The Cooperator Expo is Coming to Chicago: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 10:00AM–4:30PM @ Navy Pier

The Cooperator Expo is Coming to Chicago: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 10:00AM–4:30PM @ Navy Pier 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? Are you looking to take on a Read more about The Cooperator Expo is Coming to Chicago: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 10:00AM–4:30PM @ Navy Pier[…]

7 Steps to Creating An Amazingly THRIVING Community Association

7 Steps to Creating An Amazingly THRIVING Community Association Why Do People Live In a Community Association?   In the US, there are now 350,000 community associations with 66.8 million or 22% of the US population living in them.  Compare this to 1970 when there were only 10,000 communities and only 2.1 million people living Read more about 7 Steps to Creating An Amazingly THRIVING Community Association[…]

The Top 10 Ingredients of a Well Prepared 2017 Budget

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Whether you are a community property manager or a board of director, the time has once again arrived for the 2017 budget preparation and implementation.  By now the associations with management companies should have received the proposed 2017 budgets and self managed associations should be actively putting together their 2017 budgets as well.  As a result, I thought I would share my “Italian sauce recipe” for preparing and implementing a successful budget seeing how passionate I am about cooking. Continue reading “The Top 10 Ingredients of a Well Prepared 2017 Budget” »

The Top 10 Ingredients of a HIGHLY Successful Community Association Board Meeting

The Top 10 Ingredients of a HIGHLY Successful Community Association Board Meeting By Salvatore Sciacca, Chicago Property Services So you serve on the board of directors of a condo, townhome or community association?  Or perhaps you are a homeowner at a condo association?  You probably have a full time job and perhaps are married and Read more about The Top 10 Ingredients of a HIGHLY Successful Community Association Board Meeting[…]

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 Read more about The TOP 10 Ways to GUARANTEE Leaks, Water Infiltration, Plumbing Backups and Floods[…]

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 Read more about Top 10 Ways To Screw Up Your Community Association. A Guide for Board Member Dummies.[…]

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 Read more about Why Community Association Board Members and Homeowners Are Experiencing Too Much Stress (It’s NOT what you think)[…]

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 Read more about How to Create the ULTIMATE Condo/Townhome/HOA Community Association (Yes, It’s possible!)[…]

The Chicago Tribune heard it from the Condoboss Again! Are you a Condo Association Looking to Hire a Contractor?

The Chicago Tribune heard it from the Condoboss Again!  Are you a Condo Association Looking to Hire a Contractor? See what Salvatore J. Sciacca had to say in the latest article written by Pamela Dittmer McKuen in the Community Living Section of the Chicago Tribune The article is titled “Know what to look for when Read more about The Chicago Tribune heard it from the Condoboss Again! Are you a Condo Association Looking to Hire a Contractor?[…]

Top 10 Portfolio Condo Management Companies in Chicago

Top 10 Portfolio Condo Management Companies in Chicago Who are the best portfolio condo management companies in Chicago? It’s a question I have often pondered and thousands of board members around Chicago have thought about as well.  In order to answer that properly, the following questions  need to be asked and answered first: RESPONSE TIMES Read more about Top 10 Portfolio Condo Management Companies in Chicago[…]