Invest in Relationships

October 29, 2019    Sandra L. Huseby, Co-Founder, Co-Principal, COO    Education

CH PRINCIPLE #18: INVEST IN RELATIONSHIPS

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.

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THE OC BASKET BRIGADE 2019

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.

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Community Spotlight - Levity at Tustin Legacy

October 9, 2019    Crummack Huseby News, Community Spotlight

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. 

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Share Information

September 29, 2019    Erin Rice, Controller    Crummack Huseby News, Homeowner Tips

CH PRINCIPLE #19: SHARE INFORMATION

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?"

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How to Improve Your Association's Financial Stability this Budget Season

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. 

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5 EASY WAYS TO CREATE A MORE ECO-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY

August 29, 2019    By Rachael Elizabeth    Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle

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.

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TECH ALLOWS HOMEOWNERS HOA BOARD TRANSPARENCY

August 21, 2019    Education, Homeowner Tips

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.

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HOA Safety: What To Do When Coyotes for a Visit

July 30, 2019    Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle, Safety

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.

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Blameless Problem Solving

July 16, 2019    Courtney Chastain, CCAM, Director of Community Management    Education, Manager Musings

CH PRINCIPLE #13: Blameless Problem Solving Takes Practice

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.

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WHEN THE EARTH SHAKES THINGS UP: TIPS TO PREPARE BEFORE & AFTER

July 11, 2019    Education, Homeowner Tips

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.

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SECOND ANNUAL BAKER RANCH 5K FUN RUN: MAKING GREAT STRIDES & BUILDING COMMUNITY

June 14, 2019    Crummack Huseby News, Lifestyle

On June 8 we held our second Baker Ranch 5K Run. It marked a change in direction but achieved even loftier goals in building community and raising awareness of Higher Ground Youth & Family Services, a nonprofit charitable organization that provides mentoring programs for youth and their families in at-risk communities in Anaheim and surrounding areas.

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EMPATHY GOES A LONG WAY AT WORK TOO

May 30, 2019    Marie Hendrix    Education, Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle

CH PRINCIPLE #14: Walk-In Others' Shoes

Being able to empathize means to be capable of identifying and understanding another person's feelings, without experiencing them for yourself at that particular moment. It is the ability to literally experience the world from another person's perspective; to walk in their shoes, to view life from their living conditions and to feel what it feels like to be that person.

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Fun is Always on the Agenda at Travata Club

May 29, 2019    Employee Spotlight

GET TO KNOW RECREATION DIRECTOR BEVERLY GISH

Before joining CH, at the recommendation Lennar Southern California Coastal, she had gathered an impressive range of experience in working with the public, including diverse positions as a flight attendant and in computer systems sales. “I have to say this one is one of my proudest moments thus far – to be recommended for this position,” she says

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Baker Ranch Community To Host 2nd Annual Inaugural 5K Run/Walk – June 8th, 2019

May 13, 2019    Jamie Gould, CMCA    Crummack Huseby News, Lifestyle

You don’t want to miss a chance to be a part of a new neighborhood tradition!! It’s the 2nd year of the Baker Ranch 5K! However this year we have “flipped” the course in the opposite direction, making it a hilly, scenic, and challenging 5K course.

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GETTING CLEAR ON EXPECTATIONS

March 13, 2019    Jamie Gould    Education

CH PRINCIPLE #11: Setting Clear Expectations

Many things can go wrong inside of an HOA Property Management business; prospects fall through, community transitions aren't as smooth as they could be, co-workers get frustrated, and clients upset. While some of these situations play out as a result of outside circumstances, there’s often another culprit to blame: lack of clarity.  

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Spring Cleaning in Your Community

March 11, 2019    MARGO CRUMMACK, CCAM, PCAM | CO-FOUNDER, CO-PRINCIPAL, CEO    Homeowner Tips, Safety

With Spring just around the corner, your community manager has been busy taking a good hard look at the community common areas to make sure they are ready for everyone to come outside and enjoy!! A great way to ensure that the entire community is ready for summer is to have this topic on your Annual Calendar. Getting a head-start goes a long way in being prepared for the start of your community’s summer season. Here’s what we at Crummack Huseby look for…

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HOW TO BE ENGAGED AND MAKE THE MOST OF EACH DAY

February 27, 2019    MARGO CRUMMACK, CCAM, PCAM | CO-FOUNDER, CO-PRINCIPAL, CEO    Education

CH Principle #12: Bring it Every Day

If you feel like you’d like to be more passionate about your job, it might help to look at the larger picture and understand how your work positively impacts your customers, vendors, and co-workers.

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Why Selecting an Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC®) Matters

February 13, 2019    Education

How will you choose a property management company? Which company will have the experience and dedication needed to serve your association effectively over time? Consider an Accredited Association Management Company to provide the talent, expertise, and integrity you require.

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CAI-OC NOMINEE FOR INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT, CHRISTINE HULKA

February 7, 2019    Crummack Huseby News

Christine Hulka, General Manager, manages Northpark Maintenance Association, a prestigious and private 1620-unit master planned community in Irvine.  Built in 2000, Christine noticed its amenities hadn’t kept up with the community’s evolving needs. She partnered with their HOA board in 2018 to successfully amend the CC&Rs and transition the role from a Community Manager to a General Manager to grow the community and grow the value for its homeowners.

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JAMIE GOULD’S OUT-OF-THE-BOX THINKING GETS HER A CAI-OC NOMINATION FOR INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT

February 5, 2019    Crummack Huseby News

Jamie Gould, Director of New Project Development, is an excellent example of the type of employee we embrace at Crummack Huseby. We don’t just look at resumes, and we genuinely love to foster all our team members’ skills. It’s what makes Jamie unique in her thinking and what contributed to her earning a CAI-OC nomination for Innovative Management.

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