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Fundamentals of Good Condo Association Management

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Running a Condo Association is no simple task.  You must manage a budget, keep a building in good repair, fix issues for Owners, deal with unexpected disasters, manage crazy Board members, and more.  Although this can be daunting, there are certain Condo Association management basics which will help guide you towards success.  For today’s article, Better Condo Life is teaming up with The FolSon...

The Secret to a Well-Maintained Condo Association

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Everyone wants to live in a well-maintained Condo Association – the kind where things are well-kept, orderly, and picturesque.  There is no denying that money plays a part in this process.  You need to ensure your Condo is properly funding things like maintenance, landscaping, and more.  However, there is a secret that many Condo Associations don’t know.  The secret to a well-maintained...

Choosing Condo Association Social Media Platforms

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Social Media can play a powerful role in expanding your communications strategy for your Condo Association.  While there are certain well known sites, like Facebook and Twitter, there are also many others which could add value.  However, your time is precious, and every site takes up either staff or volunteer time.  You need to make sure you choose your Condo Association social media presence...

The Condo Association Board Engineer Profile

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This week’s Condo Association Board personality profile is the Condo Association Board Engineer.  The Condo Association Board Engineer may not ACTUALLY be an engineer – but they think like one.  Everything can be broken down into a solvable puzzle – whether the challenge is related to building systems or Owners.   The Condo Association Board Engineer Mantra – “If everyone...

First Half 2017 Airbnb Condo News Roundup

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At the start of the year, one of the Better Condo Life predictions was that the controversies surrounding short-term rentals like Airbnb and VRBO would start to get settled by the end of 2017.  A little more than halfway through the year, there has been a substantial amount of activity in a number of different cities and states.  To catch you up, here your first half 2017 Airbnb Condo news...

July 2017 Condo Association News Roundup

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Happy Summer!  Hopefully your Condo Association is having plenty of social events (link) to celebrate the weather.  While summer can bring a lull, there is plenty going on in the July 2017 Condo Association news.  There are updates on Michigan’s new Airbnb tax that was covered last month (link).  There’s good advice on a proper checklist for Owners altering their homes or properties.  And...

Three Ways to Annoy Condo Association Boards

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Most people want a to live a simple Condo life and generally be left alone.  Sometimes, however, life gets in the way, and there can be complications.  While Condo Boards have a bad reputation, the reality is that most are made up of normal people who are fairly understanding.  However, there are certain things that can cause a Board to crack down on you hard.  Here are three ways to annoy Condo...

Three Condo Association Facilities Committee Project Ideas

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Committees are a powerful part of your Condo Association.  When properly structured and full of enthusiastic volunteers, they can lead to transformational change in your Condo Association.  Most Condo Associations have some form of a Facilities Committee responsible for different projects within the grounds of your community.  Here are three Condo Association Facilities Committee project ideas...

The Condo Association Board Accountant Profile

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This week’s Condo Association Board personality is on the Condo Association Board Accountant.  The Accountant loves numbers and money, specifically making sure your Association has plenty of it.  This is an important consideration for most Associations, as money makes the world go ‘round!  Having an Accountant will make sure you’ve got the green, but don’t let them forget about the human element...

The Challenge of Being a Condo Association Public Figure

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A Condo Board member faces many challenges.  But one that often goes unremarked is the fact that you are a Condo Association public figure – in addition to all your other jobs.  At the end of the day, you are an elected public official.  You run an Association that might be modest in size, or could be a thousand units.  You have the ability to tax people and punish them.  Along with this...

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