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Advice for New Condominium Managers

Condominium Property Management can be an exciting and rewarding profession.  In a single day you can find yourself building relationships, organizing a complex construction project, and navigating human rights or other legal matters.

The challenges in this field also come from having so much variety – you need to be skilled in many different areas.  This […]

Building a Kid-Friendly Condominium Community

Much has been written recently on the growing number of families choosing to put down roots in condominium communities. Many developers are even beginning to design condominiums with families in mind by including special facilities and playgrounds from the planning stages.

But what do you do as the manager of an established condominium to respond to […]

Building Trust with Your Condo Board

Trust is defined as reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, or surety of a person or thing; confidence.  A relationship with your clients built on trust is extremely important because, as a Condominium Property Manager, you are entrusted to manage what will often be the largest investment for an individual – their homes.

Developing a relationship […]

When to Get a Professional’s Opinion

The first skill I harnessed very early in my career is to be extremely humble.

As property managers we are often looked upon to wear several different hats regardless of our training in a particular field.

How many times has it gone through my mind that ‘I am not an engineer’ or ‘I haven’t actually paved a […]

Building Community Among Your Residents

Throughout my career, I have been committed to ensuring our communities are maintained at a high standard in an ongoing effort to meet and exceed the expectations of the residents. To be successful in this, it is critically important to build a sense of community among all residents. From observing others, and through my own […]

How to Successfully Transition to a New Condominium Property

Taking on a new property can be a little scary, even for an experienced Condominium Property Manager.

Every condominium corporation is unique, and so there is a learning curve as it relates to the governing documents of the condominium, Board policies, construction-style, amenities, and Reserve Fund Study.  An experienced Condominium Property Manager should be well-equipped to […]

Advancing your Career as a Condominium Property Manager

Advancement in your career is a very common goal.  Whether you are motivated by recognition, financially, or you are naturally drawn to challenges; most individuals will reach a point where they are ready to take a step up.

Career advancement isn’t something that just happens.  Property Managers need to take interest and action to find challenges […]

Planning for Success: Tips for Short- and Long-Term Planning

We all know that Condos are “not-for-profit” corporations acting within specific regulations set by governments, Corporation’s Declaration, rules and policies with a view to all other Acts, Codes and Laws with limitations. But with so much at stake, why not take some best practices from other successful organizations and businesses and apply them to our […]

Recipe for Stress-Free AGM Preparation

Preparing for an AGM involves a lot of work and can be quite stressful. The new Act adds a few new requirements, but also provides a few ways to facilitate things.

As is always the case, the trick is to plan ahead, plan in detail, and execute the plan in a timely manner. There are no […]

Managing a Manager’s Workload

Time Management Tips for Condominium Property Managers

As a general rule – daily, weekly, monthly and annual tasks required of a Condominium Property Manager can and should be scheduled.  It’s easy to use calendars and checklists to plan out your regular activities.  Good Managers have already developed these tools for use on their properties.

But in the […]