Saturday, December 24, 2011

AMG parnters with Young Survivor Coalition of Greater Metro Atlanta to Help those Fighting Breast Cancer


Access Management Group (AMG) believes in giving back to the community and helping charitable causes. In the year 2012, AMG will serve as a corporate sponsor for the Young Survivors Coalition of Greater Metro Atlanta’s Tour de Pink event.


The Young Survivor Coalition (YSC) of Greater Metro Atlanta was formed at the end of 2000 by a 22-year-old college student facing a breast cancer diagnosis. YSC Greater Metro Atlanta currently serves 11 counties in the Metro Atlanta area, working to ensure no young woman faces breast cancer alone.


YSC Atlanta provides an assortment of programs from resource kits to support programs, educational events to caregiver networking opportunities and is proud to provide community outreach and awareness programs, educating the metro area that young women can and do get breast cancer.

Globally, YSC is the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.



Access Management Group, metro Atlanta’s leading property management company, is continually looking for ways to increase it’s impact in the community. As part of its Giving Back program, Access Management Group seleted YSC Greater Metro Atlanta as it’s first charitable community partnership in 2012. In September 2012, AMG will join thousands of cyclists riding for a cause during the 2012 Tour de Pink – a ride spanning across the country to raise funds to ensure no woman diagnosed under 40 faces breast cancer alone.

Check back regularly for more information about the Atlanta’s 2012 Tour de Pink and Access Management Group’s Giving Back program.


About Access Management Group
Access Management Group is located in Roswell, Georgia. The firm has been proudly serving the Atlanta metropolitan area for more than 30 years. The company is family owned and operated by the Ruthven's and has earned an excellent reputation for providing professional HOA and COA management services, in a timely and cost effective manner. Access Management has assembled a staff of Community Association Managers that is unmatched in Georgia. AMG's goal is to develop partnerships with the Board of Directors and those we serve and to protect, preserve, and enhance the subdivisions and communities we serve. For more information about Access Management Group, please visit the company’s website at www.accessmgt.com

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Client Testimonials for Access Management Group



Property management companies can be a huge asset to your homeowners association. Access Management Group, one of Atlanta’s most trusted property management firms has over 30 years of experience in the industry. Access Management Group brings its know-how and experience to your community, giving you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your HOA is in good hands.

As one of the leading property management firms in Atlanta, Access Management Group proudly manages more than 200 homeowners and condominium associations. The company’s years of experience, combined with a reputation for quality service and proven reliability cannot be surpassed.

We’re pleased to share with you some client testimonials we’ve received recently received.

“We have been using Access Management for about eight years. Our current account representative is Kate Cunningham, and has been for about five years. She is great! Sable Point has 192 homes and we have, through the years, given more work to Access Management Group because homeowners don't want to be involved and three of our executive board members also have full-timejobs. We also have Access Management handling our drive through inspections and act as a focal point/clearing house for all mail. Bottom line, Access Management has been great.” – Howard, Sable Point HOA

“Most of my dealings with Access Management Group have been from either serving on our Architectual Control Committee for two years or the Board of Directors for the past three years.  In both roles, I have been very pleased with Access Management GroupThey have been extremely responsive and willing to help regardless of what we have asked.  AMG has done a very good job of helping us with contracts, attorneys, homeowners, etc.

Our property manager is very hands on and she deals with our subdivision as if she is a resident. From my standpoint, I would highly recommend Access Management Group for any community.” – Mitch S., Princeton Square HOA


Access Management Group has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the condominium and homeowner association management industry since the early 1970’s, and has assembled a staff of Community Association Managers that is unmatched in Georgia. Access Management Group’s goal is to form a partnership with the Board of Directors in assisting in protecting, preserving, and enhancing the Association and owner’s real estate investments. For more information about Access Management Group, please visit the company’s website at http://www.accessmgt.com/


Sunday, December 11, 2011

AMG Sponsors Tour de Pink For 2012

Access Management Group

Corporate Sponsor For 2012 Tour de Pink


Access Management Group, Atlanta's premier HOA and COA property management firm, have officially become a corporate sponsor for the YSC and the 2012 Tour de Pink. Dick Ruthven, owner of AMG, selected the YSC as the first recepient of the AMG Giving Back program. The Tour de Pink event has only been around for a few years, but, last year the bike ride had more than 1,000 participants. In 2011, the riders raised more than $250,000 thousand dollars to support the YSC and young survivors in the Atlanta area.

