Calm in a Crisis - Emergency Preparedness Plan
Apr 15, 2020
A strata management company never wants to find itself in the midst of an emergency, but it can happen anytime and anywhere. Whether you face an outbreak of illness, earthquake, or a flood, the impact of any devastating event can be minimized if your council has prepared for it. No doubt, your council meetings are already chock full of agenda items, but it’s important to make emergency preparedness planning a priority.
4 Ways to Keep Your Strata Safe and Clean
Apr 14, 2020
Effective Communication During Social Distancing
Apr 14, 2020
We will all need a measure of patience as we navigate changes related to the pandemic. Communications may move at a pace that’s different than we’re used to. As always, the best policy is to assume positive intentions from others, listen carefully and respond professionally.
Getting Your Strata’s Spring Cleaning Started
Apr 07, 2020
As strata managers begin their inspection, they note the necessary repairs for winter damage as they make their rounds through the community.
What Should you Expect from a Strata Manager
Mar 02, 2020
Not all strata managers have what they need to give you great service. Learn what it takes to be a great strata manager.
Four Ways to Set Decoration Policies without Ruining the Holiday Party
Nov 15, 2019
Lights, candles and wreaths, oh my! The most decorated season of the year is arriving, with celebrations from many cultures and faiths coinciding in the next few months. For condo communities, the desire to deck the halls can clash with the rules of the corporation. Follow these tips to maintain a festive community without décor running amok.
How to Communicate: What Your Strata Council Should Know and Do
Nov 14, 2019
You want your strata to be successful. All council members do. You know that means watching the finances carefully and maintaining the property. But do you think about effective strata council communication as an ingredient in your recipe for success? It is!
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Tis the Season…Will Your Holiday Packages Arrive Safely and on Time?
Nov 02, 2019
It’s that wonderful time of year! Many of us are shopping online to get that perfect gift for our loved ones. And, for those doing last-minute shopping, we don’t want to have to worry that something will go wrong with our deliveries.
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An Ounce of Prevention
Oct 28, 2019
Like changing the oil in your car, regular maintenance on a building helps keeps everything working properly and safely. For stratas, some tasks are not optional, they are mandatory.
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The Importance of Homeowners Insurance
Sep 13, 2019
Up to 60 percent of strata home owners in the Greater Vancouver Regional District lack insurance. A good policy will protect your biggest asset and help you keep your head above water.