Sharper Management


Weathering Expectations

One of the most challenging components to property management is managing expectations as it relates to contractors and service providers. As community managers, we certainly have our opinions, but at the end of the day it’s a simple fall back on the parameters of the contract. Did they meet it or not? As a Board, […]

The Three “P’s” of Decision Making

When it comes to the decision-making process, Board members should check the three P’s. Policy. Practice. Precedence. No matter how large the decision or how small the conversation, Board members should be methodical and intentional throughout their discourse. Policy – this is the easy one. When making decisions, responding to homeowner requests and issues, applying, […]

Metro Lofts Joins the Sharper Management Family

Eden Prairie, Minn – (May 22, 2018) – Effective March 1st, Sharper Management is pleased to have taken over full management services for the Metro Lofts Condominium Association – a mixed use building off of the light rail line on University Avenue in St. Paul. Incorporated in 2006, Metro Lofts is a unique five-story, 67 […]

Spring Walk Throughs

For a while, it was hard to believe spring would ever come. Old Man Winter insisted on sticking around for April. However, spring seems to have finally sprung!  Spring is perhaps the busiest time in property management – and this year there’s a shorted window. 15″ of snow on April 13; 72 degrees and grass […]

Dan Sumey Joins the Sharper Management Team

Sharper Management is pleased to welcome Dan Sumey to our team as an Accounts Receivable Specialist. Sumey’s position within the accounting department will be instrumental in the growth of the company. Sumey comes to Sharper Management with a background in mortgage origination with a specialty in HOA lending. An excellent understanding of the homeowner association […]

Part 4 – Rules & Regulations – Understanding Governing Documents for HOAs

Living in a homeowners association, you’ve likely heard people use terms such as “Bylaws,” “Rules” or “CC&Rs.” What do they mean? An Association is actually a registered non-profit corporation in the state of Minnesota – and to be so, they have an important set of legal governing documents. Much like our country has a Declaration […]