The Property Comparison provides a detailed breakdown of how a community compares to the other communities nearby. The report works by finding the 10 nearest communities that are also on ApartmentRatings. Each community is then broken down my Recommend Score, Ratings, and SatisFacts scores (if applicable) to determine how the selected community stands in comparison.
Note: there currently is no ability to choose which communities you would like to compare your community against. If this is a feature that would be of value to your community, please reach out to your account manager.
The Property Comparison report can be found by using the lefthand navigation and is located directly beneath the AR Reports.
Selecting A Community
Since the Property Comparison section only focuses on one of your communities at a time, you’ll need to make sure to first select the appropriate one in the dropdown box at the top of this section. Once a new community has been selected, the section’s four tables will refresh to show the corresponding data.
Community Breakdown Table
The Community Breakdown Table is located directly beneath this section’s topmost dropdown box and can be used to quickly see how a community is performing in both ApartmentRatings and SatisFacts.
The left half of this table displays three numbers. The first is the selected community’s Overall Score: an average score between 1 and 5 of all the Overall Scores given to that community via ApartmentRatings reviews. Next, you’ll find the community’s Recommend Score: a rough percentage that denotes how many residents within a community would recommend that community to others, with recent reviews being weighed heavier than older ones. Finally, you’ll see the community’s Satisfacts Score: an average score between 1 and 5 of all the scores given to that community via SatisFacts surveys.
The right half of this table displays six green bars, each one denoting your average score in the Noise, Safety, Grounds, Maintenance, Neighborhood, and Office Staff categories covered in ApartmentRatings reviews.
Strongest/Weakest Nearby Communities Table
The Strongest/Weakest Nearby Communities Table is located directly to the right of the Community Breakdown Table and can be used to quickly see which communities near yours are performing the best and worst on ApartmentRatings.
The top half of this table displays the three Strongest Nearby Communities, while the bottom half displays the three Weakest Nearby Communities. To the right of each community’s name, you’ll find its Overall Score.
City Recommend Score Comparison Bar Graph
The City Recommend Score Comparison Bar Graph is located directly to the right of the Strongest/Weakest Nearby Communities Table and can be used to quickly see how your community’s Recommend Score compares to the citywide average.
The graph itself gives you a helpful visual breakdown (by month) of your community’s average Recommend Score, as well as the average Recommend Score for all communities in the same city. Your community’s Recommend Scores are represented by the light blue bars, while the citywide Recommend Score is represented by the dark blue line running horizontally across the graph, with each dot along that line denoting an average Recommend Score for a particular month.
Keep in mind that any of these elements can be removed from the City Recommend Score Comparison Bar Graph by clicking the words next to their corresponding-colored rectangle at the bottom of the graph.
Comparison Breakdown Table
The Comparison Breakdown Table is located directly beneath the Community Breakdown Table, Strongest/Weakest Nearby Communities Table, and City Recommend Score Comparison Bar Graph, and can be used to see how all the communities around yours are performing on both ApartmentRatings and SatisFacts.
This table lists all Nearby Communities, as well as each of their Overall, Recommend, and Satisfacts Scores. At the rightmost side of the table, you’ll find a dropdown arrow for each nearby community. Click this to reveal six green bars, each one denoting that community’s average score in the Noise, Safety, Grounds, Maintenance, Neighborhood, and Office Staff categories covered in ApartmentRatings reviews.
Note that you can also toggle the small arrows next to any of the bolded terms to view any column in ascending or descending alphabetical/numeric order.