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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.

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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Beware Predatory HOA Collection Solutions

Beware of Predatory HOA Collection ‘Solutions’

By Mitch Drimmer | 7 July, 2021
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Buyer Beware! Not all collection solutions are created equal. HOAs and Condo associations should be educated to protect themselves against antiquated and predatory HOA collection practices that cause more harm than good.

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HOA Collection Case Files

What Would You Do? HOA Collection Case Files

By Mitch Drimmer | 24 June, 2021
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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?

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HOA Lien Foreclosure is so 2008

Condo and HOA Lien / Foreclosures are so 2008

By Mitch Drimmer | 10 June, 2021
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The financial crisis of 2008 may have ended, but community associations are still acting like it’s 2008 when it comes to Condo & HOA Lien / Foreclosure.

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Pre-Foreclosure Anaysis

Pre-Foreclosure Analysis: What Boards of Directors Need to Know Before They Make the Decision to Foreclose

By Mitch Drimmer | 3 June, 2021
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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.

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The 4 Ps in Condominium Govenranance

The Four Problem “P’s” in Condominium Governance Has a New “P” (it’s Packages)

By Mitch Drimmer | 27 May, 2021
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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.

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Collections Value Chain

Consider the Value Chain for the Most Effective Collections for Condos and HOA’s

By Mitch Drimmer | 29 April, 2021
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Condominiums and Homeowner Associations cannot afford anything less than a perfect cash flow scenario. Which brings us to the concept of “The Value Chain.”

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Unethical collection practices

HOA and Condo Statutes Can’t Be Changed Just Because You Don’t Like Them! Why Would a Law Firm Do That?

By Mitch Drimmer | 7 April, 2021
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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…

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Condo/HOA Collections 101: Initial Demand Letters

By Mitch Drimmer | 24 March, 2021
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In our series covering the basics of Condo and HOA Collections, Learn why the initial demand letter is important, what the law says, and what you need to do to stay out of legal troubles.

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HOA Foreclosures National Shame

Condo and HOA Lien Foreclosures…A National Shame

By Mitch Drimmer | 4 February, 2021
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For too long, community associations have been a national disgrace, rather than a source of national pride. If we want the bad press over lien foreclosures to stop, we need to make a change.

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Axela Secures Financing From Blueprint Equity

Axela Technologies Secures Series A Financing Round Led by Blueprint Equity

By Mitch Drimmer | 19 January, 2021
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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.

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