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Management – General

  • Improve Your Condo and HOA Management Brand in 5 Easy Steps February 15, 2017 Property management is a competitive business. To stand out from the crowd, your company needs a strong “brand presence” – an impression you give people about the benefits of choosing your firm over a competitor. But branding is more than just a corporate logo and tagline. Think about Nike’s swoosh and “Just do it” brand elements. Then think about how they help create an emotional bond with the company’s customers.    Read the article…………..
  • The Perfect Hire for Community Management February 8, 2017 Common interest communities are growing rapidly and as a result, management companies are too. But with this growth comes an increased demand for qualified managers. Often community association management companies are required to recruit managers from other industries, and train them in the ways of community management.  This demand for managers means that management companies must find individuals with the skills and qualities that make an excellent manager among candidates without specific experience. But identifying that talent can be tricky. ...
  • The Ultimate List of CAM Industry Events in 2017 February 8, 2017 Professional development. If your only way to grow has been on-the-job learning, you’re missing out! Besides the many articles you can find about career growth and the many popular CAM industry blogs you can subscribe to, professional development happens by getting together with industry peers. It’s about sharing experiences, networking, and benefiting from the content which is often presented at these gatherings.    Read the schedule………..
  • Are your Resolutions Sticking? February 8, 2017 Many people have resolutions on the brain during this time of year. But it’s one thing to set goals — network more, learn to meditate, or get better at writing — and quite another to actually accomplish them. What are the right kinds of resolutions to make? How do you stay motivated? How do you turn your intentions into reality?   Read the article………….
  • Former property manager alleges wrongful termination by Silver Thatch Atlantic Plaza Condominium Association Inc. February 7, 2017 A Broward County woman formerly employed as property manager claims she was wrongfully terminated for reporting allegedly unlawful conduct.  Michele Gardner filed a complaint on Jan. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Silver Thatch Atlantic Plaza Condominium Association Inc. citing the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Private Sector Whistleblower Act.   Read the article…………..
  • How to Repair Your Community Management’s Reputation February 1, 2017 Every business relies on its reputation to generate customers and leads. Even your HOA’s management team has a reputation and needs to ensure it’s a good one. If yours has been dealt some damage in the past, check out these three tips to repair your community management’s reputation.    Read the article…………
  • The Road to Self-Management: Independence Has Its Pros and Cons January 28, 2017 Management by definition is a process; a series of ongoing systems and controls put in place with a specific outcome in mind. The management needs and requirements of HOAs, co-ops and condominiums have helped define the overall property management industry.  Most condominium, co-op, and HOA properties have a management company handling their day-to-day operations; regardless of size, most buildings have many similar overall management needs and requirements. Systems like operations, maintenance, finance, accounting, billing, collections, insurance, landscaping, contract negotiations, vendor ...
  • Improving condo management with analytics January 27, 2017 What is the average response time of managers in getting back to residents’ requests? For condo directors or managers that don’t know the answer, this is a must-read.  This article will go over what analytics means in the condo management world, but more importantly, why it matters and how it can benefit management companies and condo corporations.   Read the article……………..
  • Manager Musical Chairs January 23, 2017 Remember the game we used to play as children? There was always one less chair for the amount of players, and the objective was to make sure you were seated once the music stopped? This left one player without a chair, and they were out of the game!  Community manager musical chairs is nothing like that game, and it is not fun. In manager musical chairs, the manager ends up with a chair that several managers before them abandoned in ...
  • Workplace Communication January 10, 2017 When most teams within an organization discuss communications, we tend to focus on communication with our customers or for recruiters and HR, that’s communication with our candidates. While this is essential for successful sales as well as recruitment and hiring strategies, effective communication is essential for organizations and their teams. So, how can you ensure good internal communications without losing your primary focus on candidates and/or customers?    Read the article…………..

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  • Seduce Your Community Association Prospects February 14, 2017 Bringing new clients into the fold can be challenging for any organization, but it’s a special kind of challenge for Community Association Management Companies because you are selling to a committee (the board of directors) and we all know that doing anything by committee generally ends in a cluster.  In his previous CAMfire Sparks webinar, MBA James Bradley explained how you can apply the principles of behavioral economics to community association management. One principle was buyer emotion, and it was ...
  • Is There a Better Way to Hire a Management Company? January 17, 2017 Some boards use Requests for Proposals to separate the wheat from the chaff.  Hiring a new management company is a delicate dance for any co-op or condo board, and there’s no textbook that lays out the best moves. But a growing number of co-op boards are taking their cues from the corporate world.  Three and a half years ago, when Kimberly Danzi Overs became president at her Manhattan co-op, the board was in the market for a new managing agent. ...
  • Dear Monty: 10 questions to ask before hiring an HOA property manager January 3, 2017 Reader Question: I am trying to negotiate a contract with a new HOA property manager for our condominium homeowners association. They not only want a monthly fee for their services but they want a fee for anything extra. Also, any maintenance that they do they want to charge 10 percent over the cost of the job. They don’t like the existing contract we had with our former property manager. Thank you for any information you can share with me.   Read ...
  • Key Considerations in Hiring an Employee Subject to a Non-compete (Part 1) November 21, 2016 Most businesses find that some of the most qualified candidates for employment are current or former employees of competitors in their industry. Non-compete agreements are increasingly and frequently used to control and limit the competitive activities that a former employee may engage in after he or she leaves the former employer. Nowadays, a non-compete agreement seems commonplace in most employment contracts.     Read the article…………….
  • Alternative Revenue Streams for Community Association Management May 20, 2016 Is your management company living on the financial edge? Are you tired of never quite making enough to do the things you want to do for your employees, for your clients, for your business?  You could grow your portfolio, but unless you overload your managers, new clients mean you’ll need to hire new people, which puts you right into the same state again.   Read the article………….
  • Finding a Community Manager That Fits Your Community April 26, 2016 Many homeowners associations look for community managers with years of experience managing similar communities in the area. While experience is certainly important, the real value for an HOA comes from finding the right fit between the manager and the community. It’s one thing for a manager to be technically competent or have seen it all, but if the manager is simply the wrong personality fit for a community, hiccups are bound to occur.   Read the article…………..

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