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  • Partner Post: Unique Renovations to Boost Occupancy and Rent
    by Parcel Pending on June 13, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    In today’s competitive market, Property Managers of older buildings are always looking for new ways to increase rent and resident occupancy. One easy way to do so is through renovations.Renovations help to give outdated buildings a fresh, modern look and they also help to attract smart, savvy and budget-conscious renters who want modern conveniences and amenities without having to pay a high price tag.Contrary to popular belief, renovations don’t have to be […]

  • 3 Things to Do at Every Board Meeting
    by Jesse Dubuque on June 11, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    A community association's board of directors consists of elected officers who represent a not-for-profit corporation. Serving as a board member is, and should be, a position of respect and leadership in the community, and the responsibility should be taken seriously – especially during board meetings.  Board meetings are an opportunity to prove to homeowners that their association is a well-run organization. Board members can set the tone by being a professional example and […]

  • Partner Post: Blueberries to the Rescue!
    by Bushel and Berry on June 6, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Blueberries may be small in size but they pack a big nutritional punch! They’re low in fat and have high concentrations of fiber and antioxidants. Just one serving of blueberries contains almost 25 percent of your daily requirement of Vitamin C.While you can always purchase blueberries at the grocery store, why not plant your own berry plants this spring and enjoy the benefits of blueberries right from your own backyard? Bushel and Berry® is a collection of seven easy to grow, […]

  • Partner Post: 5 Out-of-the-Box Events Your Community Should Host This Summer
    by TownSq . on May 30, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    If it’s been a while since your last block party, then it’s time to ring in the season and plan your next summer get together. Don’t know what type of event to host? We’ve got you covered with five creative ideas.Get Crafty. Holding a community arts and crafts festival is an excellent way for people to get involved, share their creative side, and do some good. Booths can be set up to share anything from pottery and paintings to jewelry and knitted wears. Ask […]

  • Are You the Pack Leader? How to Prevent Excessive Barking
    by Kris Toffel on May 28, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    As a community manager, excessive dog barking is one of the most common complaints I receive. Excessive barking is not good for dogs, and it can be disruptive and stressful for both owners and neighbors. If your dog is “that dog” then consider trying these tips to help restore peace to your neighborhood.First Things First: Why is Your Dog Barking?As an owner, you need to understand why your dog is barking. Dogs don’t bark just to bark. Barking is a form of communication, […]

  • May Featured Ebook: Running Better Meetings
    on May 26, 2019 at 4:00 am

    May's featured ebook, "A Board Member's Guide to Running Better Meetings," is here to help you transform your community's meetings. It is filled with helpful tips to help you and your board plan, prepare, and hold better meetings. Our community association experts share tips covering the most critical elements of a successful meeting, including:• Solving Your #1 Problem: Attendance! • How to Create an Effective Agenda • Learning to Work With Every Personality Type • […]

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