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Why It’s Important to Enforce the Rules in Your HOA Community

HOA management with or without additional property management services cannot afford to be too relaxed, nor too stringent. Get tips on how to effectively enforce the rules in your HOA community from the experienced team at Gassen.

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The Top 4 Most-Requested HOA Amenities

No matter how great your property management services are, your HOA management needs to invest in the right amenities to make community living worthwhile. Here are the top four most wanted HOA amenities.

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How to Prevent HOA Financial Headaches

HOA management boards need to either be smart about their finances or invest in accounting property management services – or both! Learn how to prevent HOA financial headaches from the experts at Gassen.

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How to Be an Effective HOA Leader

Even if you have the help of property management services, your HOA management board still needs strong leadership skills to unite the community. In this blog, the HOA experts at Gassen discuss how to be an effective leader.

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How to Make Living in Your HOA Affordable

HOAs are known for promoting a high standard of living, but with this comes the unfortunate stereotype of being way too unaffordable. It’s necessary for HO management to collect dues, of course – how else would amazing amenities and a stress-free lifestyle be paid for?

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How to Deal With Snow and Ice in Your HOA Neighborhood

Residents moved in for a stress-free, higher standard of living, and while it’s probably outside the realms of reality to have a completely snow-free neighborhood, the very least you can do is manage the stuff. Slick sidewalks create the potential for injury, and slippery streets mean your residents will struggle to get to work in the morning. Neither of those are conducive to high satisfaction levels – and that’s just the start of the havoc an untamed winter will wreak!

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Four Essential Conflict-Resolution Skills for Board Members

We don’t mean to imply working as a board member is all conflict and no reward, of course. As providers of property management services, we at Gassen know firsthand how beneficial and fulfilling HOAs can be! We simply acknowledge that, upon occasion, a new board member may find themselves unprepared for the amount of deft negotiating that their position requires.

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Does Hiring Property Management Services Hurt a Board’s Reputation?

The board is the hub of HOA management. From hosting community events to managing amenities, this group of volunteers sure does a lot to keep collective neighborhood standards of living high. They should be respected by the communities that they serve! Without the tireless work of your team, things would be falling apart around here.

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Why Work With the Preferred Vendors of your HOA Management Company?

If you’ve perused any HOA management company’s website whatsoever, you’ll probably have noticed a list of “preferred vendors.” On said list, you’ll find contractors of all sorts, from attorneys to waterproofing services. If you’re not a part of a provider of property management services company, you might be a little confused. What’s with this list? Why do seemingly all property management services providers have it?

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3 Ways to Get More Involved in Your HOA

Are you a part of your community’s HOA management and are looking to get to know your community better? Or, in contrast, are you a resident of an HOA neighborhood who disagrees with some of the policies and wants to find out how to change them? Are you maybe a little bit of both?

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