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How to Prepare for Landscaping This Spring

Professional landscapers and property owners know that the time for planning for spring landscaping is now. Planning includes several elements such as creating a concept or design or your property, scheduling and hiring the right company to do the work, putting together a budget, and possibly even getting ideas and feedback from your HOA. While it’s tempting to do all of this yourself, you should hire a professional property management company to do the work for you so that you can focus on other aspects of your business. Below are some tips on how to get started preparing for your spring landscaping now.

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2018 HOA Regulations: What You Need to Know

2017-2018 Regulations for HOAs and property owners are pending as we speak. These regulations will affect how we manage your property as well as the relationship you have with your tenants and those in your HOA. Below is a summary of regulations that we may expect over the next 12 months. Gassen will monitor these regulations and keep you informed of any updates that you directly affect you. If you have any questions or need to make changes in your reserve study, budget, or policies in the upcoming year, please contact us. We can help.

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The Gassen Guide to Hiring Reputable Contractors in Minneapolis

Repairs and maintenance are a regular part of owning or managing a property. Thus, when something needs repairs, you have to call a professional to fix it. The most challenging part of property management is finding the right company to do it for you. Identifying prototypical contractors with experience, skill, reasonable rates, and dependability can be something of a hassle.

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Is Your HOA Ready for 2018?

When we discuss HOA planning, what we’re talking about is budgeting for 2018. If you are a board member of your HOA, you know that this can be a long, grueling process. Even if there are several men and women on your board, you may find that they have limited knowledge on how to properly budget for an HOA. Gassen property management can help you with your budgeting through our many tools and resources so that you can be ready to hit the ground running January 1st, 2018.

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How to Handle Difficult HOA Members

Dealing with difficult people can test your nerve in any setting. Trying to get along with a neighbor in your HOA, however, can sometimes take the challenge to the next level. There are many reasons for this, but one of the most important reasons is that we take ownership of our neighborhoods. We take responsibility for them, and we count everything that goes on in an HOA personally.

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6 Rental Property Projects You Should Do During the Wintertime

Winter is here in Minnesota. That means preparing all of your condos and rental properties for the impending snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. It is vital that you protect your property and keep your renters safe throughout the entire season. You may have several items on your list already, but below are some of the most crucial projects you should undertake to manage your property.

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The Gassen Way - Winter Edition 2017 - Newsletter

Click here to read the 2017 Gassen Winter Newsletter.

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Social Media Tips for Your Homeowners Association

If your HOA is utilizing social media to build community and share information, then it’s important that you get off to a good start. Social media platforms are a highly effective tool for keeping everyone in touch and getting the word out about updates, upcoming events, and even weather alerts. We provide some tips below on how you can effectively and safely use social media for your HOA.

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How to Attract Renters to Your Properties

Whether you run an HOA, own a home, or looking to fill a condo, you know how challenging it can be to find the right tenants. The process of screening renters can be long and arduous. With the help of Gassen, you can attract the right type of clients to your property. Below are our top suggestions for securing the ideal renters.

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7 Ways to Prepare Your Properties for Winter

Winters in Minneapolis, MN can be brutal. They are especially hard on homes, condos, and apartments. If you own real estate in this part of the country, then here are seven quick tips on how to prepare your properties for the cold season.

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