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Stuart Alliance FREE Monthly Breakfast Meeting: Avoid the Fiscal Cliff & Budgeting ABC’s

Join us at the
Monarch Country Club
1801 SW Monarch Club Drive, Palm City, Florida 34990

Wednesday, September 18th
From 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM 

Avoid the Fiscal Cliff and Budgeting ABC’s 
Presented by Nicole Johnson-Pendergrass
from Hafer & Co.   

Course # 9628753

2 CE Credits

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As local community association providers, we strive to bring you not only quality and integrity in our niche industries, but fun and educational resources and events to keep you knowledgeable and informed in the industry.

We warmly welcome Community Association Board Members, Volunteers, and Licensed CAM Managers to our events.

Improving Communications in Your Community with Seacrest Services

Improving communications in your community is so important these days. With so many different platforms and avenues for communication, sometimes things get lost in translation. As one of the top community association property management teams in South Florida, Seacrest Services knows all too well that clear and effective communication between all parties, from property management, to associations and boards, as well as to residents, it makes a difference in the overall well-being of any community. It’s no secret that open and honest communication in any relationship creates transparency, therefore facilitating a feeling of community. This is an invaluable asset to any board or association, and is certainly something that Seacrest Services places as a high priority.

Our innovative, proactive approach to community association property management keeps Seacrest Services on the leading edge of our industry, and allows us to provide the highest level of service to your association. Our Total Quality Management System provides an effective and successful mode of communication with a proven track record of success. We care about our communities and their overall well-being. A huge part of this is through improved communications!

Miscommunications can wreak havoc to the proper functioning of an association and community, especially when it comes to important matters – like your association budget! Poor communication tactics and protocols, or none at all, are a real problem facing some poorly managed properties, which can negatively impact your community’s reputation and even your operating budget and property values. Clear messaging directly from the board, and consistent places and avenues for communication will avoid miscommunication for most community matters – from the mundane to the extremely important. Are you using all available resources and channels for communication? In today’s world, managing properties effectively is made so much easier with all of the many modes of communication for associations and communities. You can use a group Email, weekly or monthly newsletters by mail or email, billing statements, announcements at board or association meetings, and reminders in flyers, social media, and resident alerts. There are even proprietary mass communication platforms that many of the best property management companies use to help facilitate and foster an environment of improved and consistent communication.

Seacrest Services: Effective Communication

So why is effective communication so important to associations and your boards? One of the most important reasons for improving communications is the trust of residents. They want to know that the association fees they are paying are being properly used in every way, including the betterment for everyone who lives in the community.

If you want to avoid confusion in your association and improve communication in your community, there are things you can and should do. For starters, if residents aren’t hearing pertinent information directly from you on a consistent basis, in a consistent forum, they will likely fill in the blanks on their own. This often leads incomplete or just plain old incorrect information circulating.

Now might be a good time to ask yourself if your community is always aware of things like:

  • Upcoming events
  • Scheduled construction projects
  • The next board meetings
  • Responsibilities and policies

Although you can try to plan and be prepared and organized, there will always be unexpected things that come up on a monthly basis. For most residents, the rules and regulations need to be reiterated regularly because, as with all of our busy lives, residents tend to forget or perhaps haven’t been made aware of them. There are some of our communities that notice things arising, like a higher than normal resident turnover, allowing a great opportunity to send communications reminding everyone of regulations, protocol, and policies that need to be followed. If you see an increase in community and association violations, especially those that impact the community’s overall aesthetics and well-being, it is the perfect opportunity to improve your communications before it causes property values to decline.

Seacrest Services: Helping to Improve Property Management and Communication

Seacrest Services is a full-service property management company proving professional management, accounting, landscaping, construction and building maintenance, and painting services to condominium and homeowner’s associations in South Florida throughout Martin, Palm Beach and Broward Counties. It is our mission to bring outstanding services – including effective and improved communication strategies – to help with overall organization. Our ever-growing and new and improved techniques and technologies will continue to place Seacrest Services at the forefront of the property management community, highlighting us as one of the best!

For more questions on how to improve communications in your community, please call Seacrest Services directly today. We will happily work with you to provide an environment that will keep your residents at your property for many years to come. Seacrest Services is your one-stop-shop for any and all of your community association property management needs.

