Announcing 4 Walls Property Websites

4 Walls already brings you the best in listings, blogs, content, and social media tools. Now we're using our expertise to help your community build a compelling front door on the web: 4 Walls Property Websites.

Our websites are easy to navigate, mobile ready, and designed for search engine optimization. They're easily integrated with your marketing and social media, and depending on the features you choose, residents can use the sites to pay rent, refer friends, or meet their neighbors.

We've worked with the multifamily industry since 2002, so we know there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution. That's why we let you choose the packages, templates and supporting tools that work for your business.

Learn more about 4 Walls Property Websites here.

4 Walls CEO Ellen Thompson Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek

4 Walls CEO Ellen Thompson was featured in this Bloomberg Businessweek article about business mentors. As part of the DreamIt business accelerator program, Thompson was paired with Postling, an online service that helps small businesses manage their social media presence. 4 Walls uses the Postling platform to serve our clients more efficiently, which has helped us continue our pace as one of the Delaware Valley's fastest-growing companies.

4 Walls Announces Weekend Coverage for 4 Mindshare & Respage Customers!

4 Walls is pleased to announce weekend coverage on our Respage and 4 Mindshare services. Available at no additional cost, this will allow our multifamily and small business customers to effectively communicate on social media throughout the week. Respage customers, click here for more details.  4 Mindshare customers, click here.

4Walls Named Philadelphia 100 Winner!

4Walls is happy to announce that we're part of this year's Philadelphia 100. An annual project conducted by the Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Business Journal, and the Wharton Small Business Development Center, the Philadelphia 100 tracks the 100 fastest growing privately-held businesses in the Delaware Valley. The integrity of the selection process and the resulting list makes the Philadelphia 100 one of the most prestigious business awards in the region. Since our founding in 2002, 4Walls has received this distinction five times.

Over the past 23 years, the Philadelphia 100 has recognized some of the area's finest companies at critical points in their development, such as Urban Outfitters, Mother's Work, Forman Mills and Kremer Laser Eye Center. 4Walls is proud to be in the company of pioneers like them, and we look forward to many years of sustained growth.

From the Desktop of Larry Portnoff: A Celebration of Donuts

Greetings to all from the back office of 4 Walls. I generally work behind the scenes as our CFO and strategic business analyst, however today I wanted to share something near and dear to my heart: The quest for the world's greatest donut. This week we should all take a moment to celebrate the summer season and think fondly of fried dough.

Friday, June 3, 2011, is National Doughnut (or donut if you prefer) Day. Believe it or not, it's for real. According to Wikipedia, “National Donut Day is on the first Friday of June each year, succeeding the Donut Day event created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I.” (For more information, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Doughnut_Day)

So share with us your favorite donuts (or donut-type treats for those of you in NOLA who are fond of Beignets). If you know of a place that has, hands down, the best donut around, let us know. Who knows, we may just send you a box of your favorites. In any event, this is the era of social media, so “like” a donut today.

End Note: Our “national” unofficial poster child/man who symbolizes the love of those tasty treats has to be Homer Simpson, created by the beloved Matt Groening. Here's a little food for thought:

"Dear Homer, IOU one emergency donut. Signed Homer. Bastard! He's always one step ahead." —Homer Simpson

"Mr. Scorpio says productivity is up 2%, and it's all because of my motivational techniques, like donuts and the possibility of more donuts to come." —Homer Simpson

"Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?" —Homer Simpson

From 4 Walls Dallas: The Dakota in the Village, a Luxury Apartment Community

Check out a great apartment community, highlighted on our 4 Walls Dallas blog:

Located in the heart of Dallas, Texas, The Dakota in the Village is a luxury community with a variety of amenities for residents to enjoy. Between easy access to jogging trails, Village Country Club Membership, and access to the Village Restaurant and Bar, residents have everything at their fingertips. The Dakota also has a fitness center, spa/hot tub, tennis courts, concierge services, and a clubhouse.

The one-, two-, and three-bedroom units at The Dakota in the Village all have air conditioning, alarm systems, washer/dryer hookups, spacious closets, stainless steel appliances, and more. The community is pet friendly (with restrictions), has garage and covered parking, and allows short-term leases.

Learn more here: http://www.4walls.us/The-Dakota-in-The-Village-91241.html

Respage Has a New Look!

4 Walls' social media marketing solution, Respage, has an all new, updated look! Check it out at www.respage.com.

Introducing a New Feature of Respage: Corporate Blogs!

We are excited to tell you about 4 Walls' newest product: Respage Corporate Blogs designed specifically for property management companies. These blogs can be customized to fit your company’s needs, from the blog’s design to the type of content posted each week. Depending on your blogging strategy, we can have a dedicated writer create local content, lifestyle content, and/or content that is specifically tailored to your company. Clients can also choose moderation services for comments posted on the blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

Pricing is per blog, per month, with a 3-month minimum contract. For more information about our corporate blogs as well as pricing, visit www.respage.com/respage-corporate-blogs.

A New Addition to the 4 Walls Facebook Page!

The 4 Walls Facebook page now includes links to our Metro area blogs! There are nine blogs featured on the page, covering Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Houston, New Jersey, New York, San Antonio, and Seattle. Each blog includes a wealth of information about each area, including posts about restaurants, attractions, and neighborhoods in each area, as well as details about rental properties you can find in each location.

To visit our Facebook site and browse around our Metro blogs, visit www.facebook.com/#!/4walls.us?sk=app_4949752878.

Meet 4 Walls' Newest Partner!

4 Walls is excited to announce that we now accept daily feeds from our newest partner, RentSentinel! RentSentinal's ILS integrator clients can now have their 4 Walls listings updated daily.

For a full list of our partners, visit: http://www.4walls.us/pages/partners.html