The site visit is one of the manager’s best tools in caring for your property. Depending upon the contract, site visits might occur weekly or monthly. Site visits are conducted on foot and there are a number of things that the association manager looks at.
First of all, the manager will be looking at the landscaper’s work. Are there weeds? If there are lawn areas, are they neatly mowed and edged? Is there any broadleaf or clover in the lawn? Each manager has a checklist of approximately twenty items that he or she is scanning for in the landscaping. The manager makes notes and follows up with the landscaper to ensure that the property is maintained in a manner that reflects well upon the community.
Secondly, the manager is looking at the condition of the individual properties. Every Michael & Sons manager is well-versed in their associations’ governing documents. They are attuned to the proper way each lot or unit is to be maintained. Depending on the severity and/or frequency of a violation, the manager will implement the code compliance program that the Board prefers.
Lastly, the manager will monitor the assets of the association. Whether it’s a clubhouse or a trash enclosure, if it falls under the purview of the association, the manager is keeping it under observation. Damage, wear and tear or the need for complete replacement- these are the things the manager is looking for. Based upon these observations, the manager will obtain bids and/or initiate conversations with the Board of Directors.