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Chicagoland Cooperator Event: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:00AM-4:30PM at the Navy Pier Convention Center

Chicagoland Cooperator Event: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:00AM-4:30PM at the Navy Pier Convention Center

Trusted by thousands, The Chicagoland Condo, HOA, Co-op & Apt. Expo is the leading real estate trade show in Chicago. Join board and association members, property managers, homeowners and apartment building owners, meet building service companies, attend educational seminars and get your questions answered. Don’t miss this very special event specifically for board members and homeowners living in Chicago area community associations. And also for vendors who are looking to serve community associations or are already serving community associations but […]

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10 Crucial Things Your Community Management Company SHOULD Be Doing

10 Crucial Things Your Community Management Company SHOULD Be Doing

10 Crucial Things Your Community Management Company SHOULD Be Doing 1. Statistics show there is high percentage of associations who plan their budget only one year in advance. Is your association part of that group? Best run associations have a 5 year capital plan, which allows for better planning, better budgeting and lesser reliance on special assessments to fund capital improvements and replacements. This results in less financial stress on the homeowners. 2. Do your assessment amounts correlate correctly with the percent […]

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Pros and Cons to Social Media for Community Associations

Pros and Cons to Social Media for Community Associations

A growing question within the community association industry is whether or not community associations should have a presence within social media.  Today I will discuss the pros and cons. Pros: 1. Easy access to building and community updates by board members and homeowners 2. Easy systems to learn, no expensive or lengthy training needed for users and/or administrators. 3.Potential buyers and real estate agents marketing the property would have access to latest news 4. Communities can share their best practices […]

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Is your community association prepared for a life/safety event? Don’t wait until its too late!

Is your community association prepared for a life/safety event?  Don't wait until its too late!

Is your community prepared for a life/safety event? Smoke alarms are one of the most fundamental elements of a building’s defense to a life/safety event. Preparedness is key! My friends at Community Association Underwriters of America (CAU) have created this very useful overview on the importance of smoke alarms.  Here is the link to the smoke alarm document: CAUsmokealarm I encourage all homeowners and board members living within a community association to take note before it’s too late!  And even if […]

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Top 10 Tips: How to Live a Balanced Life (And a MUCH happier one)

Top 10 Tips: How to Live a Balanced Life (And a MUCH happier one)

Top 10 Tips: How to Live a Balanced Life (and a MUCH happier one) I get it.  You have so many things to take care of and so little time.  And there is never enough time to take care of everything.  And to add further insult to injury, life keeps getting more complex and more demanding especially due to the new technologies that make it easier and easier to work, talk, and text on the go (but not text and […]

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Top 10 Tips: Avoid Getting Buried In Snow

Top 10 Tips: Avoid Getting Buried In Snow

Top 10 Tips on How to Avoid Getting Buried in Snow Now that the fall season is upon us, that can only mean one thing.  Old Man Winter is right around the corner!  And the good news is that many associations have enjoyed savings over the past few years due to the mild winters that we have experienced around the Chicago area.  The question is are you prepared in the event of a heavier snow season?  And are you really […]

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Condoboss Blog: High functioning boards versus dysfunctional community association boards. What are the ramifications?

Condoboss Blog: High functioning boards versus dysfunctional community association boards.  What are the ramifications?

High functioning boards versus dysfunctional community association boards.  What are the ramifications? Over the years that I have spent in the community association industry as a CEO of a community management company, I have gone on quite a few sales calls with board of directors shopping for new management services.   Somewhat surprisingly, the feedback that I have gotten typically focuses on all the mistakes and shortcomings of the current property manager and management company.  The most typical complaints are: “Not […]

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Top 10 Tips on Preparing the 2014 Budget for your Community Association

Top 10 Tips on Preparing the 2014 Budget for your Community Association

Top 10 Tips on Preparing the 2014 Budget The time has arrived to start focusing on the preparation and approval of the 2014 budget for your community association.  In order for community associations to create and maintain healthy reserves and to have financial stability, it is critical for associations to budget properly.  This means not only preparing and approving an annual operating budget but also preparing and approving a 5 year capital plan. The focus on this article is on […]

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How does your Illinois Community Association Compare to Industry Best Practices?

How does your Illinois Community Association Compare to Industry Best Practices?

How does your Illinois Community Association Compare to Industry Best Practices? (For immediate access to the survey, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/communityassociationcheckup) As an owner and member of a Chicago area community association, it is important to ask yourself the following questions:  How does your association’s performance compare to the industry best practices? Is your association managed effectively and efficiently? Would you like to spend less time in board meetings and get more issues resolved? Do you wish to feel more confident about issues such […]

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ACTHA 2013 North Expo – Westin Chicago North Shore – Saturday October 12, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM CDT

ACTHA 2013 North Expo – Westin Chicago North Shore – Saturday October 12, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM CDT

Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling Attention board members, homeowners and vendors serving the IL community association industry!  Come join me at the ACTHA North Expo on October 12, 2013. Here is the link to register online now: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=rmhmmecab&oeidk=a07e7tlfprle2f3dee8   General conference information: Expo Trade Show if FREE!  Exhibitor Showcase Presentations are FREE!  Parking is FREE! Breakfast is FREE! Registration and Trade Show Expo open at 8 a.m.  Trade Show Expo ends at 11:30.  Last two educational seminars end at 1 p.m. […]

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