Why an HOA Board Should Use Caution When Hiring a Contractor

Jun 22, 2020 4:30:22 PM / by HOA Manager

Finding a contractor who will perform quality work at a reasonable price can be a daunting task for any HOA board. It’s always a good idea to use contractor caution and ask for references, contact the Better Business Bureau and your state licensing bureau to see if there are complaints against a prospective contractor.

In addition, the following warning signs can alert you to unscrupulous, disorganized, inexperienced or financially troubled contractors who may deliver broken promises, bad work and blown budgets rather than professional results.

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Is it Okay for an HOA Board to Run Its Own Construction Projects?

Jun 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Do you live in a community where the HOA board is running its own projects? Are you feeling as if you’re not getting the proper information and updates about the project?

HOA managers are often the face of all projects and correspondence to the owners. This helps the membership to feel secure and helps ensure the projects are run in a professional and accurate manor.

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HOA Board Checklist for Hiring 3rd Party Contractors

Apr 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

You wouldn’t dream of inviting an unverified contractor into your home to make repairs...let alone the homes under your care as a member of the HOA board.  The results of a third-party contractor’s work will ultimately affect tens to hundreds of fellow homeowners.  

Make the process easier and more effective for your HOA board by following a well-planned checklist.  That way everyone’s on the same page from start to finish.  Here are 10 tips your HOA board can use to hire a third-party contractor.

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5 Advantages of Using Professional HOA Landscape Maintenance Services

May 22, 2019 11:20:38 AM / by HOA Manager

Maintaining the common area in a homeowner's association is one of the HOA board's most important responsibilities. Landscape maintenance requires consistent upkeep. It's usually in the board's best interest to contract with a professional company to provide landscape maintenance services in order to save on cost and have consistency within the look of the community.

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An HOA Board’s Fiduciary Duty: The Key to Avoid Conflicts of Interest

Apr 15, 2016 10:31:28 AM / by HOA Manager

In homeowner’s associations, you and every board member are considered a fiduciary and are duty bound to act in the best interests of all residents, not your own best interests.

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Questions an HOA Board Should Ask Before Hiring a Contractor

Oct 16, 2013 12:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

Homeowners associations often have to hire new contractors to do work for them. It may be for a new roof on the community center, repairs to a park, overlaying streets or for some other purpose. When your Association is considering hiring a new contractor, knowing what questions to ask them is vital in these situations. 

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The Importance of Hiring Licensed Contractors for Your Homeowners Association

Jul 22, 2013 12:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

One of the stated goals of a homeowners association is to oversee the upkeep of common areas in the community, such as clubhouses, pools, fitness rooms, and parks. When choosing contractors to maintain and repair community property it is imperative to choose a licensed contractor to perform the work. Unlicensed contractors put the homeowners association at risk for a myriad of problems that could arise.

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