Posts Tagged: property management

Hosting Successful Community Association Meetings

For years, I’ve heard complaints from colleagues about “never-ending” or dysfunctional board meetings, where everything gets discussed, but nothing gets decided. As I prepare for an upcoming annual meeting, I thought it might be useful to review here what makes a successful board meeting, annual meeting, and the difference between the two. Thanks to the… Read more »

The Importance of a Well-Maintained Property

The third of the five key attributes to a happily  managed community is thorough and regular site maintenance.  As spring gets into full bloom, maintenance crews and landscapers are out in full force repairing damage from the last several months. I once lived in an apartment building where the owner took preventive maintenance to an extreme – painting, improving and… Read more »

The Importance of Setting Clear Objectives for a Well-Managed Community

The first of the five key attributes to a happily  managed community is to validate that the management company and the association have agreed upon objectives. Although it seems simple enough, clearly defined and articulated objectives can be overlooked when developing a relationship or on-boarding a new community. I’d like to illustrate why this simple exercise is so important,… Read more »

Successfully Finding a New Property Management Firm

Community association trustees, when looking for professional services, search for partners who will deliver deep industry knowledge and expertise for their community, turning in superior work at a price that matches commitment. With lawyers and engineers, association trustees understand the premium paid for retaining the best in the business. The same level of consideration should be afforded when selecting a property… Read more »

Five Key Attributes to a Happily Managed Community

A lot has changed in the 20+ years since Sterling Property Management began serving New Jersey commercial properties, homeowner associations (HOAs), condos and co-ops. We’re proud and honored to work as property managers for Sterling’s client communities. First and foremost, thank you for entrusting your community’s success to Sterling. Here are five key activities we believe help us to do that…. Read more »

The Role of the Property Manager

As agents for the homeowner associations and commercial properties we manage in New Jersey, Sterling’s property managers are often seen by owners as the full decision-makers for the properties we serve.  Nothing can be further from the truth. As much as a property manager has influence, he or she has no authority without the consent of the… Read more »

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