Vendors and Community Associations

  • Laundry Room Maintenance: It’s a Wash November 7, 2017 Can you imagine living in a condo or co-op that doesn’t have a laundry room? These days, having on-site laundry facilities for residents isn’t an amenity – it’s a necessity, and keeping yours functional and well-maintained is just as important as keeping the boiler or elevators running.  Nearly all multifamily laundry rooms are managed and maintained by outside laundry contractors – they take care of the machines, service them when necessary, and collect the money from the machines.    Read the ...
  • Construction Contract Tips for Owners — Part 1 November 3, 2017 A remodel of your home can be a substantial investment. Nonetheless, it oftentimes shocks me to see the contracts that parties enter into regarding construction. This article is intended to highlight some of the issues that homeowners should look out for in these contracts.    Read the article……………..
  • HOA Landscape – Consult Experts Before Making a Decision October 27, 2017 When running a HOA, you often have to make a lot of decisions about how to upkeep the neighborhood – without building the kind of resentment that gives HOAs a bad name.  Overall landscaping of the neighborhood is something everyone notices. HOA landscape guidelines should balance the needs of the community between aesthetics and harmony. Landscaping common areas should be done in a professional way which looks good and supports your goals – goals such as guiding foot traffic away ...
  • 4 Ways Ignoring Experts Are Detrimental to HOA Boards October 26, 2017 We’re thinking that failing to seek experts’ opinions before the Board issues its decisions (attorneys, CPAs, landscapers) could prove quite the bad idea. Read on for examples in which doing so would inure to the HOA’s detriment — and to the Board members personally.   Read the article……………..

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Vendor Contracts

  • Five proven steps to landing your first HOA client (Landscapers) March 2, 2017 I was 14 years old working in my father’s landscape business over the summer when I saw them. I was impressed by the fully uniformed staff with the logoed trucks all working together. This company did everything in the fancy community.  They had a truck that did just irrigation. Another that did just trimming and detailing and another that did all the gorgeous seasonal flowers in front. There was even a shiny pick-up truck that went around just checking on ...
  • Control the Negotiation Before It Begins December 10, 2015 Countless books and articles offer advice that can help deal makers avoid missteps at the bargaining table. But some of the costliest mistakes take place before negotiators even sit down to discuss the substance of the deal. That’s because people fall prey to a seemingly reasonable—but ultimately faulty—assumption about deal making.      Read the article…………
  • HOAs, Contracts – A Checklist and Basic Guide October 21, 2015 Samuel Goldwyn said that “an oral contract isn’t worth the paper it is written on.” Unfortunately, the same can be said for many written contracts. The purpose of this brief article is to identify key provisions that should be included in association contracts. A well written contract can reduce liability exposure, reduce the risk of litigation, and help ensure that associations meet their objectives.     Read the article…………..
  • Vendor Consolidations September 9, 2015 Board members, community managers and homeowners are constantly hiring vendors for various reasons, such as landscaping, painting, fencing, roofing, etc. However, some vendors just do a better job than others, which is why some communities with HOAs have pre-approved vendor lists. When something needs to be done, it has to be performed by one of the pre-approved vendors.   Read the article………..

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