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When to Hire a Property Management Company

Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 05:20 pmCategories: HOA Board

A major decision faced by most landlords is whether to hire a property management company. While many landlords manage their own properties, perhaps with the help of an employee or two, some require more help. For landlords who are struggling to keep up with their responsibilities, working with a professional property management company just makes sense. A property manager is a huge asset, but they come at a significant cost. Hiring a property manager isn’t... [Read More...]

Are You Paying too Much for HOA Management Services?

Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 05:22 pmCategories: Community Tips

From daily administrative duties to high-level financial management, HOA management companies provide services that range greatly in terms of complexity. With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that the price for services rendered varies greatly as well. So, how do you know if you’re paying too much for HOA management services? As a general rule of thumb, if you’re spending a large portion of your budget on HOA management services but the... [Read More...]

What Does a Sarasota Condominium Management Company Do?

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 05:23 pmCategories: Condo Management

A Sarasota condominium management company is responsible for the day-to-day operations of a condominium community. The company takes on a number of responsibilities and takes a considerable amount of burden off of the Board. If you’re thinking about seeking professional condominium management, you likely have questions regarding exactly what your investment will pay for. Though a condominium manager can take on many roles and you can choose to invest in only the services you need most,... [Read More...]

Benefits of Condominium Management in Sarasota

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 05:24 pmCategories: Condo Management

Which is better – self-managing a condominium association or hiring a professional condominium manager? This is a question that many associations face, and the answer isn’t always clear. While there are benefits on both sides, many have found that hiring a professional community manager is well worth the investment. Here are just a few of the benefits of hiring a professional company to take over condominium management in Sarasota and help you decide what’s best for your... [Read More...]

Are HOA Contracts Enforceable?

Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 05:25 pmCategories: Community Tips

Residents and Board members alike often wonder whether HOA contracts are legally enforceable. The short answer is that, yes, in many instances they are. The laws and regulations set forth in the HOA contract can usually be enforced in a court of law, but there are some limitations. This is where an experienced contract lawyer like Nick Hansen can come in handy. He has helped us answer some questions in today’s guest blog post. When a... [Read More...]

Hiring a Bradenton Condominium Management Company on Almost Any Budget

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 05:27 pmCategories: Condo Management

Many condominium boards mistakenly believe that professional condominium management isn’t in their budget. The truth, however, is that hiring a company that does condominium management Bradenton is more affordable than you may realize, and it’s often possible to get the services you need at a price that won’t break the bank. Every condominium board has different needs, and your board may not need a full-service management company, especially if you’re already handling several things successfully on your... [Read More...]

How Your Condo Association Should Handle Short Term Rentals

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 05:28 pmCategories: Condo Management

Home-sharing and short-term rentals have becoming increasing common due to the popularity of websites like Airbnb.com. Using services like Airbnb, people who are looking for a temporary place to stay can rent a home or even just a bedroom from a homeowner in their desired location. While these services are convenient for many travelers and they’re a nice way for homeowners to earn some extra cash, several conflicts can arise – especially when the homeowner... [Read More...]

Do’s And Don’ts of Homeowner Association Management

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 05:29 pmCategories: HOA Board

Managing a homeowner’s association challenging, and at times, it’s a bit of a balancing act. On one hand, it’s crucial to create and enforce rules for the greater good of the community, but it’s also important treat residents with kindness and respect. To help you ensure smooth operation in your community, we’ve put together this list of do’s and don’ts of HOA management. HOA Management Do’s Get to know your community. The first step in... [Read More...]

Is Your HOA Ready For Hurricane Season?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 05:29 pmCategories: Community Tips

June 1st marks the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season. Though peak season generally begins in the middle of August, homeowner and condo associations need to be prepared for the season as early as possible. The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is predicted to be the most active since 2012, so it’s crucial to take steps to prepare your HOA for the coming months. Here are a few things you can do to ensure that your... [Read More...]

Saving Energy in Condominium Associations

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 05:30 pmCategories: Condo Management

Saving energy in a community association doesn’t require drastic measures or embracing an extremely different standard of living. From small, everyday changes to long-term renovations, there are several things you can do conserve energy. In doing so, you will not only reduce your impact on the environment, you will see significant changes on your bills. If you want to conserve energy in your homeowner’s or condominium association, here are several simple steps that you can... [Read More...]

