezy: Apartments on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast

Easy, Breezy: Apartments on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast

Imagine sitting on your apartment balcony, enjoying the balmy ocean breeze as you watch a dazzling pink-and-gold sunset over the water. Or strolling along a historic downtown, the streets lined with palm trees that rustle gently overhead. Or even a … Read More

"Highlights from the Apartment Finder Sales Training Conference

Highlights from the Apartment Finder Sales Training Conference

Now that the dust has settled and the hallways at NCI are once again quiet, we’re reflecting back on the great week we just had with the 2014 AF University Team! The conference highlighted all aspects of Apartment Finder, and … Read More

"Under the Tropical Sun: Finding Apartments in Lakeland

Under the Tropical Sun: Finding Apartments in Lakeland

Royal swans glide gracefully across dozens of lakes under full sun, palm trees waving along the banks. Some of the country’s most beautiful architecture is visible from a nearby college campus, while the lakefront downtown offers a stunning skyline of … Read More

"Apartment Finder Participates in the ALS Challenge with a Splash!

Apartment Finder Participates in the ALS Challenge with a Splash!

So far, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised over $30 million for ALS. The list of those participating in the challenge ranges from college students to athletes to politicians to movie and rock stars, and it is a phenomenon that … Read More