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Hiring an Expert

When Should a Community Association Use an Engineer?

Managing buildings and community associations has become absurdly complicated. Managers and board members cannot be expected to have the specialized knowledge needed to handle all issues that may arise. Professional consultants can help. In addition to the attorneys, insurance professionals, and accountants that are commonly used by community associations, engineers may also be helpful. Circumstances

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How to Write an RFP

While many community repair projects are performed using a professional designer, property management professionals or boards are often in the position of having to prepare Request for Proposal (RFP) documents. In this case, preparation of a well-defined RFP will be beneficial in deciding on selecting a bidder, and more importantly, will result in a less

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Tips for Communicating Better: Managers Are from Mars, Lawyers Are From ?

The Covid-19 global health pandemic proved that our ability to communicate electronically is more important than ever. Whether it be through desktops, laptops, tablets, phones, or apps, electronic communications are here to stay. Recent studies show the average worker receives more than 120 emails per day and spends 2 to 3 hours each day reading

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Is Your Board Good, or Great?

Over the years, I have worked with many, many boards of directors: As a manager, as a consultant, and as a member of the board. And as we all – managers and board members alike – know, some boards are just better than others at administrating their community and effectively achieving their agenda with grace,

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