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“OLD AGE AND TREACHERY WILL OVERCOME YOUTH AND SKILL!”, REALLY? By Steve Hoogenakker Steve@Landscape.pro It was a Friday afternoon in this past November. We were sitting down having pizza in the company “War Room”. A young man came in, a new employee on the rise. One of the managers introduced us. He introduced me as [...]

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Have you ever been impressed by a property manager who was thrust into a difficult situation or conversation and been amazed by how well they handled it? This article aims to teach you some of the skills of a “conversation master”.

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Have you ever had a discussion with a renter, employee or HOA board manager that just didn’t click? Would you like to know how to communicate with people in your industry, regardless of how different their personality is?

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Top traits of Great Property Managers – CAI seminar I attended CAI’s “The Top Traits of Great Property Managers”. It was held for townhouse association managers and property managers. CAI did a good job of organizing and presenting the program even though Julie Adamen, the presenter was unable to get here because of snow. It [...]

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I can help, I’ve done acquisitions for lawn care/landscaping. If you want a BUSINESS VALUATION, below is a very real formula. If you want a REAL LIFE VALUATION, a lot of times it’s two guys over coffee, going over customers and employees, then they agree on a percentage of revenue (20-100%) plus maybe buying out [...]

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Value of a Landscape or Lawn business HOW TO BUILD, BUY OR SELL a LANDSCAPE MGMT COMPANY: In the past 6 months, I’ve had a number of people ask me to advise them in valuing their business, or evaluate a business they’re considering purchasing. There’s a lot of interest and a lot of activity this [...]

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There comes a point in time in every leaders time when he or she is tired of

spearheading every initiative and dragging and cajoling the other members to help.

At that point, they look to take their board or company to another level

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The Case of the Missing Contract By Steve Hoogenakker It was a hot Monday afternoon in July and the humidity made it feel like an Indian sweat lodge.  The air conditioner was refusing to work through another day, much like the temp that was hired here last week.  My desk, looking like it belonged to [...]

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