The 2012 event is expected to again start at the Verizon Wireless Amphiteatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta. AMG will join other major corporate sponsors in supporting the YSC and the Tour de Pink event. Expect you see AMG management personnel participating in the 2012 ride. We hope you will plan to join us and provide your support to Atlanta's young women fighting cancer and to celebrate the victories of those young cancer survivors. Lets make sure they know that they are not in this fight by themselves.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Access Management Group Welcomes New Clients: Lake Dow Estates and 1350 North Morningside Condos

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Access Management Group proudly welcomes two new communities under its property management umbrella.  1350 North Morningside Condominiums and Lake Dow Estates are now part of the Access Management Group family. As one of the leading property management firms in Atlanta, Access Management Group proudly manages more than 200 homeowners and condominium associations.

Lake Dow Estates is a 297-home community located in McDonough, Georgia. As a private lake community nestled within 565 acres of serene woodlands and streams, Lake Dow provides leisure living at its best.  Located only 35 miles south of Atlanta, the community provides a friendly lifestyle with many amenities for family enjoyment to include swimming, tennis, picnics, boating, sailing and fishing. 

1350 North Morningside Condominiums are located in Atlanta. This 20-unit condominium community is located in an established residential neighborhood in Access Management Group strives to exceed its customers’ expectations. They pride themselves in managing each community like it’s their own. In addition to handling the day-to-day operations for both Lake Dow Estates and 1350 North Morningside Condos, Access Management will maintain each property’s common areas in an effort to preserve homeowner’s property values.
About Access Management Group
Access Management Group is located in Roswell, Georgia. The firm has been proudly serving the Atlanta metropolitan area for more than 30 years. The company is family owned and operated by the Ruthven's and has earned an excellent reputation for providing professional HOA and COA management services, in a timely and cost effective manner. Access Management  has assembled a staff of Community Association Managers that is unmatched in Georgia. AMG's goal is to develop partnerships with the Board of Directors and those we serve and to protect, preserve, and enhance the subdivisions and communities we serve. For more information about Access Management Group, please visit the company’s website at www.accessmgt.com

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Deck the Halls with AMG

The holiday season is upon us! Access Management Group knows that you take pride in the appearance of your home and in and the appearance of your community. Whether or not you’ll be decking the halls in your own home, AMG will work to ensure that the common grounds of your HOA and COA are at their most attractive this time of year.

AMG also prides itself on open lines of communication between the association, board of directors and homeowners. AMG is there to answer any questions you may have about d├ęcor guidelines and common area regulations.



Access Management Group’s maintenance program will also ensure that your home is in “tip-top” shape for you and your houseguests this holiday season. AMG provides you with a list of pre-approved service providers for your in-home maintenance needs. Access Management guarantees their Atlanta metro area vendors are licensed and insured, offer competitive pricing within industry standards, and have a proven track record of reliable, timely, and quality workmanship. Access Management also offers top-rated commercial companies not normally available to individual homeowners.

Access Management Group has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the condominium and homeowner association management industry since the early 1970’s, and has assembled a staff of Community Association Managers that is unmatched in Georgia. Access Management Group’s goal is to form a partnership with the Board of Directors in assisting in protecting, preserving, and enhancing the Association and owner’s real estate investments. For more information about Access Management Group, please visit the company’s website at www.accessmgt.com

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Access Management Establishing A Corporate Charitable Giving Program


















Access Management Group
Establishing Charitable Giving Program

Access Management Group owner, "Dick Ruthven" and comptroller "Sean Ruthven" are proud to announce that plans are underway to develop a Corporate Charitable Giving program at Access Management. In fact, the leadership team is already hard at work establishing their first corporate sponsorship. While nothing has been finalized yet, the photo above should provide some insight into the organization we are working with as the first potential recipient of support from AMG's new program. We hope to make a formal announcement as soon as definitive plans are in place.


Access Management Group is one of Atlanta's premier property management firms. We have been proudly serving the Atlanta metropolitan area for more than 30 years. Our expert team of HOA or COA association management personnel provide a turn-key property management solution that allows Homeowner and Condo Association board members, and actual homeowners to simply enjoy living in their subdivisions while handing off the burden of formal HOA and COA management to our firm. We handle all the financial, accounting, maintenance and legal duties associated with managing an HOA or COA


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Experience Counts When it Comes to Managing Your Property




Experience counts when choosing a property management firm to handle your HOA or COA. With over 200 clients and more than 20 years experience in the industry, Access Management Group is equipped to handle all of your Homeowners Association or Condominium Association needs.

Working closely with boards of directors and homeowners in each of the communities they manage, Atlanta based property management firm Access Management Group handles the day-to-day operations of successfully maintaining communities from handling the repairs associated with your community’s common area to providing guidance to the Board with regard to budgets, financial statements, and governance.

