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.
The threat of a fire is at the forefront of our minds during the windy season. We drive by the fire department or see a fire truck and wave, grateful they're there but hoping you don't have to call on them. We never think a fire could happen to us, until it does.
November 19, 2020 Employee Spotlight
After being promoted from Assistant Manager to Community Manager in Training, Kelly Davidson continues to succeed at every task with such talent and grace. It was hard not to notice the joy with her new role, “I love doing community improvements and connecting with homeowners keeping their kind neighborly spirits alive.” She always rises to new challenges and has learned that managers have a lot of important deadlines that are considered behind the scenes, especially during these challenging times.
October 29, 2020 Employee Spotlight
Our community manager, Jessica Roberson, has been a valuable employee at Crummack Huseby for almost three years. She started as an assistant community manager, and due to her stellar performance, Jessica was quickly promoted to a (MIT) Manager in Training and then a Community Manager.
May 19, 2020 Crummack Huseby News
IRVINE, Calif. – July 11, 2019 – The Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC) has announced a major new platform called the BIASC New Homes Showcase. This online sales directory is designed to serve as a leading authoritative resource in the building industry by engaging consumers directly with builder communities without the intermediation of third-party websites.
An ardent advocate for industry education and leadership throughout her career, Margo is excited to speak on March 11 to industry peers about Leadership and Ethics in decision-making.
December 12, 2019 Board Member Spotlight
Benjamin Yu has served on many community organizations and HOA boards in the past because he believes sustainable communities need residents who give more than they take from the neighborhood. Benjamin, who grew up in New York City, now lives in the Baker Ranch neighborhood in Lake Forest and has served on the board for one year.
Every business is results-driven, but it's essential to understand what it means for your business, for your clients, and your personal career growth. At Crummack Huseby, we look at the Results-Based Management theory as a guide to be more productive.
Crummack Huseby Property Management, Inc., has announced the expansion of their Financial Services Only business. Effective immediately, the financial services will be known as CH Association Financial Services and are designed for homeowner association management that requires back-office support of accounts payable, accounts receivable, and financial reporting services.
October 29, 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.
October 23, 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?"
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.
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.
It’s our instinct, when faced with a problem, to quickly wonder HOW it could happen? Even if you had all the best preventive measures in place or perhaps you even safeguarded a situation so that nothing would go wrong…things can still go wrong.
Those earthquakes over the holiday weekend rattled all of us, and for good reason. Experts warn us about the foreshocks and the aftershocks, but it’s also important to discuss how we can stay prepared for the next earthquake.