Testimonials

…You have touched on all of my areas of concern.

Thanks so much. I have had a good, initial review of the report, and must say “thanks” for the thoroughness, as you have touched on all of my areas of concern. I will touch base on Monday morning to discuss. All the best!

Bill M.

CIDA provides an important service for buyers, sellers and associations…

CIDA provides an important service for buyers, sellers and associations in the condominium marketplace. The quality and market reputation of the property is directly impacted by the health and viability of the association and all stakeholders should welcome the transparency that an organization like CIDA can provide.

Lee M.

Invaluable Negotiating Tool…

I found the CIDA Report to be an invaluable value during the purchase of our condo. The information gleaned from the report was very thorough and turned up information that I would otherwise not have known. Not only was I able to obtain a concession from the seller as a result, but it provided peace of mind for me to complete the purchase

Dan G.

CIDA plays an important role in my clients’ due diligence process…

CIDA plays an important role in my clients’ due diligence process when purchasing properties located in HOAs. Carson’s knowledge of HOA finances and statutory requirements has helped my clients avoid the pitfalls of mismanaged developments. He balances cautionary information with suggestions for improvement, allowing clients to make an informed decision about their purchase.

Temara P.

Our real estate agent strongly urged us to have this done and recommended CIDA…

When we made our decision to purchase a condo, we were familiar with the need to arrange for a structural inspection of the unit. What we were not aware of was the additional importance of an independent pre-purchase assessment of the the condominium association we were joining. Our real estate agent strongly urged us to have this done and recommended CIDA for the task. The CIDA Score, which came with a detailed analysis of governance records and financial documents, enabled us to make our purchase with eyes opened to the strengths and weaknesses of the HOA. Both the report and follow-up conversations with Carson Horton of CIDA were extremely valuable to help us frame important questions for the HOA regarding financial issues that would directly affect us.

Richard H.

Hi Carson…

Thank you for your very enlightening and thorough report. I learned a lot from you, and eased my mind as well.

Dolores

CIDA is a company to have on your team…

CIDA was a terrific advocate during my condo negotiation process. Beyond friendliness, knowledge of the market, and sage advice, I most appreciated the negotiating power of the CIDA Report. CIDA delivered a persuasive buyer’s report that resulted in a favorable price reduction of about $10,000. If you want an intelligent and savvy professional on your side of the negotiating table, CIDA is a company to have on your team. I’m thrilled that they were on mine.

TB

…If I ever have an HOA question I call CIDA first!

CIDA has been a wealth of information for me as a real estate professional. Carson’s knowledge of HOAs is beyond what the average property management company has. I recently had buyers who hired CIDA to do an analysis of an Association where they were purchasing a town home unit. The report outlined areas where the HOA had been struggling in years past, how they responded to correct the situation, the path they are now on to get back on track and the anticipated outcome of where they will be in a year or two. He took the time to talk not only with my buyers, but with me as well. His communication is outstanding. Since then, if I ever have an HOA question I call CIDA first!

Sharon F.

…Excellent referral…Excellent result!

My broker recommended CIDA for a forensic examination of the HOA for the condo we bought this summer. Excellent referral…Excellent result! CIDA gave the HOA a good grade (CIDA Score), but noted an inconsistency in their insurance coverage, which I brought to the management company’s attention. Both they and the insurance company had overlooked this somewhat unusual requirement for three years and with egg on their face hastened to fix their oversight. The HOA, the Management Company and the Insurance Company are all in compliance now and free of a potential catastrophic liability. That’s a heck of result and great value, considering how little the CIDA Report cost me.

Ken U.

I highly recommend this excellent service…

The CIDA Report was extremely valuable to me as I made my purchasing decision. The thoroughness of the report, as well as Carson’s willingness to help guide me through questions and concerns, allowed me to proceed confidently. I highly recommend this excellent service.

Gregg N.

…Job well done!

Just wanted to let you know that after our discussion last evening, we asked the seller to accept a $10,000 concession because of the pending litigation and opaque HOA issues. Much to my pleasure, the seller agreed this morning! So…job well done! I appreciate your efforts immensely.

Dan G.

I look forward to working with you in the future

Thank you for helping my clients. They are singing your praises! I will use you always and have already referred someone else to your service. I look forward to working with you in the future.

Sarah H.

This report looks great…

Thank you Carson, this report looks great. I’ll definitely recommend your company to other Realtors® that are dealing with HOAs. Thanks again…

Tanner M.

My buyers thought it was great!

Hi Carson, Thank you for the CIDA Report. My buyers thought it was great! In addition, they plan on providing your report to the HOA so they can see areas that need some attention from an independent consultant…

Andrea D.

I’ll be recommending your services at any available opportunity…

Thank you for your opinions and expertise. Your conclusion regarding the price reduction makes complete sense. CIDA’s services are worth every penny and more. I’ll be recommending your services at any available opportunity. Interesting how the deal has evolved, it has been a trial by fire, to say the least. Bottom line, it looks like my daughter has forwarded her last Addendum and things are good to go. She got a substantial price reduction, thanks to your expertise.

Jeff G.

The value of the report created by CIDA cannot be understated…

My experience with CIDA was a very positive one. Carson was very knowledgeable and informative in all his interactions with me. He answered all questions that I asked and most importantly asked the important questions that needed asking in order to complete a thorough report. His insights and experience were invaluable as I used the report created specifically for my situation to get a $6,000 reduction on the list price for the townhouse that I was buying. The value of the report created by CIDA cannot be understated. When buying a condominium or townhouse do not consider for one moment not using CIDA to help facilitate leverage to get yourself the best possible price on your purchase.

Howard S.

I always recommend my clients order a CIDA Report…

In today’s market, investigating the financial health and stability of the homeowner association is vital to protect one’s investment. That is why I always recommend my clients order a CIDA Report. In my experience, the CIDA Report offers an invaluable service to buyers as it clearly and concisely evaluates a homeowner association from every angle. The CIDA team goes above and beyond for home buyers, providing an impressive level of expertise to answer all their questions. Thanks to the CIDA Report my clients are better educated and feel more confident with their purchase.

Dana H.

I would say that a review by CIDA is more important than the home inspection!

My business partner and I started using CIDA several years ago after she discovered them on her search for assistance with analyzing HOA documents. Referring our buyers to CIDA has been one of the most crucial additions to our services. First, it gives the buyer a professional, objective view of the financial situation of the HOA… Second, it mitigates the risk for both the buyer and the Broker. From a Managing Broker point of view, the CIDA Report is a great risk reduction tool that I strongly advise all our agents to consider using. In fact, I would say that a review by CIDA is more important than the home inspection!

Eva S.

Highly Recommended

Thorough review and an assessment of the HOAs documents. Most important was that the materials were put in the context of other HOAs. Carson was very accessible and forthcoming.

Steve