In addition to communicating with the board of directors, homeowners, and vendors servicing the association, Access Management Group also coordinates maintenance issues and projects in the common area of the property. The Atlanta property management firm is adept at covenants, bylaws, insurance practices, and risk management and is also committed to continuing education on current laws and regulations.

Access Management Group has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the condominium and homeowner association management industry since the early 1970’s, and has assembled a staff of Community Association Managers that is unmatched in Georgia. Access Management Group’s goal is to form a partnership with the Board of Directors in assisting in protecting, preserving, and enhancing the Association and owner’s real estate investments. For more information about Access Management Group, please visit the company’s website at www.accessmgt.com


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween from Access Management Group


Every homeowner hopes for treats not tricks at Halloween. Should any ghouls and goblins terrorize your neighborhood on All Hallow’s Eve, Access Management Group will be right there to get your community back in tip top shape.

Have no fear of toilet papered trees, smashed pumpkins, or rotten eggs… Access Management Group puts your safety first and strives to uphold the integrity of your community – the metro Atlanta property management company manages every HOA as if they live there themselves.

Access Management Group also communicates with homeowners to ensure they receive prompt and courteous attention to questions ranging from schedules and maintenance requests to community guidelines.

You can rest assured that all of the “behind the scenes” business will be taken care of by AMG. Happy Halloween!

Access Management Group, metro Atlanta’s leading and trusted property management company, has been working with homeowners associations and condo associations for more than 20 years. More than 200 homeowners and condominium associations trust Access Management Group to handle day-to-day operations.

Access Management Group has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the condominium and homeowner association management industry since the early 1970’s, and has assembled a staff of Community Association Managers that is unmatched in Georgia. Access Management Group’s goal is to form a partnership with the Board of Directors in assisting in protecting, preserving, and enhancing the Association and owner’s real estate investments. For more information about Access Management Group, please visit the company’s website at http://www.accessmgt.com/

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Access Management Group Welcomes HOA and COA Communities in October

 
Access Management Group is pleased to welcome four new communities to recently employ AMG’s property management services. As one of the leading property management firms in Atlanta, Access Management Group proudly manages more than 200 homeowners and condominium associations.

As with all of the HOAs and COAs, the company manages, Access Management Group’s property managers will strive to enhance and manage these communities as if they live in the community themselves… after all, there’s no place like home!

The communities joining the Access Management family are:

Granite Mills located in Atlanta, GA
Brookfield Chase located in Duluth, GA
The Flats at Riverwalk located in Atlanta, GA
Madeline Manor, located in Atlanta, GA

Access Management Group strives to exceed its customers’ expectations. They pride themselves in managing each community like it’s their own.

About Access Management Group
Access Management Group has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the condominium and homeowner association management industry since the early 1970’s, and has assembled a staff of Community Association Managers that is unmatched in Georgia. Access Management Group’s goal is to form a partnership with the Board of Directors in assisting in protecting, preserving, and enhancing the Association and owner’s real estate investments. For more information about Access Management Group, please visit the company’s website at www.accessmgt.com

Monday, October 10, 2011

Get Back to Living the Good Life


Access Management Group knows you have a busy schedule. That means you don’t always have the time or resources to worry about day-to-day operations involving your condominium association. Having Access Management Group manage your COA frees you to enjoy the lifestyle and amenities your community has to offer.

Access Management Group is a reliable, respected, and experienced property management firm that will oversee projects, solicit bids for maintenance, and facilitate communication between the property owners and the board of directors.

The leading Atlanta property management company is involved with the community and with home owners. Your community’s property manager will be present at all board meetings and regular COA meetings. The Access Management firm is easy to reach and ready to address any questions or problems that may arise within your association.

In short, Access Management Group handles everything “from A to Z” with regard to successfully operating and maintaining your community. AMG strives to improve your quality of life while managing every aspect of your COA so you can relax and enjoy the place you’re proud to call home.

Access Management Group has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the condominium and homeowner association management industry since the early 1970’s. The leading Atlanta property management company has assembled a staff of Community Association Managers that is unmatched in Georgia. Access Management Group’s goal is to form a partnership with the Board of Directors in assisting in protecting, preserving, and enhancing the Association and owner’s real estate investments. For more information about Access Management Group, please visit the company’s website at www.accessmgt.com

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Access Management Group Improves Curb Appeal



We all know the value curb appeal can add to your home, but what about the common area of your community? Curb appeal doesn’t just stop at the sidewalk… it extends throughout your entire community. Access Management Group works hard to maintain the “curb appeal” of your neighborhood.

What is Curb Appeal?
Curb appeal includes such details as landscaping, architectural symmetry, lighting design, and exterior paint colors. There are a number of ways Access Management can improve the curb appeal of your community’s curb appeal and, in turn, improve your home’s property value.

