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Think about this though. Snow fighting is all a skills game. When you have skilled employees, isn’t the worst method to gauge their success by the hours worked? Wouldn’t it be better to pay based on the results? I don’t mean to insult, but paying hourly is the lazy way for the manager and the contractor, and I believe it leaves the residents, tenants and owners paying for the lack of upfront effort.

Maintenance Free Living! Really?

When a member asked me to address the belief of homeowners, that HOA living is maintenance free living, the zippy Green Acres theme song came to mind immediately. “Green Acres is the place for me, farm livin’ is the life for me… It continues on “The Chores.. The Stores.. Fresh Air… Town Square…”

I mean, the whole premise of the show was about Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor moving from a complicated city life to their own piece of “the promised land” to enjoy nirvana. Nearly all the comedy revolved around the Douglas’s interactions with “real” people and misconceptions about a simple lifestyle they thought they would enjoy.

American Building Contractors, Inc., the largest exterior insurance restoration company in America, is proud to announce the addition of Tosh Tricas CMCA, AMS, PCAM to their team as National Marketing Director.

Many folks are not aware that the rain that runs to our storm sewers does not go to the municipal plant for treatment. It used to, but as growing communities increased pressure on treatment plants, cities nationwide disconnected storm sewers and routed them directly to the nearest lake or stream. In Minnesota, pride in our natural resources is strong, and residents are willing and eager to do their part to protect water quality.

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 [...]

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 [...]