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.
Sentry Developer Services Division ensures successful management of new communities from conception, to build-out and beyond.
This program assists developers with the establishment and transition of an association in an effort to maintain the long-term sustainability of a community. Turnover to the elected association Board is enhanced.
The involvement of our Developer Services Division ideally starts during the mapping/development phase of a new HOA or condominium community – prior to the recording of the governing documents. This allows our experienced team to reviews maps, documents and initial plans to identify potential problems the developer may experience and reduce your costs. This early involvement also allows your management to gain a better understanding of the entire project, including land characteristics, product offerings, sales projections and demographics that may enhance association development.
No matter where you live, there is a possibility that disaster may affect your community. Be prepared with this list.Read More »
Your Annual Meeting is more than a normal meeting. Here are some tips for making them effective for your association.Read More »
Nine guidelines to consider when developing and enforcing pet policies.Read More »
CommunityPro® is an easy way to make payments, access association documents, view account history, stay informed and more.
Everyone wants a smaller utility bill. As both homeowners and association Boards consider their expenses, energy savings opportunities are often overlooked. Up to 30% of all utility costs can be reduced through energy efficiency measures. A good starting point is to conduct an analysis or energy audit.