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.
How Has the Pandemic Impacted Your Condominium or HOA Finances?
Communities across America are suffering as a result of the COVID Pandemic. Help us see how HOAs and Condo Associations are dealing with the pandemic impact.Read More
Condo/HOA Collections 101: Credit Bureau Reporting for Condo & HOA Assessments
In our series covering the basics of Condo and HOA Collections, Learn all you need to know about credit bureau reporting.Read More
Follow these 4 Critical Steps Before You Make a Payment Plan for Assessment Collections
If you are going to make a payment plan for a homeowner to pay off delinquent assessments, make sure you follow these steps…Read More
Condo/HOA Collections 101: Underwriting in HOA Collections
In our series covering the basics of Condo and HOA Collections, Learn all you need to know about Collection Underwriting.Read More
Avoid These 4 Mistakes When Making Outbound Calls to Delinquent Homeowners
Outbound calls to delinquent homeowners seem simple, but they are highly regulated and can represent a liability if your organization does it wrong.Read More
What You Need to Know About Fair Debt Collections Laws to Protect Your HOA
Debt collection done wrong can be expensive for your condo or HOA. Avoid mistakes by following Fair Debt Collections laws.Read More
Condo/HOA Collections 101: Skip Tracing
In our series covering the basics of Condo and HOA Collections, Learn all you need to know about skip tracingRead More
Do Your Due Diligence When Choosing An HOA Collection Agency
Considering a collections agency? Here are 7 things you should look at before choosing an HOA collection agency.Read More
Condo/HOA Collections 101: Community Association Assessments
In our series covering the basics of Condo and HOA Collections, Learn all you need to know about community association assessmentsRead More
Are Virtual Board Meetings Better for Community Associations?
The pandemic has forced us to make changes to the status quo. Virtual board meetings may be one thing that will stick even after the lockdown is over.Read More
Why Does Bad Debt Happen In Community Associations?
When one homeowner doesn’t pay, the entire community suffers. Bad debt isn’t just the delinquent homeowner’s fault, it’s the board’s too…Read More
As Stimulus Funds Dry Up, Private Sector Firm Provides Funding to Community Associations
Axela Technologies’ HAAP program allows community associations to tap into a non-recourse funding option to receive a much-needed cash injection.Read More
Video: Assessment Collections In the Coronavirus Crisis
With millions out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HOAs and Condos are right to be concerned. This video explores your options.Read More
Is HOA & Condo Debt ‘Consumer Debt’?
Are delinquent assessments treated the same as consumer debt like credit cards when it comes to the law?Read More
Community Association Fund Recovery For Your Safety
HOA collections is a matter of security and cannot be delayed. Prioritize community association fund recovery over punishment.Read More
Rent Is Not the Same as HOA Assessments
Everybody pays for shelter, whether you own or buy. But is a Condo or HOA Assessment the same as rent? And what happens if you don’t pay your maintenance fees?Read More
Should Homeowners Pay Maintenance Fees, and Other COVID-19 Relief Questions
Foreclosures deferred, mortgages on pause and amenities closed – Coronavirus has brought a lot of change to community associations. And with change comes questions. We have the answers.Read More
Condos and HOAs in the time of Virus and Recession
We’ve been schooled on the benefits of washing our hands, social distancing, etc. What the pundits don’t say is the financial hit communities will endure from a coronavirus recession and how to address it.Read More
Axela Founder Featured For Florida Entrepreneurs
Florida’s Virtual Entrepreneur Center recently featured Axela founder Martin Urruela in an inspirational article for new business owners.Read More
New Strategic Partnership to Help Recover Delinquent Funds for Florida Community Associations
Axela Technologies and Watson Association Management announce a strategic partnership to provide innovative collections solutions for Community Associations in FloridaRead More
Axela Technologies Expands Operations to West Coast With New Regional VP of Business Development
In their mission to provide collection services to community associations across the nation, Axela Technologies welcomes Alisher Sabirov to spearhead the company’s expansion to California and the West Coast Region.Read More
5 Steps to Take if you Suspect Your HOA or Condo Board of Mismanaging Funds
What do you do if you suspect that your condo or HOA board of directors is mismanaging association funds?Read More
Expert Advice in Community Association Advisor Jan 2020
Check out this expert advice from Mitch Drimmer and others in an article titled “Know When to Hold ’Em: Document Retention for Community Associations and Their Managers”.Read More
Let’s Talk Collections! An Interview with ACCU Inc.
Mitch Drimmer joins James Phifer of ACCU Inc in Colorado for in depth discussions on community associations, debt collection, ADA, insurance claims, and good practices of property managers.Read More
A Checklist for your Condo and HOA Delinquencies
The first step to a good collections process is establishing a fact pattern. This checklist covers all the questions you should have answers to before you begin.Read More