Making the Right Vendor Decisions
Making the Right Vendor DecisionsMay 21, 2021When your property begins the process of hiring a vendor, you want to ensure that you're making the best choice possible for your community's benefit. A good vendor will execute your vision on time and budget, whereas a not-so-good one can be the source of lousy quality, unexpected delays, inconvenience, and a whole lot of headaches!
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4 Tips to Improve How Your Board Communicates the HOA BudgetMar 23, 2021Developing the annual budget for your homeowners association (HOA) is one of your board’s most important jobs. It requires hard work and often means making difficult decisions about spending. At times, homeowners may question some of those decisions or even vehemently disagree with them.
9 Ways to Foster Enhanced Communications on Your Community BoardMar 04, 2021Your role as a board member involves a lot of communications. Whether it’s speaking with a board member or drafting up and email, you may be looking to learn or refine some communications skills.
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Connecting with Your Community: Communication Best PracticesFeb 12, 2021Effective communication fosters better relationships among board members, your residents and property management company, and keeps all parties well informed. Here are the 4 components of a successful communication plan that create effective outreach to all members of your community.
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How to Hire the Best Association Management CompanyJan 11, 2021
Whether you have been newly elected to your Board or you have been a Board member for several years, you owe it to your residents to make sure that you are managed by the best association management company. Every condominium association differs in their needs, so you must take the proper time and ask the right questions when hiring an association management company.
Nine Ways Your HOA Board Can Avoid Conflicts of Interest
Nine Ways to Avoid HOA Conflict of Interest in Your BoardJan 08, 2021
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Managing Package Deliveries During the Holiday SeasonDec 17, 2020Condo associations have had to adjust the process of managing package deliveries. During this uncertain time for all, FirstService Residential has provided concierges, property managers, and residents the correct safety protocols according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and city laws.
Property Management Transitions: Smooth Staff ChangesNov 30, 2020When your community considers a new manager, having the right experts on your management team can make for a smooth transition.
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Demystifying HOA Maintenance and Repair Roles for ResidentsNov 18, 2020
How well do homeowners in your HOA understand maintenance responsibilities? You might think that responsibilities for maintenance, repairs and replacements would be straightforward enough – what’s inside the condo unit is the homeowner’s, and what’s outside is the HOA’s.
How an Integrated Maintenance Plan Can Keep Your HOA From Walking on Thin Ice
How an HOA Preventative Maintenance Plan Can Keep Your Community From Walking on Thin IceNov 18, 2020Cold weather will soon be upon us, so now is the time for your homeowners association (HOA) to make sure your maintenance program is on track. As brutal as Missouri winters can be, you certainly don’t want to discover a leak in your roof during a heavy snowfall or have a boiler stop working during a record cold spell.