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Keep Your Condo Clean with a Property Management Team

In communal living arrangements such as condos, it can be difficult to decide who should be responsible for the cleanliness and upkeep of the spaces that everyone shares such as lobbies, courtyards, gyms and recreational rooms. Hiring a property management company for your condo building is a great way to create a happy and healthy space for everyone.

A property management company will manage the cleanliness and organization of all communal spaces in a condo building so none of the residents have to bear the burden of that responsibility. Here are some of the ways that a property management company can improve the cleanliness and overall wellbeing of your condo building.

Protect Your Health and Safety

Unkempt communal spaces in your condo can have negative health effects for all the residents of your building. Germs from unwashed gym equipment, for example, can quickly spread through the halls and into the apartments on each resident. If garbage in the lobbies and courtyard are not dealt with properly, it could lead to insect and mold infestations. A property management team will make sure all communal spaces are properly maintained so that no harmful germs or bacteria will be able to grow, keeping you and your neighbors safe.

Avoid Conflicts

Messy communal spaces can also put a strain on the relationship between you and your neighbors. Without external support, many condo associations have trouble delegating cleaning tasks and monitoring the regulations of their building’s communal spaces. This can lead to conflicts and negative attitudes amongst residents.

A property management company will oversee the cleaning of the communal spaces in your condo so that you and your neighbors don’t have to worry about it. A property management team will keep communal spaces spotless and organized so the residents don’t have to take time out of their busy schedules to keep their building clean. Hiring a property management team is the most convenient way to ensure that the communal spaces in your condo building stay clean.

The experienced and qualified experts at T.R.A.MS. Property Management will hire and manage a professional janitorial service to ensure the cleanliness of your condo building. Contact us today for a comprehensive series of stress-free condo management services.

Common Condo Management Issues

 

Condo management can be a difficult job. It involves negotiating the needs of property owners, making sure all the communal areas are clean, collecting condo association fees, and keeping track of finances. The condo management team is responsible for dealing with the overall maintenance of the condo building as well as any day-to-day issues that may arise. Here are some of the most common problems that a condo management team will encounter.

Neighbour Disputes

Most condo owners have a strong neighbourly relationship with the other people who live in their building. However, living in close proximity to other people means that there is a chance that conflicts between neighbours may arise. If you have an issue with another condo resident, your property manager can help. If you’re experiencing issues with a noisy neighbour, for instance, your property manager will be able to sort out any dispute to find a resolution that is fair for everyone. It’s important that every condo resident be respectful to the other occupants, who may include families or people with hectic work schedules. A property manager will be able to mediate any conflict so everyone in the condo can live comfortably.

Common Area Issues

The property manager is also responsible for the upkeep on the condo’s communal areas, which includes the lobby, elevator, parking garage, and any courtyards, gyms or event spaces in the building. The common areas can become littered with garbage if residents aren’t properly disposing of their trash. Property managers ensure that residents are putting their garbage in the designated area and not throwing debris like cigarette butts over the sides of their balconies. If there’s an issue with the cleanliness in the communal spaces of your condo, contact your property manager to have the issue dealt with fast and effectively.

Managing a condo is no easy task. If you or your condo association is having trouble juggling all the responsibilities of property management, contact us at T.R.A.M.S Property Management and we’ll help get your building operating smoothly.

What Makes a Good Condo Association?

If you’ve recently purchased a condo, chances are you have been asked to join a condo association. What is a condo association exactly, and what makes it run smoothly? A condo association is a governing body that makes decisions about the operation of a condominium building. All condominium owners within a building are members of that building’s condo association.

CC&Rs

The main role of a condo association is to make sure that all of its members are complying with the contractual obligations they agreed to follow when they bought their condo. These contractual obligations are known as covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs).

CC&Rs can include regulations about things such as pet ownership, parking spaces, and how the communal space of the building is to be treated. Local policies and bylaws dictate what kinds of things can be included in the CC&Rs.

Property Management

Condo associations are also responsible for the physical and financial upkeep of a property, including:

  • Rent and condo fee collection.
  • Hiring and maintaining employees for grounds keeping and janitorial work.
  • Dealing with electrical and plumbing issues.

