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Paralysis by Analysis: Breaking Board Inaction

by Dan Zimberoff, Partner at Barker Martin When faced with a difficult or controversial issue, many community association boards of directors become paralyzed, overwhelmed, reactionary; and in some instances, all of the above.  Such inaction often leads to delay, adverse financial consequences and heightened distrust and animosity wi...

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"It Is What It Is" - A Very Personal Blog Post from Tom Jonez

You can view the original post here: http://www.plumblinemanagement.com/blog/it-what-it This last week I was reminded of a simple and yet core leadership trait during a lunch meeting with Vickie, who is the CEO of her own management company (she is also our good friend). As we talked, Vickie shared that her husband and company co-owner...

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Bell-Anderson Broker Among Women Honored for Changing the World of Real Estate Management

Vickie Gaskill, MPM®, CPM® is among a group of 72 women from the U.S. and abroad honored recently by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) for their positive impact on the real estate management profession. Recognized for innovation, mentoring, community service, leadership and other laudable initiatives, Vickie and ...

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Next Board Training Seminar Coming up May 9th!

Our next board training seminar will take place on Thursday, May 9th from 6:30 to 8:00pm at the Kent Senior Center so be sure to join us! Topics will include “Getting the Most out of Your Association Webpage" and "Emergency Management Readiness for Community Associations.” We are excited to present this seminar that will g...

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Visit CAI at the Seattle Home Show

HOA Board Members, don't forget to visit Community Associations Institute at the Seattle Home Show. CAI offers a lot of great training and resources for community associations. You may even see HOA Manager Jenise Doty there!  

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Association and Homeowner Insurance: Who Pays?

by Dean Martin, Attorney with Barker Martin, PS, http://www.barkermartin.com/ When there is a fire, flood or other sudden loss suffered by a community association, insurance is supposed to help solve the problem.  Unfortunately, for many associations the focus quickly shifts from dealing with the damage to a dispute between the...

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HELP! I cannot get along with my neighbor!

By Dawn Hardley, Property Manager As Real Estate Property Managers we can do our job to the letter of the law but when it comes to trying to make two different parties get along, it is not “what we do.” We get dozens and dozens of the following complaints: “My neighbor is making too much noise……&helli...

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Why Use Bell-Anderson?

by Vickie Gaskill, CPM®, MPM@, RMP@, Owner/Broker Recently, I had the opportunity to evaluate the income and expenses of the single family rental homes that we manage. If any of you are thinking about investing in real estate and want to take advantage of present day purchase prices as well as lower interest rates, here’s wha...

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Taste of Home Potluck

Not only do we have some great property management professionals here at Bell-Anderson, we have some good cooks too! Our December potluck was a "Taste of Home" theme, with every recipe chosen out of a Taste of Home magazine or cookbook. Here are a few pictures!   Shannon's Chocolate Peppermint cake Stefanie's Cranberry Orange Br...

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“We Have Always Done It That Way”

Courtesy of Barker Martin, Attorneys: http://www.barkermartin.com “We Have Always Done It That Way”  Is Not A Valid Answer.  As a board member or a manager are you prepared to answer the question, “What entitles the association to do that?”  The variety of answers we have heard over the years i...


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