Why Hire a Management Company?

Why Hire a Professional Management Company to Manage Your Property?

Deciding whether or not your Condo or Homeowners’ Association needs a professional management company really boils down to two simple questions. First, we need to know . . .

What does a management company do?

Generally speaking, a management company administers the business affairs of the Association. This includes arranging all meetings, safeguarding minutes and other records, developing and implementing the budget, performing full-service accounting, overseeing vendors to the community, and enforcing the rules and regulations in a uniform and fair fashion.

There are many details to each of these items and each Association may want to add or subtract from the list. The management company reports to the Board of Directors, which sets policy for the association. That leads us to the second question . . .

Why can’t we do these things ourselves?

Associations sometimes can and occasionally do self-manage. Some Associations have residents (members) with the ability who are willing to dedicate the time required. This may be one individual or perhaps several. With more than one volunteer, you may be able to take advantage of the special interests and talents of each. Some volunteers are knowledgeable in landscaping and enjoy it. Others may enjoy accounting or record keeping.

Smaller associations (typically below 10 units) may in some instances find it more cost effective to manage the operations themselves rather than seeking outside professionals.

Association Board members are volunteers. Their motivation to serve is usually for the welfare of the Association. They often have families, full-time jobs or other interests and responsibilities that can keep them from providing the time required to properly manage an association on an ongoing basis. Many retirees quickly decide that retirement does not mean working full time for the Association! In larger associations, managing the business affairs of such can be a full-time job.

A professional property management company alleviates this responsibility and assumes much of the liability as well.

For the greatest degree of management success, there must be well-defined communications and reporting procedures between the Board and management.

When this is accomplished and the management company understands its parameters, continuity and synergy are established for the benefit of the Board and everyone.

Property managers are required by necessity to keep abreast of the latest developments within their profession by taking continuing education courses throughout the year. Therefore, Boards can generally rely on management companies to provide a broad depth of resources that may not be readily available to the average association and its volunteers.

Hiring an outside company relieves a Board of the burdens and rigors of daily property management. This means peace of mind for the Board and residents alike.

Choosing the right management company allows you to enjoy your home and maintain the property values of your Association.

Please contact us at your convenience should you wish to discuss the professional management of your community.

Professional Affiliations

We are proud to be members in the following organizations:

Community Association Institute www.caionline.org is a national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, competent and harmonious community associations. For more than 30 years, CAI has been the leader in providing education and resources to the volunteer homeowners who govern community associations and the professionals who support them. Our members include community association volunteer leaders, professional managers, community management firms, and other professionals and companies that provide products and services to associations.

CAI Michigan www.cai-michigan.org provides a Michigan-based resource for owners, board members, professional managers, attorneys, accountants, reserve specialists, vendors and all others who live in or work with condominium, homeowner, or property owner associations.

United Condominium Owners of Michigan www.ucomonline.org is dedicated to the interests of condominium owners in the state of Michigan, serving the growing demand for current information, guidance, and motivation for those who have adopted the condominium lifestyle.

National Association of Independent Landlords nail-usa.com provides resources such as credit checks, credit reporting, criminal checks, electronic rent payment acceptance, and forms necessary to manage investment properties.

Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce www.rochesterregionalchamber.com is a non-profit organization with a membership base of approximately 1000 businesses ranging from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 companies and is the principal voice of the business community in Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township focusing on fostering a favorable business climate, and promoting orderly, progressive development for our region.

Our Clients

Five hundred units, or five – we can provide a solution package tailored to meet your needs. If you would like to examine any of the properties that we manage, please feel free: 

STONY CREEK RIDGE – 468 Units – Rochester – Located on the North side of Parkdale Road, West of Dequindre Rd.  This subdivision of lovely four-bedroom single family detached homes has a clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, ponds and nature areas for their owners to enjoy.

CREEKSIDE VILLAGE – 427 Units – Rochester – South of Runyon Road, West of Dequindre Rd.  This master association has a beautiful pool, clubhouse, playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, and miles of walking paths spread throughout five separate neighborhoods of single-family detached homes and condominiums.  The Association has no maintenance responsibilities for the homes; rather, it’s responsibilities are for the amenities, entrances, common grass areas, natural areas, and enforcement of community rules.

SHADOW WOODS – 419 Units – Rochester Hills – This large subdivision of single family detached homes with entrances on Adams Road, Tienken Road, and Brewster Road has lots of green space and beautiful homes.  The Association has no maintenance responsibilities for the homes; rather, its responsibilities are for the entrances, common grass areas, natural areas, and enforcement of community rules.

FAIRVIEW FARMS – 277 Units – Rochester Hills – Located on the North side of Tienken Road between Livernois and Brewster Roads on Barneswood Lane, Whispering Knoll Lane, East Fairview Lane, North Fairview Lane, East Horseshoe Bend and West Horseshoe Bend.  This Subdivision of four bedroom, single-family detached homes has large lots, three parks, many social events, and is a family-oriented neighborhood.  The Association is responsible for maintaining the three entrances to the community, cul-de-sac islands, a retention basin, nature trails and the park areas.

MAPLE CREEK – 141 Units – New Baltimore – Located on the South-east corner of 25 Mile Road and County Line Road on Crimson Lane, Pine Street, Poplar Drive, Maple Leaf Drive, MacIntosh Drive and Catalpa Lane.  This lovely subdivision of newer homes on the Macomb County border is less than two miles away from Lake St. Clair’s Anchor Bay, Cedar Glen Golf Club, scenic farms, and Anchor Bay High School.