Managing Short-Term Vacation Rental Violations with Seacrest Services

It’s coming up on that time when travelers from the northern United States and foreign countries look forward to escaping to South Florida for a short-term vacation, escaping cold weather destinations during Fall and Winter months. Many homeowner associations are struggling with short-term rentals in their community, as many homeowners are using certain online providers to rent out their homes for very short periods of time. This can sometimes be the high turnover of nightly rentals.

The Florida Supreme Court addressed this issue in the 2002 Landmark Decision of Woodside Village Condominium Association v. Jahren, when the Florida Supreme Court found in favor for the association, ruling that when condo owners buy their home or units, they are on notice that the contract that spells out their legal rights (the declaration of condominium) can be amended by the vote specified therein. In these situations, the board is most often granted the authority for administrative details of rentals in each community where rentals are subject to association regulation.

Last year, Miami Beach in rolled out a strict new law designed to prevent widespread illegal rentals, requiring online platforms to list specific business license information on their sites. As you can imagine, this was a decision that was sharply criticized by Airbnb and the other short-term rental platforms that were allowing the rentals to happen in zoning districts that are patently illegal. Rental restrictions for a homeowner’s association are most commonly found in the declaration of covenants. Most declarations of covenants can only be amended by the approval of the owners, and the approval of a super-majority is required, with a percentage of the owners being the most common thresholds for amendments.

Community Association Rules: No More Short-Term Vacation Rentals

Tourists visiting South Florida appreciate the ease of a turnkey situation, the cheaper daily rates, and accountability of reviews that comes with the sharing economy of short-term vacation rentals. In almost every case, these South Florida vacation renters book a stay without necessarily even knowing that many of the associations governing South Florida’s condominiums and communities outlaw such short-term rentals. That can create awkward situations where tourists show up to a condo building with suitcases after traveling long distances, only to be turned away by security with nowhere else to go. Because of this, there are several South Florida developers that are recognizing the increasing demand for short-term vacation rentals – and specifically tailoring their new projects for such uses in neighborhoods and communities where they are allowed. In combination with the continued efforts of associations to get rid of illegal, short-term rentals, we are hopeful for the future where there won’t be visitors stranded with their suitcases and a ruined vacation in front of our properties.

Seacrest Services: Expert Association Management

The reality of illegal, short-term vacation rentals by owners or tenants at condo or community properties can be extremely damaging to the other owners and even the association. The practicalities are that there are safety concerns that come with a group of strangers staying at an association building for even a day or two; they often end up getting intoxicated, using building amenities, playing loud music at all hours, and throwing parties with even more non-residents. In these situations, owners can face financial repercussions if their building becomes known for excessive short-term rentals. The trickle-down effects of these repercussions could mean that it becomes more difficult to refinance a unit or obtain lines of credit. Even resale values can take a major hit, as realtors are inclined to steer prospective buyers away from communities that have the reputation of strangers coming and going.

Many associations are hiring counselors to review or amend their bylaws to ensure that the illegality of short-term rentals is explicitly addressed. They can also rely on the expertise of an association management company like Seacrest Services to root out and stop the violations. There are measures that can be taken, including:

  • Train staff so they know what key signs to look for, which can mean visitors with suitcases and people walking around aimlessly because they do not know where anything in the building is. It is perfectly acceptable for you to make sure that anyone who enters the lobby or courtyard of a building is asked who they are there to see. Through a combination of monitoring and training, most short-term vacation rental violations can be eliminated in just a few months.
  • Take written action with a cease and desist letter for those homeowners or tenants who use any rental platform to make out a profit or cover expenses. Most times, the threat of legal action requiring defense counsel is enough to get them to cease or take the short-term renting elsewhere.

In any situation that arises, Seacrest Services is here to provide the best community association property management services and to protect your reputation. We see it as highly successful to make public the efforts to eliminate short-term renting to the point that buildings and properties become known for being particularly unfriendly and unaccepting of the short-term rental violations.

At Seacrest Services of South Florida, we offer concierge community services and full-service property management to homeowner associations and boards. It is our mission to maximize and elevate your property values so that residents can enjoy the inspired lifestyle enjoyed by successful property owners in south Florida. We offer unparalleled levels of service and expertise, with a focus on building long-lasting relationships with our valued HOAs and boards who also share our vision and commitment to excellence.

Managing Invasive Wildlife in South Florida Communities

At Seacrest Services, we have found that community association management in South Florida brings up all kinds of interesting and unique situations. There have been many articles written recently about the consequences of the increasing invasive wildlife in South Florida communities. This invasive wildlife is comprised of species that are not native to our South Florida location, and typically spread diseases and damage the environment. For many of these critters, since they have no natural predators here in South Florida, the only population controls that they face are cold temperatures or pest control methods.

