Category: Management

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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Management Hiring Good Help
2012 June Hiring Good Help

 Think about this: Nearly two million American workers report having been victims  of workplace violence each year and, in the United States, fraud committed by  employees costs companies approximately $20 billion annually. Workplace theft…

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Management Calling the Shots
2012 May Calling the Shots

 Every property manager and association board has to deal with employees. Whether the staff is a handful of part-time workers or a more extensive  workforce, employee management is essential to a happy, productive building.    Let’s…

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Management Dealing with Delinquent Owners
2012 May Dealing with Delinquent Owners

 By and large, a board and management company can expect payment from residents  for monthly fees to be received on time and in full. These all-important funds  keep day-to-day operations moving forward without delay. There are situations,…

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Management The Big 10
2012 April The Big 10

 Part of the job of a condo board is to keep your association’s grounds or lawn looking healthy and attractive. After all, curb appeal can do  wonders when it comes to appraisals and even the morale of your community  members. But most con…

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Management Let's See Your License
2012 March Let's See Your License

 People say “ignorance of the law is no excuse.” In the same vein, ignorance of contractor illegalities is no excuse—and no comfort—when something goes wrong. Association members are well-advised to bone up on  what’s important before they…

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