How to Hire the RIGHT Community Management Company. A Primer for Condo, Townhome and HOA Board Members.

How to Hire the RIGHT Community Management Company. A Primer for Board Members. Welcome to the Board Member’s Guide to Hiring the Right community property management company. Whether you live in a condo association, townhome association or Homeowners Association, it is critical that you have the right management company with the right qualifications and credentials Read more about How to Hire the RIGHT Community Management Company. A Primer for Condo, Townhome and HOA Board Members.[…]

The True (HIGH) Cost of Hiring a Low-Cost Condo Management Company Revealed

The True (HIGH) Cost of Hiring a Low-Cost Condo Management Company Revealed One of the most challenging responsibilities of a board of director of a condo association is hiring the right condo association management company.  Ideally you are want to hire the best condo management company for your association at the lowest possible price.  In Read more about The True (HIGH) Cost of Hiring a Low-Cost Condo Management Company Revealed[…]

How to Avoid the #1 Mistake Community Association Board Members Make

How to Avoid the #1 Mistake Community Association Board Members Make What is the #1 mistake board members make while serving as a volunteer for a community association? It is by far the biggest mistake that board members make. It is such a big mistake that it usually results in having to repeat the process within 12 to Read more about How to Avoid the #1 Mistake Community Association Board Members Make[…]

Condo Association Budget Season Tips: How to Cut Costs and Increase your Reserves (without raising assessments)

Condo Association Budget Season Tips: How to Cut Costs and Increase your Reserves One of the most important duties of the community association treasurer is to take the lead on reviewing and approving the annual budget.  This annual duty is quite possibly the most important function of the treasurer.  Typically, the draft recommended budget is Read more about Condo Association Budget Season Tips: How to Cut Costs and Increase your Reserves (without raising assessments)[…]

Top 10 ways for Community Association Boards to Increase Effectiveness and Productivity

Top 10 ways for Community Association Boards to Increase Effectiveness and Productivity By Salvatore Sciacca – Chicago Property Services Are you feeling overwhelmed and overworked as a board member of a community association? Do you feel underpaid?  Do you feel like there is not enough time to address the never-ending issues that keep popping up within Read more about Top 10 ways for Community Association Boards to Increase Effectiveness and Productivity[…]

Best Practices for Board Members: When Should You Replace A Hot Water Tank or Boiler System for your Condo Association?

Best Practices for Board Members: When Should You Replace A Hot Water Tank or Boiler for your Condo Association? Are you a board member of a condo, townhome or HOA community association?    Or perhaps you are a homeowner serving on a capital improvements committee?  One of the most important questions to ask is when to Read more about Best Practices for Board Members: When Should You Replace A Hot Water Tank or Boiler System for your Condo Association?[…]

What are the Top Industry Organizations Dedicated to Condo/Townhome/HOA Community Association Living?

What are the Top Industry Organizations Dedicated to Condo/Townhome/HOA Community Association Living? Are you a board member of a condo or townhome association?  Or perhaps you serve on the board of an HOA otherwise known as a homeowner’s association?  Perhaps you are a property manager looking to enhance your knowledge of the community association industry?  Read more about What are the Top Industry Organizations Dedicated to Condo/Townhome/HOA Community Association Living?[…]

Condo Association Board Members WANTED! Don’t miss the 37th Annual CAI IL Condo-HOA Conference & Expo on Feb. 22nd and 23rd

Condo Association Board Members WANTED! Don’t miss the 37th Annual CAI IL Condo-HOA Conference & Expo on Feb. 22nd and 23rd. Are you a board member or homeowner looking to educate yourself about community living?   Do you enjoy learning about the latest technologies addressing community association living?  Are you looking to meeting representatives from various Read more about Condo Association Board Members WANTED! Don’t miss the 37th Annual CAI IL Condo-HOA Conference & Expo on Feb. 22nd and 23rd[…]

Chicago Property Services Celebrates 17 years of Community Management Services

Chicago Property Services is excited to announce that it has provided over 17 years of community management services to Chicago based condo, townhome and HOA associations. Founded in 2001 by Salvatore J. Sciacca, Chicago Property Services continues to provide personalized condo management services to small to mid-sized associations around the Chicagoland area. The current portfolio Read more about Chicago Property Services Celebrates 17 years of Community Management Services[…]

Chicago Property Services now offers the BEST Condo Association Management Services Plan: the ZEN PLUS plan

Chicago Property Services now offers the BEST Condo Association Management Services Plan: the ZEN PLUS plan Chicago Property Services is pleased to announce the new ZEN PLUS Community management services plan.  Do you serve on the board of directors for a condo, townhome or HOA assocaition?  Do you live in a condo association from 15 Read more about Chicago Property Services now offers the BEST Condo Association Management Services Plan: the ZEN PLUS plan[…]