Difficult Residents: Good Communication Makes All the DifferenceMay 17, 2018Every 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.
Mother and children standing watching a blazing fire
Promoting Fire Safety in Your Community AssociationApr 03, 2018Part 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.
What Should My Board Look for in a Community Association Management Company?
What Should My Board Look for in a Community Association Management Company?Oct 30, 2017
The risks of not knowing what to look for in a management company are myriad: if you aren’t clear on what you want and need, a company cannot meet those needs. You can get stuck with management that you don’t really want, and no one wants that.
Resale Certificate Basics for Community Association Boards in West Virginia
Resale Certificate Basics for Community Association Boards in West VirginiaApr 26, 2017
For most people, buying a home is the largest investment they make. We all know there’s a lot of paperwork that comes with buying a home, and although it can seby inexepem overwhelming, that paperwork is vital for the protection of the buyer, the seller and the community in which the home is located. If you are buying or selling a home in managed community, a resale package is a critical part of that. What is a resale package and why is it important? How do you get one and when do you need it? We sat down with our Director of Resale to get the answers to these and other important questions.
Four Secrets to Great Communication in Your Association
Four Secrets to Great Communication in Your AssociationFeb 06, 2017The 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.
How to Create a New Revenue Stream from Your Amenities
How to Create a New Revenue Stream 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.
Four Communication Essentials of Good Community Management Companies
Four Communication Essentials of Good Community Management CompaniesJan 19, 2017The 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.
Four Ways to Make Back-to-School Easier On Everyone
Four Ways to Make Back-to-School Easier On EveryoneAug 24, 2016The lazy days of summer are coming to an end more quickly than we’d like – West Virginia schools are most likely back by September 6. As a parent, you know what back to school means. It’s not just a change in schedule for the kids, it’s a change in your whole world too: rushing out the door each morning, racing back home for forgotten permission slips, backpacks and lunches, running carpools for after school activities. Some organization and planning can go a long way toward minimizing back to school insanity – and even make this time of year a bit more fun.
Four Easy Tips to Help Community Members Plan for Summer Vacation
Four Easy Tips to Help Community Members Plan for Summer VacationAug 03, 2016Summer is a great time to hit the road! Kids are out of school and the weather is beautiful – it’s the perfect chance to hit the beach, go camping, board a cruise and more. Road trip destinations for those in the Mountain State include the Lost World Caverns, Ocean City, Virginia Beach, Greenbrier, and the Shenandoah Mountains; or perhaps you’d rather fly to somewhere exotic instead!
Whether you live in a high-rise, condo or master-planned community, it’s important to know how to prepare your home for an extended time away. No matter where you live, here are some simple tips to help ensure your home is safe and well maintained while you are off enjoying the summer sun.
Michael Mendillo, Regional President of FirstService Residential, Mid-Atlantic, Inspires William Patterson University StudentsApr 09, 2015Michael Mendillo, president of FirstService Residential's Mid-Atlantic region, returned to William Patterson University, his alma mater, to inspire students with real-life lessons about leadership and success.