When you are looking for the best community association property management company near you in South Florida, you are virtually searching for a local property management business with local knowledge, local know-how, and local expertise. Seacrest Services is your ultimate choice for a local property management company serving Stuart that is supported by successful systems and processes that have developed for over 40 years! When it comes to managing invasive wildlife in South Florida communities, we want to make sure that residents and associations stay informed. Precautions should always be taken when managing invasive wildlife, whether you have elected to remove the invasive critters from your property by yourself, by hiring a professional, or not at all.

South Florida’s may not be Jurassic Park yet, but it’s getting kind of close. Some experts say that packs of green iguanas may be at record numbers as they swarm seawalls, roam community yards and community parks, and leave a path of destruction and filth in their wake. There are more than five hundred different non-indigenous or non-native wildlife – including fish and plant species – that live and thrive in South Florida. These exotic and foreign creatures and vegetation can threaten native species and cause serious economic damage, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

From these wild, green iguanas to Burmese Pythons or lionfish and air potato vines, there must be some control taken for communities and residents to feel safe. Right now, the invasive green lizards are out of control, with as many as hundreds of thousands creeping and crawling around Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties. Unfortunately, green iguanas can potentially live up to ten years, laying dozens of eggs at a time, which is why the population issue has grown so out of control. One of the ways in which these green iguanas are affecting our community association properties is that they also tend to destroy landscaping, gardens, damage infrastructure, and leave their droppings everywhere with potentially harmful diseases, such as Salmonella.

Finding Solutions with Seacrest Services Community Property Management

It seems that because of record heat levels this summer, the only viable option is to control the green iguana population. In fact, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced an open season on these green iguanas, stating that community homeowners are allowed to eliminate these iguanas on their own properties without a permit, as well as on 22 public lands in South Florida.

Some of the stories of invasive wildlife in South Florida seem almost too surreal to be true; there has been a colony of Vervet Monkeys who live near the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood airport for many years. These swinging critters pose a definite threat to our health and safety, as wild primates carry diseases, such as herpes B. There are solutions to these animal invasions as well, and things can be done according to the FWC; for example not feeding these wild monkeys is a good start!

Our professional landscaping teams know all too well about the invasive air potato vine, which is an aggressive weed that tends to smother other vegetation in our South Florida community gardens, yards, and properties. But even this invasion has a solution with the experts from Seacrest Services, and recently small leaf beetles seem to be helping to control these noxious property invaders!

From complete community associate property management services and professional accounting services, to the best landscaping and property maintenance in South Florida, Seacrest Services can tailor a specific plan for your community association or commercial property, no matter how unique the situation!

As one of the top property management companies located in Stuart, we can promise your association that we will keep your property looking its best and functioning seamlessly and safely throughout the year, with our dedicated team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals. Call today to find out more about why Seacrest Services offers the most trusted property management services in Stuart.

It’s Hurricane Time: Be Prepared with the Best Community Management Team

As South Florida residents are bracing for a potential hurricane, at Seacrest Services, we like to make sure that we have done all we can to minimize the damage to community properties and speed up your community’s return to normalcy.

At Seacrest Services of West Palm Beach, we are grounded in years of successful community association property management experience, and like to keep high-quality projects on track with the perfect end goal in mind. The Seacrest Services team can ensure our valued communities that the right equipment, tools, staff, and materials will be onsite when they are needed, and that all of our properties and communities are well-prepared for things like hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters.

Is your community and property ready and safe for the pending hurricanes during hurricane season? We can help you to be even more proactive to prepare for the effects of a natural disaster and to stay safe and organized throughout the rest of the hurricane summer season. Even though community association management during the summer months typically entails the need for more air conditioning maintenance, problematic mosquitoes, and other pests, it also means being ready for hurricane warnings. When it comes to property management, this is a very important time for proactive preparation, checking properties, and continuing with maintenance and repair “To-Do” lists.

If you are wondering what to do to prepare for the potential hurricane, there are things you can do immediately, such as going over policies, insurance, and home inventories, which are vitally important. You can also:

1) Document the conditions and prepare properties for any storm or hurricane by photographing and/or filming all of the main public property areas. Take photos with the date stamp of everything in lobbies and common areas, and make sure there are digital copies of any important documents stored in several computers and devices.

