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Mitch Drimmer Axela Technologies

Mitch Drimmer
President of Business Development
Axela Technologies

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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.

HOA Payment Plan

HOA Payment Plan Provisions to Protect Your Community

By Mitch Drimmer | 20 September, 2022
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HOA delinquencies end in foreclosure too often. An HOA payment plan is an ethical option that can help communities get every penny they’re owed.

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The Infinite Game in Condo Governance

The Infinite Game in Condo Governance

By Mitch Drimmer | 8 September, 2022
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Some games are finite, timed and measured. Other are infinite, unending. Condo governance is an infinite game, but too many play it like there’s a score to be kept.

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3 Court Cases That Shaped Condo Debt Collection

3 Court Cases That Shaped the Way Your Association Pursues Condo Debt Collection

By Mitch Drimmer | 19 August, 2022
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Condominium associations are subject to a wide variety of laws and doctrines. When it comes to condo debt collection, it can help to know the cases that put those restrictions in place. Here are three of the big ones.

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What is a Condition Precedent

Community Association Collections 101: What Is a Condition Precedent?

By Mitch Drimmer | 4 August, 2022
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Before you can begin the HOA debt collection process, you’ll have to meet the condition precedents for collecting. But what does that actually mean? We’ll break it down.

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How Does an HOA Collections Company Really Work?

How Does an HOA Collections Company Really Work?

By Mitch Drimmer | 26 July, 2022
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Life is full of mysteries. The way an HOA collections company works doesn’t have to be one of them. Here are the ins and outs of industry-specific collections for HOAs and condos.

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predatory HOA collections

Signs You’re In an Abusive Relationship With a Predatory HOA Collections Company

By Mitch Drimmer | 15 July, 2022
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The sad truth is that predatory HOA collections companies are out there. Are you stuck in a bad contract with one of them? Look for these signs.

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How To Settle a Debt with an HOA Collection Agency

How To Settle a Debt with an HOA Collection Agency

By Mitch Drimmer | 7 July, 2022
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Being in debt is stressful, but somehow getting out of debt can feel even more so. Working with, not against, an HOA collection agency helps reduce that worry.

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Do Not Sell Your HOA Debt

Do Not Sell Your HOA Debt to a “So-Called” HOA Collections Entity

By Mitch Drimmer | 17 June, 2022
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Communities struggling with delinquency can sometimes resort to drastic measures. Selling their HOA debt is one tactic guaranteed to do more harm than good.

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Collecting from Military Homeowners

What Not To Do When Collecting from Military Homeowners

By Mitch Drimmer | 9 June, 2022
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Collecting from delinquent homeowners is never easy, but harder still is collecting from military homeowners. The SCRA explains what HOAs can and cannot do while attempting to collect from an active duty service member.

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Cost of HOA Collections

How Much Should Your Community Pay for HOA Collections?

By Mitch Drimmer | 2 June, 2022
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Collecting from delinquent homeowners in your HOA or condo association can be expensive. But should it be? Exactly how much should your community be paying for HOA collections?

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Are Outside Investors Eating Up Your HOA?

3 Ways Outside Investors Could Hurt Your HOA (And 3 Simple Solutions)

By Mitch Drimmer | 19 May, 2022
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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.

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Should you pay HOA Dues

What Happens When You Don’t Pay Your HOA Dues?

By Mitch Drimmer | 10 May, 2022
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There are a lot of reason why it’s important to pay your condo or HOA dues. But sometimes life throws a curveball that makes managing finances difficult. Here’s what can happen if your HOA dues are the bill that goes unpaid.

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HOA Collections Agency

3 Reasons to Hire an HOA Collections Agency to Manage Your Delinquencies

By Mitch Drimmer | 26 April, 2022
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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.

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Is your HOA ready to file a lien?

Is Your HOA Ready to File a Lien? Remember These 3 Do’s and Don’ts

By Mitch Drimmer | 7 April, 2022
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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.

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FDCPA Regulation F

New FDCPA Regulation F: How It Impacts Your Condo/HOA

By Mitch Drimmer | 17 March, 2022
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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.

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condo legislation in FL

Does New ‘Surfside’ Condo Legislation in FL Go Far Enough?

By Mitch Drimmer | 28 February, 2022
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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.

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Axela Hero Owner Files Bankruptcy 2

Community Association Collections 101: What Happens When An Owner Files For Bankruptcy?

By Mitch Drimmer | 8 December, 2021
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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.

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Axela Hero Trad VS hoa Blog

Traditional Collection Methods Versus the HOA Business Model (A Case Study)

By Mitch Drimmer | 4 November, 2021
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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.

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Axela Hero Bankruptcy collections

Can my HOA Collect if the Homeowner Declares Bankruptcy?

By Mitch Drimmer | 27 October, 2021
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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.

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FISHY LEGAL TACTICS HOA ATTORNEYS HAVE USED FOR COLLECTIONS

Fishy Legal Tactics HOA Attorneys Have Used for Collections

By Mitch Drimmer | 15 October, 2021
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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.

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Community Association Document Retention

The Mystery of the Missing Minutes: How Community Association Document Retention Protects Against Liability

By Mitch Drimmer | 23 September, 2021
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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!

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Do homestead exemptions affect a community association's ability to collect?

Homesteading and the Homestead Exemption: 3 Things to Know for Your HOA

By Mitch Drimmer | 25 August, 2021
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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.

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super liens are nice for community associations but not necessary

Super Liens: Nice, but Not Necessary

By Mitch Drimmer | 18 August, 2021
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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.

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It's OK to walk away from a potential client

Priced Out: Should I Lower My Prices or Walk Away?

By Mitch Drimmer | 12 August, 2021
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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.

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Cmty Assn Car Chat

Axela Featured on Community Association Car Chat Podcast

By Mitch Drimmer | 20 July, 2021
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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.

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