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What Do HOA Management Companies Do?

Firstly, what exactly is an HOA? The definition of a Homeowners Association or HOA is an organization that consists of homeowners of a particular subdivision, whether it is single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, or planned unit development. HOA management companies work with the elected HOA Board, providing guidance and leadership to boards and homeowners in a...


Community Projects for Cooler Seasons

With winter quickly approaching it is a good time to ensure your community is prepared for the cold weather. Timing for community projects is crucial, so you don’t experience something like a pool closed down in July to have a pool deck refinished. During the Fall and winter seasons, here are a few projects to...


Volunteer Committees Can Benefit Associations

Volunteer committees can serve an important role in effectively governing an Association. There are several different types of committees that each fulfills a different purpose in the community. A committee can either be standing or ad hoc. A standing committee is permanent, while an ad hoc committee is temporarily formed to accomplish a specific task....


Community Disaster Plan

Every community could be affected by a natural disaster and should have a Community Disaster Plan in place. This guide includes helpful tips compiled from community association industry professionals to assist in developing your Association’s customized disaster plan. A well-designed disaster plan includes safeguards against future risk and minimizes economic and property loss. Click Here...


Three practical lessons to make EVERY board meeting productive.

There is a lot written about the mechanics of meetings, like notice requirement, quorums, using parliamentary procedure, delivering committee reports and handling open forums. Our experience shows three practical techniques to create an effective meeting. Guide, not control the meeting, by sticking to the agenda and limiting ancillary discussion of topics. Schedule time allotments for...


6 Tips to Prevent Delivery Package Theft

Request notifications on your deliveries, via phone, text message or email. Monitor your packages in transit and upon delivery. Always require a signature on your deliveries to ensure packages are never left unattended. Consider sending deliveries to an alternate location where someone will be able to receive them, or to the shipping companies pick up...


CommunityPro Portal

Compliance, financials, administration, communication… These are just a few of the issues board members volunteer their time to manage. However, with the right tools and management company, board members don’t have to be overwhelmed. The Sentry Management Family of TECHNOLOGY.  Services are designed to offer homeowners’ associations and their boards the resources needed to easily...


Tips for Running Effective Annual Meetings

Your Annual Meeting or Annual Members Meeting is more than just a normal meeting. This meeting is required by law for every corporate entity, even if considered a “non-profit” corporation, and following the particular rules of these meetings is very important. All annual meetings are guided  according to bylaws or statute for not-for-profit corporate act...


Disaster Preparedness Checklist

Disaster Preparedness… Proactive Not Reactive There is always the possibility that a disaster may affect your community.  Whether it be a tornado, a flood, a hurricane, snowstorm, duststorm or human related disasters, it is better to have a plan to handle it before it happens than to react after it happens. Many Boards of Directors...


Developing Pet & Service Animal Policies

One of the toughest issues for homeowner associations and condo associations is how to handle pet policies. Before you can establish policies, you should understand the differences between “common household pets” and “service animals” (also known as “assistance animals” or sometimes “therapy pets”.) Pet Policies For common household pets, the associations can develop their own...


Three practical lessons to make EVERY board meeting productive.

Our experience shows three practical techniques to create an effective meeting

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Community association projects for HOAs or condos during the winter

Community Projects for Cooler Seasons

Timing for community projects is crucial, so you don’t experience something like a pool closed down in July to have the deck refinished. During the fall and winter seasons, there are a few projects to start thinking about.

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Committees Benefit Associations

Volunteer Committees Can Benefit Associations

Volunteer committees can serve an important role in effectively governing an Association.

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CommunityPro Portal

CommunityPro® is an easy way to make payments, access association documents, view account history, stay informed and more.

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In this issue: Learn the nine steps of safeguarding  you associations funds and financials.