Yes, times have changed and people are no longer walking away from their houses and condos because they are underwater but some things stay the same. Is your condominium or HOA still using coupon books to direct owners to pay? Does your management company have a dedicated call center to discuss payment matters with owners? Are people still paying your condo or HOA late every month. Most important, is your management company prepared to handle collections legally, properly and at no cost and no risk? Is your association handling it’s Accounts Receivable correctly?
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Community association Collections or for that matter any debt that is delinquent often deteriorates into a bitter cycle of pain. The property owner may fall into hard times and cannot afford their payments due to unforeseen consequences and an unfortunate process begins. First, there is the courtesy notes from the association and then when that fails to result into a payment the matter is sent to either an attorney or debt collector for action.
Why A Specialized Collection Company Makes Sense For Your Community Association
In good times or bad times community associations (Condos and HOAs) will experience some level of delinquencies that affect the entire association. As a not for profit business your association depends on timely payments every pay period to maintain services to members of the association. Failure to effectively act on a delinquent account does a disservice to the community and to the delinquent member as well. By allowing a member of sink deeper and deeper in debt the association only makes it more difficult for them to remedy their problem.
By Mitch Drimmer, VP Association Financial Services
Community associations are faced with having to deal with collecting delinquent assessments in good times and bad. If a community association were to advertise for a collections company this is how it may appear.
HELP WANTED FOR COLLECTIONS
The board of directors of our community association is looking for a collections solution that will not only help us recover our delinquent assessments, but will not cost us five dollars to collect one dollar. We have been working with our community association attorneys, and although they know the community association business well, they are not effective with their collections efforts. We need more than an attorney placing a lien and then maybe foreclosing on said lien. We need action and we need it now because our collections are costing us an arm and a leg, and we are not seeing any return on our investment with our current solution.