28
JUL
2014
Natalie climbing in the Grotto in Greece Islands

PROFORM WHY

Earlier this month, I was asked to give a presentation about Proform. I have spoken to this group about management and what we do at Proform a few times before, but I have never really talked about why – why we are motivated to help people make the most of their...
21
JUL
2014
picture of a flooded basement

Do you have the insurance YOU need for your condo?

Anytime you purchase a home in a condo building your lender has to have proof of 100% Replacement Value insurance carried by the HOA aka Hazard Insurance. Each HOA’s Declarations state what each community is required to carry for insurance from Hazard to D&O to Fidelity and...
14
JUL
2014
Maintenance Bubbleman

Hi Ho Maintenance!

  Oh Maintenance! We are more than the flesh and blood you see before you. Yes pretties, We are also all the little things around us that make it possible for us to show up where we do, and not, where we don’t. Oh Maintenance. We are loose knobs falling off, running...
07
JUL
2014
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Curious George Hires a Management Company

Many investors, new and seasoned alike, eventually turn to a management company for help. Usually, they are just burnt out, tired of the late-night phone calls and constantly visiting the property to solve problems. Sometimes, they have no idea what they are doing and need some...
30
JUN
2014

Time tracking

When you hear the words time management what do you think of? For me it reminds me of structure, steps, action, and then after following through, having an extra 10 hours in my day to kick back and relax in a stress-free world. The truth to managing time is simple: you can’t....
23
JUN
2014

Unprofessional HOA Management: Making the good ones look bad

Recently I transitioned two small properties from supposed HOA management companies I have never heard of; this is not surprising, there are a ton of them out there. What is surprising is the amount of sheer unprofessionalism and lack of desire to assist the prior client...
16
JUN
2014
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3 Steps to De-stress

STOP! Sometimes this 4-letter word can be the best thing I can say to myself in times of high stress. At work, and in life, there are those times when it matters most to sit and re-evaluate how the world is occurring around you. In the last 24 hours these 3 simple solutions have...
09
JUN
2014

Where Have All the U-Hauls Gone?

With summer in full swing, well aside from the 8-inch snowstorm in early May, leasing season should be upon on us. Bright orange trailers, flying through Capitol Hill leaving side view mirrors in their wake. Students scouring furniture in alleys.   And the phone calls, ohhhh the...
02
JUN
2014

HOME BUYERS: AVOIDING HOME INSPECTION MELTDOWNS

By now you’ve heard the retail housing market in Denver is back ON. You don’t have to be paying attention to notice the homes flying off the market; one day a sign goes up, the next thing you know it’s Under Contract and you’re kicking yourself for not setting up a showing. Or,...