Category: Management

Management
What Size Management Company?

We live in a world of add-ons. Ever since the term supersize was coined by the fast food industry back in 1994, the idea and its implications have spread to many aspects of the American lifestyle. We've become accustomed to 'value-added ele…

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Problematic Residents

The vast majority of association and community association residents are decent folks who wouldn’t dream of disrupting life in their buildings by being verbally abusive to neighbors, by blowing up board members’ phones and email inboxes wit…

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How to Evaluate Your Property Manager

Whether you're an executive of a multinational corporation or a cashier at the local supermarket, you probably receive a performance evaluation that assesses how well you're doing your job. Many association management companies may also do…

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Guests in Co-ops and Condos

Whether one resides in a Hoboken high-rise or in a more spread-out HOA, security—for both property and physical safety—is an important issue. Who can come in, at what times, how long they can stay, and how freely they can move about the pro…

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Liquid Assets

Some lucky community associations and HOAs offer the benefits of an indoor or outdoor swimming pool for their residents; it’s a splashy amenity that many people request when looking for a home…but there are many drawbacks, issues, and liab…

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Neighbor to Neighbor

What happens when people begin to notice that their next door neighbors are having difficulty with their mobility, are suddenly at risk of falling or have fallen, are confused about where they are and begin to exhibit this and other types …

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Homesharing in Co-ops, Condos & HOAs

The media and political buzz surrounding so-called 'homeshare' or 'short-term rental' websites (primarily Airbnb, but also other similar services like Homeaway.com and VRBO.com, just to name two) has been on the upswing over the last year …

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Boards Behaving Badly

Most community association or HOA boards are made up of ordinary, well-meaning folks who volunteer for the relatively thankless job of running their association. They donate their time, expertise, and effort to make their community as func…

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It's Tough Out There

As the condo and HOA market continues to heal after the setback it experienced during the most recent financial crisis, many management firms and independent association managers are looking for ways to distinguish themselves from their co…

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