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Are There Enough Property Managers for Condos?

In this post, we explore the reasons why there have been a shortage of professional condo property managers and its impact on the industry as a whole.

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What Should You Do If Someone In Your Condo Gets Covid-19?

What should you do if you know someone in your condo building has contracted Covid-19? We explore some course of action that you may want to take in such a scenario.

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Partner Spotlight: MaxTV, Digital Notice Boards in Condos

In the latest Condo Manager Partner Spotlight, we present to you MaxTV. The company's mission is to increase and enhance condo communication between management and owners.

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The Impact of the Quebec Government's Bill 16 on Condos

The new law in Quebec impacts condo owners in a significant way in the province. We break those down in this post.

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What Does a Condo Boom Mean for Property Management Businesses?

How does a boom in condo prices affect the condo management business? We explore the current red hot condo market's impact on the condo managers in this post.

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What to Do with Condo Gyms in the Times of Covid-19

More and more condos have also begun taking measures to re-open their gyms. But how gyms in condos take the necessary precautions to ensure that it is a safe environment for its residents? We explore several ways to property managers and boards can do that.

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How to Read and Understand Condo Financial Statements

It is up to each co-owner to be attentive to the signals sent by the financial statements. Here's what to watch for.

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Partner Spotlight: Snaile, Canada's Parcel Locker Company

Given the social distancing requirements and also sharp increase in online shopping, there has been a growing increase of packages in storage rooms in all condos. Snaile addresses many of the issues with a disruptive technology that offers immediate benefits.

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Partner Spotlight: Walter - Smart Building Technology

This week, we would like to tell you all about Walter's smart building technology and how it can help your management and living experience in condos.

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How to Deal with Noisy Condos During Work-From-Home and Lockdown

In this article, we explore how to handle the sharp increase in noise nuisances in your condo community whether you're a resident, a board member or property manager.

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A Checklist for Starting a Condo Management Business

In the case of starting a condo management business specifically, there are additional considerations that the entrepreneur needs to factor in to ensure the business starts up as smoothly as possible. We explore some items that must be included in any checklist when starting a condo management business.

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Living in Isolation in a Condo During the Pandemic

Staying in a small condo unit in isolation has brought about a lifestyle adjustment for many. Here are some of them.

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The Easing of Coronavirus Restrictions in Condos

The challenge of safely easing restrictions and ensuring proactive measures is a challenge that is shared by property managers and boards in condos. Most notably, common areas and amenities will be a focus as the world attempts to get back to normalcy.

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The Risks in Condos of an Economic Downturn

In this post, we examine some of the aspects of condos that have been directly affected by the economic crisis brought upon by the pandemic.

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A Checklist for Running a E-Meeting in Condos

Given the developments and the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus, we felt it would be an opportune time to help you ensure e-meetings are run smoothly. Here is a checklist of things to be on top of in advance of a condo's e-meeting.

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5 Ways Condo Management Has Been Affected by Covid-19

In this post, we explore 5 aspects of condo management that has been significantly altered by this health risk, from package management, owner and visitor disclosure, meetings, communication and maintenance.

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How Payments to Condo Vendors Can Adjust to Social Distancing

In this entry, we take a look at how a more specific aspect of managing a condo may become forever altered. With social distancing becoming the norm and with in-person contact greatly minimized going forward, we explore how payments to vendors and suppliers will change.

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5 Tips on Working from Home for Property Managers and How Condo Manager Live Can Help

In this post, we explore 5 ways for property managers to be successful while working from home.

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6 Tips on Social Distancing in Condos

This week, we explore ways in which social distancing can be done in especially challenging quarters such as condos and apartment buildings.

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How to Deal with the Coronavirus Threat in Condos

The most prevailing question in the condo industry has been: what duties and obligations do corporations, board members, property managers and residents have with respect to containing the spread of the virus? We explore this unique situation in this post.

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The 101 on Proxies in Condos

In this post, we explore the fundamentals of proxies in condos. ‍

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What to Do When Resident Violates Condo Rules and Regulations

In this post, we explore the steps to take by a property manager and/or a board member to communicate and address a rules violations by a resident.

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4 Things to Consider When Managing Condo Amenities and Facilities

In this article, we explore the 4 things to consider to optimally manage amenities and shared facilities in a condo. ‍

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3 Signs It's Time to Switch or Upgrade Your Condo Management Software

When software produces the opposite effect of injecting efficiency, saving time and freeing up resources, then it's a clear indication that you need to ask the question about whether you're using the right software for your condo management operations. The following three points are tell-tale signs you're due to strongly consider other software options or better yet, switch or upgrade software tools as soon as possible.

