Category: Management

Management Striving to be the Best
2013 January Striving to be the Best

 As the economy continues its slow recovery from the struggles of the recession,  companies are faced with the all-important task of reexamining services and  respective best practices. One reason for this exercise is the fierce  competiti…

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Management A Management Checklist
2013 January A Management Checklist

 How can you tell whether the on-site property manager at a condominium or  homeowners association community is doing a good job? And what is “a good job”? Whether a manager is well-liked and whether he or she manages well may not be  the …

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Management May I Help You?
2013 January May I Help You?

 For most people, there simply are not enough hours in the day to do everything  that needs to be done. We rush to pick the kids up from school, make it to that  impromptu work meeting that just got called or even find the time to grab som…

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Management Do It Yourself
2013 January Do It Yourself

 Small and medium size community associations have many choices when they  consider how to manage the day-to-day operations of their properties. Do they  keep fees as low as possible and save money by being self-managed? Or find a  way to …

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Management Emergency Preparedness 101
2012 December Emergency Preparedness 101

 Like any community, large or small, condominium associations can face a wide  array of emergency situations. They may be internal conditions such as fire,  water pipe breaks or stuck elevators, or external events such as floods and  hurri…

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Management It Takes a Village
2012 December It Takes a Village

 In a condo or community association, socializing among owners sometimes is  limited to quick chitchat by the mail slots or saying hello over eggnog in the  lobby come December.    That’s why some residents who live there—whether in…

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Management Trash Talk
2012 November Trash Talk

 Some condo developments have the luxury of having their waste removal and  garbage collection handled as part of the town’s municipal services—but the majority still need to find their own private company and pay for the  service on their…

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Management Isn't That Capital!
2012 November Isn't That Capital!

 Sooner or later, every resident in a condo or HOA community will have to deal  with the inconvenience of living through a major capital improvement project—a roof replacement, an elevator rehab, serious exterior work, or something of  tha…

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Management Under New Management
2012 September Under New Management

For the most part, people are afraid of change, and that’s why they are more likely to stick with what they have and what they know, rather than explore new possibilities. That’s definitely the case with condo communities in re…

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Management Managing In-Unit Amenities
2012 August Managing In-Unit Amenities

 In an online forum, Sharon complains about her upstairs neighbor and begs for  advice. Her neighbor had installed a washing machine in her unit, even though  there was one already downstairs for the residents of her six-unit building to  …

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