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 carries 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.
The Sentry Management® history of creating outstanding communities for homeowners began in 1975. As a full-service community management company, Sentry delivers its individual service through a highly skilled professional group of community managers. Sentry has no owned or affiliated service companies, which means we always negotiate the best prices for your community.
Sentry has over 30 offices in seventeen states, including Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Offices established in eight additional states, bringing the total of states in which Sentry operates to sixteen. Added were Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, New York and Virginia.
CommunityPro®, Sentry’s administrative system, is enhanced with a new features and an easy-to-use interface. “Board Room” is added for board members to have 24/7 online access to their community’s information and up-to-the-minute financial reports.
Sentry now ranks among the five largest national community association management firms.
Bradley Pomp becomes President of Sentry.
Sentry offices in Florida increase to fourteen.
CommunityPro® PUBLIC and CommunityAPP™ introduced to provide customizable website and applications for association use.
Offices established in five additional states including Arizona, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Seven additional offices established in Florida metro areas.
The first Florida division outside of Orlando was started in Kissimmee, followed by four additional offices in the State.
Corporate website (www.sentrymgt.com) was rolled out.
Sentry Management initially receives Accredited Management Organization (AMO®) Certification from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).
Hurricane Andrew, in 1992, damages nearly 700 associations managed by Sentry. The heroic response stretches company emergency response resources but strengthens company reputation for top-flight management services.
First division outside of Florida was established in Atlanta, Georgia.
The company began sharing time on a mainframe computer for financial accounting. It was the then "state of the art" IRIS 1000 operating system, which was later supplanted by a UNIX-based system.
By the end of the decade Sentry Management had grown to nearly 100 communities with 20 staff members.
Founded in Longwood, Florida by James W. Hart.
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