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Individualized Service is Paramount for Property Management Companies

As cliche as the phrase is, the necessity of “service with a smile” really rings true across multiple industries. After all, nobody likes to be greeted by a dour face and a muttered “how can I help you?” When, really, you know the person would rather be doing anything than helping you. It would probably prompt you, as the customer, to walk away; however, if you’re feeling particularly sassy, you might like to tell the service person that they could help you by changing their attitude!

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How Your Community Can Benefit from an HOA

HOAs are some of the most fundamentally misunderstood community organizations out there. Face it: they’ve got a bad rap. Outsiders think they’re stuffy and unnecessary; this is mostly due to the extra cost that living in a HOA-managed neighborhood entails. But, when managed correctly through property management companies such as RowCal, there’s nothing better than an HOA to help a neighborhood bloom and to nurture the surrounding community.

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Preventive Safety Projects for Your Townhome in the Springtime

While you’re staring up on your yearly spring cleaning, why not freshen up the look of your neighborhood. Preventive maintenance—taking care of little breakages before they turn into big ones—saves you both money and time down the road. Just add these six little maintenance projects to your list of spring chores. Your HOA budget will thank you.

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What is an Ice Dam, and How Can You Prevent One?

Although it’s freezing outside, the surface temperature of your roof may be above freezing due to the warmth of a building’s interior. Since heat rises, warm air can get into the attic and keep the roof warm enough to melt snow when it lands on the surface.

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How to Prepare Your HOA to Handle Winter Emergencies

Although winter is in full swing, there are still several months of cold weather ahead. Snow and ice may still be on the way. But it’s not too late to make the necessary arrangements to prepare your HOA for winter weather. As an HOA board, you can help your community stay safe this winter.

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What Your HOA Needs to Know When a Member Moves Away

The first thing you need to know when an HOA member moves away is that your HOA board needs to prepare for the move in advance, A.K.A. before the new member moves in. If you have no HOA regulations set in place, then you have no legal right to enforce anything on the member who is moving away.

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How to Make Sure You Are Prepared for Emergencies

Emergencies are unavoidable. No matter how diligent your management team is, events may occur that are entirely out of your control. Natural disasters, maintenance issues, and even upset tenants can wreak havoc on your property. What you can control, however, is how you deal with these types of situations.

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Why You Should Use Rowcal's Preferred Vendors

When hiring a vendor for a project or service for your home or townhome, it is important to do your due diligence in finding a good vendor. You should choose a vendor not only for their price but for their quality of service. By using our preferred vendors, you have the assurance of our level of pre-screening for qualifications and service for your project. Rowcal provides preferred vendors to homeowners to assist in the management of your property.

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6 Preventive Maintenance Projects You Should do This Spring

Maintaining your townhome is important, especially in spring. Preventive maintenance helps you avoid costly repairs from negligence down the road. Spring is a great time to remind you to take care of the exterior of your townhome. RowCal brings you the six main preventive maintenance projects you should concentrate on this spring.

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5 Things To Consider In An Emergency Preparedness Plan

Disasters can happen without warning. There are various ways a catastrophe can impact condos, townhomes, or any other type of residential development. RowCal understands that developing, implementing, and providing an emergency preparedness plan can help your community be better equipped to survive. RowCal is a Web-Based Property Management Company that wants to help you be ready to respond instead of reacting to a disaster.

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