Tips & Tricks

What does security have to do with online community management? A lot. So many products out there are only geared towards residents, board & association members, or front-of-house personnel, but...
We want you to get the most out of your Concierge Plus community website so we’ve provided you with tips & tricks to make your site even better! We’re excited to announce the launch of our new...
Live in a condo or manage one? Life can get cluttered! Follow these super simple steps to make the most out of managed living.
Thinking about buying a condo for the first time? Perhaps you’re looking to upgrade? We often talk about hardware, amenities, and building tips, but let’s back up for a minute and discuss the...
Mid-rise, mixed-use developments are popping up all over the U.S. particularly in Dallas, Boston, and even Los Angeles. Chicago too, a city known for its stunning architecture, is seeing an increase in the...
People move to condos for many different reasons. Given the rise in housing prices, many are opting to downsize. (With amenities like swimming pools, gyms, and common areas that don’t require...
As the holidays approach, many people are thinking about hosting and attending get-togethers. But are they a feasible option for those living in less-than-expansive dwellings? Here are some quick ideas for...
You already know you should be managing your condo community online. For more about that, click here. But what else can you do to maximise efficiency? Read on....
Heard of New Aging yet? Another word for it is “Retirement Real Estate”; young buyers are picking condos and loft spaces that are not only practical today, but for their futures as well....
You’ll love this roundup of the top ten secrets to effective property management...  
Whether you have a front desk concierge, dedicated security team, or are managing a boutique loft with no one at the helm of your gatehouse, parking is a common pain for everyone!  
Both Canada Day and US Independance Day are just around the corner. Are you ready? Your residents might already be thinking about hosting their own parties. Managing a party-sized number of visitors to any...
Let’s face it: we have all been frustrated by inefficient parking at times. Your residents are no different, and neither are their visitors. The same goes for bicycle organization, too!    
Given the rise in housing prices, many people are opting for the ease and convenience of condo life. With amenities like swimming pools, gyms, and common areas that don’t require maintenance, it’s...
Whether it’s the holidays or the winter season, sometimes condo owners find themselves in a position where they have to be away from their units for a certain amount of time. Maybe residents are staffed...
The Toronto Real Estate Board reports the average condo price is $353,665 in the Greater Toronto Area. While you may wait for prices to fall as predicted by some, you may also be ready to take the plunge into...
There is no reason for condominiums and HOA’s to miss out on the full potential social media within their communities. Here are three quick ways to ameliorate your existing online platforms:
Regardless of the size, amenities, or administrative demands of your condo or HOA, taking the management process online can make a huge impact on your annual costs. When choosing a property...
Do you work for a Security or Property Management Firm? Many don’t realize how integral the security team is the success of your condo. Here’s what you need to know:    
Don’t miss out on important opportunities to communicate with your community! Here are three ways to improve your online experience:  
Learn about Total Customization for your Resident Portal Homepage Concierge Plus is already the easiest to use system with the most features and benefits for your community. Based on feedback from you –...
It's March... what have you accomplished? What goals have you forgotten about? There's still time to course correct your manager, tech, and oraganization skills! There’s an old saying I often think...
It’s already time to think about Spring Cleaning! Along with getting outdoors and enjoying your beautiful city, it's also a time to think about cleaning.
Here’s what Property Managers need to know about getting the most out of their Annual General Meetings. 1. Plan Well in Advance. It is crucial to give advance notice for AGM’s so that attendees...
As a busy Property Manager you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to accomplish this year, what you’d like to improve upon, and any changes that will be happening in your residential...
Take a moment and exhale. The holidays. It’s all over and done with, and you’ve made it! You and your team have survived the influx of visitors, mounds of packages, and no doubt unique requests...
The Front Desk of any sized condo community is a non-stop bustling hub of activity. The concierge and security guards are constantly fielding requests from residents, accepting package deliveries,...
Security Firms are responsible for a host of duties when it comes to condo management. They might include operating the in-house guards, updating the daily shift log, tracking visitor parking, and monitoring...
We are constantly updating and enhancing our features to better serve our customers and based on valuable feedback, we’ve done it again! Welcome to enhanced communication for your delivery tracking...
As with any type of investment, if you’re thinking about putting your money into a condo with a view to flipping it or renting it out, you’ll naturally want know the return you can...
When it comes to managing condos and HOA’s, the holidays can mean headache. But they don’t have to. This year, use the the following Concierge Plus features to save you time and legwork....
Whether you’ve already set up your online community management site, or you’re just starting to think about bringing it into your residential space, you’ll want to keep these three...
We work with a lot of security firms and they are always amazed at how online community management helps make their lives easier. So many products out there are only geared towards residents, board &...
Have you heard about the digital Incident Reporting feature that is revolutionizing the concierge & security industry? Concierge Plus is changing the way Security and Concierge staff create incident...
In the past, condo buildings and associations turned to community-based websites to stay on trend, keep residents socially engaged, and organize association minutes and documents. As more and more people turn...
Did you know that Concierge Plus offers parking pass printers to simplify resident and visitor parking? Beyond our online Parking Management feature, this printer was specially made to organize and streamline...
A huge part of living in a condo is the convenience it brings—and for some people, that means being able to spend a lengthy amount of time away from home knowing that everything is taken care of while...
Implementing sustainable initiatives in a residential community can be daunting. Here are five simple and quick ways to get started on going green!    
Did you know that the Concierge Plus suite of offerings includes hardware (including integration) to support you every step of the way?
Are you making the most of your Concierge Plus Automated Notifications feature? This feature is one our most dynamic offerings; check out everything it can do for your residential community!   
Toronto has more than 130 active condo developments at present—that’s more than New York and in fact, it’s more than any other city in North America. With ample options to choose from when it...