2) Create a plan for buildings to close down, and an immediate To-Do list, such as:

  • Turn off pool pumps
  • Move elevators to a higher floor so they don’t get flooded
  • Plan to inform residents of any building closures
  • Distribute an evacuation plan

 3) Give your association a list of disaster essentials for their residents to have ready, such as: a Social Security Card, passport, credit cards, proof of residency (electric bill or driver’s license), insurance policies, prescriptions, photos of their units, water, food, gasoline, propane, candles, and if possible, an operational, well-maintained generator.

There are many other things to do to be well-prepared for the event of a hurricane or storm in South Florida. It’s not just hurricanes that require an efficient disaster protocol; remember that floods can also devastate communities anywhere, because floods are not only isolated to coastal areas or flood zones.

Seacrest Services Protocol for an Extreme Weather Event: Hurricane Clean Up

Wherever you are in South Florida, at Seacrest Services, we like to think of our clients as partners. A strong work ethic that honors commitment can be hard to find in the world of property management in South Florida. Community property managers are responsible for the safety and comfort of the communities they serve, providing important skills and expertise that are essential to the successful management of associations. Part of our successful management entails having protocols for extreme weather event clean up.

There are three phases of extreme weather event cleanup with Seacrest Services, and our community associations provide pre-approval and work authorizations to allow for a seamless process. Phase one is the initial cleanup:

  • Seacrest Services will comply and abide by all the local, state, and federal government laws.
  • Seacrest Services will provide the necessary labor, tools, insurance equipment, and any vehicles that are required to clean and stack debris that may block community entrances and roadways.
  • Seacrest Services will remove trees from walkways, buildings, and automobiles, as directed by the Board of Directors or an authorized representative.

The remaining phases or steps to be taken as cleanup operations will consist of cutting and stacking debris along roadways, and removing leaves and small debris based on damages incurred in the storm.

At Seacrest Services, you get more than just the best property management team for hurricane preparation in South Florida; you have the opportunity to utilize our one-stop-shopping, all-inclusive community property management. Maybe it’s time to renovate with high-impact glass, improve your flood protection preparation, or even up your landscaping game to compete on whole new level with other elite properties and associations. With Seacrest Services, you can get:

  • Top-notch property management
  • Complete maintenance and janitorial services
  • Superior accounting and bookkeeping accounts payable and receivable
  • Budget preparation
  • Outstanding community association experience
  • Commercial and residential landscape design and maintenance

Choose Seacrest Services for Quality Preparation and Property Management

All of the Seacrest Services community association managers are state-licensed and undergo Seacrest’s extensive in-house training program. Their hands-on approach provides communities with the accountability and supervision that every property deserves.

Why wait until a major hurricane is hanging out off the coast before you take action? Call in the best local community property managers! Proactive preparation and maintenance for the rest of Summer into the Fall will help avoid many troublesome scenarios. Our innovative, proactive approach to property management is what keeps Seacrest Services the leaders in our industry and allows us to provide the highest level of service to your community and association. Call Seacrest Services today!

The Hottest Landscape Design in West Palm Beach

At Seacrest Services, our landscape design team is constantly searching for ways to improve the curb appeal of the properties we manage in West Palm Beach, all within our clients’ specific budget parameters. When selecting the best landscaping company or building management team, you want to find the one that can boast landscape design that helps them stand out from the crowd. It could be their quality control processes, their professionalism, their cutting-edge tools, or their experience; at Seacrest Services, it’s all of the above!

So, what exactly is “landscape design?” According to the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, landscape design is “the analysis, planning, and design of exterior living spaces. Landscape design today integrates a wide variety of elements to achieve functional and beautiful spaces for outdoor living. Professional landscape designers offer a broad range of planning and design services tailored to a spectrum of client needs. By engaging the services of a landscape designer, outstanding design solutions can be developed while avoiding costly mistakes and unnecessary confusion.“

With comprehensive planning and professional installation, the outdoor living areas can be an excellent investment of your property. Studies have proved that thoughtfully developed outdoor spaces can increase the value of a home up to twenty percent.

A professional landscape designer can help bring your garden dreams to fruition while keeping a close eye on practical considerations like budget, site analysis, or even what appropriate plants and trees fit your property. Well-executed landscape design increases not only the enjoyment of a home or residence, but also the actual square footage of valuable, usable space! We are proud to say that our 40-plus years of experience in West Palm Beach is one of our most appealing assets, and has helped us to fine-tune how to navigate the unique terrain. Our landscape design team has artists who value color, line, form, texture and scale as tools, which are used in combinations to adjust design principles. Landscape design principles include factors like unity, balance, transition, proportion, and simplicity.

