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Cats and HOAs: Three Rules to Consider

Though cats might not seem like a threat, take it from a provider of property management services: HOA management needs to mind cats carefully.

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Three Ways to Promote Open Communication in Your HOA

Open communication is critical for HOA management and property management services alike, and accountability is always something to strive for.

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Making the Most out of Virtual HOA Board Meetings

HOA management and property management services alike are taking advantage of virtual meeting technologies. Is your HOA next?

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Green Practices for the Eco-Conscious HOA

Eco-conscious HOA management practices can do wonders for resident satisfaction, and property management services can help you implement them.

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Three Ways to Make an Accurate HOA Election

While property management services can help with this process, smart HOA management can also do a lot to ensure an honest election.

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Three Things to Keep in Mind When Managing Parking in Your HOA

Parking: we all hate having to deal with it. Whether it’s due to faulty meters, a particular parking’s parallel nature, or just a lack of space, leaving one’s car somewhere is often a whole lot more complicated than it appears at first glance. As HOA management, though, it’s your job to create an environment in which your residents hate it a little less, or even enjoy the convenient places your HOA has designated for the purpose. It’s the board’s duty to ensure a high standard of living, after all. If parking is a nightmare, you certainly won’t have happy residents!

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My Residents are Unhappy. What can I, as a Board Member, do to Help?

It’s every board member’s worst nightmare: an unhappy community. Regardless of the reason, it can very nearly break your heart and make you feel like you’re a failure like you’ve done a disservice to the community you love so much. However, you’ve discovered this mass dissatisfaction, at least this much is clear! That being said, it’s even a worse situation if you thought everything was going well. If you know you’ve been struggling as a member of HOA management lately, perhaps the blow to your ego would be easier to bear. As it is, your neighborhood is unhappy, you’re left reeling—and you have no idea what you did wrong.

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3 Ways to Maintain an Orderly HOA

Any well-run property management services company will tell you that order is one of many secret ingredients to keeping neighborhoods functioning at their prime. Time not spent chasing down email chains or clarifying bylaws can be spent collaborating to ensure the community’s betterment. However, maintaining order as an HOA board is easier said than done! Though it may be an ideal you aspire to, board members almost always have a life outside of their community responsibilities, a life which can get stressful and lead to quite the messy HOA management system.

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What’s the Secret to Great HOA Neighborhoods?

Has your board ever been jealous of neighboring HOAs? If it has, it’s only natural. HOA management groups everywhere strive day in and day out to make their neighborhoods the best they can be; a little envy is bound to crop up now and again. What does that gorgeous neighborhood a county or so over have that we don’t?

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The Board is Discordant! What Should I Do?

Nothing is worse than an arguing HOA management team—and we mean this from multiple perspectives. Of course, if the board cannot agree on the best course of action for a given issue, that issue will never be resolved, resulting in its festering and its continual negative impact on resident satisfaction. However, arguing boards are hard for the board members themselves, too, especially for those that function with the rest of their team as a singular tight-knit unit. Fighting with your fellow community leaders can emotionally feel very similar—even identical—to fighting with close friends.

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