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Atlanta Property Management Recommendations « Atlanta HOA and Condo Association Reviews


Atlanta Property Management Recommendations « Atlanta HOA and Condo Association Reviews.

Homeowners Associations Expectations


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Real estate developers usually create a homeowners association to control the appearance and managing of common areas in the land being developed. Upon selling a preset number of homes in the developed residential subdivision, it is turned over to the homeowners of the subdivision. There comes a time though that this association would need some form of help from experts to make sure that the subdivision will be a great place to live in.

This is where HOA managers come in. If you are living in Georgia and you think that your homeowners association is in need of professional guidance, you are in luck as there are good HOA managers in the city.  When searching you might want to consider this helpful website.  Before you work with one though, make sure that they offer plenty of services that will satisfy the needs of the association and that you have a good understanding of what your associations needs are so you can communicate those clearly to the community association management company.

Common features include HOA managers attending annual board meetings. This way, they would be able to gauge properly the progress of the association in terms of obtaining its goals. It would also enable them to see in what facet is the association lacking in terms of focus. This would allow them to be able to provide enough input that the whole association would benefit from.

The annual budget of the homeowners association is a delicate matter and it needs to be properly managed. Thus, it would be a good thing to have an HOA management company that would be able to provide professional guidance to the board of directors in formulating the annual budget. This way, the association would be able to make the most out of its budget. With that in mind, all residents of the subdivision would be able to benefit greatly from the money they have put in the association.

On the meeting that HOA managers would attend, they also have to be able to present a recap of the past year’s budget and its appropriations. This would allow the members of the association to see where the money went. This would provide transparency which is a very important thing especially with money involved.

These are the most common things that you should look for in an HOA manager or HOA management company. They would be handling very vital functions and thus should have the right background for the job. Apart from having these most common features as part of their service, they should be able to provide you with enough proof that they have extensive experience in such endeavors.  Also ask them to show you the certifications the staff has from the industry educational organizations.  This educational experience will allow you to understand the time and energy the HOA property management company has invested to prepare to help your Homeowner Association or Condominium Association.

It is important that your Condominium is professionally managed and has reserve funding. « Atlanta Condominium Management


It is important that your Condominium is professionally managed and has reserve funding. « Atlanta Condominium Management.

Community Associations and Social Media


Community Associations and Social Media

Get Plugged In

Social Networking concepts and sites have become increasingly popular among condominium and homeowner residents as a medium to:
Share news, documents and ideas:

  • Organize activities and events
  • Enhance owner participation, communication and feedback
  • Gauge the pulse and public opinion of the community
  • Improve delivery of services, and
  • Strengthen the bonds of their communities

Unlike websites that are updated weekly or monthly–at best–Social Networking sites offer up-to-the-second information; thus, increasing exponentially the level of interaction and information exchange between homeowners.  I believe the most popular sites are: Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter.

There is an explosion in the use of Social Networking concepts and sites for business and personal use.  It’s only a matter of time before these tools are used by homeowner associations.  Be on the forefront of this technological wave by jumping in today and creating association-specific groups on one or more of these sites to enhance communication and community.

Wonderful post by our partners at HOAManagement.com.

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Riverside has helped to make the transition from a “self run HOA” to a management company simple, fast and effective. « Atlanta HOA and Condo Association Reviews.


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It’s a pleasure working with such a professional, competent and customer friendly staff.


Piedmont Heights

Beautiful Condominium Community

Our experience with Riverside to date has been fantastic! We found the transition to be almost seamless to the homeowners. Everyone at Riverside has worked diligently to get the transition completed as uneventful as possible. We love the service level we have received from all the staff, but especially from Lisa Robinson, Tamara Owen and the Accounting Staff. It’s a pleasure working with such a professional, competent and customer friendly staff. They are responsive. They do what they say they are going to do and always make you feel like a valued customer. I feel that switching to Riverside has been the best decision we have made all year!

Deborah Woolf – Treasurer

Piedmont Heights Condominium Association


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