Are you a newbie on your HOA management team? From us sincerely at Gassen: Welcome! We’re glad you’ve chosen to serve your community and we commend you on your selflessness. Get ready to dive into the world of HOA management with the support of your board comrades behind you.
No matter how excited you are to take up your new position, though, it’s normal to be a little nervous too. Board responsibilities are multifaceted and require skills in multiple areas. It’s no wonder that some boards hire property management services like us to compensate for their shortcomings! It’s a responsible way to make sure everything the board needs to do gets done at the utmost quality, even when that feels humanly impossible.
Our team at Gassen is here to help you succeed! Below, you’ll find a few tips to help you get started as a newly elected board member, as well as where to turn when things get stressful.
Onboarding Pointers from the Property Management Services Providers at Gassen
First thing’s first: don’t be afraid to ask your more senior board members, former or not, for help. Even if those board members no longer serve and haven’t for years, it’s a great sign of respect to seek advice. Plus, these members probably have learned hard lessons and fought through tough times—they’ll probably have some serious wisdom to share.
Indeed, you never are alone when it comes to serving on the board. The following items can help you get on the right track and stay on the road to success:
● Online property management services
If your board already uses these, learn how to use them ASAP! They’re remarkably convenient and can help you do everything from sending newsletters to collecting fees with ease.
● Accounting property management services
Running an HOA is a numbers game as much as it is a community one. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the financial responsibilities certain board members face at first, so don’t hesitate to reach out for the pros for help. That’s what they’re there for.
● Your own community
Don’t know if the new policy you’re considering implementing with the rest of your board is a good idea? Wondering what improvements should be made around the neighborhood? The very people you serve have all of these answers and more.
Contact Gassen Now for Helpful HOA Management
We’re here to help all neighborhoods—and all board members—achieve excellence. Give our Eden Prairie office a call today at 952-922-5575.