Vendors and Community Associations

  • Hiring An Owner’s Rep: Save Time, Money and Peace of Mind February 17, 2017 When an Association’s Board of Directors begin exploring a new construction project, oftentimes the cost of the endeavor is at the forefront of their thought process. And rightly so; depending on the size and scope of the project, it could represent the biggest expense the Community has taken on in many years, and the biggest one it intends to incur for years to come. Therefore, Board members want to ensure that everything about the project goes smoothly, and that their ...
  • The Snow Removal Business Is a Mess February 9, 2017 As a blizzard threatened the Northeastern U.S. on Thursday morning, commercial landlords grappled with a problem that homeowners can relate to: Hiring someone to clear the snow is a slippery business.  There are plenty of good reasons to pay for snow removal services: to clear parking lots so employees can get to work and consumers can walk the aisles, to limit liability for slip-and-falls. Those imperatives helped snow plow services ring up $14.3 billion in U.S. sales last year, according ...
  • How to Resolve Issues With Reluctant Business Services January 30, 2017 Everyone makes mistakes, and businesses are no different. A provider who your association relies on may make a mistake, costing your association money. Of course, that doesn’t mean they are always willing and ready to fix the problem. To resolve issues with reluctant business services, check out these tips.    Read the article…………..
  • Competitive Bids for HOA Services January 17, 2017 When buying an expensive item, you probably shop around a bit to try and find the best price. Similarly, it’s common to shop around for different HOA services to get competitive bids and save the HOA money. If your association is considering getting competitive bids, check out these three facts.  Read the article…………

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Vendor Contracts

  • 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………..
  • Vetting Contracts Before You Sign: What You’re Getting Into July 2, 2014 Few things can raise one’s blood pressure like signing a big contract. That can be especially true for board members or managers signing sometimes mammoth contracts on behalf of a co-op or condo association, obligating their neighbors, friends and themselves to page after page of fine print.    Read more……..

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