At Seacrest Services we promise to:

  • Follow through: We do what we say we will do, when we say we will do it.
  • Provide trained staff: Only trained Landscape employees will provide all of our services.
  • Great communication: We provide regular reports to property managers, board members, and/or owners.
  • Quality: We deliver quality assurance with regular inspections by our account managers, technicians, and management staff.
  • Quick response: We offer quick response times and flexibility so that we can adjust to changes as needed.

At Seacrest Services, we not only have a stellar landscape design team, but we have landscapers and groundskeepers who provide raking, mowing, trimming, planting, digging, mulching and all manners of landscaping design. It’s a landscaper’s job to make every yard they touch as pretty as the cover of a magazine. Having a green thumb is not genetic, and it isn’t something that you can come by easily (some people can’t even grow weeds), and at Seacrest Services, we have done our due diligence to hire and work with only the best landscapers available in your area.

This year’s edition of the Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects, has determined a number of trends that are hot for 2019 – and not just because it’s summertime! Using only native plants, installing outdoor yoga spaces and charging stations are hot. Three most popular outdoor landscape design elements include: fire pits/fireplaces, lighting, and seating/dining areas.

Here are some of the landscape design elements in highest consumer demand:

  • Native plants
  • Native/adapted drought tolerant plants
  • Low-maintenance landscapes
  • Flexible use space
  • Drip/water-efficient irrigation
  • Permeable paving
  • Rain garden
  • Reduced lawn area
  • Food/vegetable gardens
  • Charging stations

Are you ready to be the envy of other properties in West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas? Thanks to your beautiful landscape design team, the best landscaping is not just about maintaining, it often requires improving your landscape. Seacrest Services is not only in Palm Beach County, but is expanding our landscape design services to:

  • Dade County
  • Broward County
  • Martin County
  • Lucie County

Wherever you are in South Florida, at Seacrest Services we like to think of our clients as partners. As in any committed partnership, we promise to do what we say we will do. A strong work ethic that honors commitment can be hard to find in the field of landscape design. A partnership with Seacrest Services means we will provide a full range of landscaping services with solutions that will meet your all of you needs and expectations, all within your budget. With Seacrest Services, you can get:

  • Top-notch property management
  • Complete maintenance and janitorial services
  • Superior accounting and bookkeeping accounts payable receivable
  • Budget preparation
  • Outstanding community association experience
  • Commercial and residential landscape design and maintenance

At Seacrest Services, you get more than just the best Landscape design in West Palm Beach, you have the opportunity to utilize our one-stop-shopping, all-inclusive property management. Maybe it’s time to up your landscaping game and to compete on a whole new level with the West Palm Beach elite.

Residential Property Management in West Palm Beach

Residential property management projects of all sizes require substantial coordination, resources and time. At Seacrest Services of West Palm Beach, we are grounded in years of successful residential property management experience and like to keep high quality projects on track with the perfect end-goal in mind. The Seacrest Services team can ensure that the right equipment, tools, staff and materials will be on site when they are needed.

The temperatures have already spiked for the summer of 2019. Is your property ready for the summer? We can help you to be even more proactive to prepare for the summer sizzle and stay safe and organized throughout the humid hurricane summer season!

Residential property management in West Palm Beach is not just about filling vacancies and looking after properties; there are many other things on the daily “to-do” list. At Seacrest Services, we take pride in making sure tenants are happy, our contractors are doing their jobs, and that property owners are making money from their investment. While much of the West Palm Beach residential property management companies have dropped out after some years- unable to meet the long hours, never-ending stress, and hectic demands of the job- Seacrest Services has consistently stayed in the game, by providing exceptional service year in and year out since 1975. Everyone we work with is professional and resourceful, personable and articulate. In addition to looking towards the future, as top-notch residential property managers, we are also physically present, visiting each building or property monthly.

As your West Palm Beach residential property managers, we are able to listen and communicate, as well as be proactive and involved, staying current and knowledgeable. We love to stay on top of the hottest mainstream trends and opportunities for the best residential property management experience in West Palm Beach.

