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Cyber Security: How Community Residents Can Protect Their TechFeb 06, 2017Why should cyber security be so important to community associations? Do you know what important steps residents in your community can take to protect their technology so that sensitive information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands? This article provides guidelines on how to prevent cyber attacks and tips on increasing cyber security.
How to Create New Revenue Streams from Your Amenities
How to Create New Revenue Streams from Your AmenitiesFeb 01, 2017Savvy boards are always keeping an eye out for ways to maximize revenue. If you’re interested in ramping up your revenue streams, take a look around and imagine the possibilities. Read tips on how you can generate cash flow from your existing amenities.
how to keep your community safe from cyber attacks
Cyber Safety: Steps Board Members Can Take to Protect Your CommunityJan 29, 2017Isn’t technology wonderful? It’s made so many aspects of life easier, and that includes managing the operations of your community association. Technology does have its vulnerabilities, though, and it’s imperative that they be addressed. Your board can implement these four steps to begin putting your association on a more secure path.
how to communicate effectively with your hoa
How To Ensure Great Communication from Your HOA BoardJan 25, 2017Community association residents expect and rely on consistent information from their community management associates, as well as board members. When communication is done well, challenges get faced, questions get answered and community spirit becomes stronger. It provides an opportunity to exchange information and ideas. However, when communication is done poorly, confusion is more likely than clarity. Consider these questions as a roadmap to great communication that will keep everyone on the same path.
The Importance of Having a Partner to Manage and Activate Community Amenities
The Importance of Having a Partner to Manage and Activate Community AmenitiesJan 23, 2017
Having a swimming pool, a fitness area, or a clubhouse for residents are perks that can make any community stand out. A good management company has people with many years of experience operating and maintaining these types of features, and they can offer many helpful ways for you to get the most for your community. Here are some ways your community can benefit from the experience of a community association management company, and make your job as a board member a little easier.
Ten Building Security Tips
Ten Building Security TipsJan 19, 2017We are all concerned about safety. High Rise management companies and Board members, who have a responsibility to protect the common property, must pay particular attention to security at their properties. A secure condominium means a happier and safer community, and that is what is most important to owners and residents.
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Four Communication Essentials of Good Community Management CompaniesJan 19, 2017
The foundation of any good relationship is communication. And that also holds true for HOAs and community management companies, regardless of whether we’re talking about a townhome community, high-rise or a master-planned community.
Follow These Eight Rules for Good Policy Making in Your Community
Follow These Eight Rules for Good Policy Making in Your CommunityOct 25, 2016Cohesive policies help make happy communities. The most important factors in making good policy in a community association, regardless of the issue being addressed, are clarity and sensibility. The board must be clearly united on the policy being created, the reasons why it’s being created and communication of that policy to all residents. Whether you live in the beautiful wooded areas around Bear, near the lovely downtown of Middletown or in a homeowner association on the shoreline at Rehoboth Beach, the basic steps to creating good policy and enforcing it successfully are the same.
Seven Keys to Finding the Right Reserve Study Firm
Seven Keys to Finding the Right Reserve Study FirmSep 30, 2016Your reserve fund helps your association anticipate and budget for the future. The reserve fund gives you the power to maintain the quality of your community by allowing for projects that are both necessary and expensive, including necessary major repairs or capital improvements such as a future roofing or paving project. Setting up your reserve fund can be a complex task, but you don’t have to go it alone -- you simply need to find the right reserve study firm to help. Our seven tips to finding the right reserve study firm for your community will make the process seem much easier.
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Tips to Keep Parents Sane and Kids Happy During Back-to-SchoolAug 24, 2016Summer is fading quickly and back-to-school time is here. In Delaware, many schools start at the end of August, which is speeding up! A little organization can go a long way toward minimizing back to school stress – and make this time of year more fun for everyone. Check out these suggestions from California Closets, the leader in custom home storage solutions and an authority in design, for arranging your household to be more school-friendly, and your first day back will earn an A!