The wealth spiral
Success comes with an unexpected level of complexity, leading high net worth families to fall into a wealth spiral. Here’s why it happens, how it affects life at home, and what you can do to calm the chaos.Read this story
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Why every estate manager should master HVAC troubleshooting
Do you know your HVAC system better than anyone? Here’s why you should — and how to gain the knowledge you need to get ahead of HVAC maintenance, collaborate with your HVAC company and solve any problem with your heating and air conditioning system.
What is executive protection? A hiring guide for HNW households
What is executive protection? When should you consider executive protection services, and how do you go about finding the right executive protection agent? Here’s a guide to figuring out the right private security setup for a high net worth household.
What every household manager should know about electrical & lighting home systems
Understanding electrical and lighting systems can help you reduce risk and keep a property in excellent condition — but you don’t have to be an expert. Here are some basics everyone managing a luxury home should know.
What is a property manager, and should you hire one for your luxury home or estate?
Luxury homes come with unexpected complexity — and a property manager or property management company can help you keep things running smoothly. Figure out the best way to manage your high end property with tips from the experts.
How a digital house manual helped this estate manager save time and provide better, more cost-effective service
Linda Peifer never wanted a digital house manual — she liked the way she was doing things and she was wary of change. But today, she’s saving time and enjoying a clean desk, and she says, “I’m a believer.”
[Easemakers Podcast E7] Making your vendors feel a part of the team
Want to work with vendors who would drop everything to help you? Get tips from Estate Manager Shelby Boudreau in the latest episode of the Easemakers Podcast.
House rules: how to set expectations with your vendors
Your vendors can only live up to your household’s standards if they know what they are. Here’s how to write house rules that set expectations from the beginning.
9 ways to build strong, long-lasting relationships with your vendors
Your household couldn’t run smoothly without the help of experts who specialize in A/V, irrigation, construction, and more. Here are 9 ways to build stronger relationships with your vendors.
Keep track of your household’s vendors with Nines
Vendors are a key part of managing households, and the right vendor management system can make life easier for you and your service providers. See how Nines household management software can streamline your vendor workflow.
AMA: Translating your principal's vision into the perfect event
Want to turn your principal's grand ideas into a concrete plan? Bring your questions to our ask me anything (AMA) conversation with Joshua Griffiths!