Condo fees can be confusing, even frustrating, for first time buyers. Here is the basic information you need to know. The first thing to remember is that, unlike rent, condo fees are not a profit source for...
There’s a saying, attitude reflects leadership. That’s what we believe at Concierge Plus and we think it rings true across any industry. Whether it’s a condo community or an office...
You may have already heard, you can now generate financial transaction reports for yourself and your residents – provided you have integrated your accounting platforms with us.  If you haven’t...
Summer is finally upon us! The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and the community pool is busier than ever. It’s also the time of year when people take time off. Residents will be in and out of the...
How do you manage your condo community’s amenity booking process? With software? A spreadsheet, or perhaps google calendars? Are you still using paper? Consider taking this process online with one...
Why you need a condo website Did you know that taking your community online can save you a lot of money both immediately and in the long run?    
Spring has officially sprung and with that, many people are thinking about cleaning out their condos! Property Managers too, are thinking about the warm weather and the changes that come with residents...
Looking to add some cool condo gadgets to your pad? These five must-have additions will upgrade any home!  
It’s no secret that retaining a resident costs much less than finding a new one. A vacant unit can mean trouble for a property’s cash flow as the income from rent has stopped but the operating...
Security Firms are responsible for a host of duties when it comes to condo management. These might include managing the in-house guards, updating the condo community’s daily shift log, tracking visitor...
Hard to believe but another year has flown by. Even though we’ve been enjoying steady growth for fifteen years, 2015 has truly been one of our biggest years yet. We’ve experienced a significant...
Are you ready for the holiday season? Here are some quick tips to get ready for the busy season:    
Hard to believe but the holidays are almost upon us. As we start to wrap up 2015, I can't help but reflect on the past year; especially the significant changes that we have made to our features.
Who wants a messy front desk? You’ll not only alleviate confusion and congestion with our suite of online tools but you’ll keep a clean front desk and lobby area without all those bulky binders and...
Are you ready for the holiday season? Here are some quick tips to get ready for the busy season:      
Clients are always telling us that they like to use our Media Library because it helps them save time, money, and especially legwork. We love to hear that because this particular feature was designed to make...
1. Phone a friend: imagine renting (or worse, buying!)  a condo only to discover it has limited reception. This is a huge issue and one that is easily avoided. Stand in different rooms or areas of...
Implementing sustainable initiatives in a residential community can be daunting. Here are five simple and quick ways to get started on going green! 1. Plant a Garden: cultivate a sense of community and...
Property Managers and Residents love our Automated Notifications feature; it'sone our most dynamic offerings, and, we're rolling out enhancements that allow administrators to determine which residents (or...
It’s no secret that retaining a resident costs much less than finding a new one. A vacant unit can mean trouble for a property’s cash flow as the income from rent has stopped but the operating...
Amidst fear of the condo market taking as long as the ground to thaw, it seems that buyers haven’t stopped looking at condos, they’ve just become more discerning.    
For years, the overarching theme of technology advancement has always been towards enhanced convergence. Some would argue it all started with the amazing ability to have all of our music stored in one place...
In case you aren’t lucky enough to find yourself strolling down the famed Peachtree Street as regularly as you would have liked, read on to find out what you need to know about this amazing (and...
For almost ten years, Sunita has been providing technology solutions to corporations throughout Canada, Dubai, and India and the Concierge Plus team is thrilled to have her as our IT Project Manager. With...
We all promised ourselves we’d do it last year, but did we? Learn from fellow property managers' resolutions and make 2015 your best year yet!
Think you know Miami? Think again. Arguably one of the most stunning waterfronts in North America, Miami is about to grow tremendously. With the help of foreign investment and domestic restructuring, this...
You’re almost there! It’s the final countdown until the end of the holidays and no doubt, your front lobby is still swarming with decorations, incoming packages, and requests from residents....
How to make the most out of the Unit & User Manager: Use this feature to organize and update unit and resident data quickly and easily from anywhere with an Internet connection. This feature was designed...
What a wonderful time of year! In addition to spending time with loved ones and reflecting on the past year, maybe even making resolutions and plans for what’s to come, the Concierge Plus Holiday Party...
Wow. I can’t believe it’s been fifteen years! From our humble beginnings (read: tiny office!) to our expansive headquarters and now international client-base, Concierge Plus has always held on to...
Featured Feature: Announcements Give legwork the boot! Stop slipping printed materials under residents’ doors. Go green, eliminate waste, and save money in just a few clicks. With the Concierge Plus...
Once deemed the “poster child for the real-estate collapse” by the Wall Street Journal, Miami is back on top--or at least, headed that way. And it seems this time, foreign investors are looking to...
Working with David Mirvish of Mirvish Productions, Gehry has designed a triplet of high rise towers in the place of three low-rise brick warehouse office buildings to house cultural, residential and retail...
Ask anyone how they are doing these days and they will tell you how busy they are. So for your time-poor, tech-savvy urbanites out there, here are three Smart Gadgets to help you even more! 1. Couldn't...
How does your community share important documents? Are you still printing out mass amounts of paper and disseminating it throughout your building? What about public spaces and community-wide notices? Imagine...
Wow, this is such a huge topic! So right away I’m going to whittle it down: whether you are representing the company you work for or presenting yourself in a professional manner, here are some useful...
The Concierge Plus team is always asking, “What’s next?” Naturally, it goes without saying that we love this time of year. It’s when all the top thought-provokers and industry leaders...
Will bringing technology into your condo truly add value I get asked this quite a bit. Most folks are already using smartphones and time-saving apps to help them communicate faster and more efficiently, and...
For many first-time buyers, particularly in high-priced markets like Toronto and Vancouver, condos represent an affordable stepping stone into the housing market. These words come from Bank of Montreal’s...