New Law Requires HOAs to Address Preservation of Documents Annually

What’s the Perfect Number of Board Members for an HOA or Condominium Association?

Running a community is no easy task. There’s collecting dues, conducting meetings, and overseeing accounting to think about, not to mention fielding the endless stream of complaints and requests from residents. It’s a lot of hard work, which is why homeowners associations (HOAs) and condominium associations should have the optimal amount of board members to … Continue reading “What’s the Perfect Number of Board Members for an HOA or Condominium Association?”

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Anonymous | Friday, January 17th, 2020 | HOA |

Is Your Community Trending Towards Smart Technology in 2020?

As we enter 2020, St. Petersburg condo management companies, like Wise Property Management, Inc., are prepared to take on the New Year. Whether you’re part of a small condominium association or a master-class community, your property deserves the best management service in Tampa Bay. In this article, Wise will discuss a few technology trends to … Continue reading “Is Your Community Trending Towards Smart Technology in 2020?”

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Anonymous | Friday, January 17th, 2020 | Property Management |

3 Reasons Why Managing a Condominium Complex Yourself Is a Bad Idea

You may think you can keep your condominium complex running smoothly with a few close-knit friends within the community. However, as rewarding as this may be, it can prove to be a much more daunting undertaking than you initially planned for. Below we highlight several reasons why hiring a Tampa association management company isn’t just … Continue reading “3 Reasons Why Managing a Condominium Complex Yourself Is a Bad Idea”

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Anonymous | Friday, January 17th, 2020 | HOA |

3 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Condominium Association

It’s that time of year again when people across the world try to change their ways for the better. Change isn’t just new and exciting, for certain industries, it’s downright necessary. For property managers, New Year’s resolutions should primarily revolve around organization and efficiency. Below, we highlight several New Year’s resolutions for your community that … Continue reading “3 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Condominium Association”

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Anonymous | Friday, January 17th, 2020 | Property Management |

Utilizing Technology for Excellent Property Management Services

Whether it’s Tampa, Clearwater, or St. Petersburg condominium management services, at Wise Property Management, Inc., we’re committed to providing Tampa Bay communities with the best property management services. One way we do this is by utilizing the newest and best property management technologies to create solutions for our clients and improve resident experiences.  When you … Continue reading “Utilizing Technology for Excellent Property Management Services”

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Anonymous | Friday, December 13th, 2019 | HOA |

How to Avoid Administering Illegal Condo Association Fees

Fees are a way for condo associations to recover costs on background checks, credit reports, and other essential services that help ensure that new residents are a perfect addition to the community. However, condominium associations that are overzealous with fees may end up losing not only residents but lawsuits as well.  In this editorial, we … Continue reading “How to Avoid Administering Illegal Condo Association Fees”

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Anonymous | Friday, December 13th, 2019 | Property Management |

HOA Fee Problems? We Can Help

One of the most headache-inducing aspects of serving on the board of directors for your neighborhood is figuring out a reliable system for collecting and recording HOA fees. Fortunately, this responsibility doesn’t have to rest on your shoulders alone. There are many St. Petersburg condo management companies that can lend you their services to streamline … Continue reading “HOA Fee Problems? We Can Help”

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Anonymous | Friday, December 13th, 2019 | Property Management |

3 Condo Management Tips for Fall Season

Although the fall and winter seasons in Florida are certainly not as harsh as the conditions up north, there are still a variety of condominium management tasks that need to be accomplished during the months of September through February. As the temperatures begin to decrease, a proactive property management company will tackle the tasks listed … Continue reading “3 Condo Management Tips for Fall Season”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 | HOA |

Can Condominium Board Members Be Sued for Helping Their Community?

It is your duty as a board member to serve your condominium association to the best of your abilities. Sometimes, this means making tough calls that community members may not agree with. When tempers flare, it’s not uncommon for a disgruntled community member to take the legal route and attempt to sue board members directly. … Continue reading “Can Condominium Board Members Be Sued for Helping Their Community?”

