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Protect the HOA Operating and Reserve Accounts

Protect the HOA Operating and Reserve Accounts

I know anyone that has any affiliation with an HOA or Homeowners Association has heard of someone stealing or trying to steal money from the Community. The scams are often as simple as writing a check to themselves, either as an administrator, treasurer or president. This is the one constant to which no one paid…

Pool Safety: How To Keep Your Community’s Pool Safe For Residents

Pool Safety: How To Keep Your Community’s Pool Safe For Residents

Community pools are a great place for residents of managed communities to cool off in the summer, but they can also be dangerous if the right safety measures are not taken. In addition to protecting residents from potential dangers, pool safety precautions help to protect a community from lawsuits that stem from pool-related injuries. If…

A Vision For Your Community

A Vision For Your Community

When developing a new community association, it’s essential for developers and builders to work with a community management company that can effectively help to develop its vision and mission statement. Write down your vision and goals; it will help set the direction of your community. After all, when done effectively, proper planning begins before the first shovelful…

5 Reasons To Volunteer For Your HOA

5 Reasons To Volunteer For Your HOA

It’s no secret that volunteering for your condo or homeowners association can be a time and energy consuming endeavor. The role of the HOA board member is often a thankless one, but that’s not to say it can’t also be rewarding. It is also a necessary role. Without volunteers to lead and manage the association,…

Keeping A Good Public Image For Your HOA In The Digital World

Keeping A Good Public Image For Your HOA In The Digital World

In today’s world of advanced technology, the internet has become the go-to place to share everything. No matter the opinion, you will find countless examples of social media posts, emails, or blog articles elaborating on it. As it turns out, community associations are not immune to this. Take, for example, the case of James Schutt,…

Why HOA Boards Benefit from Working With an HOA Management Company

Why HOA Boards Benefit from Working With an HOA Management Company

Some of the benefits a HOA management company provides include: Clarity – Management companies help ensure the HOA’s rules, regulations and policies are clearly defined and communicated to members. They also make sure these rules make sense and are easy to follow. Consistency – A good HOA management company enforces rules and policies with consistency….

Association Rules That Nobody Likes

Association Rules That Nobody Likes

Often community associations have a rule that no one follows.  They may even have a regulation concerning the use of an asset that completely conflicts with its very purpose. When a rule or a regulation that doesn’t make sense, change or eliminate the rule, don’t just ignore it.  Ignoring the rule compromises all Rules and…

Which Type of Management is Best For Your HOA?

Which Type of Management is Best For Your HOA?

Choosing a property management company is without a doubt one of the most crucial decisions that an HOA Board of Directors can make for their association. Some states now mandate that associations have a property manager, with a few even going as far to require that the property manager meet a certain certification. In most all cases, association managers…

Community Management: Creating A Sense Of Community For Your Homeowners

Community Management: Creating A Sense Of Community For Your Homeowners

The goal of community management is to help homeowners become as vested in their neighborhoods as they are in their own properties.  To build a sense of community, the HOA can use several tactics: Use neighborhood common areas to bring members together – Boards and HOA managers should leverage clubhouses, recreational facilities and other common…

July Is Smart Irrigation Month

July Is Smart Irrigation Month

Do you know what a Smart Irrigation Controller is? No? Well, don’t feel bad. Lots of people don’t. A Smart Irrigation Controller can save your community association lots of money with very little time and effort. Smart controllers are irrigation clocks that automatically adjust irrigation run times in response to environmental changes. Smart controllers use…

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