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Top 10 ways to guarantee a stressful, headache filled disaster for your next community association capital project

Top 10 ways to guarantee a stressful, headache filled disaster for your next community association capital project

Top 10 ways to guarantee a stressful, headache filled disaster for your next community association capital project Now that the warmer weather is upon us, it is time to take on capital projects for your community association.  As a result, I would like to share some thoughts on ways that WILL guarantee a complete disaster for your capital repair and/or improvement project.  So sit back, relax, and follow these step by step instructions for a most assured complete failure. 10. Short

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Salvatore J. Sciacca aka “Condoboss” Contributes to ANOTHER Tribune Article. This one is titled “How to increase your association’s voter participation”

Salvatore J. Sciacca aka "Condoboss" Contributes to ANOTHER Tribune Article.  This one is titled "How to increase your association's voter participation"

Salvatore J. Sciacca aka “Condoboss” Contributes to ANOTHER Tribune Article.  This one is titled “How to increase your association’s voter participation” Do you live in a community association such as a condo, townhome or HOA?  Do you serve on the board of directors?  Are you a community property manager looking to drive annual meeting attendance?  Do you wish you had greater homeowner attendance and turnout for your annual meetings/elections?  To find the answers to this very important question, read this

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ACTHA presents the SPRING 2015 Educational Conference on Saturday, April 18 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook

ACTHA presents the SPRING 2015 Educational Conference on Saturday, April 18 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook

ACTHA, Illinois’ Most Focused Resource for: Community Associations, Board Members, Owners, presents the SPRING 2015 Educational Conference When: Saturday, April 18 Where: Drury Lane in Oakbrook Register HERE Are you a vendor looking to expand your presence within the condo association industry?  Are you a property manager specializing on condo property management?  Are you a board of director serving on a board of an IL based community association? I strongly urge you to consider attending this upcoming event. Board of Directors: Attention board of directors of

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Attention Condo Managers, Board Presidents and Vendors: Don’t miss the Chicagoland Cooperator’s Spring Expo, May 16, 2015

Attention Condo Managers, Board Presidents and Vendors: Don't miss the Chicagoland Cooperator's Spring Expo, May 16, 2015

Attention Condo Managers, Board Presidents and Vendors: Don’t miss the Chicagoland Cooperator’s Spring Expo When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 Expo Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Register HERE Attention condo and townhome association board members and presidents!  You won’t want to miss the upcoming spring expo hosted by the Chicagoland Cooperator.  Come meet prospective condo new management firms and prospective new vendors.  Learn about the latest IL laws that affect condo, townhome and HOA community associations. Join board and association

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The TOP 10 Ways to GUARANTEE Leaks, Water Infiltration, Plumbing Backups and Floods

The TOP 10 Ways to GUARANTEE Leaks, Water Infiltration,  Plumbing Backups and Floods

The TOP 10 Ways to GUARANTEE Leaks, Water Infiltration,  Plumbing Backups and Floods A Guide for Association Board Member Dummies What are the best ways to guarantee headaches, stress, and a whole lot of plumbing and repair bills for you and all the homeowners of your association?  This guide will give you step by step instructions to make that easily happen.  And as an added benefit, the association is certain to spend more money than was budgeted.  This will allow

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Condoboss Q&A #8: How Proper HVAC Maintenance Helps Condo Associations and HOA Communities Save Time and Money

Condoboss Q&A #8: How Proper HVAC Maintenance Helps Condo Associations and HOA Communities Save Time and Money

Condoboss Q&A #8: How Proper HVAC Maintenance Helps Condo Associations and HOA Communities Save Time and Money In the latest edition of the Condoboss Q&A series, Salvatore J. Sciacca sat down and interviewed Michael Carpenter, the VP and GM of service at YMI Mechanical and asked him questions on how to help community associations properly maintain their HVAC equipment AND save time and money. Condoboss (CB): What are the best ways to properly prepare HVAC equipment for the winter months? Michael

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Top 10 Ways To Screw Up Your Community Association. A Guide for Board Member Dummies.

Top 10 Ways To Screw Up Your Community Association. A Guide for Board Member Dummies.

Top 10 Ways To Screw Up Your Community Association. A Guide for Board Member Dummies. I was at one of my monthly networking events last night and I was speaking to a friend of mine. Somehow the conversation took a turn that ended up with me laughing to the point that I almost peed in my pants. We agreed that I should write blogs for board member dummies. Now I am not one to criticize people and I certainly don’t

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Why Community Association Board Members and Homeowners Are Experiencing Too Much Stress (It’s NOT what you think)

Why Community Association Board Members and Homeowners Are Experiencing Too Much Stress (It's NOT what you think)

Why Community Association Board Members and Homeowners Are Experiencing Too Much Stress (It’s NOT what you think) Ever wonder why so many people are so stressed out these days? Isn’t it fair to say that stress levels have gone up over the years? Ever wonder why that is? Some people say its because companies are more demanding and technology has made our work lives much more pervasive. And that our work hours have extended way past a typical 9am to

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Top 10 Do’s and Dont’s For Your 2015 Community Association Budget

Top 10 Do's and Dont's For Your 2015 Community Association Budget

What are the Top 10 Do’s and Dont’s Before Approving Your 2015 Community Association Budget? Believe it or not, it’s already time to start planning, preparing and approving the 2015 budget for your condo, townhome or HOA community association.  This process is actually one of the most critical elements of creating and sustaining a healthy and fiscally sound community association.  As a result, I’d like to share the top do’s and dont’s to take into consideration before approving the 2015

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How to Create the ULTIMATE Condo/Townhome/HOA Community Association (Yes, It’s possible!)

How to Create the ULTIMATE Condo/Townhome/HOA Community Association (Yes, It's possible!)

How to Create the ULTIMATE Condo/Townhome/HOA Community Association (Yes, It’s possible) What does the ULTIMATE Community  Association look like? Is it some dreamy far off place that is on another planet? Or is it really something that is truly possible to create? Is it the condo management company’s responsibility? Or is it the responsibility of the board of directors?  What are the benefits of this?  Why bother? Let’s start by defining what the ULTIMATE community association looks like: 1. People love attending the

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