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    By admin on March 17, 2009 | 84 Comments84 Comments  Comments

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    A community property management group works for the homeowner association community. They hire a property manager to deal with the maintenance aspects of the buildings with an objective to retain their current value and improve the same. However, it is very important for you to understand that the services offered by different companies vary. Therefore, you must consider an array of factors before you sign up with one. The best building management service provider for you is obviously the one who believes in a hands-on, quick response to your specific needs and requirements. You cannot expect efficient services from the companies lacking personal attention.

    Your Business Needs Must Be Taken Care Of  

    When it comes to hiring a management company, the very first thing that you need to do is to make sure that your properties will be taken care of in the most efficient manner. Their expert professionals must look at the needs of Associations from the perspective of the Board of Directors and the Owners. All these things are possible only if the company has sufficient experience with extensive background in building management. Before you sign up with them, it is always advisable to contact them and discuss your needs with them, asking how their services are going to be beneficial for you. Do not hesitate in asking questions. Ask for their credentials. The building management professionals must be willing to spend some time with you, listening to your needs and respond to your queries with respect, courtesy, and efficiency.

    Testimonials
     
    In order to make sure that the community property management you are hiring is highly efficiently and reliable, you should look out for testimonials by those who have already used their services. You can call their previous and/or current clients and find out whether they are satisfied with the service.  

    Review The Services

    The next big thing that you have to do is to review the services that they are providing. Some companies charge on a per item basis for the specific duration while others charge an all-inclusive fee. Depending upon your specific needs and requirements, it is up to you to decide the option that is the most suitable for you.

    Experience   

    The management company you are hiring must be experienced enough. They must be able to facilitate communication with the board and the homeowners in an efficient manner. They should also have good experience in soliciting bids for improvements or work done. Another important thing that you need to find out in advance is whether the billing is done in-house or it is outsourced. Their knowledge about insurance and risk management is also crucial.

    Level Of Involvement 

    The level of the company involvement also plays a very important role. For example, some community property management organizations walk or drive the area on frequent intervals (which can be daily, weekly or monthly) in order to check for homeowner compliance while there are others who never visit the area until they get complaints from homeowners. They never try to find out the problems for themselves. They wait until they receive complaints and then address the issues. Obviously, the first option is a much better choice for you.

    Last, but not the least, the expert professionals assigned by the management company to take care of your properties must be easily accessible. They must also be present at all board meetings and at meetings for homeowners.

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