If you would like to read about some of our company’s latest news and events in and around Arizona, here are some of our quarterly FirstService Residential newsletters.

2018 Winter FirstService Residential Review

Be a Better Board: 6 Tips for Improving Meeting Dynamics

Not everyone you meet is exactly like you. Attend any HOA board meeting, and you’ll know this is the case. Each board member and resident is unique and has different viewpoints, backgrounds and preferences when it comes to your community. And while having a diverse group of opinions and perspectives on your board can be a great thing, it can also lead to challenges and conflicts that can manifest in board meetings.

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2017 Fall FirstService Residential Review

How to Make Your HOA Dollars Count This Budget Season

Another budget season is here once again, and that means that the boards of homeowners associations are busy planning, and analyzing. We know that developing your HOA’s annual budget is not an easy task. However, with the right guidance, you’ll be able to get through the process with more confidence.

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2016 Fall FirstService Residential Review

Survey Paints a Positive Picture for HOA Board Members

Being a board member isn’t always easy, but it can be very rewarding when you’ve successfully managed your HOA. So what does success look like for a board of directors?

Perhaps your board measures its success by how much more financially stable the HOA has become. Or maybe it bases it on development of one or more long-term plans or completion of key projects. Every one of these is a valid way to judge your success and a reason for your board to be proud.

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2016 Summer FirstService Residential Review

Six Steps to Putting More Play in Your Neighborhood

All too often, when we talk about enhancing our communities, we focus mostly on what’s right for the adults. The reality is many of our community residents are children. And let’s face it: if it’s good for kids, then the grownups will probably feel pretty good about it too.

That brings up the idea of playgrounds. Creating a centralized location for neighborhood kids to safely get together and play provides a great source of exercise and togetherness for the entire community. It helps kids engage in healthy, safe activities, and it enables parents to get to know one another as well.

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2016 Spring FirstService Residential Review

How HOAs Can Use a Social Media Strategy to Strengthen Community Engagement

Social media can be a phenomenal marketing and communications tool for your homeowners association and community – a great way to inform residents, build relationships, keep them connected and strengthen their loyalty. What may be surprising, however, is that using it effectively involves a whole lot of social media strategy.

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2015 Winter FirstService Residential Review

When Should Our HOA Have an Audit?

Per Arizona State Statue §33-1243 and §33-1810, condominium unit owner’s associations and homeowner’s associations are required to have an annual audit, review or compilation which is to be completed no later than...

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2015 Fall FirstService Residential Review

Some community associations simply call three companies, get three proposals and quotes, and go with the lowest bidder. That sounds easy, but buyer beware – there is much more to the bidding process than many board members realize.

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2015 Summer FirstService Residential Review

FirstService Residential Unveils New Elements of Living Blog! As part of our mission to enhance the lives of our residents, board members, and our associates--we’ve launched a magazine-style blog called The Elements of Living.

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2015 Spring FirstService Residential Review

FirstService Residential has been named the #1 Homeowners Association Management Company by Ranking Arizona. This is the company’s ninth consecutive year winning this honor from Ranking Arizona.

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2014 Fall FirstService Residential Review

Being a member of a homeowner association (HOA) or community association board is an important role and one that should not be taken lightly.  After all, you hold responsibility for members of your community, not just in a business sense, but also as a neighbor and friend.

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2014 Spring/Summer FirstService Residential Review

In the world of business, succession planning is a process for identifying and developing internal people with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in a company.  Many corporations have a dedicated process to identify team members that can be groomed and then promoted to leadership positions within the organization.

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Winter 2013/2014 FirstService Residential Review

How do you build community in your association? Do you have homeowner engagement? Do your neighbors feel at home in your community? Homeowner engagement and building community are strong components of a successful community.

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Fall 2013 FirstService Residential Review

We hear it on the news almost every day how the economy is improving. With the economy on the rise, people are in a better financial position to purchase a home. What efforts are you making to compete for the real estate market dollar?

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