Turkey Talk

By Darlys Walker

Published November 22, 2017  


This blog was originally published in November of 2013. I felt it was worth sharing one more time. According to www.propertycasualty360.com, more cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year”. Why you ask? Deep Fried Turkey!!!


There are an estimated 300 million, YES MILLION, turkeys eaten each year and 15-20% of those are consumed on Thanksgiving. That’s a whopping 51 million! Deep frying the delicious birds has increasingly become a Thanksgiving tradition. Many of the so called “Fry Chiefs” will suffer minor burns and small fire damage to their homes due to overflowing oils.


However, for some the experience will be devastation. According to Nationwide.com, of the top 10 states experiencing the largest number of incidents, Florida ranked #5 with 13 deaths in the past two years! According to Statefarm.com over $15 million dollars was paid out in related losses.  I’m sure you are wondering, what does this have to do with Condo blog? Well, there isn’t any readily available statistics on Condominium fires due to Turkey Frying. It is just a matter of time before it occurs.


So why not be proactive and bring the issue to the forefront of everyone’s attention. I’m not saying you shouldn’t fry a turkey if you live in a condo! That call is made by your master deed, your rules & regulations, fire code and your Board of Directors. But what I am saying is, USE EXTREME CAUTION. With so many people living in such close proximity within a condominium community, the potential for hazard could be catastrophic.


Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

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Darlys Walker, Founder and CEO of Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. (CCM), is recognized for her straight talk, subject matter expertise, and valued insights regarding real  

state management, leasing, and HOAs. Her company serves a diverse portfolio of properties, from 16-units up to 600 as well as large mixed-use developments.  


   From its beginnings in 2000, CCM has become a well-respected asset manager and now works with over 100 associations with 16,000 units served by over 300 employees. Darlys and her team deliver resources and responsiveness through six regional offices - in Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Charleston, Nashville and Atlanta.


   Darlys Walker is best known for her passion and precision, understanding that the only difference that matters in today's demanding marketplace is service delivery ... doing what is promised and what is right. She knows that every community serves two masters ... the property owner/developer and the resident/homeowner. "If we are not equally responsive to both, we are not doing our job," she states.  


   Her clients say it best: "Darlys really knows her stuff" ... "at the top of her profession and it shows in the caliber of her clients" ... "delivers quality resources that match up well with needs and expectations that are really rigorous."  


   She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in four states, holds an Associate's Degree in Marketing and has earned the Accredited Real Estate Manager designation from the Georgia Institute of Real Estate Management. Also she is one of few certified as a Lead-Based Paint Abatement & Removal Trainer in Georgia.


   Darlys Walker and her team have been selected to manage the condominium conversion process and day-to-day operations for many of the Southeast's most high-profile condominium communities including luxury high-rises, mid-rises and garden-style homes. Most recently she has been recognized as an expert in 're-versions' of communities from condominiums to leased homes, as well as repositioning projects. A visionary and a tireless perfectionist, Darlys demonstrates hands-on leadership, working individually with each client and staff associate to achieve defined business outcomes and satisfaction.  


  For more information about Darlys Walker and Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. please visit www.condominiumconcepts.com.

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