March 19, 2019 Education
Whether you call it a homeowner’s association or a community association, its primary role is to be there for the homeowners and their common-interest.
Once you purchase a home, condo, or townhouse that is governed by an HOA, you automatically become a member of that HOA and are responsible for paying your designated monthly HOA dues and fees. You may already know where your dues go, but others wonder… What does an HOA do?
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.
We help HOAs look at their budgets well in advance, taking into consideration the rising costs and inflation that may change from year to year. Then we have last minute or emergency fixes that must be made on the property, but that also requires a long-term approach. When Crummack Huseby hires a vendor, we not only look at budgets, reputation, and insight but we want the job done right by the right people.
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.
Make the end-of-year event more eventful for everyone
Over the past years, we’ve discovered some easy ways to bring your community together for that last HOA meeting of the year. Add a little holiday spirit without the humbug of chaotic planning and really make it a happy holiday for you and your community.
Technically, you’re already involved. When you purchased your home within a planned community, you are a member of that community. You have the ability to vote on new rules, regulations, etc. Your community may assign a property management company, but the HOA board always controls the rules in your community. If you want to get more involved, joining the HOA Board may be the natural place for you.
This month we’re focusing on all things related to becoming or being an HOA Board member. We always encourage homeowners to get involved in their community, whether it’s through social events or lending a hand. For those who want to make a yearly commitment by joining their HOA Board, don’t be afraid to jump in, it can be a fun and educational experience.
Every year, no matter which SoCal city you live in, you’ve watched the news about your city or surrounding city is on high alert during fire season. That’s the bad side of living with 284 sunny days a year. But did you know how most fires are caused in Orange County?
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.