Chicago Property Services now offers the BEST Condo Association Management Services Plan: the ZEN PLUS plan

Chicago Property Services now offers the BEST Condo Association Management Services Plan: the ZEN PLUS plan Chicago Property Services is pleased to announce the new ZEN PLUS Community management services plan.  Do you serve on the board of directors for a condo, townhome or HOA assocaition?  Do you live in a condo association from 15 Read more about Chicago Property Services now offers the BEST Condo Association Management Services Plan: the ZEN PLUS plan[…]

Chicago Condo Management Experts Present: How to Properly Winterize Your Community Association

How to Properly Winterize Your Community Association.  A Primer for Condo, Townhome and HOA Association Board Members. Chicago winters are unpredictable, and you just never know what is in store for us.  Sometimes, the winter is unseasonably mild with little snow fall and temperatures often in the 50’s.  Those winters feel like a cross between Read more about Chicago Condo Management Experts Present: How to Properly Winterize Your Community Association[…]

How Transparent is Your Condo Management Company? You won’t believe what you are about to see.

How Transparent is Your Condo Management Company?  You Won’t Believe What You Are About to See. Do you serve on the board?  Do you realize that the typical base fee of condo management companies (that serve smaller buildings ie. 100 units and under) only covers about 33% to 50% of their total income?  Do you realize Read more about How Transparent is Your Condo Management Company? You won’t believe what you are about to see.[…]

Community Association Capital Planning Demystified

Community Association Capital Planning Demystified One of a board of directors’ most important functions is to plan long term. Yet, that task is one many boards ignore or won’t discuss. Additionally, the level of long-term planning seems to vary depending on the community’s size. Larger communities (100+ units) tend to have better long-term planning than Read more about Community Association Capital Planning Demystified[…]

Top 10 Questions to Ask When Vetting a Community Management Company

Top 10 Questions to Ask When Vetting a Community Management Company Hiring a new community management company is different from choosing a new cable company, but in our age of endless options, some board members may approach their selection process in a similar way. This falls in line with the current consumer mindset. Where once Read more about Top 10 Questions to Ask When Vetting a Community Management Company[…]

Top 10 Ways to Drive UP Homeowner Engagement in Your Community Association

Top 10 Ways to Drive UP Homeowner Engagement in Your Community Association Why do people choose a community association such as a condo, townhome or homeowner association? Is it because they want a maintenance-free living experience and chances to meet and mingle with neighbors? Or, are they looking to feud with people about noise issues Read more about Top 10 Ways to Drive UP Homeowner Engagement in Your Community Association[…]

How to get the least amount of productivity from your community property management company GUARANTEED

How to get the least amount of productivity from your community property management company GUARANTEED As a board member of a community association, it is your duty and responsibility to operate the association as efficiently and effectively as possible. It is also your fiduciary duty to operate the association as fiscally responsible as possible. A Read more about How to get the least amount of productivity from your community property management company GUARANTEED[…]