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  • Jane Bolin is a South Florida Business Journal 40 under 40 honoree! PeytonBolin is proud to announce that our very own Jane Bolin has been selected as a 2014 South Florida Business Journal 40 under 40 honoree! South Florida Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Awards recognizes the careers of 40 individuals under the age of 40 for their amazing career accomplishments and service beyond the workplace, and anyone that knows Jane can easily tell you she deserves this! Jane is the poster child for ... Read more...
  • Fraud and Theft in Community Associations Common Fraud and Theft Activities in Community Associations. It seems like fraud and theft are becoming increasingly common these days, especially in community associations. As a community association leader, it’s important that you understand the most popular fraudulent activities so that you can protect yourself and your community from them. With help from a couple of awesome contributors to a question we posted on the Community Association Institute (CAI) group on LinkedIn, ... Read more...
  • Michael Mayer Fights Condo Takeover in Boynton Beach Our very own Michael Mayer was featured in The Palm Beach Post defending Via Lugano homeowners in the condo termination in Boynton Beach. The article discusses Boynton Beach condo owners and their fight concerning the takeover of their community by a company which they claim is bent on buying them out and turning their homes into apartments. We are always so excited to help fight the good fight and work hard for the ... Read more...
  • The Effective Approach to Conflict Resolution 3 Tips for Conflict Resolution The truth of the matter is that conflict is just a part of life. We’ve all been in situations where a conflict is caused due to a difference of goals or needs, and we’ve all seen what can happen when a conflict goes unresolved, and it usually isn’t good. Conflicting goals often lead to personal dislike and can have a negative affect on teamwork. The good ... Read more...
  • Effectively Manage An Association Budget with Cost Saving Measures Use cost saving technologies and techniques to properly manage an association budget We are excited to announce that this week’s article is one from guest blogger John Archer with Intuitive Energy Solutions on effectively managing an association budget with cost saving measures! Check it out below: Community associations and property managers have the responsibility to manage an association budget that includes common area maintenance and utilities.  Taking steps to reduce maintenance ... Read more...
  • Gathering Opinions and Information in a Group Setting 3 Tips for Gathering Opinions in Group Settings We recently wrote about group decision making in communities and wanted to delve deeper into the process of gathering opinions from all members present. When you’re in a group setting, it’s pretty common for certain ideas and opinions to go unheard, whether it’s because the person doesn’t want to speak or because they aren’t given the opportunity. While it is important to have structure ... Read more...
  • Appellate Court Rules in Favor of Association: 
Fannie Mae Must Pay PeytonBolin collects all fees for Alden Hotel  Condominium Association The Third District Court of Appeal in the State of Florida ruled in favor of The Alden Hotel Condominium Association against Federal National Mortgage Association on, April 2, 2014, following an appeal of a non-jury trial. The case began back in 2013 and Alden Hotel came out the winner in a judgment awarded on May 10, 2013 by the Circuit Court of the ... Read more...
  • 4 Steps to Maintaining Resident Common Areas Maintain Resident Common Areas Efficiently and Effectively From pools and lounges to landscaping and sidewalks, every property manager or community association has had to deal with maintaining resident common areas. Some residents don’t respect the cleanliness of common rooms, cleaning staff doesn’t give 100%, and sometimes communities just don’t have the budget to properly maintain common community areas. It’s not easy to do your job correctly when there are so ... Read more...
  • Group Decision Making in Communities The Effective Way to Approach Group Decision Making As a community association or property manager, you are probably very well acquainted with the difficulties of making decisions in a group setting. People disagree, people choose an option just because the person next to them chose it, and it is often difficult to come to a decision at all. When it comes to community associations, the problem with groups is that ... Read more...
  • 3 Ways to Build a Sense of Community We all live in a world filled with communities. We experience a sense of community where we work, where we study, and most importantly, where we live.  As a property manager or community association, it’s important to make sure there is a positive sense of community in your area. Sure, fostering a sense of community sounds great, but how do you go about doing it? We’ve put together a list of ... Read more...
  • How to Handle a Media Crisis Social and electronic media is great when it’s all positive, but sometimes, community associations have to face unwanted national and local attention. You’ve probably heard that any press is good press, but ignoring unwanted negative attention can cause a lot of issues. To properly respond to any media crisis, you need to be prepared for and know how to handle it. Here are 3 tips to help you prepare for and ... Read more...
  • 4 Steps to Risk Management There is a certain level of risk involved in everything, whether it’s small or large. When it comes to business, failure to acknowledge risks could lead to major trouble and a lack of success. As a property manager or community association, it’s up to you to make sure that the community is protected and that emergencies are responded to properly. So what are the steps to making sure you’re handling risk ... Read more...
  • Homeowner Association Communication: Tips to to effective communicate in your HOA We communicate with people each and every day. Whether you’re speaking in person, over the phone or through an email, it’s important to know how to effectively convey your message and get people the information they need. This is especially true in a community association, but it doesn’t stop there. As a member of a community association board, you need to also ensure that your message will stay in tact ... Read more...
  • A New Bill Could Change the Location of your HOA Meeting One of the great things about living in a community is the opportunity to get involved and attend HOA meetings. Attending Homeowners Association meetings allows residents to ensure that they have a voice and understand what is going on with their community, but for some, attending meetings isn’t always easy. A Florida State Senator is hoping to make it a state law that Homeowner Association meetings must be held somewhere anyone ... Read more...
  • PeytonBolin, PL Receives Community Association Designation by FCAP Ft. Lauderdale, Florida- April 2, 2014 We are happy to announce that PeytonBolin, PL has been named a Community Association Service Provider (CASP) Designated Member by Florida Community Association Professionals (FCAP). The CASP designation is offered by FCAP, LLC. for organizations that offer products and services to the community association industry. We recently went through the strenuous vendor program to become a CASP Designated Member, the highest level of recognition for ... Read more...