October 9, 2019 Crummack Huseby News
Everyone at Crummack Huseby is honored to be part of this special event again this year. We’re volunteering for the Orange County Basket Brigade, a volunteer-run organization that assembles and delivers Thanksgiving baskets. We know we’re delivering more than a delicious holiday meal. We’re delivering hope and memories to struggling families throughout Orange County.
Crummack Huseby is excited to announce that we have partnered with Lennar Homes for their brand new neighborhood in Tustin, called Levity at Tustin. Levity at Tustin, which had their grand opening on September 28th, is ideally situated in central Orange County, just minutes from Metrolink, the John Wayne Airport, several main interstates and highways, and major employment centers such as the Irvine Business Complex.
With appropriate respect for confidentiality, Crummack Huseby shares information freely throughout our organization. The more people know, the better we can collaborate, and the smarter we can be to solving issues for homeowners. We like to remind ourselves to ask, "Who else needs to know this?"
If the board of directors at your community association is considering hiring a community manager, it can be tough to establish which company is right for you. This process may seem confusing, but when it comes to hiring the right management company for your association, you should pay attention to the basics.
Changing HOA management companies can be a stressful process but is often necessary. When an association management company engages in improper behavior or fails to see your association's vision, the board of directors should terminate the contract, and goshopping for a new community manager.
September 19, 2019 MARGO CRUMMACK, CCAM, PCAM CO-FOUNDER, CO-PRINCIPAL, CEO Education
Are you adequately meeting your operating expenses, or are you cutting corners to AVOID raising assessments? This is an important question to ask because the board of directors has a fiduciary responsibility to ensure they have adopted an efficient budget that will meet their actual operating expenses.
Cleaning up and preserving your neighborhood goes beyond remembering to toss glass and plastic into a recycling bin. That's especially true in Southern California communities. When it comes to sustaining the planet, everyone must do their part.
When researching a property management company, the technology they use is important to help increase the ease of awareness and communication for homeowners and HOA Board Members. Your chosen property management company should have software to make a homeowner’s life easier. Emails are still a great way to send off a quick question, and we still get calls, but our busy lives are a little less busy with smart technology. Before you sign with a property management company, have them walk you through their technology.
August 1, 2019 Sandra L. Huseby, Co-Founder, Co-Principal, COO Education
Relationships and trust are such an amazing, incredible thing to build. It can be challenging to build, but it is one of the most rewarding things that one can have in life. Our business is built on trust and trust is built on relationships. We must try to make smart decisions that enhance long-term relationships because strong relationships enable us to successfully work through difficult issues and challenging times.
The beauty of living in Southern California is that we are surrounded by so much local, natural beauty. This also means we’re often visited by local wildlife, including coyotes. Please take into consideration these tips when spotting coyotes and always take the utmost safest precaution.