Redifining PMS – Preventative Maintenance Solutions

Hammersmith Management offers Board Members the opportunity to attend free educational seminars relevant to the business of running a Homeowners Association. The seminars are held a couple times a year and the topics vary from informative tips for encouraging Homeowner involvement to current legislative actions affecting Associations. HMI hosts guest presenters by industry experts, open panels

Board Meeting to BBQ For most, the work-

From Board Meeting to BBQ For most, the work-life balancing act leaves little time to build community. However, community associations have a built in infrastructure to help promote socializing beyond the board meeting. With social media, we live in an atmosphere where personal interaction is no longer necessary to stay connected. This makes it harder

Stop the Presses

In today's multi-media world, it's easy to catch the attention of many with pictures or video. If these photos or videos happen to involve a problem within a homeowners association, it's also easy to catch the attention of the local media. There was a recent story in the news of condo owners upset that their parking

Board Meeting Therapy – Dial It Back

Minimize board activity outside of scheduled meetings and working sessions. Allow the manager time to complete the action items and collect the information required by the Board to make informed decisions. Constant dialogue outside of meetings consumes time, creates confusion, and causes burnout for both the manager and volunteer Board members. Exchanging occasional emails is

Board Meeting Therapy – Meeting Efficiency

Disorganized and inefficient meetings represent one of the biggest challenges for HOA Boards. The monthly Board meeting should last no more than two hours, and the most productive meetings stay on a pace with an agenda. Implement the following strategies to ensure your Board meetings run smoothly and end in a timely manner: Prepare. Every Board

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