ACMO Manager's Blog

The ACMO Blog is a peer-to-peer resource exclusively for Registered Condominium Managers (RCMs) to share tips, advice, and experiences with fellow condominium managers and those within the condominium industry.   

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Stop Winter in its Tracks: Entrance Solutions to Keep Winter Out of Your Building
Over 80% of the soil comes into a building through its entrance. In a building with only 200 people, five days a week, they will track more than 65 lbs of dirt into your building during the year. How many people enter your building? (Sponsored post by Platinum Building Services)

Condominium Managers and Burnout
Stress and burnout claim to be the most common reasons that most condo managers have resigned from their position and the industry altogether. Read on for a few tips on how to help prevent burnout.

Staying Positive, Pulling Together in the Face of Adversity
To say that the last two years have been challenging times for condominium communities, condominium service providers across the GTA, and our province would most certainly be an understatement. It’s hard to believe that we are fast approaching year two in our battle against COVID-19.

The Politics of Mistakes
We make mistakes all the time, big and small, and we will keep making mistakes. It is like laundry; it will never end, but with attention and diligence, it can become less daunting!

RCM Designation: 5 Things that Set Us Apart
Condominium Managers need to excel at many different things in order to have a successful career. In an average day you can be required to be an enforcer, mediator, organizer, communicator, and project manager.

Five Ways to Get Your Property Ready for Fall
Autumn is here and that means it's time for a fresh slate after a long and dry summer. Here are some quick tips to get your building ready for the upcoming holidays!

Outdoor Annual General Meetings
During the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions of public gatherings, condo corporations have had to postpone or conduct virtual annual general meetings.  But what happens when a virtual AGM is not possible, and regulations change resuming the meeting deadlines?  Condominium managers get creative. 

Condominium Managers - The Silent Shareholders
In today’s world, criticism, be it constructive or negative, needs to be taken seriously and acted upon swiftly. Within the condominium industry, a condominium manager has very strict guidelines to follow, as well as the personal responsibility to create and strengthen fundamental moral values and principals, which will remain with …

Building Trust by Communicating with Condominium Residents
Given the number of moving parts involved in the operation of a condominium corporation, communication is key to maintaining a strong relationship between the resident, board of directors, building staff and management team. Condominiums have a unique challenge to effectively blend business and community which at times can cause friction.

Measuring Value in a Condominium Setting
Value in a business environment is a concept that has many different interpretations. In our personal lives we all know what we value most – our families, our homes, our friends, our happiness. In business, the focus is different. Or is it? At its most basic, business value is...