Do you remember what life was like in 1989?
Interest rates were 10.5%, the average monthly rent was $425, a USPS stamp cost 25 cents, and the average home cost $120,000.
It was the year the Berlin wall came down. It was the year Toyota launched their luxury brand… Lexus. It was also the year that the first 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System (GPS) were launched into orbit.
In 1989, Microsoft released the first version of their productivity suite called Microsoft Office. You could watch first run episodes of The Simpsons. You could go to the theater and watch the grand opening of The Little Mermaid.
And the most popular bands were Madonna, Depeche Mode, Phil Collins, Prince, The Bangles and New Kids on the Block.
We’ve come a long way since then.
We’ve gone from managing a few properties to managing a few hundred properties. We’ve gone from writing everything on paper and passing around folders to web based applications and instant messaging. We’ve gone from a couple of employees to more than ten.
It’s taken hard work, persistence and some luck, but we really enjoy helping people while making a living. We’re so thankful for all the people that have helped us get to this point. Our property owners, vendors, renters and peers that continue to trust us and cheer us on. If you are reading this, there’s a good chance that you are part of our story. Thank you!
Please join us as we celebrate 27 years of property management in the Kansas City Metro!