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Effective Training: The Development of a Successful Property Manager
Jul 26, 2021
A property manager’s role is a unique one; it requires answering the needs of residents,
while supporting the association’s board and working to ensure your community’s operational success.
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Association Special Assessments: How to Avoid Them
May 21, 2021
For board members, special assessments are typically unwelcome necessities. They are primarily needed because reserves have been underfunded and must be supplemented to pay for large capital projects such as replacing roofs or mechanical equipment.
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Association Reserve Funding Strategies: Ensuring Your Budget's Success
Apr 26, 2021
As a board member, one of your top responsibilities is to maintain and improve your community’s physical property. But it can be tricky to budget for new amenities like a dog park or gate houses, or shared, common-area assets that will need to be replaced or upgraded years down the line such as roofing or building facades.
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9 Ways to Improve Board Communication from Within
Mar 08, 2021
Since you’ve generously offered your valuable time to serve on your HOA board, you no doubt have your community’s best interests in mind and want to put forth your best effort.
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Connecting with Your Community: Communication Best Practices
Feb 12, 2021
Effective communication fosters better relationships among board members, your residents and property management company, and keeps all parties well informed. Here are the 4 components of a successful communication plan that create effective outreach to all members of your community.
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Property Management Transitions: Smooth Staff Changes
Dec 15, 2020
Sooner or later, most community associations face staff changes. If your community has a great manager, you probably want them to stay forever. But how realistic is that?
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Maintenance and Repairs vs. Capital Improvements – What’s the Difference?
Oct 12, 2020
Maintaining your buildings’ assets is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. The common areas require a broad range of routine maintenance and repairs to keep them looking good and operating smoothly.
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Coronavirus HOA Communications Strategies to Residents
Jul 15, 2020
Developing a comprehensive HOA communications strategy during this pandemic will help your board members and management team inform the community in a timely manner.
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Keeping Your Budget Healthy in the Age of COVID-19
Jul 05, 2020
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Socially Distant Celebration During COVID-19
Jun 24, 2020
Learn how community members are making a difference in their communities with socially distant celebrations during COVID-19 spring holidays.
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COVID-19: Making Virtual Connections in Crisis
May 27, 2020
Learn how associates, residents and board members are making a difference in their communities with interactive online activities, during COVID-19.
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“Be Genuinely Helpful”: Giving Back to Our Communities
May 20, 2020
Learn how associates and residents are making a difference in their communities, providing grocery delivery and food delivery, during the COVID-19 pandemic.