How to Respond to Common Push Backs When Recruiting HOA Board Members

Jan 15, 2020 1:53:23 PM / by HOA Manager

Finding and keeping good people on the board in your homeowners association is possibly one of the toughest jobs you’ll have as an HOA board member.

As a current member of the board one of your responsibilities is to recruit homeowners to become part of the board, which is no easy feat. That’s why you should be prepared to have answers to common questions and excuses you’ll probably hear when inviting homeowners to join the board. 

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5 Ways Your HOA Board May Unknowingly Put the Community at Risk 

Jan 13, 2020 12:27:20 PM / by HOA Manager

As a homeowners association board member, you have many responsibilities to the community you oversee . Homeowners look to their board to keep their community safe, well-maintained and properly managed. Board members are obligated to do everything in their power to meet its members needs while complying with the community’s CC&Rs, as well as any state and local regulations.

Unfortunately, there are instances where your HOA board may unknowingly be putting the community at risk. Hiring an HOA manager can take the pressure off of your board members. Let’s take a closer look at the pitfalls that can exist and how you can avoid them. 

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What Exactly Are the Governing Documents in a Homeowners Association?

Jan 8, 2020 9:24:04 AM / by HOA Manager

There's often a lot of talk about the governing documents of a homeowners association, but what are they, why are they important, and what do they say?

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Is Your HOA Board Saving Enough for the Reserves?

Jan 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

How does the reserve fund in your homeowners association look? If your fellow HOA board members tend to look the other way, not want to deal with the reserves, or simply refuse to fund them, you’re not alone. Many Associations across the country aren’t saving enough in their reserves to make major repairs which can cause a multitude of problems. The community can fall into disrepair, you may be faced with having to enforce a special assessment on homeowners, or eventually losing control of the entire Association.

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3 Common Maintenance Issues in a Homeowners Association

Dec 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

One of the benefits of living in a homeowners association is having access to common areas and certain maintenance responsibilities covered for you as part of the HOA fees you pay to live in the Association. Do homeowners in your Association know the maintenance items they’re responsible for and the items the Association is responsible for?

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4 Tips to Find and Keep Good Vendors for Your Homeowners Association

Dec 23, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by HOA Manager

A new member has been elected to your HOA board. Suddenly, you learn that they seem to have a general mistrust of any current vendors of the association, perhaps because they did not choose them. They call for at least three bids on every project, no matter how small. This person seems to be trying to fix something that may not have been broken in the first place.

A board of directors will have its fair share of challenges with new board members automatically calling for new vendors, even when the ones they are working with are really solid.

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5 Ways to Be a Gold Star Member of Your Homeowners Association

Dec 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

When you live in a homeowners association, you become a member of a community. When you're a member of a community, you want to remain in good standing and do your part. Below are ways that you can receive a gold star, so to speak, in your HOA.

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7 Reasons to Hire an HOA Manager This Year

Dec 18, 2019 1:09:23 PM / by HOA Manager

How is your homeowner's association doing? Is everything running easily and smoothly? Do you have interested members at each HOA board meeting? Is your reserve fund fully funded? What would you do if you were faced with a lawsuit or an unexpected project? If you answered no to any of these questions or don’t know the answer at all, below are 5 reasons you should consider hiring an HOA manager this year. 

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Bah Humbug! What to Do if an HOA Board Member is a Scrooge

Dec 4, 2019 2:28:14 PM / by HOA Manager

There seems to be one in every homeowners association. That one HOA board member that consistently disagrees, goes against the majority, or at the very least enjoys playing devil’s advocate. Do you have a Scrooge – a mean spirited, miserly person – on your Board? There are ways you can deal with them.

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6 Resolutions Your HOA Board Should Make for a Successful Year

Nov 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by HOA Manager

The New Year is just around the corner. As an HOA board, this may be a good time to consider making resolutions that will help to make it a great year for your homeowners association. These commitments don't have to be profound and they are generally things you should be doing anyway, but it's always good to go back and review things while keeping an eye out for what might be coming your way. 

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