Atlanta Community Management Blog

Holiday Décor and ACC Requests

Web Admin - Monday, November 28, 2016

Decorating for the holidays is both a nostalgic treasure and a beloved tradition. While your neighbors may think their handmade paper mache snow man looks great on their front porch, you secretly know that you and everyone else in the community would prefer if they kept it inside. When you live in a covenant protected community, you may be protected from odd decorations and bright lights that seem to be sprinkled through every neighborhood during the holidays. If you want to join in on the celebrations by decorating your home, make sure that your community does not require an architectural request or variance request before you place Santa Claus and his reindeer (or any other decorations) in your front lawn to prevent violations and fines this holiday season. As always, be sure the decorations you intend to place are current with OSHA Electrical Safety Standards and local code enforcement standards.  read more...

4 Fun & Easy Ways to Build Community in Your Neighborhood

Web Admin - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Whether you have been in the neighborhood for years or just moved in, building positive relationships with your neighbors is an essential step to ensuring comradery and comfort within your community. The process of creating the desired environment within the community can range from simple to unique. Backyard Realty Group DBA Tolley Community Management presents some ideas to kick start a positive community engagement process:  read more...

Today is Boss's Day!

Web Admin - Monday, October 17, 2016

Boss's Day, which was originally conceptualized in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski in an effort to focus on the time and energy placed into creating a great work environment, is a day to celebrate and appreciate those who lead. Here at TCM we have one person to thank for his perseverance and determination to create a thriving business, Mike Tolley.  read more...

How to Assemble a Budget for Your Community Association

Web Admin - Monday, October 03, 2016

Assembling the budget for the next year is an important part of the board's duties at the end of each year. This not only encourages the board to evaluate the success of the past budget, it also helps to plan upcoming projects for the next year and beyond. Additionally, assembling a budget can help the board to assess whether or not they need to conduct a reserve study or set up special assessments for the upcoming year.  read more...

3 {Very} Important Reasons to Conduct a Reserve Study for Your Community!

Web Admin - Thursday, September 22, 2016

You may be concerned that your community is running out of money, but can’t figure out why or perhaps you just need to figure out how to save money for that big community-wide project coming up. As a board member for your community, you have a lot of weight on your shoulders when it comes to properly managing your community's funds. By conducting a reserve study, you will not only find out how to make the money you're using more efficient, but also what great projects you can do with the money you'll save once the reserves are fully funded.  read more...

How to Throw the {Best} Last Pool Party of the Season for your Community

Web Admin - Saturday, September 03, 2016

Planning the last big pool party of the year for your whole community to enjoy can be a fun and fulfilling experience for all of those involved. As summer comes to an official close, it is important to take the time to slow down one last time before the fall schedule gets too hectic. Whether you're on the social committee or the board of directors in your community, the simplest way to celebrate the beginning of the new season is a final pool party to close out summer! Below are some ideas for a grand pool party everyone can enjoy:  read more...

Schools in Session: 5 Back to School Concerns for the Involved Community

Web Admin - Monday, August 29, 2016

1. Clean-Up: Once students are back in school, Board Members should begin discussing cleaning up and repairing areas that were heavily used during the summer. Some of these areas can include parks, pools, and general recreation areas. During this time, consider hiring a general handyman to repaint and tighten the bolts on playgrounds, a pool company to make sure the community’s pool liner and sidewalk is still in good shape, and making sure the grass or sod in open areas is not bare or damaged. Scheduling these tasks while students are at school will help cut down on time needed to make these essential repairs and will be a blessing by the time the busy season for these areas comes around again next year.  read more...

How to Throw a Great Back to School Party for Your Community

Web Admin - Saturday, August 27, 2016

Back-to-School time can be a stressful time for parents and students alike. Gone are the days of playing outside all day and eating popsicles in the hot summer sun for the students and gone are the days of enjoying your child’s laughter and smiles all day long. Throwing a Back-to-School party can get students excited to go back to school and will likely help young students to establish some friendships prior to even stepping foot in the front door of their new school. Here are a few tips for a fun party:  read more...

Have you met Krissy?

Web Admin - Friday, July 29, 2016

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Get to Know Liz - TCM's Condo Assistant

Web Admin - Saturday, July 16, 2016

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