Posts Tagged: Sterling Property Management

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 »

Two Keys to Keeping Lines of Communication Open: Early…..and…..Often

The second of the five key attributes to a happily  managed community is to maintain regular communications. We all know how a lack of communication can wreak havoc on any relationship, and it’s no different for communities. Owners rely on their elected boards to  work on their behalf and to inform them of progress on the stated yearly goals. Boards rely… Read more »

Community Association as Corporation

A Sterling colleague and I recently attended one of the Community Associations Institute’s (CAI) member educational meetings. As noted on its website, the CAI has more than 33,500 members dedicated to building better communities, and works in partnership with 60 chapters to provide information, education and resources to community associations and the professionals supporting them. Our instructor did a… 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 »

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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