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Just like online dating has exploded in popularity, it’s no coincidence that websites connecting service providers and professionals for specific business needs are following the same trend.  No wonder then, that online business profiles have become a critical tool to “sell” yourself to potential customers. Here at GRIDVendor.com , our participating service providers say they like the ability to customize their individual profile pages to give them the most online “clickworthy” mileage.  It’s what helps get them noticed by the community association management companies, homeowners association and condominium managers we help them reach. ...
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GRID Systems LLC, a leading technology provider of integrated property management software, will join community association management giants  Castle Group  and  Associa , in addition to dozens of its participating GRIDVendor.com providers as an exhibitor at the upcoming  South Florida Cooperator Expo . Scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 11, 2018 at the Broward County Convention Center, the  Cooperator Expo  will feature a sprawling array of services and  classes  given by homeowners association and condominium experts, including a Board member certification class. “Community association managers and board members ...
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This is my first blog post.  I'm new to CAI and still learning just what everything is about and how best to get to know people.  The company i am with specializes in Storm and Sanitary Sewer Cleaning, Televising & Repairs.   These systems often sit for years on end and can cause sinkholes on roadways, backups to homeowners.  The idea is to stop the problem before you need to excavate.  Should you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.
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Real Estate and community association manager professionals will be very interested to learn that “.realestate,” the newest top level domain "not-com" is about to go on sale to the general public on November 26, 2018 following a pre-sale beginning November 16 to National Association of REALTORS® members who already have an active "dot realtors" .realtors domain. The “dot real estate” domain is free of restrictions and will be marketed and sold by more than 20 domain name registrars, with the anticipation that buyers will use the new domain to creatively market property and geographic areas, along with personal brands and specialties. It's ...
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  GRID Systems, LLC , a leading technology provider of integrated property management software, announced that Rockstar Residential of Texas has joined its GRID Vendor network. Florida-based GRID Vendor.com , which provides the property management market’s only comprehensive vendor compliance and proposal management platform, counts industry giants Castle Group and Spectrum Association Management among its clients. “In addition to the many features of GRID Vendor , community association managers are welcoming the risk mitigation aspect of our vendor verification and compliance ability,” GRID Systems Founder and President ...
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Our mission at ICON is to consistently anticipate and exceed our customers' expectations by providing outstanding facilities and superior service at each and every one of our clubs. We strive for constant improvement and will conduct ourselves according to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. Job Title: Office Manager/ Front Desk help Reports To: Master Community Association Manager Position Summary: Our busy, client-focused office needs a reliable, well-organized Office Manager to handle day-to-day operations with a focus on efficiency and time management. The Office Manager will be responsible for developing intra-office communication ...
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Pretty sure that we have all encountered that one boss, board president, district or regional manager that must be in charge and telling you what to do, when to do it, and how to do it at all times. They are the MICRO-MANAGERS! According to Merriam-Webster (online dictionary):  Definition of micromanage: transitive verb: to manage especially with excessive control or attention to details Now, think back for a second or two...how did or (do) you feel having someone breathing down your neck at all times? Questioning every word and/or sentence structure? Giving their opinion for every decision you made! Indirectly (although very directly in my mind) doubting ...
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​This morning drivers meeting we reviewed what belongs in the household recycle cart.  The number one problem is plastic bags. Please don't put recycle items in a plastic bag. During the recycle process bags are the first item to be removed, to many bags shuts down the sort line and bags have to be manually found and removed. Communities need to be re-educated, what goes in the recycle cart needs to be 100% recyclable. Here is the link to Waste Management's website regarding recycling: https://recycleoftenrecycleright.com/ Debbie Descans HOA Account Manager Curbside Service San Diego, CA.
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Cedar vs Vinyl; is the cost worth it?  What factors are really important when deciding for  your HOA. Purchasing for my home, I always came back to three key factors when buying fencing, outdoor structures, or mailboxes: cost, maintenance, and durability. The most common options you will find are Cedar and Vinyl so I wanted to go through my thought process. Cost Cost for most homeowners or associations can be the largest or main factor in deciding between a wooden or vinyl fencing and posts. Cedar is the less expensive option and includes many of the same benefits vinyl offers. Vinyl is more expensive, but with some of the premium brands, ...
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Question :  My roof is not leaking, what do I need a Consultant for? Answer : As your roof is one of the most important components of your building’s envelope, ignoring preventative maintenance and periodic inspections can result in premature deterioration and failure of the asset. Just as you perform scheduled maintenance on things such as cars and HVAC systems, periodic roof inspections can reveal minor maintenance issues that, ignored over time, often lead to major issues impacting the integrity and water-tightness of the roof. With proper inspections and maintenance performed at minimal costs, we can extend the service life of your roof and prevent ...
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No matter what industry we are in, we all work with customers.   Recently, we've been discussing our Customer Service Experience and what that means for our business. Here are some videos were we discussed it
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DVR, NVR, OVR…What does it all mean?  I just want to see my cameras! Camera Systems are coming in all shapes and sizes these days. The most popular camera systems are 8 cameras and under with the end goal to quickly see live video from ANY Device and EASILY find and locate recorded video clips to share with police. The 3 typical configurations of camera systems are as follows: DVR (Digital Video Recorder) :  Analog cameras with a simple to use interface for viewing live and recorded video.  Typically used for local, onsite recording and viewing. Although analog camera signals have vastly improved in recent years with HD cameras, low ...
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Boards can have a very difficult time budgeting for reserve project expenses as community members often don’t see the point of saving for component project expenses many years into the future. There is a perception that the homeowners in the community at the time of the replacement project should be responsible. This view often spills over into Board decisions as they are pressured to keep dues as low as possible, an easy situation to fall into when projects costs like roofing or asphalt resurfacing can be decades into the future. I’m going to touch on some of the more common reserve budget issues we see regularly and provide some examples of scenarios that ...
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Over the years I have learned there are two types of Clients that commonly come to us for our reserve study expertise. Those that would like us to complete a “made to order” reserve study – where the component list and costs are determined by them either before the study is completed or after an initial draft is submitted and those that have a hands off approach and just ask us to do a comprehensive reserve study that includes all common area component projects and their associated costs. Now before I begin I want to make it very clear we only do one type of reserve study here at Reserve Data Analyst and that is for full disclosure, we strive to have comprehensive ...
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Please take a few moments to view the overview on the latest technology available for associations all over the nation. This is a 9 minute description of how Credit Reporting is being deployed by associations across the nation. View Overview Here: Credit Reporting Video
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Sperlonga proves results to Community Association Industry On-time homeowners are no longer forced to subsidize delinquent homeowners. Dramatic reductions in late pays and aged receivables for associations across the nation. View Analytics H
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With the end of the year right around the corner, it is a great time to reflect on the past year while keeping an eye towards what is ahead. It is amazing how time flies when you are busy wiping out delinquent balances for associations. While we are excited for what 2017 has to offer, we wanted to thank the many associations who have already utilized our service and allowed us to provide a technology that has been long overdue in the industry. Looking ahead is always important in any business or industry, but as you look ahead it is also important to see where you’ve been and share a little of what you have learned. Well, in this industry ...
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