Get your Management Price Per Unit
The number of residential units plays a part in our price quote but other factors are important too. We need to understand what association responsibilities are spelled out in the documents because every set of documents are different. Minimally we need to know what common elements are included, extent of maintenance required and the level of services expected by homeowners.
Understand your Standard Services
Sentry’s full service contract includes:
Get a tenured Community Manager
Sentry has been in the community management business since 1975. Managers average 8+ years in tenure, one of the most experienced workforces in the industry.
Know if you have any Formal or Informal Relationships with Vendors
Sentry Management is solely a community management firm. We have no affiliations or ownership positions with any other business or service that may be purchased by an association.
Know how much and what types of Insurance Coverage your firm carries
Sentry caries worker’s compensation, employee practices, property, vehicle, fraud/theft, liability policies, including $3 million bond and $10 million in umbrella coverage. Sentry is willing to share our certificate of insurance so boards can make ‘apples-to-apples’ comparisons.
Make sure all Fees and Costs will be fully disclosed
You will never be surprised by an additional charge that is not revealed in the contract. Nothing is vaguely written or open-ended in our standard agreement.
Know how you handle the Administration of Financial and Accounting Matters
Sentry’s designation as an Accredited Management Organization® (AMO®) causes us to have separate, specialized accounting, collections and accounts payable functions. It guarantees transparency and the utmost integrity in handling your community’s funds.
Know the Set-up Fee to transition to your company
We never charge a set-up fee for routine transitions.
Get a Proposal for Sentry Management Services
Simply provide us some basic information on this form, and someone will be contacting you to quickly gather the information to prepare a custom proposal.
Use the CommunityPro Portal as a Board Member
Using the Board Support portal is easy and intuitive. We provide a tutorial that will orient you to the software – click here to download the guide to use CommunityPro PORTAL as a board member.
We strive to improve the communities we manage in many ways. One way we give back is through our SMILES program. This annual charitable giving drive is targeted at deserving residents living in communities managed by Sentry. Association boards let us know when a job loss or lingering illness has plunged a family into need.
In addition to this program, we encourage our employees to contribute to local charities that are identified by association board members. Over 100 local charities and causes are supported by the employees of Sentry offices in 13 states, with breast cancer awareness and research (Susan G. Komen Foundation), children’s charities (Sunshine Foundation) and Habitat for Humanity being the most common.
Here are some of the donations provided by Sentry, our employees and their local associations:
CommunityPro® is an easy way to make payments, access association documents, view account history, stay informed and more.
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