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Mental health is an incredibly important topic, especially in a post-pandemic world. We are seeing a shift in the customer service industry as we are dealing with a shortage of workers and handling less patient - and let’s face it, angry - customers. Those of us who work in the service industry, specifically condo managers, are experiencing higher …
 
When condo boards and property managers are looking for contractors, there is quite a process involved, with a lot of variables to consider. How do you find the most well-suited contractors and keep everyone happy (is that even possible)? Joining me today to talk about working with contractors is Bill Ryan, owner and technician of R3 Integrators, B…
 
With technological advances, we have seen condominium security come a long way over the last 30+ years. To help owners feel safe in their homes and have peace of mind, be sure to listen to this episode to ensure proper condo security is in place! Joining Michelle on the podcast this week is Bill Ryan from R3 Integrators, a business in the security …
 
Trust us, we understand it can be confusing if you are new to the world of condominiums. In this episode, Michelle brings it back to the basics. If you are just starting in the condo business, wanting to purchase a condominium, or maybe you just purchased one but want to make sure you are getting all the information you need, listen in as we share …
 
Neighbours playing loud music AGAIN?! Ever wonder what you can do as a condo owner when you have a complaint? Tune in to this episode as Michelle Dyer and SV Law Lawyer, Chris Mendes, discuss what your options are to reach a resolution for condominium disputes. Learn about the most common complaints (and hear real-life cases!), the stages of resolu…
 
We want YOU! Wondering what is involved in a CCI membership and how it can benefit you as a condo owner, manager, or board member? But wait…CCI is also for professionals, developers, and anyone else in the condominium community! CCI leads the way in promoting and improving condominium living. Members receive first-hand access to education, awarenes…
 
Imagine planning 30 years into the future… Where will you be? What will life look like? And how will you protect your roof (and other assets)? WHAT?! Most people we know aren’t thinking 30-50 years down the road when it comes to roofing; however, in the condo world we sure are! Joining Michelle today on the podcast is Jamie Poodry, VP and money gur…
 
You may not realize all. the. things that go into AGMs, communications, sponsors, events, and marketing for CCI. Let me tell you, it’s A LOT. CCI provides education, information, awareness, and access to expertise by and for members. None of this can happen without the behind-the-scenes powerhouse fuelling CCI Grand River: Theresa and Maggie, the a…
 
Purchasing a condo comes with a mountain of PAPERWORK from your lawyer. Instead of burying it with determination to read “later”, this episode will help you understand what is important to know, now. That way, reading through the declaration, bylaws, rules, and policies will be a lot less overwhelming for you. Joining Michelle on the podcast this w…
 
What happens when there are accidents in or around your condo? Joining Michelle LIVE on this week’s episode are special guests Stephen Skolny, David Heska, and Jennifer Johnston. We discuss a range of health and safety topics, such as deteriorating balconies, fire risks like dryer vents and storing propane tanks, updating older electrical and plumb…
 
An interesting (and often debated) topic of discussion in condo corporations is who is responsible for what? This episode discusses the roles of the board of directors, the condominium managers, and the service providers. Who is responsible for what? Can a sports analogy help to understand these roles? And what about owners? Who do they call when t…
 
So, you bought a condo! But what about the rules, regulations, and fees? Episode 8 of the Grand River Condo Pro-Cast is all about the importance of educating yourself on what you are responsible for as a new condo owner. What are you agreeing to when you become an owner of a condo? Everyone must follow the same rules, so you better know what they a…
 
The provincial election is coming up soon! What are the most important things you need to know as a condo owner and manager? In this episode, Michelle Dyer and Michelle Kelly discuss two types of elections: provincial elections and board of directors elections. Learn about the role of the board of directors, and how to become part of it. [Hint: the…
 
What do a property manager, condo owner, board member, and contractor have in common? They are the four experts sharing their knowledge and expertise on the podcast today! All joking aside, let’s get into the ins and outs of what condo owners wish they knew before buying one! Listen to this episode to hear the different perspectives on… The unique …
 
Are AGMs really as dreadful as you expect? Contentious meetings happen. Find out how to avoid them, and instead have condo owners leave the meeting feeling respected and heard. Host Michelle Dyer and Margot Morel, “the AGM whisperer”, talk all things AGM in this episode. Learn about the importance of attending and giving feedback, getting involved,…
 
Are you considering purchasing a condo? This episode dives into what it’s REALLY like owning - and living in - a condo. Listen in as host Michelle Dyer discusses the advantages and disadvantages of condo living with guest Ryan Waller, a real estate agent in Guelph who published a blog post on this very topic. When purchasing a condo, be prepared to…
 
Are you curious about the current trends in the Kitchener-Waterloo housing market? Host Brad Wells is joined by Real Estate Agent Scott Henderson on today’s podcast. Listen in as they discuss how condos are part of an affordable solution to the housing market and how to increase the market value of a condo - which may just include the use of creati…
 
Get insider condo tips from one of the top Real Estate Brokers in the world, Faisal Susiwala. Faisal joins Brad Wells, Vice President of the CCI Grand River Chapter, to discuss the condo market in the Grand River region. Key Points: Learn about Faisal’s real estate journey and the reasons behind writing his Amazon best-selling book, The Real Deal W…
 
We kick off the first episode with Brad Wells, President of Wilson Blanchard Property Management and Vice President of CCI Grand River chapter, and Michelle Kelly, a partner at Robson Carpenter LLP, condo law expert, and currently President of CCI Grand River chapter. CCI is all about helping people! Listen to this episode to find out how CCI is a …
 
Calling all condo owners, directors, managers and other professionals! Listen in as we navigate the Condominium Industry in the Grand River Area. We will bring awareness, expertise, and education to those living and working in condominiums, and provide answers to the common issues and challenges that arise. Welcome to the Grand River Condo Pro-Cast…
 
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