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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.

Collections 101 Statue

Collections 101: The statute of limitations and community association assessments

By Mitch Drimmer | 9 January, 2023
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The length of time allowed under a statute of limitations varies depending upon the jurisdiction it is being disputed. So, where the statute of limitations in your state may be six years, it could be four years in another state.

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hero Fraud in your HOA

Fraud In Your HOA: What to Watch Out For

By Mitch Drimmer | 12 December, 2022
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In November 2022, Hammocks Homeowners Association, a large master community in Miami-Dade County noticed that their annual dues increased by 400%. Instead of paying, the owners filed a lawsuit. Investigators found that current and past members of the Board of Directors used the HOA as a front for criminal activity.

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HOA Collections Spend Less Collect More

HOA Collections Done Right: Spend Less, Collect More

By Mitch Drimmer | 29 November, 2022
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Community association delinquency is a scourge every HOA has to deal with. When it comes time to begin the HOA collections process, consider this trick to spend less and collect more.

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The Truth About Foreclosure

The Truth About HOA Bank Foreclosure

By Mitch Drimmer | 11 November, 2022
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If you believe you will get everything your community association is owed after foreclosure, you have been misled. Get the real truth about HOA Bank Foreclosure here.

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HOA Foreclosure to Rent

The 5 Stages of Grief: HOA Foreclosure-to-Rent

By Mitch Drimmer | 31 October, 2022
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Communities have a lot of options when dealing with delinquencies. Here are the hidden downsides to HOA foreclosure-to-rent.

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Special Assessments

The Real Risks of Repeat Special Assessments in Your HOA

By Mitch Drimmer | 13 October, 2022
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Special assessments should be exactly that–special. But many boards make the mistake of relying on them for standard funding. Here’s why that’s a problem.

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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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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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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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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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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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