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Hiring the Right Property Management Company

As Summer approaches many HOA’s are enjoying fresh landscape and preparing for fun neighborhood events.  This time of year also brings discussion over the quality of management services received and how the community can be improved.

Whether you are planning to switch from your current property management company, or considering a management company for the first time, changes in management are not always easy. Weighing your options carefully is especially important when your Association has not had the best experience with an existing relationship.  Below are a few considerations to keep in mind when looking into management services for your HOA.
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Five Ways Hiring the Right Property Management Company Can Save Your Association Time and Money

 

At first glance, self-managing your Homeowner’s Association may sound like a good idea.

After all your neighbors share a common goal and are in this together, right?
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Board Member Stress Getting You Down?

Being an HOA board member can come with a lot of stress. In addition to managing personal obligations, HOA Board members volunteer their time to preserve and maintain the aesthetics of their neighborhood, often with little to no thanks.

Stress can build when balancing family and friend obligations, work commitments, and free time. Not to mention, association related tasks such as dues collections, routine inspections, maintenance and repair requests, vendor issues, and so much more.

Talk about a lot of things to handle at once!

If you are an HOA board member, and feel you may be falling victim to the stress that comes with being on a board, keep reading to find out how to recognize and handle this issue. (more…)

Five Ways to Increase Curb Appeal

There are a ton of inexpensive ways to add curb appeal to your home.  Before getting started be sure to check with your neighborhood association or your property management company to ensure that your improvements are in conformity with any covenants and restrictions that may be in place in your subdivision.  Common restrictions include paint colors, dimension and placement of gardens and removal/addition of trees.

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National Good Neighbor Day!

In 1978 President Carter issued a Proclamation declaring September 28th National Good Neighbor Day.  National Good Neighbor Day was created as a way to celebrate and acknowledge the importance of a good neighbor.  Read more here on the history of how this day was created.

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Hurricane Preparation

“BY FAILING TO PREPARE YOU ARE PREPARING TO FAIL”

Benjamin Franklin said it best – “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.”  This is true in many aspects of our lives but especially when it comes to preparing for a major hurricane.

Below are tips to help you family stay safe during a hurricane.

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4 Ways to Get Your HOA Meeting Attendance Up!

4 Ways to Get Your HOA Meeting Attendance Up!

Members of the HOA Board meet with regularity to ensure the Association is running smoothly.  At least once per year the entire membership meets to receive updates from the Board and offer insight and opinions into the future of the Association.  However, getting homeowners to show up for meetings is a challenge.  For Board members looking to boost homeowner meeting attendance, here are a few quick strategies to consider:

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Let our technology work for you!

As summer comes to a close many of us are considering how to best manage our time as we prepare for back to school.  After all, what matters most is being able to effectively manage your obligations so you can maximize the time you have with family.

We recognize that HOA Board membership is voluntary and can take a lot of personal time.  At Gulf South Property Management we pride ourselves in maintaining the most up to date software available for managing Homeowners Associations which helps us return valuable time to our clients.  Here are few ways we do that:
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HOA v. Property Management Responsibilities

 

HOA v. Property Management Responsibilities

Homeowners Associations benefit greatly when they bring in the right property management company.  Professional property managers relieve stress by handling the day to day operations of the Association; Thereby freeing up valuable time for residents and Board members alike.
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Who doesn’t like cookies???

At Gulf South Property Management we believe effective, affordable property management starts with a personal and professional management approach.  We pride ourselves in the personal touch we offer our clients and truly enjoy getting to know the homeowners we serve.

One of the ways we get to know homeowners is by welcoming new neighbors with a packet of pertinent neighborhood information.  Welcome packets include the Association’s Covenants & Restrictions, By Laws,  Architectural Control information and a directory of current Board members.
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