Landscape design is often one of the first things others notice as they drive through your neighborhood. In addition to regular lawn care and plant maintenance, Access Management Group offers the following services to keep your home and your community at its most appealing:
  • Design assistance
  • General Association Repairs
  • Carpentry, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, Roofing ETC
  • Construction (new or renovation)
  • Sub-contractor coordination
  • Physical plant maintenance and scheduling
  • Routine maintenance on physical plant systems IE generator, cooling towers, Sprinkler systems.
  • Preventative Maintenance Project Prioritizing
  • Architectural Review of Homeowner changes for compliance

Access Management Group’s maintenance program also provides you with a list of pre-approved service providers for your in-home maintenance needs. Access Management guarantees their Atlanta metro area vendors are licensed and insured, offer competitive pricing within industry standards, and have a proven track record of reliable, timely, and quality workmanship. Access Management also offers top-rated commercial companies not normally available to individual homeowners.

Access Management Group has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the condominium and homeowner association management industry since the early 1970’s, and has assembled a staff of Community Association Managers that is unmatched in Georgia. Access Management Group’s goal is to form a partnership with the Board of Directors in assisting in protecting, preserving, and enhancing the Association and owner’s real estate investments. For more information about Access Management Group, please visit the company’s website at www.accessmgt.com

Friday, September 23, 2011

Atlanta Property Management Firm Access Management Group Handles the “Ins and Outs” of Your COA or HOA












Access Management Group has been working with homeowners associations and condo associations for more than 20 years in metro Atlanta. Over 200 homeowners trust Access Management Group to handle the day-to-day operations of their HOA or COA.

Working closely with boards of directors and homeowners in each of the communities they manage, Access Management Group handles all of the “ins and outs” to successfully maintain their properties. They strive to make your community a better place to call home. The Atlanta property management company is dedicated to your best interests and offers “peace of mind” for your community.

In addition to communicating with the board of directors, homeowners, and vendors servicing the association, Access Management Group also coordinates maintenance issues and projects in the common area of the property.

Access Management Group has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the condominium and homeowner association management industry since the early 1970’s, and has assembled a staff of Community Association Managers that is unmatched in Georgia. Access Management Group’s goal is to form a partnership with the Board of Directors in assisting in protecting, preserving, and enhancing the Association and owner’s real estate investments. For more information about Access Management Group, please visit the company’s website at www.accessmgt.com

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Service your Heating Unit Before the Cold Hits













Friday, September 23rd is the first day of fall. Chilly nights and brisk mornings are already upon us and we all know what that means… winter is just around the corner. It’s not too early to start checking your home’s heating unit to make sure it’s in proper running order before that first layer of frost sneaks up on us.

Frozen and burst water pipes, cracked spigots, and broken furnaces are just a few examples of the havoc the cold can wreak. Cold-weather damage can be pricey. Repairs can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, but you can help prevent these costly repairs by getting a routine service inspection or tune-up before the temperatures drop below freezing.

Access Management Group’s in-home maintenance repair program provides you with a list of pre-approved service providers for your in-home maintenance needs. Access Management guarantees their Atlanta metro area vendors are licensed and insured, offer competitive pricing within industry standards, and have a proven track record of reliable, timely, and quality workmanship. Access Management also offers top-rated commercial companies not normally available to individual homeowners.

Join the thousands of homeowners who live in HOA’s or COA’s that are supported by Access Management and take advantage of its pre-approved vendor program. You’ll rest easy knowing the service providers you choose for your home repairs have a proven track record of quality work at reasonable prices.

Access Management Group has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the condominium and homeowner association management industry since the early 1970’s, and has assembled a staff of Community Association Managers that is unmatched in Georgia. Access Management Group’s goal is to form a partnership with the Board of Directors in assisting in protecting, preserving, and enhancing the Association and owner’s real estate investments. For questions regarding the in-home maintenance program, call (678) 710-6224 or email InHomeServices@AccessMgt.com. For more information about Access Management Group, please visit the company’s website at http://www.accessmgt.com/

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Experience Counts When it Comes to Managing Your HOA












Property management companies can be a huge asset to your homeowners association. Access Management Group, one of Atlanta’s most trusted property management firms has over 30 years of experience in the industry. Access Management Group brings its know-how and experience to your community, giving you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your HOA is in good hands.

Over the past 30 years, Access Management Group has grown to become the standard of excellence in the industry. Access Management Group combines a proficient payment collection system with an advanced emergency notification procedure, reliable relationships with professional maintenance vendors and a unsurpassed knowledge of bylaws and regulations.

