Posts Categorized: Resources

Designations are Important when Selecting a Management Company

How can a board of trustees of an association looking for a firm to provide community management services for their community easily narrow down the field of potential candidates?  Furthermore, there are many companies to choose from.  So, how do boards distinguish those companies who have truly demonstrated their integrity, professionalism, experience and expertise?   There…

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Everyone is looking for ways to save money. Reducing energy costs is a great way to accomplish this. All it takes is making a few simple changes around the house. These changes will help not only now during the frigid days of winter, but will also help during the summer. Turn it off! A simple…

Union Versus Non-Union Building Staff – Knowing When to Pull The Trigger or Engage The Safety

By Gabriel A.Valdes, CMCA, AMS – Director of Business Development, Access Property Management When considering the staffing needs for mid and high-rise buildings, one of the most challenging decisions that a board of directors and management face is the decision of either retaining the existing union staff or replacing them with non-union staff usually provided…

Access Wishes Everyone a Happy New Year!

By Rebecca String New Year’s Resolutions are vehicles for creating change in our personal and professional lives. They draw from our ability to clarify what we want to achieve and how we will do so. Creating resolutions is only the first step of the process. Fulfilling New Year’s Resolutions requires maintaining the initial momentum gained… Read more »

Access Property Management Reminds You to Recycle

By Rebecca String Over the years recycling has gone from being a buzz word to an important issue in today’s society. Many of us have become so accustomed to separating our bottles, cans, and cardboard from our general waste that we no longer have to think about it. Yet for many, recycling electronics raises more… Read more »

Budgeting Your Way to Success

Pennsylvania Property Management Company

Creating a solid budget for a homeowner or condominium association is a lot like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. It requires time and concentration to piece together the many parts into a whole. A strong budget is the financial backbone of the community. The more accurate the budget, the more financially stable the association will… Read more »