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CONDO MEDIA CAI New England PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE The Official Publication of CAI New England CHAPTER PARTNERS DIAMOND • Brookline Bank • Goodman, Shapiro & Lombardi LLC • Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks P.C. • The Niles Company, Inc., AMO • Perkins & Anctil P.C. • Schernecker Property Services Inc. (SPS) PLATINUM • Condo Media Magazine • Newton Roofing Residential, Inc. • ServiceMaster by Gilmore GOLD • Community Association Banc/CondoCerts • Prime Touch Services, Inc. • Swerling Milton Winnick Public Insurance Adjusters Inc. • Thayer & Associates Inc., AMO S I LV E R • American Properties Team, Inc. • Crowninshield Management Corp., AMO • Greater Boston Properties Inc., AAMC • Rockland Trust BRONZE • Bloom Cohen Hayes LLC • Davis, Malm & D'Agostine P.C. • Goldman & Pease LLC • Kidd-Luukko Corporation • MPD Law, LLC • Smartstreet Volunteers Rise to the Challenge ith this being the July issue of Condo Media, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the first six months of my term as the CAI New England chapter president. My goals in January were straightforward and included: 1) raising awareness of the CAI New England chapter, and 2) chapter membership growth. These goals go hand-in-hand, and I am pleased to report that, with the support and commitment of many chapter volunteers, both are going very well. To increase awareness, the chapter is pleased to have once again expanded its staff to include a communications manager. Bryna Davidow is our newest professional staff member whose role will include increasing the visibility of the chapter and its programs and events through traditional media, as well as popular social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. We hope you will follow us and join the conversation. By embracing social media and all it has to offer, we will bring awareness to our chapter, volunteers and the industry in general. Over the past several months, I have challenged all CAI-NE and Condo Media board and committee members to recruit one new member each. People are not going to learn about CAI if we, the active members and volunteer leaders, are not speaking to others about the benefits. While the challenge may have been slow to take off, its momentum has recently moved the New England Chapter from the fifth-largest chapter to the fourth-largest among 60 chapters nationwide. I will continue to ask every current member to make it their goal to bring in one new member by the end of the year. Even if people do not join, just by speaking with them you are creating more awareness that this is an industry of professionals that take their work very seriously. So, my challenge to each Condo Media reader: “Recruit and Connect.” W • Recruit one new CAI member or Condo Media subscriber, and • Connect with our Community — Join us on LinkedIn, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (links to our pages can be found at All of these things take very little time and contribute to the success of CAI and the New England Chapter. Thank you to everyone and have a wonderful summer. I look forward to seeing our numbers increase as you help me to meet my goals. Sincerely, For more information about our chapter partners, visit Scott D. Wolf, CMCA, AMS, PCAM 2012 CAI-NE Chapter President 4 CONDO MEDIA • JULY 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Condo Media - July 2012

Condo Media - July 2012
From the CED’s Desk
President’s Message
CAI News
CAI Regional News
Asked & Answered
Homeowner’s Corner
Financial Questions
CertaPro Painters How a Multinational Corporation Keeps it Local for Clients
Protecting Your Association’s Assets Oversight and Due Diligence
Community Association Data Released
Your Condo’s Future Planning for the Expected — and the Unexpected
Lost in Translation Statutes Allow Community Associations to Set their Own Reserve Requirements — or Not
CertaPro Painters How a Multinational Corporation Keeps it Local for Clients
Advertisers Index
Classified Service Directory

Condo Media - July 2012