As one of the leading property management firms in Atlanta, Access Management Group proudly manages more than 200 homeowners and condominium associations. The company’s years of experience, combined with a reputation for quality service and proven reliability can not be surpassed. And as with all of the HOAs and COAs, the company manages, Access Management Group’s property managers will strive to enhance and manage these communities as if they live in the community themselves… after all, there’s no place like home!

Access Management Group has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the condominium and homeowner association management industry since the early 1970’s, and has assembled a staff of Community Association Managers that is unmatched in Georgia. Access Management Group’s goal is to form a partnership with the Board of Directors in assisting in protecting, preserving, and enhancing the Association and owner’s real estate investments. For more information about Access Management Group, please visit the company’s website at http://www.accessmgt.com/


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Getting Ready for a Labor Day Celebration? Trust Access Management to Keep Your HOA in Tip Top Shape



Labor Day is Monday, September 5, and many hardworking Americans will spend this last holiday before the end of the summer celebrating with friends and family.

Don’t let home-maintenance issues ruin your Labor Day bash. Access Management Group’s in-home maintenance repair program provides you with a list of pre-approved service providers for your in-home maintenance needs so you can take care of those repairs you’ve been promising to fix in plenty of time before your guests arrive.

Access Management guarantees their Atlanta metro area vendors are licensed and insured, offer competitive pricing within industry standards, and have a proven track record of reliable, timely, and quality workmanship.

From handyman services to painting, plumbing, janitorial and pressure washing services, Access Management Group provides its HOA’s and COA’s with pre-approved vendors and affordable pricing.

Access Management Group has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the condominium and homeowner association management industry since the early 1970’s, and has assembled a staff of Community Association Managers that is unmatched in Georgia. Access Management Group’s goal is to form a partnership with the Board of Directors in assisting in protecting, preserving, and enhancing the Association and owner’s real estate investments. For questions regarding the in-home maintenance program, call (678) 710-6224 or email InHomeServices@AccessMgt.com. For more information about Access Management Group, please visit the company’s website at http://www.accessmgt.com/

Friday, August 26, 2011

Access Management Group Puts Your Safety First


Earthquakes and hurricanes, and floods, oh my! Access Management Group’s emergency phone and texting system will notify you if Mother Nature rears her ugly head in your town.

When news of the August 23rd earthquake in Washington, D.C. and Hurricane Irene’s threat to the east coast, one cannot help but take mental stock of emergency procedures if a natural disaster should strike in their own community.

In the event of an impending weather emergency, all homeowners under Access Management Group’s metro Atlanta homeowner and condominium associations will be notified via telephone or text message within 20 minutes of an official weather alert. 

Communication with homeowners is important to Access Management Group. During times when HOA and COA members need to be contacted immediately, this delivery method proved to be the fastest and most reliable way to reach all residents in a matter of minutes.

Trust Access Management Group to handle the “ins and outs” of your homeowners association or condo association duties so you can get back to living hassle-free in your community. The Atlanta property management company is dedicated to your best interests and offers “peace of mind” for your community.

Access Management Group has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the condominium and homeowner association management industry since the early 1970’s, and has assembled a staff of Community Association Managers that is unmatched in Georgia. Access Management Group’s goal is to form a partnership with the Board of Directors in assisting in protecting, preserving, and enhancing the Association and owner’s real estate investments. For more information about Access Management Group, please visit the company’s website at http://www.accessmgt.com/

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hats off to Access Management Group


At Access Management Group, we strive to exceed our customers’ expectations. We pride ourselves in managing each community like it’s our own. Our goal is to protect and raise property values in your community, while you enjoy the lifestyle you deserve.
With more than 30 years of experience in the property management industry, over 200 communities served, and 35,000 satisfied homeowners, we invite you to share with us your experiences with Access Management Group.
We’re pleased to share with you some testimonials we’ve received over the years.
“Looking for reliable, competent and professional property management? Look no further than Access! Our property manager is hands-down the best at what she does and is alllllll over it. In my neighborhood there have been many challenges for our HOA board. The staff have great personalities and respond promptly when there are concerns. If it weren't for [our property manager] and her team of professionals, I am uncertain where our HOA board would turn for management like this. Professional, hardworking (long hours and after), courteous, committed, organized and responsible. Hats off to Access Management Group.” – via Yelp
“Access Management specializes in managing community associations. This requires versatility and the ability to react quickly to changing environments. Accuracy of record-keeping must be assured. Access Management has the staff and resources to do it all.” – via YellowPages
"AMG is friendly, interested in pleasing and full of integrity." - Mike Foster, Wisteria Place II

"AMG has been extremely effective in meeting the needs of the community. They’re dependable and dedicated." - Art O'Neill, Brookstone II 

 

About Access Management Group
Access Management Group has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the condominium and homeowner association management industry since the early 1970’s, and has assembled a staff of Community Association Managers that is unmatched in Georgia. Access Management Group’s goal is to form a partnership with the Board of Directors in assisting in protecting, preserving, and enhancing the Association and owner’s real estate investments. For more information about Access Management Group, please visit the company’s website at www.accessmgt.com

Monday, August 8, 2011

AMG Manages Your Community Like its Their Own



Homeowners may often wonder: “What can a property management company do for my homeowners association?” and “Why does my HOA need a property management company?”

We can answer those questions and more…

Access Management Group (AMG) works with your board of directors and HOA to improve the quality of life in your community. A full-service property management company, AMG handles all of the day-to-day operations needed to effectively and successfully manage your community – from handling the repairs associated with your community’s common area to providing guidance to the Board with regard to budgets, financial statements, and governance.

Access Management Group also communicates with homeowners to ensure they receive prompt and courteous attention to questions ranging from schedules and maintenance requests to community guidelines.

You can rest assured that all of the “behind the scenes” business will be taken care of by AMG. Your community’s experienced property manager will assist in enforcing covenants, rules, regulations, bylaws, vendor compliance and provide support services for homeowners and guidance for the Board.

Access Management Group, metro Atlanta’s leading and trusted property management company, has been working with homeowners associations and condo associations for more than 20 years. More than 200 homeowners and condominium associations trust Access Management Group to handle day-to-day operations.

Access Management Group has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the condominium and homeowner association management industry since the early 1970’s, and has assembled a staff of Community Association Managers that is unmatched in Georgia. Access Management Group’s goal is to form a partnership with the Board of Directors in assisting in protecting, preserving, and enhancing the Association and owner’s real estate investments. For more information about Access Management Group, please visit the company’s website at http://www.accessmgt.com/

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What Can Access Management Group Do For Your COA?


Access Management Group handles everything “from A to Z” for your COA. From maintenance and construction to financial and administrative needs, you can relax and enjoy the ease of condo living when Access Management Group handles your COA needs.

The Atlanta property management firm is adept at covenants, bylaws, insurance practices, and risk management and will communicate all of your needs with the board of directors, homeowners, and vendors servicing the association.

Just what exactly can Access Management do for your Condominium Association? Keep reading for a brief overview of the may services they offer…

Maintenance and Construction Management
Access Management Group’s insured and experienced maintenance staff works closely with your property manager to handle all repairs associated with your community’s common areas and amenities.
Insured and experienced maintenance staff works closely with your property manager to handle all repairs associated with your community’s common property and amenities – from general property maintenance to total renovation projects and new construction.

In-Home Maintenance
Access Management has years of experience working with all types of home service and repair companies and has developed a list of highly skilled and extremely dependable in-home repair and maintenance specialists – including plumbers, heating & air companies, flooring specialists, electricians and many more – a list that they make available to the condominium owners they serve.

Financial, Accounting, and Administrative Management
Access Management Group will also work to assist boards of directors to develop and execute the annual operating budget for your COA which includes maintaining a running balance sheet and monitoring reserves, dues, and assessment funds as well as managing delinquency issues.

Property and Facilities Management
Access Management Group offers support 24/7 to assist with all of your needs. Daily management operations include, but are not limited to, issuing rule violations, coordinating appeals, acting as point of contact for residents and board members, managing correspondence between homeowners and the board as well as consistently and continually inspecting the community as determined by the HOA contract.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Access Management Group - Organization Announcements

Access Management Group - Organizational Change Announcement
AMG CEO, Dick Ruthven, Announces Organizational Changes Within The Access Management Group Leadership Team

Atlanta, Georgia (July 25, 2011) – Access Management Group, one of Atlanta's fastest growing property management firms, announced organizational changes today. AMG advised that the restructuring is designed to ensure the company maintains their keen focus on servicing existing clients, while strategically positioning resources to meet the ever growing demand for the company's services. 

Access Management CEO and Managing Director, Dick Ruthven stated, "AMG has been proudly serving HOA and COA associations in Atlanta and surrounding metro area communities for more than 30 years. We now serve more than 27,000 individual home and condominium owners around the state. During that time, our management team has evolved into an excellent blend of seasoned PCAM experts and young, upcoming CAM property management professionals. Thanks for our excellent reputation, expert team and high quality service, demand for our services has steadily grown. Now seems an appropriate time to strategically reposition our employee and leadership resources to ensure the needs of our clients and the interests of our key shareholders are optimized now and into the future".   

Effective immediately, Sean Ruthven, currently serving as Controller and Kent Atzinger, Director of Quality Control, will be stepping into larger roles with AMG. Mr. Ruthven advised, "We have tremendous confidence in the abilities of both Sean and Kent and feel confident these individuals will perform beautifully in handling their new expanded duties. As our firm continues to expand we leave open the possibility of adding additional manpower resources to ensure we maintain our industry leading position. While some are assuming expanded roles, others are repositioning for life after AMG. Bob Powser, 30 year veteran of Access Management, announced his decision to step down as COO and transition into a less demanding role as he nears his planned retirement in 2012. Mr. Ruthven stated, "We very much appreciate contributions Bob has made as COO over the past 10 years. He has effectively served our clients, helped grow our business and assisted me in mentoring our management team so they can successfully step into larger roles. Bob will continue on as a full time property manager, handling the needs of HOA and COA associations he presently serves. His duties as COO will be absorbed by our current leadership team".
If you have any questions or concerns at a corporate level, please direct them to Sean Ruthven (sruthven@accessmgt.com) or Kent Atzinger (katzinger@accessmgt.com).

About Access Management Group
Access Management Group provides turn-key property management solutions for Atlanta area HOA and COA associations. The AMG team starts by helping the HOA or COA board of directors develop and execute and annual operating budget. Included in the program are things like collection of resident assessment fees and maintenance of a running balance sheet. The AMG property management team monitors reserves, dues and assessments funds. They actively manage delinquency follow-up through late notices, interest charge collection and legal assistance, if necessary. You can stop worrying about common area maintenance and vendor oversight as AMG handles these functions. In addition, AMG will also make our list of pre-approved In-home maintenance professionals that your residents may use. These service professionals have passed our rigid selection criteria and all have proven track records of proving high quality service.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Access Management to launch Emergency Notification System to all HOA and COA properties


Atlanta-based property Management firm Access Management Group recently tested and completed a successful emergency phone and texting system that notifies residents of severe weather conditions.

The recent test results showed that all homeowners of Access Management’s test condominium community were notified by phone or text of an impending weather emergency within 20 minutes.  During times when HOA and COA members need to be contacted immediately, this delivery method proved to be the fastest and most reliable way to reach all residents in a matter of minutes. Access Management Group is planning to deploy this emergency notification system for all of its 200-plus HOA and COA properties.

Communication with homeowners is important to Access Management Group. This service will be an effective means of communicating with HOA and COA members when other methods are not fast enough or sufficiently reliable. By providing this state-of-the art emergency notification system coincides, Access Management Group’s continue to fulfill its mission to strive to enhance and manage their communities as if it was their own home.

Atlanta's Premier HOA & COA Property Management Service


Turn-Key Property Management Solutions

Access Management Group of Atlanta provides a turn key property management solution for homeowner and condominium owner associations, sometimes referred to as an HOA or a COA. The company currently serves more than 27,000 individual home and condo owners in the metro Atlanta area. Last month 6 additional associations made the move to Access Management. 

Lets examine why those associations would make the decision to have their homeowners associations managed by our firm. Traditional homeowners associations require that the subdivision form a board of directors. That means the people living in the subdivision must take on personal accountability for the financial, legal and operational aspects of managing a community. Taking on such a role comes with risks and personal costs for those who agree to serve in roles such as; HOA president, vice president and/or secretary treasurer. Many people who eagerly jump into those roles really don't understand that managing a community and accounting for your homeowners dues has serious legal and tax implications.





Access Management Turn-Key Process

1) Process starts with the assignment of one of our experienced property management professionals to your homeowners association. They will work directly with your board and our part of a larger expert team of HOA and COA association management experts that will be providing financial, legal, maintenance and operational support to your community.

2) Our team will assist your board of directors in crafting and deploying the annual operating budget for your HOA or COA and will ensure all required documentation is put into place.

3) We will send out the annual dues assessment notices to each resident in your community.

4) We will follow through with each resident to ensure all annual fee assessments are collected. Our staff is trained in delinquency follow-up and will send out late notices and apply interest charges to any residents who have not paid in a timely manner.

5) Our accounting staff will produce and maintain a balance sheet that reflects all financial transactions that involve the utilization of funds collected from annual fees.

6) We will identify and hire appropriate service providers to handle all common area maintenance needs of the community. We review each invoice these vendors submit and process all payments for appropriate charges.

7) Our accounting team will oversee and provide monthly expenditure reports, financial statements, check registers and collection updates. We maintain proper balance sheets, track reserve money and reconcile bank statements for your community. Truly a turn-key process. 

8) When it's time for new board elections, we provide assistance to your current board of directors with new election planning, including creation of the necessary ballots.


If you are a member of an HOA or COA board of directors, we hope you will give us a call at 770-777-6890 to find out more about our very affordable and extremely effective property management services.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Vinings Run Condominiums returns to Access Management for HOA management needs


After two years under the supervision of a competing property management company, Vinings Run, a condominium community located in Smyrna, GA, will return to Access Management Company for its HOA management needs. The transition will be effective on August 1.

