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Are You Being the Greatest Board Member You Can Be?

Are You Being the Greatest Board Member You Can Be?

As an homeowners association board member, you may have realized that sometimes there’s a fine line between success and failure in the position. For example, sometimes issues can leave you in a gray area where you must use your best judgement or board member knowledge to proceed. Or you may promise you’re going to deliver…

Improving the Operational Effectiveness of Your Association

Improving the Operational Effectiveness of Your Association

Does your homeowners association tend to run things a certain way because “that’s how you’ve always done it”? If the answer is yes, it’s time to start focusing more on improving your HOA’s operational effectiveness. Operational effectiveness means opening your association up to new strategies and ideas, especially if they have the potential of working…

HOA Tips For Ice and Snow Removal

HOA Tips For Ice and Snow Removal

If you live in an area where ice and snow are a problem during the upcoming winter season, your board members will want to be prepared for dealing with resident complaints and questions about removing these natural elements. To protect your homeowners association from liability and to inform residents properly, there are a few keys…

Risk Management For Your Homeowners Association

Risk Management For Your Homeowners Association

Is risk management a priority for your homeowners association management? If you’re not sure, it’s time to start accessing the best way to prepare for any possible disasters. Whether that means developing your own risk management plan or delegating the planning to a HOA management company, it’s important to spend some time thinking about your…

Why Accrual Accounting Is Best for HOAs

Why Accrual Accounting Is Best for HOAs

Do you know which accounting system is best for your homeowners association? It’s an important question that all board members and HOA managers should be considering. Choosing the correct accounting method is an important decision, as it can affect how a business’s financial state is managed. You also don’t want to find yourself choosing the…

Tips For Running Successful HOA Board Meetings

Tips For Running Successful HOA Board Meetings

When preparing HOA board meetings, it can be hard enough getting everyone together at routine times. One of the best ways to ensure success is by focusing on organization and preparation beforehand.  Here are some of the top tips for planning for an efficient open meeting in your homeowners association. Table Arrangement Board members should…

How to Break Up With Your HOA Manager

How to Break Up With Your HOA Manager

If your board has decided that your current homeowners association manager just isn’t cutting it, you might be wondering about the next step. Whether you have problems with the manager or the management company as a whole, or just don’t want to pay for the services anymore, the decision to part ways shouldn’t be taken…

Is Your Community Apathetic? Here’s What to Do

Is Your Community Apathetic? Here’s What to Do

Even the most well-managed homeowners associations have to deal with apathy from members. And oftentimes, the apathetic nature can be fixed by adjusting leadership in the community to get members more involved and out of the “rut.” It’s also important for board members to step up and address community apathy to avoid greater problems down…

Prepare Your Association for Hurricane Season

Prepare Your Association for Hurricane Season

Prepare Your Association for Hurricane Season Help Your Community through the Storm When hurricane season rolls around, it’s a frightening and busy time for many different areas of the country. Homeowners need to make sure that their properties are safe from any potential storm and hurricane damage. This is also important for homeowner’s associations. Hurricane…

Responsibilities of a Board Member

Responsibilities of a Board Member

Responsibilities of a Board Member Members of a community association board face many challenges in the execution of their general responsibilities. It’s a hard and sometimes thankless job with many complications: The board members themselves are often volunteers, with plenty of other demands on their time Their “bosses” are their friends and neighbors, living in…

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