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Strategies To Assist You In Building A Stellar Board Bench

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
board bench

Developing an effective board requires some work.

Proper and efficient association management requires a continuous focus on leadership. You must cultivate leadership and participation by implementing strategies to build a stellar board bench. Keep in mind the principles of the organization and what traits people will need to have to help ensure the ultimate prosperity of the group. (more…)

The Most Important Things To Consider When Creating Your Association’s Annual Budget

Friday, October 20th, 2017
budget

Creating an appropriate budget for your association requires careful thought and consideration.

All organizations, whether non-profit or for-profit struggle to find and set an appropriate budget. No matter the tax status of an association, staying viable is typically essential!  A critical part of association management is the annual budget creation process. While the annual budget might seem like an annual headache, it is absolutely essential that you create a budget with transparency, efficiency, and accountability in mind. Here are some of the considerations that you need to make as part of your association’s annual budget creation process. (more…)

What You Need To Know About Creating Your Association’s Budget

Friday, February 17th, 2017
budget

Keeping a budget is essential!

All organizations, whether nonprofit or for-profit struggle to find the best way to create a successful budget. No matter what the tax status of an association may be, they all need to strive to stay viable while still maintaining their vision. (more…)

What Association Management is Not

Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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Association management companies can do a lot to help you, but you won’t have to relinquish full control.

Real estate owners of developments or planned communities find it very beneficial to work with an association or community management service. Management services offer a great deal of expertise, but it’s important to fully realize what is expected of association management and what isn’t. When there is a board of directors involved with running an association, what roles are better handled by the board than management? (more…)

Community Association Management and HOAs

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Community-Association-ManagementMost homeowners associations are run by volunteer homeowners who have the best interest of the community in mind. Unfortunately, most of these people don’t have the necessary skills or time to make sure that things go to plan. Attending meetings and planning events is only a fraction of community management. You must be up to date on news, laws, regulations, and your neighbors. While volunteers provide a perfect base for community management, a community association management professional can take some of the everyday tasks off of your hands, and make sure that your community is managed smoothly. (more…)

How Association Management Can Help You Budget for 2015

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Association Management Budgeting 2015The New Year is about new beginnings. Sometimes this is good. Sometimes this is troublesome, especially when you aren’t prepared. As the calendar flips to 2015, homeowners associations are met with new challenges, specifically budgeting for the New Year. What takes priority? Where do you even start?

First and foremost, remember that the budgeting process is a marathon, not a sprint. You don’t gain extra points by rushing to the finish. In fact, it is far better to be meticulous and ensure you have all of your bases covered. This means research, research, and more research. As they say, knowledge is power. And the more digging (research) you do into past finances, the more knowledge you gain, the easier and more accurate the budgeting process will be.

Of course, no one said you had to do it all on your own.

How Association Management Can Help You Budget for 2015

Budgeting for a homeowners association isn’t an easy task, especially when you consider that most of the officers responsible are little more than volunteers. They are homeowners who are volunteering their time to help make their neighborhood the best it can possibly be. Unfortunately, while this is very admirable, it doesn’t always mean these associations are staffed by the most qualified individuals (is there a doctor financial advisor in the house?). This is why many HOAs turn to professional association management firms, like Clagett Management. Our Skyline II property management software includes full general ledger functions, budgeting information, unit owner information, and delinquency reporting sections that allow us to easily budget for the coming year and track expenses throughout 2015, which will make budgeting for 2016 even easier. We are also a member of the Community Association Institute, an organization for management professionals, making us uniquely qualified to serve your homeowners association’s needs.

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Hiring an association management company can mean the difference between the success and failure of your HOA, especially in larger communities.

If you have any questions about Association Management, please contact Clagett Enterprises at (301) 663-6011. You can also connect with Clagett on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Homeowners Association Management Services in Maryland

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Homeowners Association Management MarylandThere are more than 231,000 homeowners associations throughout the country. Each trying to overcome the same struggles as the next: inexperienced leadership and high turnover. These associations are staffed with volunteers – fellow homeowners – who are entrusted with the governance of the entire community. This is a lot of responsibility to put on a homeowner with very little experience. This is why many communities turn to Homeowners Association Management companies, like Clagett Management. We have the knowledge and expertise you need to successfully manage and operate of your association.

Homeowners Association Management Services in Maryland

Headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, Clagett Management is a member of the Community Association Institute, an organization for management professionals. This, along with our experience working with ALL the members of the association, not just the board, makes us uniquely qualified to serve your homeowners association’s needs. We will help coordinate maintenance, landscaping, and repairs and budget for such improvements. Our Skyline II property management software includes full general ledger functions, budgeting information, unit owner information, and delinquency reporting sections. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Not only will a highly qualified staff member be present at all board meetings, but our managers perform regular site inspections and include this information in monthly reports.