In addition to property management with our trained and experienced staff, by hiring Seacrest Services, Inc., you will also be able to receive the highest quality customer service. We customize a customer service program specific to your association’s needs. We also provide premier landscaping, with the expertise to create and maintain a lush, beautiful, and healthy landscape for your residential property. In addition to our trained and experienced property management staff, hiring Seacrest Services also brings you:

  • Quality Customer Care: Seacrest comes with the highest quality customer service we customize your systems to meet specific requirements of associations in residence
  • Premier Landscaping: We have the expertise to create and maintain a lush, beautiful, and healthy landscape for your residential property
  • Accounting Services: Seacrest Services has maintained outstanding accounting services for hundreds of south Florida properties, catering to their own unique, structural needs
  • Maintenance and Janitorial Attention: Part of our responsive service and attention to detail means taking the stress out of keeping your property clean and looking its best
  • TQM Program: With Seacrest, you can gain access to our uniquely tailored total quality management program, TQM

New residential or commercial properties in the following counties can benefit from Seacrest Services:

Palm Beach County

Broward County

Dade County

Martin County

St. Lucie County

Before you look to other companies to help you maintain your property, find out what Seacrest Services in West Palm Beach can do for you. We know that after you hear about our cost-effective solutions, unmatched work ethic, and talented team of professionals, you’ll be wondering why you hadn’t called us sooner.

We understand that your residents are the lifeblood of your community, which is why providing quality customer service to each of them is our privilege. Our interactive Live Operator Customer Service Program is tailored to fit the unique needs of each association we oversee. A live operator answers all calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With Seacrest Services as your property management team, you can get back your life and let us take care of the rest!

Commercial Janitorial Services in West Palm Beach: The importance Of Cleanliness

When it comes to optimum commercial property management, you want to work with experienced professionals like Seacrest Services to take care of a number of janitorial and maintenance issues. Although there are a number of basic issues that arise for the cleanliness of any property, a clean environment both residentially and commercially are essential for many reasons. There are a variety of things that can negatively affect your health, like molds and bacteria that can actually spoil our immune system. Our health is dependent on a substantially cleaner work place or home space than most people are aware of.

The meaning of cleanliness may vary from person to person. However, in 2019, the best commercial janitorial services in West Palm Beach has to include a task list and monitoring for unparalleled cleanliness.  With the humidity and moisture of the summer months in West Palm Beach, you want a top-notch company like Seacrest Services to make sure that all of your janitorial and maintenance needs are being met safely and effectively.

Commercial cleaning consists of maintenance and cleanliness on a very large scale, requiring the most up to date and modern technology.  You can count on Seacrest Services to create and maintain a clean, pollution-free environment. Our business services are perfected by using emerging machines and technologies that help us to perform our tasks in much less time and more efficiently.

There are multiple reasons to keep your office clean, namely because office staff need and deserve to work in a clean environment, and an office’s cleanliness or filthiness actually reflects a lot about that business. Business owners have so many obligations outside of operating a business-all of the behind the scenes things a business owner does in order to keep the business operating efficiently- and the best way for business owners to focus more on their business is to turn the janitorial and maintenance duties over to the well-respected professional cleaning services at Seacrest!

There are countless benefits of having Seacrest Services at your side:

  • Our professional cleaning companies are skilled in properly cleaning and sanitizing. There is more to do than simply making sure everything is orderly- our experienced janitorial team knows what to do in order to ensure a clean environment.
  • Don’t let the morale in an office sink. Your office staff does not want to clean the bathroom, empty the trash, or mop floors. Let your workers to do what they do best, and leave cleaning to the experts.
  • As dust builds in an office or moisture builds up, it can easily turn into a respiratory hazard. We can help ensure your office space has minimal allergens.
  • As a professional cleaning company, we can ensure that certain products are kept on hand like paper towels in the restroom, as well as toilet paper. These can be easily overlooked.
  • When offices and commercial properties are clean and sanitized, people are less likely to get sick. When workers are sick, there is always a loss in production or output.

With over 40 years of maintenance and janitorial experience, and the Seacrest Services motto of “Doing it right the first time,” Seacrest Services has the experience to bring unique and economical solutions to maintain your facility. Although we started in West Palm beach, we are very excited about our expansion to the nearby cities of Hobe Sound, Palm City, Stuart, Jensen Beach, Jupiter Island and Port St. Lucie.

