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  • Association Management Tips for Following HOA Guidelines

    Association Management Tips to Keep Homeowners Obeying the Rules

    Ensuring that your community follows the Association rules is one of your main jobs as a Board Member for your Community Association. Sometimes, rules may be broken, or a member of the Board may fail to follow up with a community member. Excel Association Management has seen small mistakes regarding Association rules add up to large problems for the Board. Here are some tips from the professionals that will help keep your community rules at the forefront of your homeowners’ minds. Rules Need

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  • Avoid Association Board Mistakes With Professional Management

    5 Mistakes Your Association Board Can Avoid with Professional Management

    Your Community Association Board is the entity that absolutely always needs to have its act together. In order for your community to run smoothly, working with professional management to avoid common mistakes should be top priority. Here are five mistakes that we see Board Members make and how Excel Association Management can help your Board avoid them. Not Reading Governing Documentation A Blasé Attitude for Community Rules Not Collecting Overdue Fees in a Timely Fashion Not Reviewing

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  • Avoid DIY HOA Management

    5 Reasons to Avoid DIY HOA Management

    Some Community Association Boards believe that they can manage a community on their own without help from third-party community management specialists. While they may be able to get some of the essential duties completed, the responsibility is a lot for a volunteer-based group to handle. Here are 5 reasons why your community should work with a professional management company and say “no” to self-management. 1.  You Leave Yourself Open for a Lawsuit Unless your Board is one that is

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  • Signs it's Time for New HOW Management

    4 Signs It’s Time for New HOA Management

    Although your Community Association is the leading figure of control in the neighborhood, they are still a team of volunteers that lead normal lives. Association management can help them with the finer details of the community and handle the issues that go beyond volunteer qualifications. However, not all management companies are created equal, and sometimes you could end up stuck in a contract that just isn’t working out. Here are four red flags that it’s time to start shopping around for

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  • Myths About HOA Management

    5 Misconceptions About HOA Management Associations

    HOA management associations are essential to the success of a community that thrives under a Home Owner’s Association. While HOA management is something that is quite common, many homeowners and elected board members believe some even more common misconceptions. Excel Association Management is proud to help clear up some of these myths and show your HOA how we can be a helpful partner in the development of your community. 1.  Myth 1: The Management Company is the Association Many community

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  • D&O Insurance 101

    D&O Insurance 101

    A Community Association management company can help any Board understand the necessities required to protect their community and ensure that it runs smoothly. From emergency insurance to financial protection, a Community Association Board has a lot of responsibilities to consider. What happens, however, when there is a lawsuit against the Association? How can a Board protect its volunteers? One often overlooked area of insurance is D&O insurance. With all of the responsibilities that the

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  • Handling HOA Rules Violations as Association Management

    How Association Management Deals with Association Rules Violations

    One of the key responsibilities of a Community Association Board is to enforce the rules of the Association among homeowners in the community. Your Community Association is in place to help everyone in a community and preserve the overall aesthetic of a neighborhood. Therefore, when a neighbor consistently violates the rules, they have to be confronted. Some ways that homeowners can violate rules include: Leaving trash cans out too long Failure to properly maintain landscaping Improperly parked

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  • Emergency Preparedness and Association Management

    How Association Management Creates an Emergency Preparedness Plan

    Your community association management company is responsible for ensuring that your community is able to operate effectively. One aspect of operations that all communities need to deal with is how to approach an emergency situation. Whether it be a natural disaster, an accident on community grounds, or even a crime, emergency preparedness is a necessity for every community. By working with your association management team and focusing on these 4 steps, your association Board can help come up

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  • How Software Improves Association Management

    4 Ways That Software Improves Association Management Services

    Excellent community management requires extensive knowledge, specialty in financial organization, expediency, and excellent communication with the Board and community members. Meeting community expectations used to mean endless phone calls, complex spreadsheets, and hours of creating and mailing notices. A management company that relies on the “old ways” of their business is living in the past. Here are 4 reasons why your association can benefit from partnering with a professional

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  • Association Maintenance Plan

    The Community Association Maintenance Plan

    The goal of a maintenance plan is to educate both the property manager and a Community Association board on how to suitably maintain communal components. Adhering to a properly laid out plan will help reduce costs to the members and prolong the components’ useful life. A well-prepared plan should be able to meet the following key goals: Provide maintenance that is cost-effective Preventive maintenance can prevent minor problems from escalating into major failures and costly repairs. Sustain

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