Benefits of Homeowners Association Management

As we mentioned, homeowners associations (HOAs) can be extremely beneficial…IF they are run properly. However, many are not. The solution: Homeowners Association Management. Hiring a homeowners association management company can mean the difference between the success and failure of your HOA, especially in larger communities.

At Clagett Management, we will help coordinate maintenance, landscaping, and repairs and budget for such improvements. Additional benefits include:

  1. Our Skyline II property management software includes full general ledger functions, budgeting information, unit owner information, and delinquency reporting sections.
  1. Newsletter preparation.
  2. Small claims court collections.
  3. Special mailings
  4. Architectural enforcement.
  5. Development & enforcement of rules & regulations.
  6. And More!

Hiring a homeowners association management company to handle the day-to-day responsibilities and reporting does several things for an HOA. For starters, it makes sure that all members are following the rules and paying their dues. Secondly, it helps ensure consistency when enforcing policies. We don’t play favorites. By hiring a third party management company you ensure that emotions are set aside and every decision is made for the betterment of the HOA. Period.

If you have any questions about Homeowners Association Management in Maryland, please contact Clagett Enterprises at (301) 663-6011. You can also connect with Clagett on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Community Management Services in Frederick

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Community Management FrederickOver the years, homeowners associations (HOAs) have garnered a bad reputation.  Everyone likes to point out the flaws associated with HOAs and the nightmares some homeowners have experienced. So many rules and regulations! But the truth is that HOAs can be extremely beneficial…IF they are run properly.

  1. HOAs ensure your neighborhood looks good. For starters, homeowners associations are in charge of neighborhood-wide landscaping. HOAs also enact certain rules to maintain some sort of uniformity throughout the community. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. The final product: an aesthetically pleasing community anyone would be proud to be a part of.
  2. Financial stability is another benefit. Well-managed HOAs have reserve studies and funds in place for future repairs and capital improvements.
  3. Property values are typically higher in communities with HOAs. And who doesn’t want that?
  4. And More!

As we mentioned (and as you can clearly see), HOAs can be extremely beneficial…IF they are run properly. The problem: HOAs are comprised of volunteers, but expected to act like businesses. In many instances, these associations find themselves in over their heads, especially during often-rocky transitions from one board of directors to the next. The solution: hire a Community Management company. A community management company provides the knowledge, expertise, and stability your HOA needs to remain successful year in and year out.

Community Management Services in Frederick

As a member of the Community Association Institute, an organization for management professionals, Clagett Management is uniquely qualified to serve your association’s needs. Our experience in working with all the members of the association, not just the board, allows your organization to run smoothly and creates a sense of community.

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Not only will a highly qualified staff member be present at all board meetings, but our managers perform regular site inspections and include this information in monthly reports. We will help coordinate maintenance, landscaping, and repairs and budget for such improvements. Our Skyline II property management software includes full general ledger functions, budgeting information, unit owner information, and delinquency reporting sections. And this is just the beginning of what we have to offer.

Additional services include:

  1. Newsletter preparation
  2. Small claims court collections
  3. Special mailings
  4. Architectural enforcement
  5. Development & enforcement of rules & regulations
  6. And More!

If you have any questions and Clagett’s Community Management Services in Frederick, Maryland and beyond, please contact us at (301) 695-6676 or Click Here. You can also connect with Clagett on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Association Management Services in Frederick

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Association Management FrederickThere are more than 231,000 community associations throughout the United States. These associations are staffed with volunteers – homeowners – who are entrusted with the governance of their entire community. It’s an enormous job with a lot of responsibility. As you can probably imagine, it can be incredibly stressful as well. This is why countless community associations turn to companies, like Clagett Management, to help make their jobs much easier.

Association Management Services in Frederick

Headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, Clagett Management is a proud member of the Community Association Institute, an organization that provides information and education to community associations and the professionals who support them. This relationship, along with our professional staff, makes us uniquely qualified to serve your association’s needs.

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What makes Clagett unique?

Our association managers make it a point to work with every member of the community association, not just the board of directors. This gives us a better understanding of the community as a whole, allowing us to better serve every member of the community, not just those in charge. And when the board changes from year to year, we will provide a consistent level of service in orienting new board members and in maintaining existing programs.

What services does Clagett provide?

  1. Site inspections
  2. Attendance at board meetings
  3. Monthly reporting
  4. Budget preparation
  5. Newsletter preparation
  6. Small claims court collections
  7. Special mailings
  8. Architectural enforcement
  9. Development & enforcement of rules & regulations

Is Association Management the Right Move for My Community Association?

While comprised of volunteers, a community association must act like a business, making important financial decisions throughout the course of a year. And, in many instances, these associations find themselves in over their heads. That’s where an association management company can help, providing the knowledge and expertise that is crucial to the successful management and operation of community associations.

If you have any questions and Clagett’s Association Management Services, please contact us at (301) 695-6676 or Click Here. You can also connect with Clagett on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube.