Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Preserve Your House and Condo Values through Proper Maintenance

Everyone is interested in maintaining their home’s value. In most cases, your home or condo is your largest financial investment and any tool you can find to maintain or increase its value is worth its weight in gold.

Proper maintenance can stabilize the value within your communities and can provide continued interest with new home and condo buyers. Now more than ever with home prices declining nationwide, any edge you can give your properties and surrounding communities the better off you will be in the long run.

A Name You Can Trust in Association Management
A professional management service can provide associations with the proper tools to uphold their homes’ values. A main component to supporting property values is the enforcement of community standards to ensure the proper care is given to common areas and parkways. That means a community’s appearance goes along way is establishing a neighborhood’s feel and desirability. Any neighborhood that consistently shows freshly mowed parkways and properly pruned trees and shrubs as well as a sparkling pool and inviting recreation room will outperform one that neglects its maintenance.   

A Cut Above the Rest
By engaging a professional firm to handle your association’s community maintenance, you fulfill your fiduciary duty to your members by providing them with a firm who will ensure regular grounds and facility repair and care. By providing regular scheduled maintenance, home and condominium associations help stabilize and increase property values.

Well-manicured grounds and buildings convey a sense of pride in community and establish a baseline for community standards. A professional company will ensure community standards are being continually met and assist with any compliance issues that arrive.

Upholding Community Standards
With a professional firm handling your association’s maintenance and financial responsibilities, property owners are allowed the luxury of relaxing and enjoying their community. Property owners will be free from the responsibility of managing their communities to ensure uniform compliance. And, this is an important factor in maintaining and increasing property values.

With consistent maintenance and proper financial management, associations enjoy the following benefits:

·         You have a strict adherence to regular care of common areas, including parkways, recreation rooms, and pool areas. Tennis courts and playground areas receive regular attention to ensure equipment is free from damage and clean. Parkways are well-groomed and free from litter.
·         Regular financial audits and careful bookkeeping assist associations with establishing a strong reputation for financial accuracy and transparency, making your neighborhood attractive to potential buyers and current owners.    
·         Scheduled maintenance helps associations from common areas falling into disrepair and decreasing property values. Regular maintenance also ensures problem areas are addressed before an accident occurs which could leave the association libel. 

Proper maintenance and repair to make your neighborhood look good will go along way in increasing your property values. People want to leave in attractive neighborhoods that are clean and free from debris and litter. Engaging a professional firm to oversee your association business can help you maintain and increase your property values. 

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