Tips for Choosing the Right Community Association Management Consultant
When it comes to choosing a Community Association Management Consultant (CAMC), there are a few things you should keep in mind.
Here are a few tips to help you choose the right CAMC for your community:
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1. Experience – It’s important to choose a CAMC with experience managing communities like yours. Ask about their experience with associations similar in size and scope to yours, and whether they have any specialty expertise that would be beneficial to your community.
2. References – Be sure to ask for references from previous clients, and take the time to follow up with those references. This is a great way to get first-hand feedback about the quality of service you can expect from the CAMC.
3. Cost – While you don’t want to choose the cheapest option, it’s important to make sure the fees charged by the CAMC are in line with the services they provide. Be sure to get an estimate of all fees upfront, so there are no surprises down the road.
4. Communication – Good communication is essential in any business relationship, but it’s especially important when working with a CAMC. Make sure you feel comfortable communicating with them, and that they’re responsive to your questions and concerns.
5. Contract – Once you’ve decided on a CAMC, be sure to put everything in writing in a contract before work begins. This will protect both you and the CAMC, and will help ensure that everyone is on the same page regarding expectations, scope of work, etc