When it comes to managing an HOA successfully, good communication is essential. An open line of ongoing communication ensures that owners and stakeholders all remain in the loop and prevents confusion and misinformation. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of different HOA communication tools and tactics to choose from. Here are a few of the options we recommend.
Because homeowners associations function similar to corporations, they are required to hold regular meetings with relevant stakeholders. These board meetings are critical to ensuring that the HOA is managed properly and remains in compliance. To get the most out of HOA board meetings and optimize everyone’s time, here are a few tips to make the process as effective and efficient as possible.
Being successful in the property management industry is no easy feat. It takes commitment, dedication, time and yes, sometimes blood, sweat and tears. Property management software is designed to make juggling the day-to-day tasks of a property manager or landlord infinitely easier and more efficient.
The rise of the smart home came quickly. Just like any other amenity like swimming pools or gyms, a property equipped with smart technology increases the appeal and value to prospects. Giving customers the power to control their home from the comfort of their smartphone can set your service apart from competitors.
An AGM (annual general meeting) is a mandatory meeting held between a condo corporation and its owners/shareholders. According to the condominium act, at least 25% of owners need to attend their AGM, either physically or by proxy, to reach quorum. If quorum isn’t reached, AGMs are delayed until enough people can attend.
An HOA board of directors is the governing body of a residential community. The purpose of an HOA board is to make and oversee decisions regarding community assets and regulations. Most HOA boards are non-profit organizations where each board member serves based on trust. Fiduciary duty requires board members to uphold that trust by acting in the best interest of the community.
Covenants, Conditions, & Restrictions (CC&Rs) are a set of rules HOAs use to define what a homeowner can or cannot do. CC&Rs are implemented to maintain a fair standard of living across a community through conformity. 76% of people say that CC&Rs protect and enhance property value. HOAs can enforce CC&Rs by penalizing homeowners in violation using fines, forced compliance, liens, and lawsuits.
Staying relevant in the ever-changing property management industry means staying in tune with all the latest trends. For years now the role of technology in the world has evolved. Technology and innovation are embedded in society and business. Currently mobile technology serves a great advantage for property managers. Beyond offering a mobile friendly website, property managers can leverage mobile applications to streamline business operations.
Your HOA board plays a key role in both the short and long term planning within your property management business. In order to fulfill their responsibilities, board members must have access to certain information. In particular, they need details on company financials.
In a perfect world, homeowners associations would be relatively silent entities. Dues would be collected, projects would be planned and carried out, things would work effortlessly and neighbors would all get along. Of course, as any seasoned HOA manager knows, we don’t live in a perfect world and these associations are rarely “seen but not heard.” Knowing some of the most common complaints launched from these groups can help make it easier to resolve and sometimes even prevent them altogether. Let’s take a look at five of the biggest HOA complaints below.