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Protecting Your Community Association from Fraud & Embezzlement

Posted on Friday December 14, 2018

Fraud can happen with any management company and even in a community that is self-managed.  Although there’s no way to ensure 100-percent protection against such an occurrence, FirstService Residential takes considerable precautions to minimize its likelihood.

10 Ways to Take Your Rooftop to New Heights

Posted on Wednesday November 21, 2018

Stop! Before Raising Association Fees, Try Cost Containment

Posted on Monday August 20, 2018

No board wants to raise fees. But costs go up – or do they? Learn how cost containment can help keep your VA association fees from increasing.

It’s Not Just Planning: Take Your High-rise Emergency Management to the Next Level

Posted on Tuesday July 03, 2018

Planning for emergencies is step one. Your board also needs to know how to manage those New Jersey high-rise emergencies when they happen.
 

Email Communication

Posted on Tuesday July 03, 2018

You may be unaware that you are opening up all of your emails to scrutiny. When using a personal or work email address to conduct association business, there is a potential liability involved.

An Ounce of Prevention: Emergency Planning Can Save Your Association Trouble and Money

Posted on Tuesday July 03, 2018

Expect the unexpected. Your Virginia community needs to have a plan for emergencies in place. Learn to craft one today.
 

Emergency Preparedness: What You Need to Know & How Your Management Company Can Help

Posted on Monday July 02, 2018

A good emergency plan is critical to the safety of your Pennsylvania high-rise residents and property. Learn how to create one and execute it today.

Communication Makes All the Difference When Dealing with Difficult Residents

Posted on Thursday May 17, 2018

Every community has at least one. You know who they are: the squeaky wheels, the complainers, the busybodies. Difficult residents are a fact of community life.

Promoting Fire Safety in Your Community Association

Posted on Tuesday April 03, 2018

Part of your job as a board member is ensuring the safety of residents in your community association. To that end, it’s important to educate homeowners about possible fire risks and the steps they can take to prevent fire hazards in their homes.  Chances are that fire safety isn’t top of mind for residents. However, home fires are more common than most people realize.

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