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  • Seven Tips to Finding the Right Reserve Study Firm

    Reserve studies are vital to the success of your association, which is why partnering with the right reserve study firm is critical. Here are some tips to help you find a reserve study firm.
  • Six Things to Know About the Millennial Housing Boom

    According to the National Association of Realtors; Home Buyers and Seller Generational Trends' 2014 study, the Millennials constitute 31% of all new home and condo sales. Learn more about them!
  • Vendor Communication Do’s and Don’ts: 4 Helpful Tips

    Open and effective communication among the board, management company and vendors is an important part of any community's operating budget and for improving residents' lifestyles.
  • Nine Ways to Build Community Spirit

    Community spirit is not something that just happens; it requires an association where residents contribute and enhance the living experience of their neighbors.
  • The Surprising Way to Stretch Your Association's Dollars

    If you're on the board of a condo, co-op, high-rise or HOA, you know that managing your homeowner's association budget is a major priority. You've likely explored many ways to save money and get the best deals, while still maintaining a high level of service.
  • Four Elements of Great Community Landscaping

    Without a doubt, beautiful landscaping makes life in your community more enjoyable. But did you also know that it can play a crucial role in boosting your community’s reputation in the marketplace, and consequently enhancing property values?
  • Great Communication Makes the Most of Condo and HOA Vendor Management

    Vendor relationships are a large part of serving on the board of a managed community. Every community has outside partners for services like landscaping, sanitation, cable and Internet service, pool maintenance, valet services and more. Open, effective communication with the people who service your community and residents is crucial for maintaining the lifestyle your residents expect and deserve.
  • Vetting Vendors: A Path to Success

    Replacing a trusted vendor or finding a new one can be a challenge. How can you have peace of mind that the vendors you’re considering are right for you? Follow the tips below to help screen potential vendors and get the best fit for your association.
  • Email Communication Best Practices for Coronavirus Information

    Here are some email communication best practices for your building to use when sending out communications regarding the current pandemic.
  • How to Hold Your Next Board Meeting by Video Conferencing

    It goes without saying that how we communicate has drastically switched from in-person contact to user-friendly digital platforms since the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread.
  • Technology at Home Part 2: Keeping Boards and Residents Safe Online

    As board communications become increasingly reliant on web-based technologies, it’s more important than ever to take proactive steps to safeguard the way you share and save sensitive information.
  • What Should you Expect from a Residential Property Manager

    Not all residential property managers have what they need to give you great service. Learn what it takes to be a great residential property manager.
  • Ask the Expert: Leveraging Buying Power

    Watch our final episode of Ask the Expert, to learn about leveraging your buying power with Christian Mora, National Director of Procurement at FirstService Residential.
  • Ask the Expert: Vendor Contract Management

    Start off our quick, 4-part webinar miniseries, Ask the Expert, with Joe Bushey, president of VIVE (Vendor Insurance Verification Experts), as he talks about the significance of vendor loss risk.
  • Build Your Team: Committee Formation Video

    Tune in to hear a panel of board members discuss their best advice around the topic of Committee Formation.
  • Committee Formation FAQ

    Get answers to frequently asked questions submitted by board members like you!
  • Rules are Rules: How to Enforce Neighborhood Covenants

    Managing association covenant enforcement can be difficult in any community. Restrictions for every community can be different, and it can be a challenge to keep the rules fair, reasonable and equally applied to all homeowners. Read on for some basic guidelines that will make navigating through these issues a little easier.
  • Is Your Community Prepared for Water Leaks? Reducing the High Cost of Condo Water Damage

    A leak in a high-rise condominium can quickly result in expensive water damage. How can you reduce your risk and be better prepared if your building springs a leak?
  • Planning an Award-Winning National Night Out Event

    National Night Out is an annual event that promotes partnerships between communities, residents and local law enforcement. Celebrations can range from individual block parties to a large community festival. Either way, it’s a great opportunity to create connections between neighbors and focus on working together to make your community a safer, better place to live. This national celebration has become an annual tradition in many communities far and wide and we want to help you put together the best National Night Out event your association has seen yet.
  • Home for Sale? Six Tips to Add Value and Appeal

    For most people selling a condominium, it is important to stand out from the competition in the real estate market, have a quick sale and obtain the best possible price. But how do you do that? The way your property is presented to potential buyers makes a big difference. Consider these tips to help you achieve real estate sales success.
  • Seven Key Services for Condominium and HOA Boards

    Recent research has revealed seven service standards that are important to condominium and HOA Board members when they evaluate property managers. How does your manager stack up?
  • What are Your Property Manager’s Responsibilities

    What are your property manager's responsibilities? Find out if they have what it takes. Upcoming Condominium Management Licenses and more.
  • Tax Certiorari: Fast Facts for Boards and Owners in New York City

    FirstService Residential managed properties have access to the tax certiorari experts at Goldberg Weprin Finkel Goldstein LLP, the premier firm in this specialized field.
  • Facade Inspection Safety Program (FISP): Understanding Cycle 9 Requirements

    FirstService Residential has invested substantial resources to facilitate each of our managed properties with facade inspections and is here to help you navigate the many intricacies of FISP.
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