2016 January
Focus on... Management

Management What Size Management Company?
2016 January What Size Management Company?

We live in a world of add-ons. Ever since the term supersize was coined by the fast food industry back in 1994, the idea and its implications have spread to many aspects of the American lifestyle. We've become accustomed to ‘value added ele…

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Management New Technology for Boards and Managers
2016 January New Technology for Boards and Managers

Most of us wouldn't know what to do with ourselves if we didn't have a smartphone or tablet to help us communicate, navigate, and otherwise organize our lives. Property managers throughout the country—whether they handle urban high-rises, s…

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Management Improving Meeting Effectiveness
2016 January Improving Meeting Effectiveness

Maybe it was a bad day at work, the dog had an accident on the carpet or a disgruntled call was received from the school principal; whatever the reason, there are times when the last thing a condo board member, trustees or resident wants to…

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Management Keeping the Lines Open
2016 January Keeping the Lines Open

No one likes to feel left out or ignored. Sometimes that is how condo residents may feel if they believe their board or managers are not responding to their requests for information or sharing enough up front. What they may not realize, how…

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Real Estate Trends Top 2016 Predictions
2016 January Top 2016 Predictions

The more things change, the more they stay the same. This French adage, generally attributed to French novelist Alphonse Karr, could have been penned as a tagline for the community association world. There’s no doubt that advances in techn…

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Q&A Q&A: Fixing a Mold Problem
2016 January Q&A: Fixing a Mold Problem

Q. I own a condo unit in Massachusetts. I have a persistent mold problem, stemming from water damage coming in through the outside bricks. I hired a mold assessment company and they took air and material samples. It was determined that th…

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Q&A Q&A: Doggie Doo
2016 January Q&A: Doggie Doo

Q.  A few years back, the prior board passed a motion to charge all future unit owners with dogs a $50 fee per month because of an existing dog that would occasionally defecate in the building. There was no analysis conducted to determine …

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