Vendors and Community Associations

  • What Happened When a Texas Homeowner Association Opted to Sign with a Single Hauler September 6, 2017 Ever think that your homeowners or condo association is plowing ahead with an ill-considered project? Ignoring its own rules? Now and then, here and there, many people feel this way, but at the same time they are daunted by the time and effort to take on the governing board. To cheer one’s hopes, here’s a tale from Texas where an uprising of owners and residents got them results.    Read the article…………….
  • 6 Steps to Create a Vendor Management Process August 31, 2017 A business manager can create strategies for improvement to various internal processes, but the strategy is only as good as the implementation. Many managers are recognizing the need for a comprehensive vendor management process to improve efficiency along with other goals to increase the bottom line. Here, we’ll go through a step by step process that will help inform your vendor management process.     Read the article……………
  • Managing Your Vendors in an HOA Community August 1, 2017 As a board member, you are responsible for many aspects of your association. One of these tasks is selecting projects to complete and the vendors who will work on these projects. Whether it’s scheduling routine pool maintenance or arranging for new trees to be planted in the community park. Below are some step-by-step tips for managing vendors. Some of these steps might be new to you due to a community manager handling them. However, we want you to be aware ...
  • 6 Tips on Preparing HOA Vendor Bids and Evaluating Responses August 1, 2017 HOAs exist for the benefit of all the HOA’s homeowner members. The elected Board takes care of the day-to-day business of the HOA. Of course, the Board cannot complete every maintenance job or other work that the HOA needs. So, one of the Board’s duties is to hire the best people (or company) for the job at the best price available. One way that the Board can winnow out the wheat from the chaff is by putting projects out to ...

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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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