Property Owner Benefits
The Lubbock Apartment Association is the only Apartment Association across the nation to offer its members a complete package that includes our award-winning listing magazine and website.
LBKapts.com (the listing Website)
LBKapts.com (formally lubbockapartments.com) has maintained an online presence for over 25 years. We are the leading local resource for listing and showcasing properties online. Our robust and easy-to-use site provides all a potential resident needs: floorplans, up-to-date pricing, 3D tours, online personal tour scheduling, professional property photos, listing descriptions, location, online applications, and automated leasing.
LAAMembers.com (Member Website)
LAA's member website is a great way to gain information about fellow members, upcoming events, and changes in our industry. The member website also provides a job board that hosts jobs posted by owner-members and resumes from interested job applicants. It's an excellent way to find that next staff member.
Affiliation with the State and National Apartment Associations
As a member of the LAA, you are automatically a member of the Texas Apartment Association and National Apartment Association (TAA and NAA). Your membership allows you to participate in state and national meetings, educational conferences, and conventions and receive industry publications. TAA and NAA work closely with lawmakers to help ensure the rental housing industry is represented when decisions are made.
Lease Forms and Addenda
As a member of LAA, you can purchase the Texas Apartment Association lease contracts and forms designed to help you operate your business more efficiently, cost-effectively, and, most importantly, in compliance with all applicable laws and ordinances. These forms are the most recognized and comprehensive lease contracts and property management forms in the state and nation. They are specifically created to protect both the owner/manager and resident and are copyrighted. You can buy paper forms through the LAA office, or electronic documents through TAA click n' Lease by purchasing a site license to give yourself online access to over 30 standardized forms, including Lease Contracts, Rental Applications, Inventory and Condition Forms, Pet Agreement, Contract Guaranty Form, and many more. You will not find any other form to be as complete and updated every two years as the legislation changes.
Your questions regarding landlord/tenant laws are answered in the copyrighted REDBOOK. The REDBOOK is a comprehensive legal reference guide containing civil and criminal statutes relating to the rental housing industry. It includes samples of all the TAA lease forms, management forms, and legal articles. The REDBOOK is available to all members for purchase. The REDBOOK is revised every two years. TAA's REDBOOK Online and mobile app are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, wherever you are. This resource gives you immediate access to the legal information you need from your trusted source. If your property uses TAA's Click N Lease program, you can directly access the REDBOOK Online.
Available in print and online. Annually you will receive an updated print directory and 24/7 access to an online version that is updated on the fly. The directory includes a detailed list of all LAA members, FAQs, relevant information, and a buyer's guide. Your directory is the go-to resource for all things related to membership information.
Business Networking Sponsor Opportunities
As apartment association members, your company has exclusive opportunities to sponsor and advertise in our monthly membership events. Also, our members have exclusive advertising rights to market their company on our LAAMembers.com business directory and our LBKapts.com website. Each website reaches thousands of members and non-members, giving vast possibilities to grow your business.
The Business Exchange is a unique event that allows businesses to interact with apartment industry leaders. It has been described as a "reverse trade show" or "speed dating." During the exchange, each participating product service member is given approximately 10 minutes with each decision-maker to discuss their product and service.
Throughout the year, the Lubbock Apartment Association provides classes and seminars to educate apartment industry personnel and help them obtain National Apartment Association Education Institute credentials. Class topics and teachers vary, but the goal remains the same, educate our members. We proudly provide nationally recognized speakers and educators from our industry to teach about new laws and ways to improve your business.
General Membership Meetings and Special Events
Every month and sometimes more than once a month, LAA hosts meetings and special events, like luncheons, committee meetings, golf tournaments, chili cook-offs, and community service opportunities. These events allow members to network, exchange information with their peers and business associates, and impact the community.
LAA is a non-profit trade association, and committees of our members organize many of the events listed. Committees are another way to be involved and have your business noticed by other members. The Product Service Committee, Community Service Committee, Education Committee, Special Events Committee, and Independent Rental Owner committee are open committees.
LAA offers free Notary service to all of our members.
Installation of Officers Banquet
Early in the year, LAA holds an Installation of Officers Banquet. This elegant evening highlights the past year's activities and leadership. The National Apartment Association Chairman and Texas Apartment Association President typically install the new Board of Directors and Officers. Product Service members are encouraged to sponsor this event and attend. Each sponsor receives individualized marketing at the event and opportunities to stand out in front of the membership.
Maintenance Mania Competition
Maintenance Mania is a national competition where maintenance technicians compete against each other and the time clock in various skill-based games. They also compete in a race car building competition, similar to a soapbox derby. Competitors can participate in events at the local level, which will qualify them for National Competition held at the annual NAA Education Conference & Exposition. Product Service members are encouraged to sponsor games, participate in the timing of the games, and be involved with the other members during the competition.
A Golf Tournament is held at a local country club every spring and most every fall. This is a fun day for golfers and non-golfers to network and enjoy friendly competition and prizes. The day is packed with different activities and many opportunities to sponsor the event and market your company.
Independent Rental Owner Committee (IRO/Small Owner)
Our IRO group is made up of owners that have anywhere from 1 home to 50 units. We have a designated education tract with monthly meetings to address issues particular to the smaller owner. These group meetings allow small owners to bring questions and concerns to industry professionals and get the answers they need straight from reliable sources.JOIN LAA