Category: Association Operations

Management
2018 January Property Management Software and Apps

As anyone with a smartphone, tablet or laptop knows, technology makes life easier in countless ways. The management of co-op and condo properties is no different, with new digital tools emerging all the time to streamline, facilitate and im…

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Management
2018 January The Limits of Board Powers

It is not easy being a board member. There are meetings to attend, documents to review, decisions to make and neighbors to mollify. There are also a number of rules and regulations that must be followed in order to ensure that the individua…

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Management
2018 January Board/Management Relations

A condominium, cooperative or homeowners’ association thrives or falters based on how all of the various stakeholders involved can come together in effort to achieve a common goal: the maintenance of a successful and stable residential comm…

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Management
2018 January Accessing Units

Owning a unit in a multifamily co-op or condo carries a great many benefits in the form of shared responsibilities, but it also requires compromises along the lines of control: what your board, management, and building staff can or cannot d…

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Management
2018 January Concierge Services

Everyone can use a little help now and again. The residents of condominiums, co-ops or homeowners’ associations are no exception. There are tons of tasks that just cannot be left up to the board or residents, who are busy people themselves,…

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Security
2017 December Security Assessments

According to most experts, current overall crime rates in America’s 30 largest cities are at historic lows. This crime data comes directly from local police departments in those cities – and while these figures are seen as a positive by law…

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Security
2017 December Safety and Security

Education, awareness, and cooperation between management, boards, and residents can make a huge difference in deterring crime in and around a building. Some basic behavioral adjustments – making sure nobody follows you into the building wit…

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Security
2017 December Safety Inspections

Whether living in a crowded high-rise or a sprawling suburban community, when it comes to condos, co-ops and homeowners’ associations, safety is paramount. From management to the board to fellow residents, it falls to everyone to show conce…

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Security
2017 December Handling and Storing Hazardous Materials

It takes a lot of different tools and materials to keep multifamily buildings looking, smelling and functioning at their best. That means that maintenance crews, contractors, snow removal teams, and other staff members must rely upon someti…

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Maintenance
2017 November Managing Snow & Ice

Being a board member, manager, or maintenance staff member for a building or HOA obviously comes with numerous responsibilities. Chief among those is being ready and able to deal with risks, issues and hazards that pose potential threats to…

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