How to Properly Handle Disputes in Your Community

How to Properly Handle Disputes in Your Community

Under the Condominium Act, or Chapter 718 in Florida Statutes (F.S.), condominium unit owners have the right to receive notice of, attend, and speak at board, committee, and annual meetings subject to reasonable restrictions. For a condominium association to be successful, unit owners must serve in active leadership positions on the board and its committees, … Continue reading “How to Properly Handle Disputes in Your Community”

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Anonymous | Friday, March 27th, 2020 | Property Management |

Gearing Up for the Spring Season in Your HOA

Spring has sprung! Now is a great time to start thinking ahead and making sure your homeowner association (HOA) is prepared for the season. With considerably warmer weather and longer days ahead, it’s important for HOA boards to ensure that their community is well-maintained and ready for the spring season. Below, we discuss several ways … Continue reading “Gearing Up for the Spring Season in Your HOA”

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Anonymous | Friday, March 27th, 2020 | HOA |

Coronavirus: Important Considerations for Condominiums

Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has resulted in the declaration of a state of emergency in the State of Florida, City of Tampa, and Hillsborough County. Florida is just one of forty-eight U.S. states to have declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak in order to reduce the rate of infection. … Continue reading “Coronavirus: Important Considerations for Condominiums”

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Anonymous | Friday, March 27th, 2020 | Property Management |

How to Keep Your Condominium Community Attractive to Potential Tenants & Investors

If you want your condominium complex to truly prosper, there are two main groups of people to appeal to: those seeking to live in the condo, and those looking to rent them out as an investment. While short-term rentals (like Airbnb) are an unfortunate reality of condo communities, there are special considerations that should be … Continue reading “How to Keep Your Condominium Community Attractive to Potential Tenants & Investors”

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Anonymous | Monday, February 17th, 2020 | Property Management |

How Bad Condo Management Companies Affect Residents

With a new decade upon us, we thought we’d lay out all the things condo boards need to know about condominium management services, specifically how these services can impact the lives of residents. A condo board’s number one priority should be to make sure that their residents’ needs are looked after. Unfortunately, not all management … Continue reading “How Bad Condo Management Companies Affect Residents”

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Anonymous | Monday, February 17th, 2020 | Property Management |

Tips to Boost Attendance for HOA Events

An association’s number one goal is to keep their community happy. A great way to foster the communal spirit is to hold events where residents can interact in various ways. However, choosing what kind of events to hold can be a challenge, almost as challenging as getting people to attend.  Below, we discuss several key … Continue reading “Tips to Boost Attendance for HOA Events”

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Anonymous | Monday, February 17th, 2020 | HOA |

3 Consequences of Choosing the Wrong Property Management Company

Managing a property yourself can be exhausting and time consuming, which is why many associations decide to hire a property management company. However, if you don’t conduct the proper research, you might end up hiring a company that makes things far more complicated than they need to be.  In this article, we are going over … Continue reading “3 Consequences of Choosing the Wrong Property Management Company”

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Anonymous | Monday, February 17th, 2020 | Property Management |

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 |