Condo Media - April 2018 - 2

President's Message
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IT'S A DIRTY JOB,
BUT SOMEONE HAS TO DO IT

T

his month, as we cheer for our favorite sports teams from the final
game of the NCAA Men's and Woman's Basketball Tournaments
(even though all our March Madness brackets burst in the opening weekend of the tournament), sit down to take in spring Red
Sox games and golf's Master's Tournament, we should step back
and appreciate all of the hard-working men and women who make
these events great. Who am I talking about you may ask? I'm talking about all the people who prepare for the events, clean the stadiums, wipe down
the chairs, manage the trash removal process, treat for pests, clean the windows,
fertilize the grass, inspect and clean the boilers, and apply a fresh coat of paint to
each and every surface, to name a few.
Not many people like to see the underside of sporting events, yet everyone tends
to judge their experience based on the smallest of details. The same can be said for
association management. Everyone would like to have an award-winning, manicured condominium association;
however, many owners may not understand all of the moving parts to provide such a living experience. So-called
"dirty jobs" are a necessity for condominium management and should not be overlooked. Condominiums tend
to focus on curb appeal for 2 reasons: 1) to bolster the property value, and 2) to show homeowners their money is
dispersed appropriately.
Well-trained property managers focus on "back of the house" operations just as much, if not more than the
"front of the house." Education and communicating with board members and homeowners about the potential
hazards of not adequately funding and maintaining common-area systems are paramount in our industry. We
shouldn't always focus on the visual impact, rather what gives us more bang for the buck.
This issue of Condo Media is dedicated to the jobs we NEED but don't talk about enough.

Sincerely,

Peter C. Westhaver, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
2018 CAI-NE Chapter President

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