Seacrest Services is proud to offer our customers in all of South Florida a highly capable management team, and utilizing the latest building maintenance equipment, cleaning techniques, and commercial janitorial supplies that will meet and exceed all of your standards of cleanliness and enhance your facilities appearance. The Seacrest Services list of janitorial services will rival that of any of our competitors. We offer daily janitorial and maintenance services that include:

  • Full service janitorial
  • Monthly lighting checks and bulb replacement
  • General cleaning and washing of building exterior
  • Upkeep of pool and patio furniture
  • Event setup and takedown
  • Pressure Cleaning
  • On-site handyman services
  • Water intrusion cleanup

Maybe it’s time to tidy up the loose ends of your business, and to upgrade your janitorial and maintenance needs so you can become the shining example of cleanliness and professionalism. Contact Seacrest Services today for premiere commercial janitorial services in West Palm Beach.

Seacrest Services: The Best Landscaping Company in West Palm Beach

There’s no doubt about it, green is good. We’re talking about your grassy green lawns and gorgeous West Palm Beach Landscapes, of course!

West Palm Beach has a plentiful and diverse natural beauty with a dazzling array of flora and fauna keeping the expert team at Seacrest Services very busy. Summertime can be harsh here in West Palm Beach, especially on our lawns! At Seacrest Services, we believe that keeping your landscape in tip-top shape starts with knowing how to care for it through all the seasons. Although we started in West Palm Beach, we are growing to offer our services to these great cities!

  • Hobe Sound
  • Palm City
  • Stuart
  • Jensen Beach
  • Jupiter Island
  • Port St. Lucie

Seacrest Services: A Premiere Landscaping Company Serving South Florida

People really do judge a book by its cover, which is why when it comes to picking the best landscaping company in West Palm Beach, you definitely want to weed out the competition by finding a company that understands that making a good first impression means presenting the best image possible for your business or residence.

Seacrest Services Inc. is a full-service property management company that does everything for you, from professional accounting services to complete landscaping and property maintenance, and even janitorial services! Seacrest Services does it all with outstanding customer services and capabilities that allow us to tailor a specific plan for your community, association, residential, or commercial property.

At Seacrest Services, we are focused on maintaining beauty in all the communities and properties we manage. Nothing shows success better than Seacrest Services landscaping, which includes not only sustainable development and functional maintenance, but also harmonious and attractive overall landscapes. Our residential and commercial landscape maintenance provides multi-faceted processes designed to help property owners create and maintain their optimum vision while keeping their landscapes healthy, clean, attractive and safe. As the first thing clients see should speak volumes, you want to foster long-lasting impressions with the best possible landscaping company in West Palm Beach.

Our landscaping team has over 40 years of experience in the industry, catering to a wide variety of clients ranging from businesses to HOAs and business parks. The Seacrest Services landscaping team consists of:

  • A Certified Landscape Irrigation Contractor (U-22050)
  • A Certified Nursery Professional
  • A Lawn and Ornamental Certified Pest Control Operator
  • A National Arborist Association Member
  • A Certified Horticulturist

Seacrest Services clients often ask how we keep their properties and lawns so beautiful. It’s obviously more than just applying the right fertilizer. Water and turf management means taking a creative and dynamic approach to the grounds that we manage, and it shows in the expert results that we achieve for our clients.

In the Seacrest Services world of landscaping, each client and property is unique, and therefore, we approach every project with the best solution possible for that specific property. We personally collaborate with you on how to most effectively manage your property and landscaping needs. We can help you set goals and find solutions that will enhance your landscape environment while positively affecting your bottom-line budget!

By picking Seacrest Services, you will experience a world of difference in all of your landscaping needs. We are committed to 100% satisfaction in several areas of expertise:

Landscape Design and Management: Our landscape management team is here to help you formulate, articulate and develop a set of strategies geared towards enhancing a specific landscape choice. We can help improve the quality as well as the sustainable development, using the appropriate instruments and implementing the proper actions set out in a landscape management project. We are the go-to team in West Palm Beach for Turf management, Planting and transplanting Lawn and ornamental pest control and Interior and exterior pest control.

Water Management: Seacrest Services can tap into our stream of knowledge with a team of water management experts who can bring you the latest in water-saving technology and trends. Water is one of our most precious resources. We provide professional advice on ways to reduce waste and recoup costs through savings and offer full irrigation service, including design, installation, and maintenance.

Tree Care and Management: Tree removal, installation, and care is just part of what our tree experts take care of. The character, beauty, and protection of trees make them one of the most valuable landscape assets for any community or property.  If these resources are not managed properly, they can become a liability to the community or property- even potentially decreasing its value over time.  Our team of certified arborists is committed to professionally managing your inventory of trees with proper pruning techniques, including keeping them cleared from buildings, streets, and sidewalks. We are also dedicated to consistently evaluating the health of the trees on every property we manage, and can remove trees when necessary.