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Anonymous | Monday, October 28th, 2019 | Uncategorized |

How Your HOA Should Handle Flags

We’ve previously covered how homeowner associations (HOAs) should approach holiday decorations. Considering that we’re now entering the holiday season, how your HOA approaches ghoulish displays and Christmas lights will be as important as ever. But what should be done about a decoration that’s left up year-round and can be just as distracting? Homeowners can become … Continue reading “How Your HOA Should Handle Flags”

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Anonymous | Monday, October 28th, 2019 | Uncategorized |

These 4 Budgeting Basics Are Crucial for a Successful Community

When the time comes to plan for next year’s costs, it’s important to recognize that this initial budget will set the blueprint for your community moving forward. Starting off on the right foot means stepping into the new year with a solid gameplan. There will be some time to adjust your budget as the year … Continue reading “These 4 Budgeting Basics Are Crucial for a Successful Community”

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Anonymous | Monday, October 28th, 2019 | Uncategorized |

Overstaying Their Welcome: How Condo Associations Should Handle Guests

As a condominium association, it is your duty to screen potential owners and ensure that they will be an outstanding addition to your community. This process becomes difficult when owners have frequent guests that overstay their welcome. Is the guest essentially living there? Is the owner charging rent? How many guests are too many? We … Continue reading “Overstaying Their Welcome: How Condo Associations Should Handle Guests”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 | Property Management |

5 Things You Should Know About Florida HOAs Part 2

In part one of this two-part series, a homeowners association (HOA) management professional from Wise Property Management, Inc. discussed two important HOA duties that a Tampa association management company can assist with: collecting fees and dealing with turnover. As time goes by, it’s important to understand that the needs of your community will fluctuate. You … Continue reading “5 Things You Should Know About Florida HOAs Part 2”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 | HOA |

5 Things You Should Know About Florida HOAs Part 1

The purpose of a homeowners association (HOA) is to help serve your community by streamlining communication, addressing concerns, and representing the best interests of the residents. HOAs also make decisions on behalf of the community they oversee and are authorized to “impose assessments that, if unpaid, may become a lien on the parcel.” Unfortunately, most … Continue reading “5 Things You Should Know About Florida HOAs Part 1”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 | HOA |

4 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Property Management Company

If you are a property owner, chances are you could use some assistance with the daily responsibilities of your property. There are several critical roles a St. Petersburg HOA community management company takes on when they manage a property. In this brief article, Wise Property Management, the best HOA management company in Tampa Bay, will … Continue reading “4 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Property Management Company”

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Anonymous | Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 | HOA |

Website Requirements for Condominium Associations

Condominium associations must be transparent in all manners of business, including what is presented on their websites. Below, we discuss Florida Statute 718.111. While this statute contains numerous regulations that pertain to access to units, insurance requirements, and collection of funds, among others, we will be focusing on website requirements. Failure to abide by this … Continue reading “Website Requirements for Condominium Associations”

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Anonymous | Friday, August 30th, 2019 | Property Management |

Why You Should Avoid Working with a Delaware LLC HOA Management Company

When the time comes for your neighborhood’s board of directors to elect a new Tampa homeowners association management company for assistance with accounting, records retention, administrative support, and more, it’s important that you understand exactly who you’re working with. At Wise Property Management, we’ve been serving homeowners associations (HOAs) in the Tampa Bay area since … Continue reading “Why You Should Avoid Working with a Delaware LLC HOA Management Company”

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Anonymous | Friday, August 30th, 2019 | HOA |

How to Slow Down Drivers in Your Community

Have you ever seen a vehicle speed through your community and thought that there must be something more that can be done? Reckless drivers are just one of the many problems that HOA board members have to contend with. But unlike other problems, a speeding vehicle can result in a resident’s injury or death if … Continue reading “How to Slow Down Drivers in Your Community”

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Anonymous | Friday, August 30th, 2019 | HOA |

5 Mistakes Poorly Run HOA Management Companies Make

Wise Property Management provides management services, accounting and bookkeeping services, administrative support, and a variety of other services for homeowner associations (HOAs) and communities all around Tampa Bay. If your Pinellas County community is interested in working with a reliable St. Petersburg HOA community management company, speak with the knowledgeable and experienced professionals at Wise.  … Continue reading “5 Mistakes Poorly Run HOA Management Companies Make”

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Anonymous | Friday, August 30th, 2019 | HOA |

Can Florida HOAs Restrict Solar Panels?

As a homeowners association (HOA) board member, it is your duty to approve of most renovations that take place within your community. However, your HOA should be cautious with regards to restricting the installation or use of solar panels. Florida’s Solar Rights Act protects homeowners who wish to install solar panels on their property.  In … Continue reading “Can Florida HOAs Restrict Solar Panels?”

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Anonymous | Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | HOA |