Electric Vehicle Charging Stations For Strata Properties

If you’ve been on the roads in Vancouver lately, you’ve probably noticed a significant increase in the number of electric vehicles (EVs). EV companies, led by Tesla, have successfully introduced different models in the region over the last few years, with hundreds of people recently waiting in line to order Tesla’s new Model 3. And…

Taking ownership of high strata fees

It’s been in the news recently about the somewhat alarming trend of strata councils in the greater Vancouver region maintaining inadequate contingency funds to cover standard operating costs and necessary future major repairs.  In addition, an editorial in the Vancouver Sun this month reported that up to half of strata councils are choosing not to…

The New “Fast & Smart” Service Procurement vs. The Old “Status Quo” Way

For condo owners and strata property managers, procuring services is a critical activity that requires significant time and resources. Individuals can get overloaded with the tasks of researching service suppliers, establishing communication channels, and managing all of the quotes and related documentation. FIRMOGRAM is an online tool and service-oriented marketplace that’s focused specifically towards solving…

Helping property managers and stratas find the best local professional services

Procuring services is a critical activity among property managers and condo associations in their day-to-day operations. Finding high quality service providers, communicate with them, managing all of the quotes and related documentation, and negotiate the best price require significant time and resources. FIRMOGRAM is an online service-oriented marketplace that is focused specifically towards solving this…

Hot condo market big opportunity for landscapers

With new condo properties continuing to pop up all over most Canadian cities, the market for landscaping  these properties is huge – and it’s only getting bigger. The challenge for most small landscaping contractors is getting noticed by either the condo associations or the property management companies that contract services on their behalf. It can…

Property assessments in BC show big increases in 2015

Property owners in British Columbia this week will be receiving their property assessments for 2015 and many will see significant increases. Single-family properties grew on average by 15-25% while strata property value increases were in the range of 5-10%. Because of the relatively moderate increase in the strata market, stratas and property management companies in the…

FIRMOGRAM’s improved analytics dashboard released

After another design iteration involving user feedback, a new version of the FIRMOGRAM’s analytics dashboard has just been released. The main improvements include summary data now presented clearly at the top of the page and adding a larger interactive mapping tool. These design improvements were implemented to make the dashboard easier than ever to quickly…

Start 2016 off right with free access to FIRMOGRAM platform

As an online service-oriented marketplace, FIRMOGRAM is the smartest and fastest way to connect with highly qualified local and national service providers. Commercial or residential buildings are seemingly always in the need of professional services, whether it’s weather-proofing a building roof, installing a new security system, performing real estate appraisals, or building a web portal….