TERRACES OF TAYLOR – 121 Units – Taylor – South of Eureka Road on Terrace Village Drive.  These ranch- and townhouse-style condominiums feature a beautiful stone facade and large, green spaces.  Community amenities include a gated entrance, clubhouse, and covered parking.  Many of the residents are pilots, flight attendants, gate attendants and other airline personnel who enjoy the easy, two-mile commute to Metro Airport.

PAINT CREEK – 112 Units – Rochester – Located on the North side of University Drive, three blocks East of Main Street.  These stacked ranch style condominiums feature river frontage on Paint Creek and are immediately adjacent to the Paint Creek Trail, Library, Post Office, and Royal Park Hotel making it a very desirable place to live and enjoy the downtown Rochester amenities.  The Association dues include air conditioning, water, commercial hot water heaters and water softeners.

PLYMOUTH VILLAGE – 112 Units – Chesterfield – On the East side of Gratiot Avenue, South of 25 Mile Road on Halifax, Danvers, and Camden Circle.  This community consists of a mix of attached condominiums and detached-site condominiums, along with an exquisite clubhouse and pool.  This community was partially developed in 2006, and construction began again in 2017 to complete the community.

CROSS CREEK VILLAGE – 106 Units – Rochester – North of Parkdale Road, West of Dequindre on Wyngate Drive, Rock Valley Drive, and Millecoquins Court.  This lovely community of large duet style condominiums has many wooded views and is close to the downtown Rochester attractions and amenities.

THE VISTAS – 100 Units – Southfield – Nine Mile Road East of Southfield Road, to Gateway Circle.  The residents of this gated community of attached townhouse-style condominiums love their low maintenance lifestyle, convenient location, and easy access to several major freeways.

PARAMOUNT ESTATES – 72 Units – Auburn Hills – Tienken Road West of Adams Road to Oxford West and Paramount Roads.  This Association of single-family detached site condominiums has lots of green space and beautiful homes.

KNOLLS NORTH – 65 Units – Rochester Hills – Livernois Road south of Tienken Road to Greenview Court.  This luxury condominium community is surrounded by the Great Oaks Golf Course and has three different architecture styles, including two unique “resort style” buildings, complete with underground parking and elevator service, large square footages, beautiful mature landscaping, and wonderful elevated views of the golf course and city.

PARK PLACE SOUTH – 57 Units – Shelby Twp. – North of 25 Mile Road, West of Shelby Road on Park Place Drive, Boardwalk Drive, and Pennsylvania Court.  The residents of these luxury condominiums love living next to the 4000+ acres of Stony Creek Metropark which features sailing, beaches, hiking trails, biking paths, nature preserve, festivals, and an 18 hole golf course.

COPPER CREEK – 54 Units – Rochester – North of Runyon Road, West of Dequindre on Catlin Drive, Copper Circle, and Garnet Court.  This lovely community of large duet-style condominiums has many wooded views and is close to downtown Rochester attractions and amenities.

PLUM CREEK – 51 Units – Oakland Township – Adams Road North of Orion Road to Plum Creek Drive and Long Winter Lane.  This Association of custom built single family site condominium homes began construction in the 1990’s and is nearing completion.

MACOMB VILLAGE – 50 Units – Clinton Township – Garfield Road South of Canal Road to Anthony Drive, Tyler Drive, Kevin Drive, and Kyla Drive.  These large, attractive, well-maintained condominiums are well-run by a very involved and dedicated Board of Directors, with monthly fees that are surprisingly low.

RIVER BLUFFS CONDOMINIUMS – 50 Units – Mt. Clemens – East of Gratiot on River Bluff Drive.  This community consists of a unique mix of new construction lofts and townhouses, as well as a repurposed commercial building, all on the banks of the Clinton River.

WATERS EDGE CONDOMINIUMS – 46 Units – Clarkston – West of Dixie Highway on Andersonville Road.  This attractive community of two bedroom townhouses features a clubhouse, pool, and boat docks on the shores of private, all-sports Lester Lake, which connects to several other all-sports lakes.

PARKDALE CONDOMINIUMS – 25 Units – Rochester – On the North side of Parkdale Road between Main Street and Letica Road.  These 1960’s brick buildings feature two floors of ranch-style condominiums and were formerly apartments.  This Association features commercial-size hot water heaters, boilers, and water softeners for the benefit and convenience of the owners, and is a convenient place to live “in town,” within walking distance to all the downtown Rochester attractions and amenities.

120 SOUTH BROADWAY – 24 Units – Lake Orion – Located at 120 South Broadway Street, East of Lapeer Road (M24).  This brand new mixed-use mid-rise building has commercial space on the first floor and elevator service to the modern boutique apartments on the second, third and fourth floors.  It’s riverfront location along the banks of Paint Creek in downtown Lake Orion make it a very desirable place to work, live and play. For more information visit their website: http://120southbroadway.com/

GUINN TOWNHOUSES – 13 Units – Lake Orion – Located on Atwater Street, just East of Lapeer Road (M24).  The residents of these one and two bedroom apartments enjoy a convenient place to live “in town,” within walking distance to all the downtown Lake Orion attractions and recreational amenities.

We hope you find this information useful, and that any opportunity to speak with you further will result in our adding your property to this list…