Hello, residents! Here at The Verge, we strive to give you an amazing experience that you would recommend to anyone. We know you have enough going on in your life, and your living experience doesn’t need to be complicated. We’re here to make your experience simple and easy from the day you sign your lease to the day you move out.

Here’s our November newsletter to keep you up to date on all you need to know on being a Verge resident, including reminders about rent and renewals, as well as information about our exciting Thanksgiving-themed events catered just for you. Check it out and feel free to contact the leasing office if you have any questions. Additionally, The Verge sends you best wishes this fall!

Special Highlight

Electronic Keys: When using your electronic keys, you must wait for the lock to blink green before turning your key.

  • Front door key replacement: $50
  • Bedroom key replacement: $5
  • Mail key replacement: $5

Pest Control: Pest control comes every Friday. Do not put in work orders regarding pests. All requests can be made through the leasing office up until Friday mornings.

Tips:

  • Always look in the garbage disposal before you turn it on; things fall or get washed into it.
  • Never pour grease or rice down any drain. Grease will congeal and clog the plumbing. When water is added, rice will expand and clog the drain.
  • You should run your dishwasher at least once or twice a month. There is water in the dishwasher hose and drain, and stagnant water gives off odors, which in turn attracts bugs.
  • When placing a work order for your blinds, note which room they are for so maintenance knows what size to bring.
  • Smoke detectors must be connected at all times.
  • Set your A/C to auto and cool, or auto and heat, to avoid the A/C running continuously.
  • Do not place anything with aluminum in your microwave.
  • Each appliance that uses water (sinks and toilets) has a shut-off valve. If a flood occurs, use the shut-off valve to stop the flow of water.
  • Do not overly pack your freezer; this prevents air flow and may cause the appliance to work harder.

 

Reminders & Updates

Rent

  • Rent is due on or before the 4th of the month. Paying online is easy and convenient! We also accept checks and money orders made out to The Verge.
  • Please check your online portal for any outstanding balances. No partial payments are allowed.
  • Please check your rent balance to verify pet fees and/or covered parking is correctly added (if applicable).

Renew:

  • Renew today at our limited-time renewal discounted rates and lock in your space for next year!
  • Contact the leasing office today for more information on the renewal process.

Important Items:

  • The only pets allowed on the property are those previously approved by the office. No visiting pets are allowed per the lease, and a fee will be assessed for any unapproved pets found.
  • Any after-hours lockout are $25.
  • Our residents are our number one priority, so we want to do all we can to ensure you’re able to find a parking spot. Please follow these guidelines to avoid being towed:
    • Park in between two white lines, NOT on a curb, in a fire lane, or anywhere with a yellow line.
    • Do not park in a carport you do not own.
  • Due to the high amount of packages we receive, please wait for the email from us saying you have a package ready for pick before coming to the office.
  • We have carport availability! If you’re interested in adding a reserved covered parking space to your lease, email tsalmon@vergeorlando.com:
    • We have availability by buildings 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, and 21.
    • These spots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Building a Career in College

College is such a busy, crazy time for many people that focusing on the here and now is all most can do. Well, good news! There are several ways to incorporate career building into your everyday busy life. By taking the following steps, you’ll be on your way to creating a successful future for yourself:

  • Visit your university’s career center. Employers are focusing more and more on experience and skills rather than just good grades. Get in touch with organizations through the career center to branch out and participate in different activities you normally wouldn’t have. This gives you a chance to explore your major and others, and see what you’re truly passionate about.
  • Evaluate yourself. Your future employer will want to know why you’re a good fit for their company. College is about finding your strengths and weaknesses — take time now to figure out your skills, values, personality traits, and interests. Learning about yourself will help prepare you for interviews when you’re hit with the question, “What do you think you will excel at the most in this position?”
  • Challenge yourself. The more you’re willing to get out of your comfort zone, the more likely you’re to overcome your weaknesses. Apply for the part-time job at your apartment complex you normally wouldn’t apply for, or take that theater class you’ve always wanted to take. By challenging yourself, you’re building important skills and personality traits that will help you rise within your field.
  • Take your work seriously. Whether you have a part-time job or volunteer, take the experience seriously. You can use previous supervisors for references when you are beginning your career. It will pay off in the long run to succeed in the workplace by building useful skills that you’ll have for life.
  • Find a mentor. Find someone who is doing what you want to do. You can search on LinkedIn to get connected and network with others in your field who are also passionate about what they do. Talk to your professors and pick their brains as to why they chose the career they did. Once you find a mentor, everything can change. You become more motivated to succeed in something you love doing because you have someone who makes the experience a million times better.

 

Community Events  

Thanksgiving Food Drive — November 1 @ 9:30 a.m. — Get in the giving spirit of Thanksgiving! Stop by the office and donate canned food and non-perishable items to those in need.

November Birthdays — November 2 @ noon — Join us in the office to celebrate our residents with November birthdays!

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich Bar — November 3 @ 3 p.m. — The best kind of sandwich is an ice cream sandwich! Come to the clubhouse to create your own ice cream cookie sandwich!

DIY Fall Cake Jars — November 8 @ 4 p.m. — What’s better than a slice of cake? Cake in a jar! Join us in the clubhouse to create your own cake mix in a jar!

Happy Thanksgiving — November 12 @ noon — Come test your estimating skills! Guess how many M&M’s are in our jar for a chance to win a Thanksgiving Day Basket!

DIY Body Butter — November 13 @ 1:30 p.m. — Join us in the office to get a head start on the gift-giving season by making your own body butter for yourself or a friend!

Pool Volleyball Tournament — November 14 @ 1:30 p.m. — Come enjoy the warm Florida fall weather at our pool volleyball tournament! Email CA Jessica to sign up with your friends.

DIY Mug Decorating Contest — November 17 @ 2 p.m. — Compare your creativity to your neighbors by entering our Mug Decorating Contest! Join us in the clubhouse and decorate your personal mug. The winner will receive a gift basket at December’s Hot Chocolate Bar event where he or she can put their mug to use!

Thanksgiving Trail Mixer — November 20 @ 6 p.m. — Come get in the Thanksgiving spirit while creating a snack for your ride home to celebrate with your family! Join us at the clubhouse to mingle with your neighbors, create your own trail mix, and enjoy holiday-themed drinks!

ResGiving — November 21 @ 6 p.m. — Staying at The Verge during Thanksgiving? Come celebrate with us! Meet us at the clubhouse for a special Thanksgiving potluck dinner with your neighbors!

Fall Photo Booth — November 22 @ 6 p.m. — Join us at the pool to take a festive Polaroid picture with your friends!

On The Verge of Finals — November 30 @ 7 p.m. — Don’t let finals bring you down! Come study at the clubhouse, where we’ll provide exam supplies and snacks to fuel your long night!