Being on the Board of Directors of a community association is a rewarding, yet exhausting position. Most Board members have their own busy lives; job, family, and friends. The responsibility of making decisions for your homeowner or condominium association can be overwhelming. This is why Cedar Management Group desires to assist the Board on managing their community. If you are on the Board of your association and are in need of a new association management company, consider these three tips on finding the right company for your association.
1. The company should have accreditation such as CAI, Community Association Institute
CAI is a top accreditation for the community association industry. CAI provides information and education to community associations and the professionals who support them. They desire to inspire effective leadership, professionalism, and responsibility.
2. Select a company that shares your community’s value
Yes, requesting a proposal is smart but researching beyond a proposal is always the best to decide if that company is right for you. The company’s culture and value is important based on how they will manage your community. Focus on their mission, honesty, and commitment to truly see what your future as an association holds.
3. Review the companies availability
Be sure to call in the office of the association management company and check for professionalism. How available does the company make itself? Do they have 24/7 answering service? Are they willing to help when emergencies arise?
Cedar Management Group has all of these attributes. Nearly every property manager at Cedar has their CMCA, the president has the PCAM, and others have the AMS designation. We practice professionalism and pursue honesty and integrity when working with clients. Cedar Management Group has a 24/7 maintenance service to assist any emergencies you may have at any time. We hope these tips will help your community association find the right association management company for you.