Seven Ways in Which Apartment Living Can Improve Your Career
You probably think about what you do at work when you consider how to progress your career: professional training, extra hours, and so on. But you can't ignore how significant is the contribution home life makes toward your goals.
Owning a residence may be the American Dream, but it also comes with maintenance concerns and hassles that might distract you from your job. Can apartment living help you advance in your career? It's certainly more convenient, and it also comes with built-in communal spaces and services. Here's what to expect.
1. On-Site Services Save You Time
When you work hard to achieve your goals, little things like housework may be quite aggravating. According to research, home chores consume more than 10 hours a week for homeowners, while renters spend only 7.8 hours or less.
In a luxury community like Liv, where on-site housekeeping and laundry services are available, the number can be greatly reduced. Taking advantage of these services will help you stay focused on your career, especially if you work from home.
According to a poll of remote working professionals:
- 59% pause their work to help household members with chores
- 26% spend a half-hour to an hour doing chores during work hours
- 29% spend the same amount of time cooking
On-site services allow you to reclaim time and enhance your work performance.
2. Monthly Rent Can Give You Stability
Although it's something most people anticipate when buying a home, unexpected expenditures may happen. Even if you have a set mortgage payment, things fail and you must pay to repair them. You simply pay for rent, utilities, and perhaps renter's insurance in an apartment. It's far simpler to plan for and you won't have to utilize your savings to fix unexpected damages.
With a more stable budget, you may invest in career-building resources like training courses, professional memberships, and conference registration fees. You might also consider returning to school to get an advanced degree that would help you land the promotion or dream job you've been seeking for years.
3. Access Daily Necessities Easily
Apartment dwellers can save time by being within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and travel destinations. You may get that done more quickly than someone who lives farther away if you need to take a client to dinner or pick up a gift for a co-worker.
You may complete those last-minute items for work, or perhaps take up the slack for a co-worker who isn't as conveniently located. You become the person who gets things done without having to spend hours in the car doing it.
4. Build Your Contacts at Community Social Events
Everyone desires to network, but no one seems to have the time. According to talent solutions firm Apollo Technical, 80% of professionals think networking is critical for their professional success, and 41% wish they had more chances to do so.
Residents of places like Liv may now more readily construct a local community network thanks to exciting on-site social events. Professionals get together to have fun while relaxing at leisure by participating in creative activities like arts and crafts, hiking, or a nice brunch — allowing them to meet new people while unwinding.
These gatherings offer you a great opportunity to build relationships and make them grow since they provide continuous chances to communicate with the same individuals. If an opening occurs or a client requests a recommendation, you'll be more likely to be considered if more people know you.
5. Don't Miss the Chance to Impress Your Colleagues and Clients
Sometimes, as a way of boosting your productivity at work, you must summon your inner host. It's not always practical to invite individuals to your house, and identifying the appropriate location to entertain may be difficult. You have simple access to gathering places like business centers, coffee bars, and other activities in apartment communities like Liv.
There's no need to be concerned about whether your home is clean enough for company or if the coffee shop will have seats. Residents enjoy access to excellent facilities that are exclusive to them, so overcrowding isn't a concern. You can make it happen without much difficulty if you're trying to impress someone.
6. Improve the Balance Between Home and Work
Keeping a healthy work-life balance may help you succeed in your career. According to research by CEB, formerly the Corporate Executive Board, people with more work-life balance are 21% more productive at work and are significantly less likely to die from heart disease or stroke, according to a CEB study.
With activities such as swimming, hiking, and even meditation, communities like Liv encourage work-life balance. You get all the extra motivation and accountability of a group exercise session without having to go to the gym.
Apartments allow for better work-life balance because of the social closeness. It's easier to invite your neighbors over for a glass of wine or a game night when you develop connections with them. With so many people around, you'll almost certainly discover someone with similar passions who can join you for some rest and rejuvenation.
7. Don't Worry if You Have to Travel for Work
Work-related travel is making a comeback. Within the year, 48% of corporate travelers anticipate returning to work-related travel. That includes the 40% of Millennials who go on business trips and want more time for exploration.
Apartment living can make business travel simple, regardless of generation. You won't have to worry about maintaining your home while you're away; no need to arrange for a landscape service or have someone check up on your boiler. Everything necessary for building upkeep is taken care of by management.
In addition, if you need someone to water your plants or feed a small animal, you have neighbors who can go down the hallway and do those small favors.
Find Your Dream Home and Achieve Your Goals
Ready to join flocks of your fellow professionals and get a taste of apartment living in the 21st century? Liv is ready to talk to you. Reach out today and find out how you can make career strides while living in one of our beautiful, built-for-you communities.