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.
Can my HOA Collect if the Homeowner Declares Bankruptcy?
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
Fishy Legal Tactics HOA Attorneys Have Used for Collections
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
Homesteading and the Homestead Exemption: 3 Things to Know for Your HOA
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: Nice, but Not Necessary
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
Priced Out: Should I Lower My Prices or Walk Away?
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
Axela Featured on Community Association Car Chat Podcast
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
Beware of Predatory HOA Collection ‘Solutions’
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.Read More
What Would You Do? HOA Collection Case Files
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
Condo and HOA Lien / Foreclosures are so 2008
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.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
The Four Problem “P’s” in Condominium Governance Has a New “P” (it’s Packages)
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
Consider the Value Chain for the Most Effective Collections for Condos and HOA’s
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
Condo/HOA Collections 101: Initial Demand Letters
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.Read More
Condo and HOA Lien Foreclosures…A National Shame
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.Read More
Axela Technologies Secures Series A Financing Round Led by Blueprint Equity
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
Condo/HOA Collections 101: Payment Plans
In our series covering the basics of Condo and HOA Collections, Learn all you need to know about payment plans for delinquent assessments.Read More
Why A Specialized Collections Company Makes Sense for Your Community Association
Is a specialized collections company right for your community association? If your board is reluctant to consider a collections agency, here are the facts.Read More
VIrtual Event Lessons: The New Normal for Community Association Education
Pandemic or not, continuing education, training and meetings still need to be conducted. Virtual Events are filling the gaps. Here’s what we’ve learned.Read More
Don’t Write Off Lost Assessments: What To Do When Lenders Foreclose
What do you do when lenders foreclose and your condo or HOA is positioned to lose money? Should you write off lost assessments, or is there another option?Read More
Condo/HOA Collections 101: Community Association Liens
In our series covering the basics of Condo and HOA Collections, Learn all you need to know about community association liens.Read More
Safeguarding Your Community’s Cash Flow
A perfect cash flow doesn’t have to be a fairy tale. Simply follow the yellow brick road and let the wizards at Axela help!Read More
California Foreclosure Crisis 2020
California community associations will be facing a foreclosure crisis if a new bill preventing collections-based foreclosures passes.Read More
One board’s deadbeat list may spell trouble for all community associations
In a new article in the Florida Community Association Journal, see how one community’s deadbeat list can have far reaching consequences for all communities.Read More