Category: Management

Management That's Criminal!
2013 May That's Criminal!

 Serving on a condo board has its challenges—mostly of a relatively mundane, everyday sort, like how to pay for new carpet in  the clubhouse, or what kind of flowers to put in the new beds out front.  Occasionally however, a much more sens…

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Management Artful Dodger
2013 April Artful Dodger

 The signs “Post No Bills,” “Active Driveway” and “Alternate Side Parking” are all fairly common and relatively self-explanatory in urban settings. Other equally common signs we see in suburban communities throughout the U.S.  related to p…

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Management Pet Peeves
2013 February Pet Peeves

 Time was, if you said that a co-op or condo building was 'going to the dogs,' it  was a bad thing. These days however, that's not always the case. According to  the American Pet Products Association, 39 percent of all U.S. households own …

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Management Striving to be the Best
2013 January Striving to be the Best

 According to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, the rate at which real estate professionals in Florida  are seeking licenses has fallen 75 percent in the past five years. Many  professionals believe the decrease…

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Management Neighbor to Neighbor
2013 January Neighbor to Neighbor

 Can’t we all just get along? Neighbors helping neighbors, associations and residents  working together. When someone moves into a community, they often look for the  friendliness and camaraderie that living in an association brings. But w…

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Management The Ultimate Do It Yourself Project
2013 January The Ultimate Do It Yourself Project

 Convenience and saving money are just a couple reasons why an association would  choose to self-manage a property. Though, outside managing firms and property  managers are hired and employed for good reason. The job requires collecting  …

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Management Inventory Control
2012 December Inventory Control

 You may not realize it, but your building may be hemorrhaging money. Not in the  form of disastrous lawsuits or maintenance crises like a collapsed roof or  exploded boiler, but in a steady trickle coming from your method of ordering  sup…

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Management A Management Checklist
2012 December A Management Checklist

 How can you tell whether the on-site property manager at a condominium or  homeowners association community is doing a good job? And what is “a good job”? Whether a manager is well-liked and whether he or she manages well may not be  the …

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Management Emergency Prepardness 101
2012 December Emergency Prepardness 101

 While the basics of preventing—and surviving—common disasters like fires or severe weather events should be well known to  anybody living in a community association or planned development, the reality  is that each building community is e…

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Management Isn't That Capital!
2012 November Isn't That Capital!

 Sooner or later, every co-op or condo owner will have to deal with the  inconvenience of living through a major capital improvement project—a roof replacement, an elevator rehab, serious exterior work, or something of  that nature. No mat…

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