How T.R.A.M.S Can Help

Juggling all of these issues at once can be overwhelming. That’s why many condo associations opt to delegate these tasks to a property manager, who can oversee the day-to-day maintenance of the building, as well as manage financial and logistical issues.

As an experienced property manager should, we will maintain a close relationship with the board of directors of a condo association. This open line of communication is the key to smooth and successful property management.

If your condo association is looking to work with a property manager, contact us at T.R.A.M.S Property Management. We have a team of experienced, highly trained professionals who can take care of all the practical details of property ownership so you can focus on what’s important to you.

What are the Tasks of a Property Manager?

Property managers are concerned with the day to day operations of the property, from making sure the building is always clean to finding effective solutions to any situation that may come up, as well as the additional needs for upkeep. This means property managers can do many different tasks besides the obvious ones such as rent collection.

Some of the Things a Property Manager Does

Responsibilities vary depending on the type of property being managed. But generally, these tasks apply to many scenarios.

  • Set the appropriate level of rent (based on detailed analysis of the area) to attract tenants to rent out your property
  • Collect the rent –they also enforce rules regarding rent and administer late fees
  • Ensure optimal cash flow for your property
  • Adjust the rent –rent can be adjusted by a fixed percentage per year depending on local laws

They also deal with anything that has to do with the tenants. This includes…

  • Doing background checks on tenants (credit, criminal, and the application process)
  • Handling leases and security deposits
  • Dealing with complaints
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Properly handling an eviction file
  • Being well read on the landlord-tenant laws and rights

They also cover maintenance and repairs to make sure that the property is in tip-top condition such as:

  • Performing preventative property maintenance –such as handling exterminations, snow removal, to check for leakages, remove trash, etc.
  • Hire repairmen or fix things themselves –building a reliable network of contractors, plumbers and electricians

Finally, their role also covers supervision tasks.

They oversee:

  • The hiring of additional employees
  • Vacant properties –making sure contractors and other personnel are getting their work done on time
  • Budgets
  • The management and maintenance of records
  • Filing taxes

Experienced property managers are extremely versatile – they deal with everything from financial management to the management of tenants and building maintenance.

What we do at T.R.A.M.S. is work hard to ensure the profitability of your building.

Contact us today for more information on how we can help manage your property effectively and efficiently.

What Makes a Great Property Management Company?

The best property management company goes beyond the standard service you might expect. It is concerned with helping your community and building toward a successful future. Below are some key aspects that make a great property management company stand out from the rest.

Strong Communication Skills & Leadership

Who your manager is and how their team supports them is crucial in ensuring strong leadership and effective communication skills. To this end, a team of experts across various fields including Engineering, Training Support, Human Resources and Accounting will help provide advice from all angles.

Having effective communication tools put into place make it easy to contact your company. A 24/7 call center or other means of technological communication will add a professional quality to your company as you can address the needs of clients as soon as they come up.

Solid and Transparent Standard Operating Procedures

Proven operating procedures are the next thing investors should be looking at. What properties have you worked on or which communities have you served? Was effective preventive maintenance programs (PM) put into place? Were audits of all contracts and vendors complete?

Transparency is key, and having a transparent financial budget and system of handling finances and solutions can really increase the value of your property. If your credibility and reputation is high, this makes the standard of living for your residents high as well.

Effective Financial Planning

A strong network of certified accountants is important for the health and prosperity of your property management company. Reviews should be carried out internally on a regular basis to ensure that the work is being done to its finest quality.

Solid Partner-Relations

Having solid and long-term partner-relations with vendors ensures that savings and discounts will be present on large purchases. Lower rates on regular maintenance, for instance, help to ensure that the building will be properly maintained.

Accountability & Sustainability

Continually improving and keeping an open mind ensures the potential for growth in the industry. It’s really important to make sure that you don’t rest on your achievements as a company.

Finding sustainable “green” initiatives is also a significant component of a great property management company. Having accredited LEED professionals on your team shows your expertise and commitment to green building.

Good Training Practices

Commitment to good training practices means exceptional customer service from your team. A unified, strong and trained property management company will provide continual education and development programs for their managers. Hands-on-training, etiquette, and online learning platforms are examples of learning that can enhance the knowledge of new trainees. This shows that your company leads in product knowledge of the industry and is equipped to deliver the finest level of service.

