Why would a homeowners association hire a management company? It’s a question that each individual association answers differently because each association has specific needs. Sure, there are common reasons, such as helping with finances, understanding the laws, and day-to-day functions of the Association the HOA board just doesn’t have time to do.
Why West Lake Almanor Community Club Chose Hignell
The Hignell Companies recently took over management of the West Lake Almanor Community Club in September, a 615-acre community with 695 residential lots. The development includes amenities such as a nine-hole golf course, four tennis courts, a beach/recreation area, and a boat ramp.
Its reason for hiring Hignell was expressed by the WACC Board President, Hal Sinclair:
“Since it [Hignell] already manage other HOAs in Northern California governed by the same laws, one major benefit is that they have the expertise and processes to comply with the laws.”
This is one of the most important reasons to hire an HOA manager. Many board members – to no fault of their own – don’t understand the laws and annual disclosures they must adhere to in their homeowners association.
Ignorance is not an excuse. It’s also difficult to make reasonable business decisions when you aren’t staying updated on changes in laws.
How an HOA Manager from Hignell Helps Your Association
That’s how an HOA manager can help. Hignell assigns a property manager to each of its managed properties. The manager holds the distinction of Certified Community Association Manager, showing they understand best practices, California laws, and ethical guidelines.
If a homeowners association can’t afford to hire a full-time manager, Hignell also offers general HOA consulting services, a financial audit, and human resources audit.
Hignell manages nearly 40 Associations of all shapes and sizes, from 25 to 2,300 units, providing board advisory and accounting services. Hignell also provides access to a complete list of maintenance services including plumbing, electrical and HVAC, as well as construction, painting, and cleaning services.
Hignell has been helping boards effectively manage their Associations for over 30 years, and always strives to help create a more caring community.
If your HOA board is ready to partner with a management company and gain more time, peace of mind and confidence in its leadership contact the Hignell Companies for a free evaluation.