Category: Management

Management When Your Front Yard is An Ocean
2012 May When Your Front Yard is An Ocean

 With more than 8,000 miles of shoreline and 1,300 miles of sand, Florida is a  beach lover’s paradise. From the sugar-white expanses of the panhandle to the shell-lined  sands of Sanibel and the rocky coastal beaches of the Keys, you are …

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Management Working Towards a Resolution
2012 January Working Towards a Resolution

 Sometimes in the heat of the moment, when disagreements are at their worst, the  possibility of solving a problem without going to court seems remote at best.  Arguments may have been brewing for days or weeks with each side becoming more…

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Management A Matter of Style
2012 January A Matter of Style

When visiting different doctors, have you noticed that they all have different personalities? One doctor is friendly and talkative, but another is the polar opposite—he forgoes the chit-chat, completes a thorough examination, and says g…

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Management Friend Us on Facebook
2012 January Friend Us on Facebook

 With smart-phones dominating the cellular market, people now have Internet  access anywhere and everywhere they go. While shopping and “googling” are leading reasons to use the Internet, the rise of social media has radically  changed the…

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Management A Manager's Life
2012 January A Manager's Life

When your community, co-op or condominium building is externally managed, the bills get paid, assessments get collected, light bulbs get changed, and lawns get mowed. And believe it or not, it’s not little elves that take care of these …

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Management Revenue or Reduction
2012 January Revenue or Reduction

 It’s the same dilemma that single-family households across the United States are  facing: How much money can we afford to pay for the services we want? And  should we stretch ourselves thin, taking more out of our bank accounts to pay  fo…

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Management Keeping Current
2011 December Keeping Current

 They are the glue that holds the whole process together, the ones who make sense  of the world for board members, for vendors and consultants and for the  families who make up South Florida’s condominium communities. They are community as…

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Management People Power
2011 November People Power

 Property managers handle a wide array of tasks from the physical to the  administrative. While many of these jobs are outlined in black and white (send  out monthly bills, attend meetings, file paperwork), one important component is  not …

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Management Community Manager Triage
2011 July Community Manager Triage

“My refrigerator doesn’t keep the food cold.” “The child in the apartment above me screams and bangs the walls.” “Call the police. There’s a suspicious person walking through the community.” The foregoing lis…

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Management The Neighborly Thing
2011 July The Neighborly Thing

 When condo association budgets get tight, the logical approach is to cut  spending wherever it will hurt the least. No board or property manager wants to  reduce services or take away amenities, yet in the fallout from the Great  Recessio…

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