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.
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?
Now that you’ve created your timeline and its tasks, Crummack Huseby’s financial experts want to share insights on creating and implementing the smartest budgets for your community. It’s important to consider expense questions your Board should ask, what your management company’s accountant should know, and thoughts on the timing of assessment increases.
The rising senior population is called a “silver tsunami” as the population growth of seniors is on the rise. This demographic is more active than ever and communities are not only adding amenities to lure them in, but also creating stand alone neighborhoods for the 55+ active senior who desires a more posh lifestyle in their golden years. Take a look at what this growing demographic is looking for in their new home.
Completing your Homeowners Association’s budget is a project just like any other. With over 20 years in this business, Crummack Huseby has perfected our way of planning a strategic and beneficial budget for the homeowners based on their needs. But where do you start to plan?
June 12, 2018 Laurisa Ehlers, Assistant Vice President, CCAM Education
From setting realistic goals to encouraging enthusiasm, Laurisa Ehlers takes us on her ten favorite management tips for employers and employees alike.
Perhaps the greatest achievement for any community association is the creation of community.
A dynamic community is an intentional and inclusive endeavor which always requires the involvement of several stakeholders. When Crummack Huseby has the opportunity to guide the creation of community, we see firsthand how this elevates, sustains and improves a community association.
I am a foster mom. I remember the first time I saw the numbers about foster care. The numbers showing how many kids are in foster care are staggering, but for me, these numbers have faces, they have a story and these stories are tough to hear.
Ideas to kickstart an engaged and elevated neighborhood.
At Crummack Huseby we recognize each community is unique. This belief is one of the cornerstone’s of our own community and success. We take the time to understand your operations, administration, infrastructure, board of directors and homeowners to truly engage your community’s unique interests and aspirational needs.
Whether you want to give your home a new coat of paint or ready to plant a beautiful tree, it is best if you follow the rules to a good grade.
Measure twice cut once. Well, passing the architectural review is a little bit like that too. If you are more thoughtful before you submit your proposal, you can help your chances of passing the architectural review process the first time.
March 7, 2018 Education
There are so many tasks that we do outside of our scope of work because we have a passion to create the best neighborhood for our homeowners, and that includes sharing as much information as possible. Sue Evans, a Sr. Community Manager at Crummack Huseby, helped organize a Neighborhood Watch
After being in the property management business for 15+ years, award-winning Dana Harle knows a thing or two about management, employee inspiration, and discovering passion for the work. Even with all of her experience, she is constantly open to learning new things about herself and the industry.
I grew up taking road trips with my family every Summer. We would all load into our Ford LTD station wagon with the trailer hitched up and then headed off! I’d often ask where we were going and to my delight, my Dad would pull out a map and walk me through where we were going, how long it was going to take to get to each of the locations and what we would do when we were there. Wow, what a plan. I knew it took him weeks to do it.
Fall calls for boots, sweaters and planning Hallothanksmas, but… it’s also time to garden! Many homeowners shy away from planting anything in the “winter” months for fear of frost or other cold weather effects, but it may provide a bountiful bloom or harvest if timed properly.
Did you know the Empire State Building is struck by lightning an average of 25 times per year? We don’t get as much lightning as the East Coast, but Crummack Huseby cares about your safety throughout the year. Please take a moment to read our lightning tips and facts, and share with your neighbors and co-workers too.