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How Should Your Condo Association Handle Short-Term Rentals?

How Should Your Condo Association Handle Short-Term Rentals?

Home-sharing has greatly increased in recent years since websites like Airbnb.com have become popular. These services work by connecting people looking for a place to stay for a night at a time with homeowners who are willing to rent out their home, or a bedroom. This is a convenience for many travelers, and a nice…

Verbal Communication Tips for HOAs

Verbal Communication Tips for HOAs

Board members of an HOA spend most of their time communicating with others—fellow board members, vendors, homeowners, and their HOA management company. Therefore communication is a vital piece of a successful community association, and if it’s ineffective, your HOA could pay the price. Here are a few practices your HOA board can take to ensure…

Why Social Media is a Must for Attracting New Members

Why Social Media is a Must for Attracting New Members

Social media is hot right now, and homeowners associations should be utilizing it’s popularity when looking for new members—and when communicating with their current owners! Your association will seem more modern if you’re participating in a variety of social sites that people are using.  And the key is to be active and engaged. Here are…

How to Handle the Biggest Condo Gym Complaints

How to Handle the Biggest Condo Gym Complaints

One of the most popular condo amenities is a gym. And residents are often looking for more than just a simply gym; they want a spacious area that is well-equipped and maintained. Within the last decade or so, it’s become more important to residents that they have access to a high-quality exercise room or gym…

An Overview of HOA Board Duties

An Overview of HOA Board Duties

If you’ve just been elected to your HOA’s board of directors, it can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. You might be slightly familiar with what happens, but you still worry about carrying out all of your duties. When accepting a board position, it’s important to know that you are taking on a lot of…

How an HOA Management Company Can Help Manage Expenses

How an HOA Management Company Can Help Manage Expenses

Let’s face it: the financial aspects of running a homeowners association can be tough to handle. This is especially true if your association is smaller or you have board members who are already overworked. You may not realize that your HOA is overpaying for services, setting itself up for more financial difficulties down the road….

Should Your HOA Invest Its Reserves?

Should Your HOA Invest Its Reserves?

Any investment decisions should be made carefully and with proper authority. This is especially important when making decisions for a homeowners association. Your HOA has likely been careful about contributing to its reserves account. If you’re considering investing that money and hoping for more growth, there are several factors you should think about. You should…

New Board Members: 4 Ways to Be Exceptional in Your Role

New Board Members: 4 Ways to Be Exceptional in Your Role

If you just became a board member with your homeowners association, there are a few important things to remember to make the experience exceptional for you, the other board members, and the community. These tips are helpful for setting up habits that guide you to be successful in your role. Read the Documents The first…

3 Pet Rules for Your HOA Should Implement

3 Pet Rules for Your HOA Should Implement

Most homeowners associations are welcoming of pets in the community. If that includes your association, you likely know the importance of having set rules for those with furry companions. If your HOA is having any problems regarding pets, or if you want to ensure that nothing becomes a problem, these are some helpful tips. 1….

Just Say No to Night HOA Board Meetings

Just Say No to Night HOA Board Meetings

Part of being an HOA board member means attending routine board meetings to go over association plans and operations. Many HOAs will opt for meetings that happen after business hours and at night. While this would seem like the best option since evening might give homeowners the best opportunities for attendance, there are several reasons…

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