At T.R.A.M.S. Management, we offer all this and more to the communities we work in. Take a look at our property management work here.

 

 

Why Should You Hire a Management Company?

In the fast-paced world of real estate management, it can be difficult to take care of everything. From getting the right contractor to do a good job, to making sure all co-owners feel at home in their building, to the condo building that needs more promotion to reach maximum capacity, you are stretched. It’s hard to know what to focus on when you are looking at the micro and macro aspects of everything.

At T.R.A.M.S Property Management, we know how to keep everything running smoothly. When you have a team that has divided all the tasks involved, you know who is responsible for what part of the project. With your attention no longer so scattered, you can focus on truly excelling at the tasks you need to do.

How Can T.R.A.M.S Property Management Help?

We can help you with the management process from beginning to end. We are your property management experts, and we can ensure that your development project building or complex property is running smoothly from all directions.

Dividing the Work

At T.R.A.M.S Property Management we believe that everyone should have a specific task, so that they can perform it to the best of their ability. We have several teams, each focused on a particular area of the management process: accounting, advertising, legal, maintenance, rentals, and sales. Because of our team division, everyone at our company can use the expertise and skills that they are best at.

As a syndicate, you know how hard it is to keep an eye on everything. With T.R.A.M.S Property Management, you get many eyes, all highly trained and focused. When you hire a management company, you can rest easy at night, knowing that nothing is being overlooked or mishandled. Call us today to find out how we can help care for your building

5151 De la Savane – Montreal

5151 Rue de la Savane

5151 Rue de la Savane, Montreal, QC H4P 1V1 – Call: (514) 341-8600 / Map

Newly renovated, ideally located close to highways, public transportation and restaurants. Walking distance from De la Savane metro.

Space available

Visits by appointment only. For more information call (514) 341-8600 or email to info@tramsmgmt.com

Princess Heights Suite

Princess Heights Suite

Princess Heights Condominium Hotel
Oyster Pond Road #156, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles – Tel. 514-827-8160 / Map

Luxurious Ocean View Double Suite at Dawn Beach’s Princess Heights, St-Maarten.

Located in the prestigious Princess Heights Resort, this modern and luxurious double suite offers all the comfort needed for the perfect vacation. Both suites have a private terrace with a stunning ocean view. Ideally located in the hillsides of Dawn Beach, it is within a short 10 minute walk to a gorgeous beach, casino, spa and world class restaurants.

The suites (A and B on layout photo) are fully independent with a lockable door separating them. They can be rented together or separately. The master suite (A) has a fully equipped top of the line kitchen, the studio suite (B) has a very capable kitchenette. Pricing for the studio suite available on demand.
There is complimentary wireless, an in-room safe and a direct dial phone. Fresh linens including beach and bath towels await your arrival! Housekeeping is available upon request.

Nearby Sports & Adventure Activities
Cycling – Fishing – Golf – Jet Skiing – Parasailing – Sailing – Snorkeling/Diving – Swimming – Tennis – Water Skiing – Wind-Surfing

For prices and booking go to http://www.vrbo.com/290251 or call 514-827-8160

Suite A and B

Condo on floor 7

  • Double suite (2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms), 2 king size beds, sleeps 4. Or single suite (one bedroom, one bathroom).
  • Linens Provided.
  • Beach View / Ocean View / Water View.
  • Air Conditioning.
  • Elevator.
  • Full gym.
  • Cooking Utensils – Dishwasher – Microwave – Refrigerator
  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals
  • Deck / Patio with furniture
  • Communal Pool
  • DVD Player
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Satellite / Cable: Stereo
  • Plasma TVs in each room and one in the living room
  • Stereo
  • Telephone
  • Covered Parking: – Outdoor, reserved parking

3720-30 St-Laurent blvd

3720-30 St-Laurent blvd

Located in the heart of “The Main” of St. Laurent at the corner of Pine Avenue.
3720-30 St-Laurent boul, Montreal Qc. H2X 2V8 Call: (514) 341-8600 / Map

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TRAMS is proud to welcome its new tenant The SAQ.
For prices and visits please call (514) 341-8600 or email to info@tramsmgmt.com

Available Units:
Large 31/2 + Den
All included
Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, A / C and electricity