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Fall 2018 Cooperator Expo: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 10:00AM to 4:30PM McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Fall 2018 Cooperator Expo: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 10:00AM to 4:30PM McCormick Place, Chicago, IL Are you a board member of a condo, townhome or HOA?  Are you a property manager?  Or perhaps a community manager of a high rise?  Or a portfolio manager of several community associations? Chicago Property Services is pleased to Read more about Fall 2018 Cooperator Expo: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 10:00AM to 4:30PM McCormick Place, Chicago, IL[…]

Board Member Lintel Primer 101 – Community Associations: Condos, Townhomes and HOA’s

Board Member Lintel Primer 101 – Community Associations: Condos, Townhomes and HOA’s Are you a board member of a community association like a condo/townhome or HOA association? Does your community association have window lintels? Maybe you are not sure? This video is designed to explain the basics of window lintels and there is a quiz Read more about Board Member Lintel Primer 101 – Community Associations: Condos, Townhomes and HOA’s[…]

Best Board Member Budget Practices REVEALED

Best Board Member Budget Practices REVEALED Approving the annual community association operating budget is one of the most important obligations of the board of directors.  It is also the duty of the board treasurer to take the lead in this endeavor and ensure that a budget is approved in a timely fashion i.e. before the Read more about Best Board Member Budget Practices REVEALED[…]

Looking for the BEST and most Effective Condo Management Services Company? 5 Key Vetting Steps Revealed

Looking for an Effective Condo Management Services Company? Do you live in a Chicago based condo association?  Or perhaps a townhome association or an HOA?  What are the most important questions to ask your new potential management partner?  How do you insure that whatever company you hire actually delivers on all the promises.  Are you Read more about Looking for the BEST and most Effective Condo Management Services Company? 5 Key Vetting Steps Revealed[…]

Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Condo, Townhome or HOA Community Living Experience

Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Condo, Townhome or HOA Community Living Experience Are you a homeowner living in a community association such as a condo, townhome or HOA community?  How is your living experience so far?  Is it living up to your expectations?  What were your original reasons for buying into a condo association, Read more about Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Condo, Townhome or HOA Community Living Experience[…]

How Much Should Our Association Have in Reserves? Fully Funded, Partially Funded or Under Funded is the Better Question.

How Much Should Our Association Have in Reserves?  Fully Funded, Partially Funded or Under Funded is the Better Question. One of the most widely asked question by the condo community association board Treasurer is how much should be in the reserves.  Another typical question which is essentially the same is “How much should our association Read more about How Much Should Our Association Have in Reserves? Fully Funded, Partially Funded or Under Funded is the Better Question.[…]

Best Practices: How to Schedule Board Meetings and Annual Meetings for Condo Associations

Best Practices: How to Schedule Board Meetings and Annual Meetings for Condo Associations Are you a board member of a condo or townhome association?  It is critically important that you schedule regular board meetings and an annual meeting.  This YouTube educational video will show you step by step on how to schedule board meetings and Read more about Best Practices: How to Schedule Board Meetings and Annual Meetings for Condo Associations[…]

How Transparent is Your Condo Management Company? You won’t believe what you are about to see.

How Transparent is Your Condo Management Company?  You Won’t Believe What You Are About to See. Do you serve on the board?  Do you realize that the typical base fee of condo management companies (that serve smaller buildings ie. 100 units and under) only covers about 33% to 50% of their total income?  Do you realize Read more about How Transparent is Your Condo Management Company? You won’t believe what you are about to see.[…]

The Top 10 Board Member Blunders

The Top 10 Board Member Blunders Board members are the key decision makers for community associations such as condos, townhomes and homeowner associations.  They are the people that volunteer and take the time to oversee the day to day operations and long term planning of the community.  They are the ones that are supposed to Read more about The Top 10 Board Member Blunders[…]

Looking for a RESULTS ORIENTED condo management company based in Chicago?

Looking for a RESULTS ORIENTED condo management company based in Chicago?  Are you a condo board member?  Do you have trouble getting projects done for your condo association?  Are you constantly calling and reminding your management company about a project that never gets done?  Check out this Youtube video and see how projects get DONE!