Atlanta Community Management Blog

How to Turn New Owners into Productive Community Members

System - Monday, December 4, 2017
Property Management Blog
New owners of any kind are a great addition to a community and help the association run. However, one issue that many Community Managers and Boards are seeing is that sometimes a new owner will buy a home in an Association and they do not always realize what it means to purchase a home in a Covenant Protected Community. This really can co...

How to Submit an ACC Request

System - Sunday, November 26, 2017
Property Management Blog
Living in an HOA can be a bit confusing at times when it comes to making an exterior change. Most people know that they need to submit the proper forms to make a change yet are not sure how to do so or where to even begin. Our goal here at Tolley Community Management (TCM) is to make the entire process as easy as possible and to be availa...

What Should You Look For In An Association Management Company?

System - Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Property Management Blog
An Article Written By Lisa Miranda Finding the right management company can be tough. But just like anything you do in life, there is always a recipe! A recipe or list of items which you NEED in order to make the right decision or dessert! Ingredients Community Management Customer Care Financial Services Technology Sup...

Take a Hike

System - Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Property Management Blog
Take a Hike – The MundaneNovember 17, 2017 is National Take a Hike Day! Check out these places in the Metro Atlanta / North GA area. Get out there and enjoy this great fall weather!South Peachtree Creek Trail - North Dekalb / Emory - 1 mile - EasyEven though this trail isn’t very long, what makes it interesting is the differen...

Spruce Up Your Home with an Accent Wall

System - Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Property Management Blog
Congratulations! You just moved into your new home. The boxes are unpacked; the furniture is placed; now all that is left is to make the house your home. These days, almost every home has that one wall that screams “DECORATE ME”! Typically, the accent wall has an eye catching piece of furniture against it or a feature that ca...

World Kindness Day

System - Friday, November 10, 2017
Property Management Blog
 Monday, November 13, 2017 Merriam Webster defines kindness as “the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate”. What better way to spend a day than carrying out acts of kindness for everyone – family, co-workers, and even random strangers. Here are some incredible ideas that you could do for oth...

5 Reasons You Should Thank a Veteran Today and Every Day

System - Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Property Management Blog
Veteran’s Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, is a day to celebrate and thank those who have served and protected our great country. Here at Backyard Realty Group DBA Tolley Community Management we are #VeteranOwned by Mike Tolley, who served in the Navy. We also have Michael Degrauwe ,  who also served in the Navy as we...

How to Assemble a Budget for Your Community Association

System - Sunday, October 22, 2017
Property Management Blog
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...

Holiday D├ęcor and ACC Requests

System - Sunday, November 27, 2016
Property Management Blog
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 b...

4 Fun & Easy Ways to Build Community in Your Neighborhood

System - Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Property Management Blog
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 Commu...

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