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4 of the Most Common Condo Service Requests

One of the most important responsibilities of a property manager of condos is to address service requests/work orders submitted by residents. The first step is to recognize what the common service requests are. We present to you four of the most common requests.

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6 of the Most Common Faux Pas for Condo Managers to Avoid

With so much happening and so many people involved, it is often easy to stumble and make a mistake here and there. While we're all human and mistakes do happen, there are certain faux pas that should be avoided for a property manager to maintain standing as a good one. Here are 6 of the most common faux pas for condo managers to avoid.

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Condo Fees Demystified

What exactly factors into condo fees, what do you get for that monthly fee and why does it keep going up over time? In this post, we look to demystify some of the concepts surrounding condo fees.

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The Basics of Condo Bookkeeping/Accounting for Condo Boards

Whether you're a self-managed corporation or one that has hired a management company, it is always a good idea to understand the basics in order to ensure the well-being of your corporation. In this post, we cover the basics of bookkeeping and accounting for condos.

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4 Steps On Dealing With Conflicts Between Condo Residents

Reality is, in condo, conflicts and disputes are bound to arise at some point. These issues will arise for a myriad of different reasons. In this post, we list the most common sources of conflict between neighbours and four steps on how to deal with them for property managers and board members.

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6 Things To Look Out For When Hiring A Property Management Company For Your Condo Corporation

Here is a list of 6 things to look out for when engaging a condo property management company.

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4 Things To Watch Out For During The Winter Months At Your Condo

Dealing with the cold, snow and slush is a tall task for all condos where the conditions during winter months are drastically different from any other season of the year. Ensuring that living conditions are smooth for the whole community during these months is mostly a responsibility of board members and also property managers. The following are four things to watch out for in order to best ensure residents do not experience the winter blues.

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5 Things Self-Managed Condos Should Be Mindful Of

There are many corporations that make the conscious decision to self-manage their condo rather than hire a property management company. That decision may come from various reasons: from having a lack of resources, to having board members with the time and expertise to manage condos, or simply because they have had a bad experience working with property management companies. Whatever the reason may be, there are many things that board members need to be mindful of when going ahead with the daunting task of managing condos without the help of a management company.

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How Does the Legalization of Cannabis Affect Condo Management?

How does the legalization of cannabis affect condo management and what should you look out for? As you consider the following questions, it needs to be noted that it is 100% legal for a corporation to ban marijuana smoking anywhere on the building's property and even inside the unit. But before resorting to such measures, what is important is to successfully find a balance between the new legislation and respecting the property and preferences of the owners and residents.

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5 Critical Qualities of a Good Condo Board Member

Becoming a condo board member is doing civic work. It is a very important position that helps dictate the enjoyment and safety of an entire community of individuals. The most thriving communities we have seen have always been led by responsible, compassionate and courteous individuals on the board.

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7 Qualities That Make an Exceptional Property Manager

At Condo Manager, we've had the opportunity to work with thousands of property managers during over 25 years working with condo management companies. In this journey, we have detected patterns in the property managers deemed exceptional and we're here to break down the 7 qualities that make a property manager superior.

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How and Why Condo Managers Need to Embrace Technology

A host of new technologies have impacted property management and will continue to do so, such as mobile technology, green technology, virtual and augmented reality, drones and business intelligence. In this post, we address cloud computing or in other words, software as a service (SaaS) as a first step in establishing a fundamental layer for efficiency and scale.

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6 Reasons Why Excel and Quickbooks Do Not Cut It in Condo Management

Anyone that has experience in condo management will tell you that it is a complex job and it goes far beyond merely financials. When it comes to overseeing an entire community, it is of paramount importance to have a system in place that have some key functions in place. Here are six reasons why you're best served by using a condo management software.

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3 Factors For Ensuring Smooth Growth of Your Property Management Business

Successfully handling scale in property management of condos and HOAs has not traditionally been one of the more talked about topics. With that, we give you three factors to be mindful of as you ramp up on growth.

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Introducing the Condo Manager Blog

Hi there, welcome to our new blog series! This is going to be a space where we will post useful and important information about property management, condos, useful tips, accounting and of course, the Condo Manager software.

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