Communicating Condo & HOA rules
Condo & HOA Rules: Why Clear Communication is Key
Mar 01, 2023
From rule creation to rule enforcement, the key to effective and reasonable rules is communication every step of the way. When owners understand why the association has certain rules and what the benefit of them are, it leads to happier residents. Not to mention a stronger community.
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Important Annual Tasks for HOA Boards
Jan 11, 2023
Have you recently been elected to your HOA board and are feeling overwhelmed by board business? With so many responsibilities it can be difficult to sort out where to start. This list breaks down the crucial tasks your HOA board needs to perform.
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Managing Package Deliveries During the Holiday Season
Dec 07, 2022
Managing package deliveries has become a necessity for condo corporations and as the holidays arrive it's more important than ever to be organized for the onslaught deliveries. Check out our tips for managing packages during this busy time of year.
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HOA Commission 101: Different Commission and Their Responsibilities
Jul 13, 2022
Do you know how HOA Commissions help HOA boards achieve success? Learn more about how your community can benefit from well organized committees.
Severe Weather: What to Do and How to Stay Safe in a Storm
Jun 06, 2022
It’s no secret that Illinois sees its fair share of severe weather and on a more regular basis. Severe thunderstorms, high winds and tornadoes touching down are something everyone should be prepared for.
3 Ways Your Association Can Fund Capital Improvements
May 16, 2022
Sooner or later, every homeowners association (HOA) or condominium association has to invest in capital improvement projects. But what's the best way for your association to pay for them?
HOA Rules & Regulations
Establishing HOA Rules and Regulations
May 13, 2022
Establish HOA rules and regulations by navigating governing documents and resolutions to create beneficial rules for your community and residents.
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How to Avoid 5 Common Board Member Mistakes
Apr 14, 2022
Being on your association board is not an easy job. No matter what your level of experience, mistakes can happen. Although some of these can probably be corrected easily, why not avoid them altogether by learning from other board members' experiences? Check out these recommendations for handling 5 common board member mistakes.
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How Ancillary Services Improve Association Finances
Mar 21, 2022
The ancillary services offered by FirstService Residential can offer big savings to associations.
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Customer Care: 7 Ways Your Management Company Should “Answer the Call”
Mar 11, 2022
If your community is managed by a property management company, you probably have an after-hours number you can call for urgent issues. But what if you simply want to take care of day-to-day association business? “People don’t operate in normal business hours anymore,” says Rolando Hernandez, national customer care director at FirstService Residential. “Residents and board members need to be able to take care of community business how and when it’s convenient for them.”