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Beacon Management Services Topic of the Day: Why Corporate Culture Eats Strategy’s Lunch

By |2019-03-25T10:50:13+00:00January 25th, 2012|Atlanta Association Management, Atlanta Community Association Management, Atlanta Condominium Management, Atlanta Condominiums, Atlanta High Rise Condos, Atlanta Homeowner Association Management News, Atlanta Housing Market, Commercial Property, Condominium Construction Defects, Customer Reviews, Masterplanned Communities|

Get on a Southwest flight to anywhere, buy shoes from Zappos.com, pants from Nordstrom, groceries from Whole Foods, anything from Costco, a Starbucks espresso, or a Double-Double from In N' Out, and you'll get a taste of these brands’ vibrant cultures.  Culture is a balanced blend of human psychology, attitudes, actions, and beliefs that combined [...]

Beacon Management Services Topic of the Day: How Can We Save Money on Landscaping

By |2018-12-19T15:36:24+00:00January 19th, 2012|Atlanta Association Management, Atlanta Community Association Management, Atlanta Condominium Management, Atlanta Property Management, Beacon Management Services|

Landscaping Costs.....we provide three tips to help you reduce your landscaping costs. 1.  Do a request for proposal (RFP) from landscapers. "Our greatest savings came from creating a four-page request for proposal for lawn care and debris removal," says Patrick Hohman, a 23-year HOA president at the 40-unit Seneca Park Condominium Association in Louisville, Ky. "It [...]

Beacon Management Services Topic of the Day: Should You Appoint or Wait for an Election?

By |2019-03-25T10:50:14+00:00January 18th, 2012|Atlanta Homeowner Association Management News, Atlanta Housing Market, Atlanta Housing Rebound, Atlanta Housing Sales, Condominium Construction Defects, Condominium News, Customer Reviews|

How should you fill a vacant seat on your homeowners association board of directors without creating headaches within your HOA. "First, look to your governing documents and state statutes to see if there's anything about how to handle an appointment procedurally," says Donna DiMaggio Berger, managing partner at Katzman Garfinkel & Berger in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., [...]

Beacon Management Services Topic of the Day: Violence in a Community….Can You Stop it?

By |2019-03-25T10:50:15+00:00January 17th, 2012|Atlanta Association Management, Atlanta Community Association Management, Atlanta Property Management News and Tips, Atlanta Real Estate, Atlanta Real Estate News, Beacon Management Services|

Watching the news seems to indicate that there is more violence, robberies and theft on the upswing.   It's a reality we need to take seriously. "I learned from hard and tragic experience in the last couple of years in Florida," says the former lieutenant from the Broward County Sherriff's Department and current vice president of learning [...]

Beacon Management Services Topic of the Day: What’s Your Plan for 2012?

By |2018-12-19T15:30:25+00:00January 16th, 2012|Atlanta Apartments, Atlanta Association Management, Atlanta Community Association Management, Atlanta Condominium Management, Atlanta Property Management, Atlanta Property Management News and Tips, Atlanta Real Estate, Beacon Management Services|

The famous Harvard study conducted years ago followed a class of graduates for 20 years.   There were two groups....one who wrote down specific goals for their future and the other group that did not.   At the conclusion of the study, it was found that the students who committed to written goals had risen to the top 3% of [...]

Beacon Management Services Topic of the Day: Some People Just Don’t Want to Live By the Rules

By |2018-12-19T15:28:39+00:00January 15th, 2012|Atlanta Association Management, Atlanta Community Association Management, Atlanta Property Management, Atlanta Property Management News and Tips, Atlanta Real Estate, Beacon Management Services|

You're a good neighbor.  You pay your dues, keep your dog on a leash and abide by the covenants.  Why can't your next door neighbor do the same?  "It's perfectly true that there are a number of people--and I've seen this time and again--who just should not live in a condo, HOA, or co-op because they're [...]

Beacon Management Services Topic of the Day: What’s a Lien?

By |2019-03-25T10:50:16+00:00January 12th, 2012|Atlanta Association Management, Atlanta Community Association Management, Atlanta Condominium Management, Atlanta Homeowner Association Management News, Atlanta Property Management, Beacon Management Services|

Question:  A homeowner association management company wants to change the wording in the HOA's 10-day demand letter so the HOA would get an automatic judgment, not a lien, when a home owner doesn't pay. What's a lien, and what's a judgment? "A lien is a manner by which to collect against a property, and a [...]