About the Author
Mitch Drimmer is a respected thought leader in his field and has led numerous continuing education classes in collections, His articles have been published in key trade journals and newspapers, and he is a speaker at educational seminars.
As the President of Business Development for Axela Technologies, Drimmer works with community associations and their management companies to introduce innovative strategies to collect delinquent maintenance fees.
Throughout his career, Drimmer has worked with community associations to help them see their way through tough times, especially during the real estate crash. He is a passionate advocate for community associations and has participated in the legislative process over the years trying to bring fair and equitable legislation that serves community associations.
Drimmer earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Hunter College in New York City, and has worked in the community association collections space since 2007.
Outside investors buying into community associations can lead to increased homeowner apathy from absentee homeowners. Here’s what that can cause, and how to push back.Read More
Community associations don’t have a lot of options when it comes to collecting past-due assessments from delinquent homeowners. Here are 3 reasons why an HOA collections agency is the right choice for managing your delinquencies.Read More
HOA and condo association delinquency can be a major headache without a lot of solutions. Is your HOA ready to file a lien? If so, here are 3 do’s and don’ts to think about.Read More
The new FDCPA Regulation F cements a new set of prohibited collection practices tooled for the modern era. Here’s what HOAs and condo associations need to know.Read More
On the heels of the tragedy in Miami, new condo legislation in FL is being proposed to avoid future destruction. This can and will mean big changes for your condo association.Read More
Community association collections are hard enough with standard delinquency. Throw homeowner bankruptcy into the mix and you’ve got a real pickle on your hands. Here’s how to handle such a tricky situation.Read More
Traditional collection methods leave a lot to be desired for HOAs and condo associations. See how Axela was able to help a community association when those other collection methods fell short.Read More
When a homeowner declares bankruptcy, is the HOA or condo association still able to collect? In such a challenging situation, it’s essential to take the right steps and consult with specialized collections experts.Read More
Attorneys are always looking for new ways to make the most money, even HOA attorneys. Time and again we’ve seen the tricks they use claiming to try to collect for your association, but really they’re just lining their own pockets.Read More
The Mystery of the Missing Minutes: How Community Association Document Retention Protects Against Liability
When did that rule get changed? Who voted, and when? It should be in the meeting minutes, but where did they go?
By the time you get sued, it will be too late to go back and implement a Community Association Document Retention policy. You need to put it in place now!Read More
What is a homestead exemption? Can a community association collect on a property that has one? Is homesteading related? We’re breaking down everything your community needs to know about a homestead exemption.Read More
Super liens or priority liens allow community associations to collect on the debt owed to them before other lien holders. Cutting the lien line with a super lien sounds like a nice benefit to have, but it surely isn’t one you need. Community associations can recover on debt even without the advantage of a priority lien.Read More
Community management companies are often faced with a hard decision: Do I lower my prices, or do I lose the sale? Sometimes walking away can be the right thing to do – for your business and for your reputation.Read More
If you’ve never heard the 10 min or less podcast Community Association Car Chat, you’re in for an entertaining (and information filled) treat! There’s no time to start listening than now with our very own Mitch Drimmer as the guest in episode 28.Read More
In this edition of HOA Collection Case Files, we explore a case where the owner has passed, owing the association 17k, and a 13k tax certificate. The heir cannot afford to pay, and the estate is scheduled for a tax sale. What would you do to recover for this community?Read More
Pre-Foreclosure Analysis: What Boards of Directors Need to Know Before They Make the Decision to Foreclose
To foreclose, or not to foreclose? That is the question… With a complete and comprehensive Pre-Foreclosure Analysis from Axela Technologies, your board of directors can now make an informed decision and save money.Read More
Parking, Pets, People, and Petunias (landscaping). These 4 Ps are the recurring problems that condo associations face. Now, there’s a fifth “P” causing a world of problems: Packages.Read More
Condominiums and Homeowner Associations cannot afford anything less than a perfect cash flow scenario. Which brings us to the concept of “The Value Chain.”Read More
HOA and Condo Statutes Can’t Be Changed Just Because You Don’t Like Them! Why Would a Law Firm Do That?
Unethical collection practices are often conducted right under your nose, under the guise of good legal practice. It’s the community association that pays the price. Take a recent example of an association in Florida…Read More
Funding from Blueprint Equity validates Axela’s technology-based, ethical collections model; enables the Miami-based company to accelerate sales and marketing efforts across the country.Read More