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.
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.
May 29, 2019 Employee Spotlight
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
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.
March 13, 2019 Jamie Gould Education
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.
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…
February 27, 2019 MARGO CRUMMACK, CCAM, PCAM | CO-FOUNDER, CO-PRINCIPAL, CEO Education
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 29, 2019 Crummack Huseby News
We are so proud to announce that our Community Manager, Allyson McGraw, has been recognized by the CAI-OC Chapter as a nominee for Community Manager of the Year — Rookie Category.