THE QUESTION ALWAYS IS: WHAT IS THE COST? But is it the RIGHT question ????…………………….the answer is NO – Article by Carl Brown, RCI, RRO

 Regrettably most HOA boards seem fixated on the bidder’s price as the most important item for selection of a service provider. While soliciting competitive bids for major services is commendable, the process is often poorly organized, resulting is less than complete satisfaction for one or both parties to a contract. Too often the process starts … Continue reading

Attorney Fees in California Construction Defect Cases What Clients Should Know about Fee Contracts, Referral Fees, And Professional Ethics – Article by by Tyler P. Berding, Esq. and Allison L. Andersen, Esq.

The successful relationship between a client and attorney is built on trust and confidence. The guiding principal is that the client should be able to make informed decisions concerning all matters substantially impacting the client’s case and recovery. The first big question facing the client in a construction defect case is the basis on which … Continue reading

Contract Negotiation Strategies – Article By James Bucki

The final stage in the vendor selection process is developing a contract negotiation strategy. The worst contract negotiation objective is to bleed every last cent out of the vendor for the lowest price. Remember, you want to “partner” with your vendor so that both of you will meet your corporate goals and objectives by signing … Continue reading

Should an HOA Risk Accepting the Low Bidder?? The answer is Maybe – Article by Carl A. Brown, RCI, RRO

The purpose of soliciting bids from contractors is, of course, to get the best price or Lowest Bid. All association directors want the best price and all have learned the “three bid rule”. Is the lowest bid always in the best interest of the association? Is the association required to accept the lowest bid? (Answer … Continue reading

Paving the Way for Spring: Restoring the Parking Lot after its Winter Pummeling – Article by Liz Lent

When the days finally lengthen and the mornings lose that bitter chill, it’s time to assess the damage wrought by another New Jersey winter. For the board  members and the property manager of a community association, that wintertime  damage can be found throughout the property, from the landscaping and roofing  to the tennis courts and, … Continue reading

“Apples to Apples”…. bidding that’s not rotten to the core…. – Article by Greg Borzilleri

                                                                                                       Believe it or not when presented with a request for proposal (Sometimes referred to as a RFP) it isn’t as simple as throwing a number at the repair and seeing if it sticks.  There is a tremendous amount of work that actually goes into a putting together a proposal whether it is for … Continue reading

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