What is Association Management

by | May 3, 2023

Association management refers to the professional management of homeowner associations (HOAs), condominium associations, and other types of community associations. An association management company is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the association, including financial management, maintenance and repairs, communication with residents, and enforcement of community rules and regulations.

In this article, we’ll explore what association management is, why it’s important, and what services association management companies typically offer.

What is Association Management?

Association management involves the management of all aspects of a community association’s operations. This includes managing finances, maintaining common areas, enforcing community rules and regulations, and communicating with residents.

Why is Association Management Important?

Community associations play an important role in maintaining property values and ensuring that residents can enjoy a high quality of life. Effective association management is crucial to the success of these associations.

Association management companies bring a professional and objective approach to the management of community associations. By leveraging their expertise, associations can improve their financial stability, enhance their maintenance and repair programs, and create a better quality of life for residents.

What Services Do Association Management Companies Offer?

Association management companies offer a wide range of services to community associations. These services may include:

Financial Management: Association management companies are responsible for managing the association’s finances, including collecting assessments, paying bills, and preparing financial statements. They’ll may also prepare the association’s annual budget, track reserves, and manage capital improvements.

  1. Maintenance and Repairs: Association management companies may oversee the maintenance and repair of common areas, such as landscaping, pools, and clubhouse facilities.
  2. Communication with Residents: Association management companies are responsible for communicating with residents about important community issues and upcoming events.
  3. Rule Enforcement: Association management companies enforce community rules and regulations to ensure that residents are following established guidelines.
  4. Vendor Management: Association management companies work with vendors to ensure that services such as landscaping, pool maintenance, and repair work are performed at a high level of quality and at a reasonable cost. They should also disclose any conflicts of interest for any companies utilized.


Association management is an important aspect of community life. By working with an association management company, associations can improve their financial stability, enhance their maintenance and repair programs, and create a better quality of life and sense of community for residents.

If you’re interested in learning more about association management, contact The Pineapple Brand Company today – or submit your RFP. We are a professional association management company serving communities in Northern Illinois and Chicago suburbs. With our expertise, we can help your community association thrive.

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Written By Erich Schwenk

Erich Schwenk is the Designated Managing Broker & Designated Association Manager for the The Pineapple Brand Company. He has a passion for hospitality and created a real estate & management company around high levels of customer service, communication, transparency, and above all - trust. Before launching The Pineapple Brand Company, Erich served 20+ years as a Flight Attendant. He has a background in web development, videography, photography, and digital marketing. Bringing years of service, knowledge and these skills to real estate and its digital marketplace.

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