Weed Management: Nothing looks worse than a community or property filled with weeds. Pesky weeds need to be controlled for a variety of reasons. Weed control and management and a botanical component of pest control attempts to stop weeds from competing with your desired flora and fauna. Proper weed management requires necessary expertise and constant attention. Our Seacrest Services landscaping team includes licensed and trained applicators specialized in weed management.

Seacrest Services Inc. is proud to announce that we are the recipients of the 2019 Florida Community Association Journal’s Reader’s Choice, Diamond Level Awards for property management and landscape services. We are always dedicated to meeting and exceeding your expectations, no matter how unique they may be. Call Seacrest Services of West Palm beach today to learn how using a premiere landscaping company can make a world of difference for your property.

Seacrest Services Property Management Services: Emergency Plans in Stuart Florida

Seacrest Service provides property management services for dozens of South Florida coastal towns, including Stuart, Florida. We understand that the residents of your properties are the lifeblood of your community, which is why maintaining quality customer service is our privilege.

With Seacrest Services at your side, community associations are led into the future of property management services with fully-trained and experienced property managers. Our outstanding Seacrest Services team members are here to guide and support you through South Florida emergencies this hurricane season. Because Seacrest Services only provides the best and most reliable services, all of our property management personnel are state-licensed community association managers and undergo the extensive Seacrest Services in-house training program. We have regularly scheduled reviews of your property, and enforce association rules and regulations and prepare monthly management reports for the board. As part of providing the most optimal quality property management services, we like to make sure that our communities, board members, associations and property owners in Stuart are well prepared for the 2019 Hurricane season in South Florida.

Emergency Hurricane Plans in Stuart Florida

In Stuart, Florida, silvery sailfish and simple afternoons rule your glorious days by the water. The abundant shoreline of the Treasure Coast and natural beauty this small, intracoastal gem keeps generations of families—and new residents from various corners of the globe—calling Stuart home. The new two-mile-long wooden Riverwalk in Stuart provides free concerts on the weekends, fishing off the pier, and walking to local businesses and crafty shops. It really is a South Florida dream town.

As property managers for many towns along the Atlantic Seaboard, including Stuart, we know that it’s vital to review how to prepare for hurricanes before the next storm hits. It’s time to start reviewing your documents, insurance policies, and operations checklists to be sure that your staff is ready. We all hope that our home, community, coworkers, and friends never need to implement an emergency action plan. However, it makes more sense to be completely prepared for the possibility, rather than try to figure out what to do in the middle of confusion and fear.

Seacrest Services is Ready for the Rainy Season in Stuart

The Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1st and ends November 30th. Seacrest Services would like to remind all of our properties of the importance of being prepared and having a hurricane plan of action. Don’t wait until a disaster strikes. Take the time to consider what responsibilities your association should take on before, during, and after an emergency happens. Every community is unique, and your emergency plans should reflect that.

Seacrest Services believes that practice is an important part of effective emergency preparedness. Properties should develop and conduct a preparedness drill not only for hurricanes, but also fire, flood, chemical spills, airborne disease, and severe weather conditions. These drills are especially necessary where there are elevators, stacked homes with stairwells, or when the community is located near a major highway for South Florida evacuation routes.

Your plan should include but not be limited to the following action items:

-Maintain an up-to-date emergency contact list

-Establish a hurricane shutter policy

-Provide insurance coverage for the board

-Educate owners and residents on insurance coverage

-Back up and storing records

-Allocate debris storage space

-Identify residents with special needs for a hurricane execution plan, and

-Put together your vendor list and arranging for cleanup and repairs

-Develope a plan to communicate an evacuation order to all residents, and an “all-clear” when it’s safe to return home

-Provide residents with evacuation and emergency shelter information

-Install hurricane shutters before the wind picks up

-Remove and secure loose objects that could be dangerous when winds pick up, such as trash cans, potted plants, and pool furniture

-Shut off propane tanks

Call Seacrest Services for All your Stuart, Florida Property Management Needs

Seacrest Services can tailor a specific plan for your community association or commercial property, from complete property management services and professional accounting services, to the best landscaping and property maintenance in Stuart, Florida. Call today to find out more about why Seacrest Services offers the most trusted property management services in Stuart.