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Using Social Media to your HOA’s Advantage

A homeowners association (HOA) management firm explains how to use social media to help build your community, as well as what’s best left to other forms of online property management.

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Joyous Holiday HOA Event Ideas

A property management services firm explains what your homeowners association (HOA) management can do to bring joy to everyone this holiday season.

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What Does a Well-Managed HOA Bring to Your Neighborhood?

If you’re visiting a property management services website, you might already know what an HOA is: a governing body that has the legal power to maintain the public areas of any given neighborhood. You probably also know that HOAs set and enforce rules and regulations (known as Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, or CCRs for short), and that they also will collect mandatory dues that go solely towards the community; board members generally are volunteers.

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How to Help a Struggling Family in Your HOA Neighborhood

Homeowners associations (HOAs) are wonderful community-building organizations. They create bonds over the universal sense of pride that comes from working together to maintain a beautiful neighborhood. However, despite the high sense of morale a good HOA management instills in its community, there undoubtedly will be times when individual families struggle with their personal lives—that is, their lives outside of HOA activities that the rest of the community might not fully see.

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Why Hire Local for HOA Management?

Community: it’s how homeowners associations (HOAs) thrive. Fostering bonds, hosting events help bring groups of complete strangers together and turn them into neighbors. It’s the magic of community that local property management services firms like Gassen bring to HOA management.

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How to Kindly Deal with a Hoarding Situation In your Neighborhood

Though to many people hoarding may simply seem like a nuisance to a neighborhood, people who hoard are under great psychological strain. It’s often a symptom of mental illness. Thus, if you are in the business of Homeowners Association (HOA) management, online property management, or real estate management, it’s crucial to view the hoarder less as a liability to the neighborhood and more so a person that needs medical help.

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How to Boost Your Reputation as a Property Owner

Your reputation as a business owner hinges on how well you develop your business relationships with your partners, vendors, and the public at large. Although your property management company can take care of aspects of your reputation, a lot of it depends on you.

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Why Local Property Management Companies Are Beneficial

There are many benefits to local property management companies. Real estate and property owners that use property local management companies build lasting business relationships while protecting their assets. Gassen provides professional, trustworthy experience in local property management in Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, and Twin Cities. We appreciate our local property owners and work hard to earn their trust and their business.

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The Invisible Aspects of Property Management

Some of the aspects of property management are quite visible. You can notice them in manicured green space and well-maintained properties. You can see them in clean, refreshing pools and tidy streets or common areas. Other, perhaps even more important aspects of property management, are invisible. These are the parts of an excellent property management team that you may not notice when they are performed well, but can be problematic when not taken care of properly. At Gassen, we pride ourselves on expertly handling all aspects of property management, including the invisible ones.

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The Importance of Responsiveness in Property Management

There are many aspects to consider when selecting a property manager for either an investment property or a Homeowners Association. You'll want to know that a property manager has the experience and capabilities to manage your particular property portfolio. You will want to make sure they'll keep you compliant with accounting and state regulations. It is extremely helpful if they are a local management company. But you'll also want to ensure that any HOA management and property management you choose has another critical, sometimes overlooked quality. You want to make sure they are responsive. Responsiveness is an indication or work ethic, attention to detail and customer service.

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