Tips For Enforcing HOA Rules and Regulations

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 05:32 pmCategories: HOA Board

We all encounter rules on a daily basis: “Handicap parking only,” “You break it, you buy it,” or “No shirt, no shoes, no service,” just to name a few. We know that there are often consequences for breaking these rules, but what about breaking the rules where you live? Unfortunately for many homeowner’s association and community association boards, community members aren’t always worried about playing by the rules. As part of a HOA board, how... [Read More...]

Running a Successful Community Association Meeting

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 05:32 pmCategories: Community Tips

A successful and productive community association meeting requires advance planning and preparation. Meetings should be run in an orderly and professional fashion to avoid chaos, but organizers should avoid excessive formality which could discourage association members from attention. Productive meetings are essential for board members. They set the tone for future work, and they let board members know that they have successfully performed their duties and can proceed on future projects. Here are just a... [Read More...]

How to Collect Delinqunt HOA Fees and Dues

Friday, March 25, 2016 at 05:33 pmCategories: HOA Board

If you manage a homeowners association, you know the importance of homeowner’s association fees and dues. These fees are necessary for covering common expenses, maintaining the properties and paying for any amenities the community offers. Unfortunately, not all homeowners are good at keeping up with paying their dues, and when someone doesn’t pay their fair share, everyone in the association is affected. When homeowners fail to pay dues and fees, it could result in shuttered... [Read More...]

Should You Invest in Professional Condominium Management in Florida?

Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 05:34 pmCategories: Condo Management

Whether or not to invest in professional condominium management is a decision that nearly all condo boards in Florida will face. The benefits of professional condominium management in Florida are numerous, but they come at a cost, which leads many board members to wonder if they are truly worth it. Self-management is always an option, but it may not be the best in all situations. When community members manage the association themselves, they have greater... [Read More...]

Alex Hall, Carmen Condron, And Joe Dornquast Complete Pre-Requiste Course For CMCA Designation

Monday, November 23, 2015 at 05:35 pmCategories: Company Updates

Alex Hall is a Portfolio Manager in the AMI Lakewood Ranch office. Carmen Condron is an Onsite Manager at Lido Beach Club. Joe Dornquast is a Onsite Manager at Charlotte Square Condominiums in Port Charlotte. “It is rewarding to see professional managers work to advance their career to obtain the National Recognized CMCA designation for professional managers.” The next step to obtain the CMCA designation is to pass the comprehensive national certification exam.... [Read More...]

Rob Edgington Recieves AMS Designation

Monday, July 20, 2015 at 05:35 pmCategories: Company Updates

Rob Edgington has received the Association Management Specialist designation (“AMS”) issued through the Community Association Institute (“CAI”). The designation requires completion of two (2) years management experience, satisfactory completion of two (2) advanced courses and adherence to a strict code of ethics. “Rob is an excellent portfolio manager in our Venice office and has received numerous compliments from his Association clients.” Said Douglas E. Wilson, AMI President. “He is an excellent communicator and gets along... [Read More...]

Mathew Wilson Receives PCAM Designation

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 05:36 pmCategories: Company Updates

Mathew Wilson, Vice President of AMI, joined the elite group of Community Associations Managers who have earned the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation from the Community Association Institute (CAI). Mathew is one of more than 1,600 managers nationwide who have earned the highest level of professional recognition in the Community Association field. Mathew is the third manager at AMI to receive the PCAM designation after Donna Jordan and Douglas Wilson. CAI is a national... [Read More...]

Advanced Management Expands Longboat Key Office

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 05:36 pmCategories: Company Updates

Advanced Management of Southwest Florida, Inc. (“AMI”) announced that is relocating to Suite 200 in the Mediterranean Plaza building. AMI had an initial smaller office in the building and needed to expand its office facilities to accommodate existing clients and future growth as well as increases in staff. The expanded area will accommodate future growth of up to eight (8) additional staff members to better serve AMI clients on Longboat Key. AMI has recently expanded... [Read More...]

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