The decision, implemented by the Vinings Run Board of Directors, was made based upon the community’s needs for a more technically advanced company.

Access Management Group will handle all of the day-to-day operations for Vinings Run including maintenance, construction, finances and upkeep of the community’s swimming pools and tennis courts. They will also work closely with boards of directors and homeowners in this 258-condominium community.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Access Management Group welcomes six new communities


Access Management Group is pleased to welcome six new communities under its property management umbrella. As one of the leading property management firms in Atlanta, Access Management Group proudly manages more than 200 homeowners and condominium associations.

Not only does this trusted company handle all of the day-to-day operations for your HOA or COA, but they also work closely with boards of directors and homeowners in each of the communities they manage.

The communities joining the Access Management family are:

Copper Creek in Cumming, GA
Camden Ridge in Roswell, GA
Oakdale Preserve in Smyrna, GA
Oakdale Ridge in Smyrna, GA
Worthington Condos in Marietta, GA

As with all of the HOAs and COAs, the company manages, Access Management Group’s property managers will strive to enhance and manage these communities as if they live in the community themselves… after all, there’s no place like home!

Copper Creek, Camden Ridge, Oakdale Preserve, Oakdale Ridge, and Worthington Condos…welcome to the family!

“AMG and our property manager are efficient, resourceful and caring.”

Judith Allen
Fairington Station

Monday, June 20, 2011

Choosing the Best In-Home Maintenance Professional for Your Home


A bad plumber can destroy your household. So can unqualified roofers, painters, and electricians. Unskilled and under-qualified in-home maintenance workers can cost you more than just money – the result is often countless hours of time and frustration trying to correct a job that should have been performed properly in the first place.

Homeowners associations and Condo associations who choose Access Management Group as their property management company can rest assured that they’ll never have to deal with a bad plumber again.

Access Management Group’s in-home maintenance repair program provides you with a list of pre-approved service providers for your in-home maintenance needs. Access Management guarantees their Atlanta metro area vendors are licensed and insured, offer competitive pricing within industry standards, and have a proven track record of reliable, timely, and quality workmanship. Access Management also offers top-rated commercial companies not normally available to individual homeowners.

The in-home maintenance program offers the following services:

Handyman Services
Painting
Tile Work
Carpentry
Custom Cabinetry
Wallpaper
Flooring
Electrical
Plumbing
Heating & Cooling
Roofing
Gutters
Chimney Services
Siding
Foundations
Pressure Washing
Cleaning / Janitorial  

Join the thousands of homeowners who live in HOA’s or COA’s that are supported by Access Management and take advantage of its pre-approved vendor program. You’ll rest easy knowing the service providers you choose for your home repairs have a proven track record of quality work at reasonable prices.

Access Management Group has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the condominium and homeowner association management industry since the early 1970’s, and has assembled a staff of Community Association Managers that is unmatched in Georgia. Access Management Group’s goal is to form a partnership with the Board of Directors in assisting in protecting, preserving, and enhancing the Association and owner’s real estate investments. For questions regarding the in-home maintenance program, call (770) 777-6890 or email InHomeServices@AccessMgt.com. For more information about Access Management Group, please visit the company’s website at http://www.accessmgt.com/

Monday, June 13, 2011

Tips for Choosing the Right HOA Management Firm

There comes a point when the volunteers in your community simply do hot have the time or resources to run their homeowners association. Choosing the right HOA property management company is an important task to effectively managing the commmunity in which you live. You want a reliable, respected, and experienced property management firm to oversee projects, solicit bids for maintenance, facilitate communication between the property owners and the board of directors, and maintain property values.

The goal of your HOA property management firm should be to maintain property values and improve upon the quality of life in the HOA area. Listed below are some helpful tips for choosing the right property managament company for your community.

Experience

Look for property management companies with experience. They should be well-versed with current bylaws and regulations, covenants, insurance practices, and risk management.


Cost
Review the list of services and costs to figure out what is covered by your contract and what may incur additional charges.

Involvement
You property management company should be involved with the community and with home owners. A good management firm will be present at all board meetings and regular HOA meetings. They should be easy to reach and ready to address any questions or problems that may arise.

Access Management Group has enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the condominium and homeowner association management industry since the early 1970’s. The leading Atlanta property management company has assembled a staff of Community Association Managers that is unmatched in Georgia. Access Management Group’s goal is to form a partnership with the Board of Directors in assisting in protecting, preserving, and enhancing the Association and owner’s real estate investments. For more information about Access Management Group, please visit the company’s website at http://www.accessmgt.com/